NEWZ076 Love, Peace and Hamburgers

Korean Ferry Accident — Clashes in Eastern Ukraine — Anti-Nuclear Campaign in Taiwan — School Girls Abduction in Nigeria — The Unknown Known

Episode image for NEWZ076 Love, Peace and HamburgersAfter a brief hiatus we start the news roundup with the capsizing of a ferry in South Korea. While back in Eastern Europe the conflict has now shifted to Eastern Ukraine. Following the third anniversary of Fukushima, the people of Taiwan have rallied against the use and development of nuclear energy in their country. The Boko Haram militants have struck again in Nigeria as the government struggles to protect schools in the Northeast. Our latest film recommendation is called The Unknown Known and you might not smile but there is something amazing about this documentary.

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Duration: 00:58:31

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NEWZ075 Mountain of Fail

Crimea Costs — US ICANN — Asylum Seekers — Afghan Journalist — Mt. Gox — Ethiopian Dam — The Daily Beast

Episode image for NEWZ075 Mountain of FailWhile many governments continue to play diplomatic games over the Crimea, we look at the fiscal costs. The US changes its agreement on internet domains, or so it seemed. UNHCR releases its asylum statistics for 2013. A beloved Afghan journalist is murdered along with his family. A detailed discussion of Bitcoin and the Mt. Cox trouble. Ethiopia is well on their way to building the largest dam on the Nile. This week's NEWZ Source: The Daily Beast.

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Duration: 01:00:45

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NEWZ074 Aliens or Chuck Norris

Crimea Crisis — Turkey — Missing Malaysian Airplane — Cyprus One Year Later — Fukushima Three Years Later — Internet Freedom — MIT Technology Review

Episode image for NEWZ074 Aliens or Chuck NorrisThis week we start with some unavoidable big story updates, as both the Ukraine and Russia talk tough in the lead up to Sunday's Crimea referendum. In Turkey there have been confrontations in several cities between police and protestors following the funeral of a teenager mortally injured in last year's clashes. Still no information on what happened to the missing Malaysian Air flight to Beijing. An analysis of Cyprus one year since the bank bailout. Japan plans to turn on their nuclear reactors again. And finally an op-ed from some internet heavyweights about combatting censorship worldwide. Our NEWZ Source this week: the MIT Techonology Review.

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Duration: 00:40:26

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NEWZ073 Don’t Suspect A Friend, Report Him

Ukraine-Russia Standoff — Ugandan Anti-Gay Law — Israel Convoy Bombing — Indian Third Front — Nigeria School Attack — Poynter

Episode image for NEWZ073 Don’t Suspect A Friend, Report HimAs the world's media goes into full gear over Ukraine-Russia standoff, we look at the timeline of events. Uganda has now passed some of the worst anti-gay laws in the world. Israel admits yet does not admit to destroying another weapons convoy heading to Lebanon from Syria. Smaller parties in India unite to form an alternative to the big 2 in the upcoming election. Boko Haram militants attack a boarding school in Eastern Nigeria. This week's Newz Source is the Poynter Institute.

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Duration: 00:42:51

 

 

 

 

NEWZ072 Curling The Newz

Olympic Addiction — Venezuelan Protests — Korean Talks — Italian JFK — Indian Election — The545

Episode image for NEWZ072 Curling The NewzThis week Mark confesses a love affair with the Winter Olympics, especially curling. Mass protests in Venezuela leave several dead and another cable station is taken off the air. North and South Korea hold rare talks. A young new PM is about to be appointed in Italy. The Indian general election campaign has begun. This week's NEWZ Source: The 545, for all your Indian election information.

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Duration: 00:44:01

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