August 29th, 2016
Episode 813 of 1091 episodes
Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff has made a last-ditch effort in the country's Senate to avoid being impeached. The BBC’s Daniel Gallas reports. Germany’s economy minister Sigmar Gabriel says negotiations for a new EU-US trade deal have failed. Gary Huffbauer, a trade expert at the Petersen Institute, gives us his view from Washington. “A painful chapter is now coming to an end”. The words of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as he signed a decree to halt military operations against left wing rebels - the Farc. Rupert Stebbings of BanColombia in Medellin tells us what it might mean for the country’s economy. And we spend so much time at work, in a supposedly professional environment. But do we pay enough attention to civility in the workplace? Our regular commentator, Lucy Kellaway from the Financial Times, thinks we show too little respect to our colleagues. She's worried it's getting worse, and thinks technology could be to blame.
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.