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The Global Current

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The Global Current is the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy’s premier podcast on international affairs. Each week, we explore and analyze a news story making waves around the world. From the Capitol Hill riots to the Uighur camps in China, Current members break down pressing stories while engaging in thoughtful conversation with fellow students and faculty. Catch the Current on Instagram @TheGlobalCurrent and tune in live every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. EST on 89.5 FM WSOU.
 
Welcome to NewzKidz! A new weekly podcast covering global news stories and current affairs, presented by Rose, Zara, Aiza and Laurie - kids aged 8-11 years. Tune in to hear us talk about what's important in our world today, what's making the news headlines, and why kids should care. You can discuss our stories with your friends, parents and teachers, and let us know what you think.
 
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This week the NewzKidz are talking about the US public holiday 'Juneteenth', the changes in legislation around US gun control, World Refugee Day, and report on this week's earthquake in Afghanistan.
 
This week the NewzKidz report on the origins of Father's Day, the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, how Amazon will be starting to make its deliveries by drone, and why sad and upsetting stories are putting people off the news.
 
This week the NewzKidz review the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, the recent confidence vote on Boris Johnson's leadership, World Oceans Day, and a special lineup of planets in the night sky.
 
This week the NewzKidz report on the tragic shooting that took place this week at a school in Texas, Marcus Rashford who was won the UK Book of the Year award, a chocolate bar flavoured with cheese and onion crisps, and National Thank-A-Teacher Day.
 
French President Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated for a second term on Saturday, solidifying his next five years in office after winning France's presidential election on April 24. His victory over Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate, came with a margin of 13 percentage points but reflects the increasing division in France, which backed Macron by…
 
This week the NewzKidz talk about a recent Italian Court decision that children should take the surnames of both parents, explore why everyone is talking about rising living costs, discuss Snapchat's new flying selfie drone, and report on news that one of Saturn's moons, Titan, could be just the same as Earth.…
 
The United Nations General Assembly voted in early April to expel Russia from the body's Human Rights Council. The final vote tally was 93 to 24, with 58 abstentions, with major world powers like India, China, and Brazil refusing to join the U.S.-led effort against Vladimir Putin. Since then, many debates have emerged on the role of international i…
 
The NewzKidz are back from Spring break and this week discuss the French election results, the latest news on the war in Ukraine, the fines given to UK politicians for breaking lockdown rules, and review the film Turning Red.
 
For the past six years, Yemen has dealt with political turmoil and violence that has led to "the worst humanitarian crisis in the world." The conflict not only has caused famine but has exacerbated instability in the region. In the month of Ramadan, the UN has helped negotiate a truce between the warring parties. Join the Global Current today as we…
 
Join the Global Current today for an expert spotlight interview with Rajaa Altalli, the Sergio Vieira de Mello Endowed Visiting Chair in the Practice of Post-Conflict Diplomacy at the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy, conducted by Hamzah Khan. Ms. Rajaa Altalli is a member of the Syrian Women's Advisory Board for the UN Special Envoy for Syria since …
 
The Rohingya genocide began before 2016, but only in recent years as come into international attention. On March 29th, 2022 the Biden administration declared that Myanmar's military government committed a genocide. Join the Global Current today as we delve into the history of the genocide and U.S. response to the crisis Analysts Kasia Kostraba and …
 
On February 24th, Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, which has escalated into a war that has killed at least 24,000 and displaced over 10 million people. The ongoing war has led over four million refugees to flee to neighboring countries in Europe. Some draw connections and contrasts to other European refugee crises such as the 2015 refugee cris…
 
Talks are ongoing to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which the United States exited under the Trump administration. Western and Iranian diplomats have described the deal as "very close", but a final agreement has remained elusive. Join the Global Current today as we delve into the talks and what a potential deal could look like with Analysts Kie…
 
This week the NewzKidz talk about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s ongoing tour of the Caribbean, a tragic plane crash in China, a new discovery in Ancient Egypt, and Mother's Day.
 
This week the NewzKidz talk about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s ongoing tour of the Caribbean, a tragic plane crash in China, a new discovery in Ancient Egypt, and Mother's Day. The NewzKidz will now be on Spring Break and will resume their weekly podcasts at the end of April.NewzKidz
 
Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine nearly a month ago. Since then, Western nations have imposed severe economic sanctions, while Ukrainian forces on the ground have put up stiff resistance. Now, NATO is sending an abundance of military assistance while Russian President Vladimir Putin refuses to back down. Join the Global Current today as we t…
 
This week the NewzKidz report on British Science Week, the return of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to the UK after 6 years' imprisonment in Iran, the latest news on the war in Ukraine, and review the latest Disney film, Encanto.
 
