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Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah: How should international aid work?
Hardtalk
access_time7 hours ago
Stephen Sackur speaks to the boss of Oxfam Great Britain, Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah. He took over after Oxfam was hit by scandal with staff abusing their positions and power in Haiti. He promised to reimagine how international aid should be done and to put a new focus on global economic justice. Is his approach working?
Top US diplomat says Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank hinders peace prospects
Global News Podcast
access_time14 hours ago
The US Secretary of state Antony Blinken met the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. Also: the Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin is charged with involuntary manslaughter over shooting on Rust film set, and the dangers of taking your pet parrot to the local park.
31/01/2023
The World Tonight
access_time16 hours ago
In-depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective
Women and heart attacks
Inside Health
access_time17 hours ago
Dawn had a heart attack but 'powered through' making the Christmas dinner before seeking help - because she put her symptoms down to anxiety and backache. Her interventional cardiologist in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Professor Vijay Kunadian, sees many women like her who aren't seen quickly enough or given the right medication to improve their chances of survival. We hear about research which reveals that women are much more likely to die of a heart attack than men because of delays and lack of treatment. Learning the piano can help to improve the way our brains process audible and visual information - a task we carry out effortlessly when looking and listening as we do things like cross the road safely or chat with friends. Dr Karin Petroni explains how even just a few microseconds in processing speed can make a difference - so she's going to carry on playing drums. James Gallagher's piano version of Giuseppe Verdi's La donna è mobile/When the saints go marching in (trad) arranged by Nancy Litten/Kenneth Bartels (ABRSM)
Ukraine accused of using land-mines to fight Russia's invasion
Global News Podcast
access_time23 hours ago
Human Rights Watch says the mines were scattered in and around the city of Izyum while it was occupied by Russia. Also: Strikes and demonstrations in France to protest against raising the retirement age to 64, and the bed made for British monarchs that was lost for decades.
US Secretary of State in Israel
The World Tonight
access_time24 hours ago
Also: At least 59 dead in Peshawar mosque blast. Attacks on the LGBT community in Egypt. And the story of the King’s Bed.
Used to and would
6 Minute Grammar
access_time1 day ago
Listen to the programme to practise the grammar we've learned so far in the series.
Top US diplomat calls for calm after days of Israeli-Palestinian violence
Global News Podcast
access_time2 days ago
The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken repeated the importance of a "two-state solution" to resolve the conflict. Also: Brazil's Bolsonaro seeks six-month US tourist visa, and the last Boeing 747 jumbo jet rolls off the production line.
30/01/23
The World Tonight
access_time2 days ago
In-depth reporting intelligent analysis and major breaking news from a global perspective
Bad Blood: Birth controlled
Discovery
access_time2 days ago
Who should be prevented from having children? And who gets to decide? Across 20th century America, there was a battle to control birth - a battle which rages on to this day. In 1907, the state of Indiana passed the first sterilisation law in the world. Government-run institutions were granted the power to sterilise those deemed degenerate - often against their will. In the same period, women are becoming more educated, empowered and sexually liberated. In the Roaring Twenties, the flappers start dancing the Charleston and women win the right to vote. But contraception is still illegal and utterly taboo. The pioneering campaigner Margaret Sanger, begins her decades long activism to secure women access to birth control - the only way, she argues, women can be truly free. In the final part of the episode, sterilisation survivor and campaigner Elaine Riddick shares her painful but remarkable story. Contributors: Professor Alexandra Minna Stern from the UCLA Institue of Society and Genetics, Professor Wendy Kline from Purdue Univerity, Elaine and Tony Riddick from the Rebecca Project for Justice Featuring the voice of Joanna Monro (Photo: Elaine Riddick was sterilised without her consent, when she was 14, in North Carolina. Credit: Tami Chappell/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
Thirty two killed in Pakistan mosque attack
Global News Podcast
access_time2 days ago
At least one hundred and fifty were also injured in the explosion in the city of Peshawar. Also: the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in Israel, and the Chinese province of Sichuan tries to boost its population rate.
Robert Malley: What next for US policy on Iran?
Hardtalk
access_time2 days ago
Stephen Sackur speaks to Robert Malley, US Special Envoy for Iran. He’s an experienced diplomat facing a looming crisis. The attempt to revive a deal to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions appears to be dead, Tehran is repressing protests at home and arming Putin’s Russia in Ukraine. What can the US and its allies do about it?
Brexit: Three Years On
Global News Podcast
access_time3 days ago
The UK formally left the European Union on the 31st of January 2020. We look at what Brexit means for Britain's place in the world today. Has it unleashed the UK's global potential? Or has it been the disaster that many opponents predicted? BBC World Service Presenter Oliver Conway, Political Correspondent Rob Watson, Global Trade Correspondent Dharshini David, and Europe Editor Katya Adler answer questions from Global News Podcast listeners.
