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The week ahead: Out like Flynn

February 17th, 2017

Controversy hit the White House this week after the resignation of national security advisor Michael Flynn. Our Lexington columnist argues this is one thread in a tangle of scandals involving Russia. Also on the show: how Amal Clooney is using her star power to bring Islamic State to justice. And can America’s alt-right movement develop a female...

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The Economist asks: Bill Gates

February 16th, 2017

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given away grants of over $36 billion in the past decade. But under a new presidency, philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates faces stiff challenges on vaccine programmes, promised clampdowns on federal aid and a mood of distrust toward technocrats. He tells host Anne McElvoy why he still...

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Babbage: Cloning time

February 15th, 2017

Twenty years ago, Dolly the sheep became the first adult mammal clone. Are we on the cusp of copying humans, too? And we explore how technology is aiding refugees and migrants with their treacherous journeys to Europe

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Money talks: Banks on the move

February 14th, 2017

Are thousands of banking jobs set to migrate from Britain into the eurozone? Patrick Lane discusses potential destinations with host Simon Long. Also: a currency catastrophe in Zimbabwe and the decline of the executive jet