This week the NewzKidz report on British Science Week, the return of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to the UK after 6 years' imprisonment in Iran, the latest news on the war in Ukraine, and review the latest Disney film, Encanto.NewzKidz
 
Join the Global Current today for an expert spotlight interview with Dr. Yanzhong Huang, a global health expert who teaches at the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy, conducted by Sydney Dyer. Dr. Huang teaches mainly on global health at the School of Diplomacy and recently published a book titled Toxic Politics: China's Environmental Health Crisis and…
 
This week the NewzKidz discuss the discovery of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance, International Women's Day, the latest on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and a new initiative to combat plastic pollution.
 
This week the NewzKidz discuss the discovery of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance, International Women's Day, the latest on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and a new initiative to combat plastic pollution.NewzKidz
 
The so-called Freedom Convoy in Canada saw hundreds of truck drivers and other right-wing activists protesting vaccine mandates. While the convoy was dispersed by police, the sentiment spilled south into the U.S., sparking new protests against pandemic measures. Join the Global Current today as we dissect the convoy and its wider implications with …
 
This week the NewzKidz report on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, all about Pancake Day and why it's celebrated, World Book Day, and the dropping of Coronavirus rules and restrictions in the UK.
 
This week the NewzKidz report on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, all about Pancake Day and why it's celebrated, World Book Day, and the dropping of Coronavirus rules and restrictions in the UK.NewzKidz
 
Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, aid groups have been warning the country's fragile economy could collapse amid a withdrawal of Western support. Now, Afghanistan is facing a full-blown humanitarian crisis amid widespread food security. While the United States and some other nations have sent limited aid, experts are warning that it's …
 
Tensions along the Ukraine-Russia border are soaring amid Russia's continued amassing of over 100,000 troops. U.S. President Joe Biden has warned of an imminent invasion, and Western nations are trying to pursue diplomacy to prevent a war. Join the Global Current today as we dissect the crisis and its implications with Analysts Liam Brucker-Casey a…
 
The Beijing Winter Olympics are in full swing, and this year is no short of controversy. Allegations of human rights violations, censorship, and Western diplomatic boycotts all accompany this year's games. We dive into the details. Join the Global Current today as we dissect the crisis and its implications with Analysts Maryam Ali and Christopher B…
 
This week, the NewzKidz talk about the Queen’s Jubilee, the footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Children’s mental health week, and why truckers in Canada are protesting at the moment.
 
This week, the NewzKidz talk about the Queen’s Jubilee, the footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Children’s mental health week, and why truckers in Canada are protesting at the moment. The NewzKidz are taking a break next week for Half Term, and return in a fortnight.NewzKidz
 
This week the NewzKidz talk about Sue Grey's report on parties at 10 Downing Street during Lockdown, Chinese New Year, what's going on between Russia and Ukraine, and why everyone's talking about Wordle.
 
This week the NewzKidz talk about Sue Grey's report on parties at 10 Downing Street during Lockdown, Chinese New Year, what's going on between Russia and Ukraine, and why everyone's talking about Wordle.NewzKidz
 
This week, the NewzKidz talk about Burns Night, Holocaust Memorial Day, the first transplant of a pig’s heart into a human being, and a new flying car!
 
Join the Global Current today for its third expert interview conducted by Kristen McGuire. Aviva Rosenthal is the Director of the Office of International Relations at the Smithsonian Institution, where she oversees the successful implementation of the Institution's extensive variety of programs, projects, and research. As Director, she also continu…
 
Happy New Year! The NewzKidz are back after their winter break. This week they are talking about Tennis star Novak Djokovic being deported from Australia; the latest on the Omicron variant and how Boris Johnson is dealing with queries about lockdown parties; how some schools in the US are using sniffer dogs to track down Covid cases; and the news o…
 
Happy New Year! The NewzKidz are back after their winter break. This week they are talking about Tennis star Novak Djokovic being deported from Australia; the latest on the Omicron variant and how Boris Johnson is dealing with queries about lockdown parties; how some schools in the US are using sniffer dogs to track down Covid cases; and the news o…
 
Join the Global Current today for its second expert interview conducted by Liam Brucker-Casey. Phil Gurski is the president and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Limited, and hosts his own podcast and YouTube channel where he discusses counter-terrorism and intelligence. Gurski has extensive experience with counter-terrorism and government…
 
This week we’re talking about the recent volcanic eruption in Indonesia; the discovery of a tiny exoplanet; Christmas traditions, and Zara reviews the classic book, Animal Farm. This is our last podcast of 2021 so we all wish our listeners a very happy and healthy winter holiday - we will be back in January!…
 
EU nations are on edge following a surge of predominantly Middle-Eastern migrants at the Poland-Belarus border. Leaders within the bloc have condemned the Belarusian government, which some say has purposefully placed migrants on the border to apply pressure. Join the Global Current today as we dissect the crisis and its implications with Analysts C…
 
This week we’re talking about the discovery of a new Covid variant, the tragedy of a migrant boat which sank in the English Channel, the world’s newest republic - Barbados, and the American holiday of Thanksgiving.
 
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