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Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • The view from Beijing and a reappraisal of Peter Shore (E326)
    The whole world now believes that the coronavirus originated in China, in a wet market, in a bat. But now the hunt is on for patient zero. As Beijing begins to return to something resembling normality, we get a firsthand report from Tom McGregor, an...
    Apr 4, 2020 12:21
  • Sputnik Orbiting the World
    Sputnik Orbiting the World, looking behind the stories which made the news, as well as unearthing the ones that didn’t. Expect debate and discussion between George Galloway and authoritative, influential, but most importantly, informed guests. Topics may differ from politics to social concerns, but Sputnik will remain true to its aim – bringing a new perspective, a different view.
  • The view from Beijing and a reappraisal of Peter Shore (E326)
    The view from Beijing and a reappraisal of Peter Shore (E326)
    The whole world now believes that the coronavirus originated in China, in a wet market, in a bat. But now the hunt is on for patient zero. As Beijing begins to return to something resembling normality, we get a firsthand report from Tom McGregor, an...
    Apr 4, 2020 12:21
  • World economies and ‘Smart Power’? (E325)
    World economies and ‘Smart Power’? (E325)
    President Trump thinks it will all be over by Easter, even though evidence suggests that the US is rapidly becoming the epicenter of the pandemic. But are we all paying the price for an American economy driven by instant gratification, and are we...
    Mar 28, 2020 11:30
  • Covid-19 and justice for Harry Dunn? (E324)
    Covid-19 and justice for Harry Dunn? (E324)
    What’s in a name; Spanish flu had nothing to do with the Spanish; swine flu had nothing to do with pigs; so, is it fair to call Covid-19 the Chinese flu? As we brace ourselves for this pandemic sweeping through communities, we put the name...
    Mar 21, 2020 11:15
  • Irish Politics and New Film talent (E323)
    Irish Politics and New Film talent (E323)
    It’s official — St. Patrick’s Day is canceled. When one of the most gregarious peoples on Earth cancels such an iconic celebration because of Covid-19, you know it’s serious. When Sinn Féin  leader Mary Lou...
    Mar 14, 2020 10:09
  • Special for International Woman’s Day (E322)
    Special for International Woman’s Day (E322)
    As International Women’s Day dawns, debate rages around the question some of us never imagined we would be asking: what is a woman? The dictionary definition is clear enough: an adult human female. Left-wing and liberal thinking think it is...
    Mar 7, 2020 19:01
  • Julian Assange trial and Nicaragua now (E321)
    Julian Assange trial and Nicaragua now (E321)
    The Julian Assange case has finally broken into the mainstream as he sits in a bulletproof glass box in Woolwich Crown "Fort”. The publisher of WikiLeaks has been wanted by successive US administrations and, according to Assange's council,...
    Feb 29, 2020 09:57
  • Democrat dilemmas and an American in Moscow (E320)
    Democrat dilemmas and an American in Moscow (E320)
    A spectre is haunting American politics. He began as a cloud no bigger than a man’s hand. The sole independent member of the US Senate, a self-proclaimed socialist in the land of Joe McCarthy. Arguably robbed of the democratic nomination in...
    Feb 22, 2020 11:43
  • Irish election results and Labour’s wait (E319)
    Irish election results and Labour’s wait (E319)
    Not for a hundred years has the world’s eyes been on Dublin as much as they were this week. Sinn Féin – which means ‘ourselves alone’ in English – swept the past aside. Formerly derided as the ‘political...
    Feb 15, 2020 11:18
  • Life in England and life in Hungary (E318)
    Life in England and life in Hungary (E318)
    Guillaume Rivaud is a French actor of note though surprisingly more on this side of the Channel where French is sometimes lost in translation. He smouldered in Poldark, he’s even explored Lawrence after Arabia and he’s shivered in...
    Feb 8, 2020 11:17
  • Kushner Plan and vegan future (E317)
    Kushner Plan and vegan future (E317)
    “It’s the Deal of the Century,” says President Donald Trump, one of the greatest salesmen in history. “A final chance for the Palestinians to secure statehood,” says Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and...
    Feb 1, 2020 10:09