British PM sacks Zahawi for 'serious breach' over tax
Global News Podcast
access_time3 days ago
Nadhim Zahawi is sacked as Conservative party chairman after an inquiry finds he failed to disclose an investigation into his tax affairs. Also: Israel to speed up gun applications after attacks, and the guitarist Tom Verlaine dies aged 73.
The Rt Revd Mary Stallard, Bishop-elect of the Diocese of Llandaff.
All Things Considered
access_time3 days ago
This week, Azim Ahmed’s guest is a senior figure in the Church in Wales. The Right Reverend Mary Stallard, currently the Assistant Bishop of Bangor, has just been elected as the 73rd Bishop of Llandaff – a post she’ll take up in sometime in the spring. The Diocese of Llandaff covers nearly half the Christian population in Wales, including parts of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and some of the Valleys. Bishop Mary was one of the first women to be ordained as a priest in the Church in Wales in 1997. Since then she has served a number of clerical posts in all corners of the country. For the past twenty years she’s worked in the north, in both the St Asaph and Bangor dioceses where she’s held a number of senior roles. Five years ago she was appointed Archdeacon of Bangor and then almost twelve months ago was made the Assistant Bishop there. Bishop Mary’s voice is familiar to many listeners in Wales; in the past she’s also presented a number of All Things Considered programmes. In the first radio interview since her election, Bishop Mary talks to Azim about her early life and career, about relationships with non-Christian faiths, young people, and the role of a bishop, not least in speaking out on topical issues, of which in her view, the biggest is concern about the environment.
Netanyahu warns of 'swift' response to Palestinian attacks
Global News Podcast
access_time4 days ago
The Israeli Prime Minister was speaking as he convened his security cabinet. Also: The former NATO general and strong EU supporter, Petr Pavel, has been elected president in the Czech Republic following a bruising campaign, and can AI replace journalists?
Seven killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack
Global News Podcast
access_time5 days ago
Israeli police killed the suspect as he tried to escape. It comes amid escalating violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Also: The video is released of police officers in the US city of Memphis savagely beating a black motorist, Tyre Nichols - who later died, and as the world marked Holocaust Memorial Day we hear about the growing numbers of people who think the holocaust was a myth.
At least seven killed in East Jerusalem synagogue shooting
The World Tonight
access_time5 days ago
East Jerusalem synagogue shooting. Memphis police video. BBC Arabic radio closes.
On Communal Living
A Point of View
access_time5 days ago
Rebecca Stott explores some new experiments in collective living. 'I've begun to wonder,' she writes, 'whether our current crises of social care, childcare, energy, climate, housing could be the catalyst that makes some of us rethink the solitary ways we live to search for more practical, affordable and sustainable alternatives to the nuclear single-family household?' Producer: Adele Armstrong Sound: Peter Bosher Production coordinator: Iona Hammond Editor: Richard Fenton-Smith
Fears mount of fresh Israel-Palestinian violence
Global News Podcast
access_time5 days ago
Israeli air raids and Palestinian rocket fire raise tensions. The violence follows a deadly Israeli army raid on the occupied West Bank. Also: Shares slump in one of India's biggest companies after allegations of financial misconduct -- and the mystery of the miraculously growing Vladimir Putin.
Leopoldo Lopez: Has Venezuela’s opposition been outmanoeuvred?
Hardtalk
access_time5 days ago
Stephen Sackur speaks to Leopoldo Lopez, a key leader of Venezuela’s opposition. Once a political prisoner, now in exile in Spain, his efforts to topple the socialist regime led by Nicolas Maduro have been thwarted. Has Venezuela’s pro-democracy movement been outmanoeuvred?
Five police officers charged over Tyre Nichols' death in Memphis
Global News Podcast
access_time6 days ago
The 29-year-old was stopped on 7 January for reckless driving, and died three days later. Also: fear of flare-up after deadly Israeli raid in Jenin, and why do some men wear shorts in cold weather?
Windrush report: Home Office scraps three commitments
The World Tonight
access_time6 days ago
Can loyalty card data help spot ovarian cancer cases? And we discuss the chumocracy
All eyes on Archer's England return v South Africa
Test Match Special
access_time6 days ago
Eleanor Oldroyd, Phil Tufnell, Alex Hartley and Michael Carberry preview the 1st One Day International between South Africa and England tomorrow. They also chat about England Women's preparations for the T20 World Cup which begins early next month, as well as the inaugural Women’s under 19 World Cup T20. The team also hear from Jofra Archer and they discuss the all new Women’s Premier League India.
