The Heat

September 28, 2023

The Heat: U.S. Politics

The U.S. government is headed toward a shutdown on September 30th unless Congress reaches a deal on federal spending by then. Tensions erupted as House Republicans met behind closed doors on Thursday, the latest sign of deep divisions within their own party. Meanwhile, Republican candidates […]

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September 27, 2023

The Heat: Belt and Road in Latin America

As China marks the 10th anniversary of its massive Belt and Road Initiative, more and more countries across Latin America and the Caribbean have signed on to the BRI project.  What has been the economic impact on the region?   Joining the discussion: Jorge Heine is […]

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September 26, 2023

The Heat: India-Canada Tensions

Canada has claimed the Indian government killed a Sikh separatist leader in British Columbia this past June. New Delhi has denied the allegation, describing it as absurd. Both countries expelled diplomats in a tit-for-tat. India is no longer issuing visas to Canadians, citing lack of […]

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September 25, 2023

The Heat: UN General Assembly

Egypt is emerging as a major player in the Global South. We spoke to Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, and discussed Egypt’s role at the UN, its relationship with China, and much more. And what does an ever-growing refugee crisis mean for the world?  According […]

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September 21, 2023

The Heat: United Nations General Assembly

Chinese Vice President Han Zheng delivered a speech at this year’s United Nations General Assembly calling for a diplomatic solution to the Ukrainian conflict. He also underlined the importance of working together towards development.   Joining the discussion:  Aaron Mate is the host of “Pushback with […]

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September 20, 2023

The Heat: One-on-One with Sierra Leone President

President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone is one of the many leaders from around the world to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York. We discussed some of the major issues and challenges facing Sierra Leone, and its relationship with China. We […]

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September 20, 2023

The Heat: UN General Assembly

World leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 2023. This year’s session comes amid ongoing geopolitical tensions, global economic challenges and dire warnings of looming environmental and human catastrophe. We discussed urgent concerns about our planet with David Cooper. He […]

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September 18, 2023

The Heat: United Nations Peacekeeping

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the UN Peacekeeping operations. Their mission: “To help countries torn by conflict to create the conditions for lasting peace.” What are the key challenges to managing peace? And what is China’s contribution? We spoke with Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the […]

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September 14, 2023

The Heat: UN General Assembly

As world leaders prepare to gather in New York for the 78th meeting of the UN General Assembly, we take a look at China’s growing support of the world body.  

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September 13, 2023

The Heat: U.S. Politics

More political turmoil in Washington, D.C., as Republicans order an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Biden.  

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September 8, 2023

The Heat: U.S. Politics

Former U.S. President Donald Trump might be barred from running again for the White House. We will explain the latest legal entanglement.

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September 4, 2023

The Heat: COVID-19 variants

COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency, but the World Health Organization says it remains a global threat. We’ll discuss the new variants that have some doctors worried.

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September 1, 2023

The Heat: European Football

The European football leagues have started their new seasons. Over the summer, a number of European stars signed with the pro league in Saudi Arabia. How is all of this competition going to play out?

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August 25, 2023

The Heat: Trump arrested for the 4th time

History in the United States as former President Donald Trump is arrested for the fourth time. Plus, his Republican rivals take the debate stage for the first time in the race for the White House.

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August 21, 2023

The Heat: Maui Wildfires

Climate flashpoints. Record wildfires in Canada and Maui. And massive flooding from the first tropical storm to hit southern California in 84 years. What does it say about our planet?

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August 18, 2023

The Heat: U.S. Migrant Crisis

Illegal crossings along the U.S. southern border are on the rise again, three months after the Biden administration issued new asylum restrictions. 

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August 16, 2023

The Heat: U.S. Politics

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has been indicted once again. But, will it have any impact on his presidential campaign?

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August 14, 2023

The Heat: China-U.S. Ties

A flurry of diplomatic meetings and sanctions on investments in China. We will take a look at the developments and challenges in the China-U.S. relationship.

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August 9, 2023

The Heat: Niger Coup

Two weeks on, military leaders remain in control of Niger following the ouster of the country’s president. 

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August 7, 2023

The Heat: U.S. Economy

The United States debt rating has been downgraded again. What impact will that have on the U.S. and the global economy?

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August 3, 2023

The Heat: Donald Trump Charged

Former President Donald Trump returns to Washington to face charges for allegedly attempting to overturn the 2020 election and block the peaceful transfer of power. 

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August 2, 2023

The Heat: Haiti Crisis

Violent crime, kidnapping, gangs running riot, a country spiraling out of control amid calls for international help. Haiti continues to lurch from one crisis to another.

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July 25, 2023

The Heat: U.S. Politics

Former U.S. President Donald Trump faces a possible third indictment. This time on allegations he tried to overturn the 2020 election.

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July 24, 2023

The Heat: Climate Change Causing Extreme Weather

Searing heat and record temperatures, as millions suffer from heat waves across the globe. And wildfires rage.   Large parts of the world are suffering from deadly heat waves that are setting new records and raising the alarm about the rapid pace of climate change.   In […]

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