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Coronavirus: the race to rescue the UK’s self employed

26 March - 24 mins
Podcast Series Today in Focus

Today the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is expected to announce that the taxpayer will pay self-employed workers up to 80% of their recent earnings to help contain the economic impact of coronavirus. Mark Cairns, an Uber driver, and Rob Booth, the Guardian’s social affairs editor, discuss the impact of Covid-19 on gig economy workers and the self-employed. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

24 mins

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Looking back on the protests that have shaken America

Looking back on the protests that have shaken America

Guardian US reporter Kenya Evelyn looks back at the 11 days of protest that started in Minneapolis over the killing of George Floyd, but quickly spread across the rest of America and then the world. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

26 mins

5 June Finished

From Anfield to Cheltenham: did major events cost lives?

From Anfield to Cheltenham: did major events cost lives?

A series of high-profile sporting events went ahead as scheduled in mid-March even as Covid-19 was being declared a pandemic. The Guardian’s David Conn investigates the scientific reasoning behind the decision, while Liverpool fan Simon Renoldi reflects on the loss of his father. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

30 mins

4 June Finished

The death of George Floyd: will anything change?

The death of George Floyd: will anything change?

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Protests have exploded across the US after a video showed Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an African American man, despite his pleas that he could not breathe. Floyd lost consciousness and died. Paul Butler discusses the history of police killings of black Americans and whether Floyd’s death could be a turning point. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

38 mins

3 June Finished

England is easing out of lockdown – is it safe? | Podcast

England is easing out of lockdown – is it safe? | Podcast

Health officials and even government scientists have warned against the easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England, saying it could lead to a surge in infections. David Hunter, professor of epidemiology and medicine at the University of Oxford, looks at the risks. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

22 mins

2 June Finished

The coronavirus crisis in Britain's prisons | Podcast

The coronavirus crisis in Britain's prisons | Podcast

As Britain faced an unprecedented lockdown, the situation for the 80,000 people in prison was even more stringent. David Adams was recently released from jail and describes how prisoners were confined to their tiny cells for more than 23 hours a day. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

25 mins

1 June Finished

Hong Kong: the end of one country, two systems?

Hong Kong: the end of one country, two systems?

Protesters have take to the streets again, this time over a national security law that is set to be imposed by Beijing. Verna Yu and Lily Kuo look at how the standoff compares with those of Hong Kong’s recent history. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

24 mins

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