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The Urbanist, 158

Thursday 23 October

Water: this week we talk about one of the most essential elements in any urban environment and visit cities using water to their advantage. We also learn why others are battling over it, explore some of the world’s lost…

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Midori House, 767

Thursday 23 October

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The Briefing, 771

Thursday 23 October

With Canada's prime minister vowing to “redouble” his nation’s fight against terrorist organisations, we reflect on yesterday’s shootings in Ottawa. Plus the latest from the European Council summit and business news from…

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Divided loyalties

Thursday 23 October

Angela Merkel may be a popular German leader but factions within the nation’s parties and an uneasy relationship with the far right should make the political landscape there one to watch, says Monocle’s Tomos Lewis.

It’s a Monday morning in Berlin and the mood is upbeat at the headquarters of Germany’s newest political party, Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), which as the name suggests is meant to offer an alternative for Germany.

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The Globalist, 779

Thursday 23 October

We look at US-Philippines relations and the prospects for peace in South Sudan, discuss the business news from France and review the morning newspapers with Paola Totaro.

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The Monocle Daily, 773

Wednesday 22 October

As the lockdown of Canada’s parliament building continues, we report on the Ottawa gun attack. We ask how products branded with images of Hitler made it to the shelves and trace the life of Madrid’s first skyscraper.

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Midori House, 766

Wednesday 22 October

James Schneider and Brett Mason discuss Australia’s attempt to stamp out home-grown terror and Tunisia’s impending election. Plus the bird photographer who took to the wild to capture the perfect shot.

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The Briefing, 770

Wednesday 22 October

Have arms airdropped by the US fallen into Isis hands? And why has North Korea released one of its American prisoners? Also on the programme we pay tribute to former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee.

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Keys to the city

Wednesday 22 October

Familiarising yourself in an unfamiliar city means finding tell-tale signs of how friendly a neighbourhood might be. Monocle editor Andrew Tuck says that if an unlocked bike is safe on the streets then you might be, too.

How do you judge a city? When you arrive fresh in a place that you’ve never visited before, what signs reveal to you whether this is a safe or edgy place to be, a place that people cherish or despise? Would you look at the…

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The Globalist, 778

Wednesday 22 October

We analyse Hong Kong’s protest movement, get the business news from Greece, look at the responsibilities of the international community to protect Syria’s civilians and review the morning newspapers with Giles Winn.

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The Monocle Daily, 772

Tuesday 21 October

Can support from former Brazilian president Lula Inácio de Silva help swing the election for his successor Dilma Rousseff? We also hear how women conquered broadcast news in the US with author Sheila Weller.

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Midori House, 765

Tuesday 21 October

As a watch group finds evidence of cluster bombs in Ukraine we look at the latest developments in the region. Plus we visit a pop-up contemporary gallery in Nigeria and say goodbye to Oscar de la Renta.

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The Briefing, 769

Tuesday 21 October

With talks set to take place between protestors and government officials, we hear the latest from Hong Kong. Plus we reflect on the death of Total chief executive Christophe de Margerie and report on the fight against Isis…

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Stranger than affliction

Tuesday 21 October

Monocle’s Madrid correspondent Liam Aldous is visiting Midori House and he’s not his usual chirpy self.

I’m not feeling very well. I’ve flown into London from Madrid for a small dose of self-administered therapy. My symptoms are admittedly vague but no less worrying: shortness of breath. Anxiety. Irritability. None of it very…

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