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A year of Keir: has the Covid pandemic sidelined Labour's leader?

5 April - 28 mins
Podcast Series Today in Focus

Keir Starmer is marking a year as leader of the Labour party in which one issue has dominated above all else. The Guardian’s political editor, Heather Stewart, examines where the party is heading under his leadership. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

28 mins

Series Episodes

Risk, reward and the AstraZeneca vaccine

Risk, reward and the AstraZeneca vaccine

People in the UK under 30 will be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine because of a possible link to rare blood clots. Could the move dent confidence in the widely used jab?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

20 mins

9 April Finished

The death of George Floyd and the case against Derek Chauvin – podcast

The death of George Floyd and the case against Derek Chauvin – podcast

The death of George Floyd after being restrained by Minneapolis police last year sparked a wave of outrage that swept across the US and then the world. Now the police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes is on trial for his murder. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

28 mins

8 April Finished

How can the UK stop harassment and sexual abuse in schools? – podcast

How can the UK stop harassment and sexual abuse in schools? – podcast

The Everyone’s Invited website has collected 14,000 testimonies so far, painting a picture of widespread sexual harassment and violence in our schools. Everyone’s Invited founder Soma Sara and the Guardian’s senior news reporter Alexandra Topping discuss the outcry, the impact and whose responsibility it is to do something about it. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

28 mins

7 April Finished

Why the government's race report sparked a furious backlash

Why the government's race report sparked a furious backlash

A new report into racial inequality in the UK has been condemned by campaigners and was called a ‘green light for racists’ by Doreen Lawrence. Aamna Mohdin examines what it says and why the response has been so damning. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

31 mins

6 April Finished

Why are gay conversion practices still legal in the UK?

Why are gay conversion practices still legal in the UK?

The UK government has pledged to ban gay conversion practices – which involve trying to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. But they are still legally taking place across the country. George and Joe describe the impact of going through it and the MP Alicia Kearns talks about the fight to have it banned. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

26 mins

2 April Finished

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