Tag Archives: Morning News Podcasts

Morning News: EU-China Tensions, Media Summit, Electric Lamborghinis

We discuss the tensions between the EU and China ahead of a call between Charles Michel and Xi Jinping and hear about the importance of news anchors at the Monocle 24 Media Summit. Plus, Lamborghini’s efforts to decarbonise its production.

Morning News: UK Energy Transition, Interest Rates & Inflation, Lego’s Rise

A.M. Edition for Oct. 6. WSJ’s Rochelle Toplensky explains what went wrong in Britain’s energy transition and what other countries can learn from this. The Senate prepares another vote on raising the U.S. debt limit. 

New Zealand raises interest rates as more central banks worry about rising inflation. Hundreds more join the oil spill cleanup in California. Plus, how the world’s biggest toy maker, Lego, stayed popular during the pandemic. Peter Granitz hosts.

Morning News: Offshore Tax Havens, Algeria-France Rift, Catalonia

What can be done to heal the rift between Algeria and France as diplomatic tensions lead to a ban of French military aircraft from Algerian airspace?

Plus, the case of the exiled Catalan leader Carles Puidgemont and the latest cinema news.

Morning News: Supreme Court Docket, Britain’s Dying Trees, Hotels & Film

The court will be tackling just about every judicial and social flashpoint in the country during the term that starts today; our correspondent lays out the considerable stakes.

A vast and costly die-off of Britain’s trees could have been averted simply and cheaply: just let them stay put. And why hotels are such ideal backdrops for filmmakers and scriptwriters.

Morning News: Private Militaries In Mali, Albania-EU Talks, North Korea

We ask what effect Russia’s private military company the Wagner Group might have on regional stability if deployed to fight insurgents in Mali.

Plus, will the Bulgaria-North Macedonia dispute harm Albania’s EU accession talks? And what North Korea’s recent missile launch tells us about its nuclear capabilities.

Morning News: Life Under Taliban Rule, Facebook & Mental Health, Air Travel

A.M. Edition for Sept. 30. WSJ’s Sune Engel Rasmussen describes life under Taliban rule and the worries about Afghanistan’s economy. Britney Spears’s father is suspended as conservator of her $60 million estate.

Facebook is scheduled to testify at a Senate hearing about its products’ effects on young people’s mental health. And, the science behind Covid-19 transmission on planes. 

Morning News: Hearing On U.S.-Afghanistan Exit, Russia & Turkey Talks

We discuss the US military’s Pentagon hearings concerning the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Plus, Russia and Turkey’s latest talks over the war in Syria, the morning’s papers and a roundup of the top business headlines.

Morning News: Economic Collapse In Afghanistan, Apple Lawsuit, Polluters

Economic collapse and halting international aid following the Taliban’s takeover have compounded shortages that were already deepening; we examine the unfolding disaster. 

The verdict in a blockbuster case against Apple might look like a win for the tech giant; a closer read reveals new battle lines. And the data that reveal how polluters behave when regulators are not watching.

Morning News: America’s Vaccine Mandate, Cities Shift & Ancient Finland

President Joe Biden’s requirements for employers to insist on vaccinations are a bold move amid flatlining inoculation rates. But will they work?

For decades the world’s cities seemed invincible, but the pandemic has hastened and hardened a shift in urban demographics and economics. And an ancient Finnish burial site scrambles notions of gender roles in the distant past.