Guardian Focus podcast show

Guardian Focus podcast

Summary: Each week, Guardian correspondents and commentators take a detailed look at an issue in the news

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 Guardian Focus podcast: reviewing the Arab spring | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:28

We're looking back at the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. With much of the region still in a state of ferment, what are the possibilities and dangers that lie ahead?

 Guardian Focus podcast: are Britain's roads safe for cyclists? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:07

With the toll of cycling casualties growing, Hugh Muir asks what needs to happen for roads to become a safer place for bikes

 Guardian Focus podcast: England's riots and the prospect of a lost generation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:10

Only half of those who took part in the summer riots said they felt a part of British society. We hear from five young Londoners on how they see their futures and their place in society

 Guardian Focus podcast: public sector strike | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:40

Unite's Rachael Maskell, Matthew Sinclair of the Taxpayers Alliance and Tom Clark discuss this week's public sector strike over the reform of pensions. With Hugh Muir

 Guardian Focus podcast: the housing crisis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:25

Hugh Muir examines the government's new housing strategy. Will it make any difference?

 Guardian Focus podcast: zero tolerance to gang culture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:26

Analysis commissioned by the government suggests only 13% of those arrested in the UK's riots this summer could credibly be linked to gangs. So is a zero-tolerance approach to gangs missing the point?

 Guardian Focus podcast: Should veterans of the armed forces get more support? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:18

Hugh Muir examines whether ex-servicemen and women are given the help they need to adapt to civilian life

 Guardian Focus podcast: Libya's future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:30

Hugh Muir explores the political and business possibilities for post-Gaddafi Libya

 Guardian Focus podcast: Rev Giles Fraser and the Occupy London camp | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:57

Reverend Giles Fraser tells Alan Rusbridger how a protest on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral led to his resignation as canon

 Guardian Focus podcast:¬†disability benefit cuts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:18

Hugh Muir examines proposed cuts to disability benefits. Is this a sensible plan to get the finances under control, or an attack on the most vulnerable?

 Guardian Focus podcast: Disunited Kingdom? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:54

This week the SNP announced it will hold a referendum on full Scottish independence. Hugh Muir explores what devolution offers to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

 Guardian Focus podcast: squatters' rights | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:36

Hugh Muir examines whether home owners need more protection from squatters - and what effect criminalisation will have on the homeless

 Guardian Focus podcast: David Cameron's war in Libya | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:14

Chief political correspondent Nicholas Watt, RUSI defence analyst Mark Phillips and the Independent's Bruce Anderson join Hugh Muir to discuss the PM's first war

 Guardian Focus podcast: Dale Farm and sites for Travellers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:06

In 2008 £97m was made available for providing sites for Travellers. In this podcast, we look at what happened to the money, and examine the coalition's policy on Travellers

 Guardian Focus podcast: What will UN recognition of a Palestinian state mean? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:27

We discuss the implications of Palestinians asking for UN recognition of statehood, with views from the Middle East, the US and Britain


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