The Christian Science Monitor Daily Podcast

The editors of The Christian Science Monitor take you beyond the headlines with the ideas driving progress in this 15-minute news briefing. The Monitor Daily Podcast is available each Monday through Friday at 6 pm ET. For more information on the Daily or The Christian Science Monitor, visit csmonitor.com. Send your comments, suggestions or thoughts to podcast@csmonitor.com.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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Chinese immigrants have been crossing the southern border in record numbers. Many are heading towards San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles where ethnic neighborhoods offer opportunity and community. Also: today’s stories, including Paris’s Seine gets cleaned before the Olympics, President Biden hosts Kenya’s president, and what an international court’s arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders means for the war. Join the Monitor's Mark Sappenfield and Caitlin Babcock for today's news. You can also visit csmonitor.com/daily for more information.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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Chinese nationals are growing rapidly as a share of migrants crossing the U.S. southern border. Also: today’s stories, including a rift within Israel’s war Cabinet, companies embracing on-site child care, and an AI arms race. Join the Monitor's Mark Sappenfield and Ali Martin for today's news. You can also visit csmonitor.com/daily for more information.

Monday, May 20, 2024 - The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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Iran’s president died in a helicopter crash, fueling suspicion and hysteria in an already tense Middle East. The successor of the hard line politician may consider reforms to ease unrest within. Also: today’s stories, including death doulas help grieving families, Taiwan’s new president makes a plea for diplomacy with China, and Ukraine is debating going on the offense with Western weapons. Join the Monitor's Clay Collins and Ira Porter for today's news. You can also visit csmonitor.com/daily for more information.

Friday, May 17, 2024 - The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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Amid trade tensions, China's renewable energy industry could usher in a green transition for the country — and around the world. Also: today’s stories, including a look into our Monitor Breakfast with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, commentary on the 70th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, and a preview of this week's "Why We Wrote This" podcast on the birth doulas assisting Black women in pregnancy. Join the Monitor's Amelia Newcomb and Kendra Nordin Beato for today's news. You can also visit csmonitor.com/daily for more information.

Thursday, May 16, 2024 - The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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John Fetterman has emerged as a staunch supporter of Israel - much to the chagrin of his progressive colleagues. Others applaud his conviction after a rough start in the Senate. Also: today’s stories, including: A Gaza pier delivers crucial aid, the first same-sex couple to get legally married reflects on their 20th anniversary, and Netanyahu, Sinwar prolong a war for their political gain. Join the Monitor's Mark Sappenfield and Mary Tabor for today's news. You can also visit csmonitor.com/daily for more information.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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This year’s application process for federal student aid has stymied American students, especially those from nontraditional homes. What went wrong? Also: today’s stories, including resistance to a new anti-gay law in Ghana, the impact of investigative reporting on Venezuela’s presidential election, and how vocational restaurants help cook up a brighter future for young people in Laos. Join the Monitor’s Mark Sappenfield and Ira Porter for today’s news. You can also visit csmonitor.com/daily for more information.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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Mercedes workers in central Alabama hold organized labor’s hopes for the South in the palms of their hands. Can the UAW turn the region’s anti-union tide? Also: today’s stories, including new policies on so-called “golden visas,” the cycle of hope and hopelessness in Gaza and Israel, and ways to rethink the trend of male loneliness. Join the Monitor's Mark Sappenfield and Mary Tabor for today's news. You can also visit csmonitor.com/daily for more information.

Monday, May 13, 2024 - The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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Where is Iran drawing its red lines? Israel just found out. Also: today’s stories, including a critical moment for the Trump trial, a Democratic split on Israel, and fictional senior sleuths who push the needle on ageism. Join the Monitor's Clay Collins and Caitlin Babcock for today's news. You can also visit csmonitor.com/daily for more information.

Friday, May 10, 2024 - The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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The College Class of 2024 is shaped by crisis and is seeking community. Also: today’s stories, including Afghan colleagues struggling to get out of the country, India’s election as a litmus test for democracy, and a Marine pilot who aspires to be the role model she never had. Join the Monitor's Mark Sappenfield and JJ Wahlberg for today's news. You can also visit csmonitor.com/daily for more information.

Thursday, May 9, 2024 - The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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Israel's historic "go it alone" attitude towards national security is facing challenges, with growing dissent both at home and abroad over the war on Gaza. Also: today’s stories, including a group of Sudanese women building community after surviving rape, updates on former President Donald Trump's hush money trial, and how Chinese-European relations have soured in recent years. Join the Monitor's Clay Collins and April Austin for today's news. You can also visit csmonitor.com/daily for more information.