Trump Behind Biden In Polls As He Returns To Campaign Trail Image

Trump Behind Biden In Polls As He Returns To Campaign Trail

14 October - 17 mins
Podcast Series The Last Word with Matt Cooper

Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail this week with two rallies in Florida and Pennsylvania.

Almost two weeks after announcing he had tested positive for COVID-19, the US president once again claimed that he was immune and boasted about how "powerful" he felt.

But as the election race enters its final stage, Joe Biden has surged to a 17-point lead over Trump according to the latest opinion poll.

Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone discussed this in our weekly US slot.

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17 mins

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Culture Club - Ailbhe Reddy

Culture Club - Ailbhe Reddy

This week's Culture Club inductee is singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy, whose new album Personal History is out now. She spoke to Matt about her favourite music, plays, TV shows, books, movies and podcasts. First Single Ever Bought: B*witched - C'est la Vie Favourite Album: Jeff Buckley - Grace Best Gig: Big Thief at Vicar Street, Wallis Bird at Whelan's Favourite Play/Musical: The Jungle, Chicago Favourite TV Shows: Friends, Patrick Melrose, The Plot Against America, The Affair, The Haunting of Hill House, Big Little Lies Favourite Movies: Magnolia, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Favourite Book: A Little Lifeby Hanya Yanagihara Favourite Podcast: In the Dark [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/10/21184940/LW-Ailbhe-Reddy.mp3"][/audio]

27 mins

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Ulster Bank Tells Finance Minister No Decision Has Been Taken On Its Future

Ulster Bank Tells Finance Minister No Decision Has Been Taken On Its Future

Catch The Last Word on Business weeknights from 6pm on Today FM, with Capital Flow. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/10/21182538/LW-Business-21-October.mp3"][/audio]  

6 mins

21 October Finished

The State Of Trump's Union - Bob Woodward Brings Us Inside Trump's White House

The State Of Trump's Union - Bob Woodward Brings Us Inside Trump's White House

The State of Trump's Union is a weekly series airing on The Last Word in the run-up to the US election in November. We'll be talking to a variety of people with informed views about the issues dividing and uniting the United States, where the country is politically, socially and economically, the dangers it's facing, where power lies and how it is used. This time we speak to American journalist Bob Woodward, author of two major books about Donald Trump, Fear and Rage. His research for Rage involved 18 separate interviews with Trump, who also granted him access to top officials inside the White House. He talked to Matt about what he makes of Trump's mental acuity and his response to the coronavirus pandemic, and gave his thoughts on America's future. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/10/21173955/LW-Bob-Woodward.mp3"][/audio]

20 mins

21 October Finished

Why Is Our Contact Tracing System In Such Bad Shape?

Why Is Our Contact Tracing System In Such Bad Shape?

The HSE is asking thousands of people who tested positive for COVID-19 to carry out their own contact tracing due to pressure on the system. Taoiseach Micheál Martin was only made aware of the situation last night when he received a link to an Irish Times article by text. But why is the system in such bad shape? Catherine Murphy, co-leader of the Social Democrats, and Kingston Mills, Professor of Experimental Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, joined us to discuss. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/10/21172826/LW-Contact-Tracing.mp3"][/audio]

14 mins

21 October Finished

How Much Will Working From Home Set You Back?

How Much Will Working From Home Set You Back?

Working from home is costing people more money, according to the results of a new survey. In the latest Taxback.com Consumer Sentiment Survey, 89% of respondents said remote working is costing them extra. The additional cost of household utilities, particularly home heating, is a burden for many workers. Some have also had to upgrade their broadband service. Charlie Weston, personal finance editor of the Irish Independent, joined us to discuss this further. He also explained what's covered under home insurance if you work remotely. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/10/21171043/LW-Remote-Working-Costs.mp3"][/audio]

9 mins

21 October Finished

Will The Schools Return After Mid-Term Break?

Will The Schools Return After Mid-Term Break?

Schools will remain open as the country moves to Level 5 restrictions. However, teachers' unions are still concerned about safety, despite Taoiseach Micheál Martin's assurances that the government would continue to work with school leaders to ensure this. But will schools be in a position to return safely after the mid-term break? We spoke to INTO General Secretary John Boyle and Dr Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at TCD. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/10/20184115/LW-Schools-Midterm.mp3"][/audio]

16 mins

20 October Finished

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