Bird flu (H5N1) outbreak in mink
Science in Action
access_time6 days ago
An outbreak of pathogenic bird flu, H5N1, in a Spanish mink farm could be a cause for concern. Some experts fear the virus may now spill over to other mammals without strict surveillance. Marion Koopmans, professor of virology at Erasmus Medical Centre, talks Roland through the potential risks. India’s caste system affects all aspects of society, but how does the hierarchy influence representation of marginalised groups in academia? Science journalist Ankur Paliwal believes that, despite efforts to combat discrimination, not enough is being done, and he has the data to prove it. Imagine a robot Is it hard, metallic and humanoid? Professor Carmel Majidi from Carnegie Mellon University and his colleagues are thinking outside the robotics box. Their new material, magnetic in nature, can shift between solid and liquid states. It’s even capable of breaking out of robotic jail And how do echidnas – spiny, long-nosed, egg-laying mammals – manage to stay cool during the hot Australian summers? Image credit: Ole Jensen/Getty Presenter: Roland Pease Producer: Harrison Lewis Assistant Producer: Sophie Ormiston
Deadly West Bank clashes in Jenin
Global News Podcast
access_time6 days ago
At least nine Palestinians were killed during an Israeli military raid, one of them an elderly woman. Israel said its troops went in to arrest Islamic Jihad militants. The Palestinian authorities accused them of a massacre. Also: A sharp rise in Myanmar's opium harvest, and why elephants aren’t just big and beautiful -- but vital for biodiversity too.
Can AI have a mind of its own?
6 Minute English
access_time6 days ago
Hear about the software engineer who became 'friends' with his computer.
US joins Germany in sending tanks to Ukraine
Global News Podcast
access_time7 days ago
Ukraine hails the announcements of the tanks as a turning point, while Russia says they are a provocation. Also: Lebanon's top prosecutor lays charges against the judge who is investigating the 2020 Beirut port explosion, and the Sesame Street co-creator Lloyd Morrisett dies aged 93.
25/01/2023
The World Tonight
access_time7 days ago
In-depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.
German Leopard tank training for Ukrainian troops to begin soon
Global News Podcast
access_time7 days ago
German Chancellor confirms his country will send battle tanks to Ukraine. Also: A BBC investigation finds evidence of alarming coronavirus death rates in rural China, and how humans share common sign language with wild chimps and bonobos.
Germany on verge of supplying Ukraine with tanks
The World Tonight
access_time7 days ago
Also: Big changes to Ukraine government after corruption claims. Guillermo del Toro on his Oscar nomination. And Alzheimer's ambassador Dame Arlene Phillips.
No Balls: The Cricket Podcast - Scrivens Above!
Test Match Special
access_time7 days ago
Kate Cross and Alex Hartley get all the gossip from the Women's U19 T20 World Cup with England captain Grace Scrivens. Plus, Alex reveals the lengths she went to find her phone
Germany approves Leopard tanks for Ukraine - reports
Global News Podcast
access_time8 days ago
Chancellor Olaf Scholz has faced weeks of pressure from Kyiv and its allies. Also: Classified documents have been found at the home of the former US vice-president Mike Pence in the latest discovery of secret papers, and we hear who's been nominated for this year's Oscars.
Dmytro Kuleba: Is the West's hesitation undermining Ukraine?
Hardtalk
access_time8 days ago
Stephen Sackur speaks to Ukraine’s foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba. The war with Russia has hit a winter stalemate, but what will spring bring? From battle tanks to air defences, Ukraine wants more help from its allies. Is Western wavering undermining Kyiv’s strategic options?
Is a fungal pandemic possible?
Inside Health
access_time8 days ago
James Gallagher asks whether the next pandemic might be an invasive fungi? Most people think of athlete's foot or fungal toe nails but the World Health Organisation recently issued the first ever list of life threatening fungi. James hears stories of hospitals being shut down, a ruined honeymoon and fungal infections that consume human tissue leaving terrible disfigurement. Add to that ‘The Last of Us’ a hit video game turned new TV series where a parasitic fungus manipulating the brains of ants has jumped to people. Sounds fanciful but while this particular fungus couldn’t cross from ants to humans, Dr Neil Stone explains why invasive fungal infections are on the rise and a potential pandemic should not be dismissed. Producer, Erika Wright
Ukrainian officials quit in anti-corruption drive
Global News Podcast
access_time8 days ago
President Zelensky has removed five regional governors and four deputy ministers in a reshuffle. Also, the Afghan authorities say more than 120 people have died because of freezing temperatures, and instead of flowers, why one bride in the Philippines chose to have a bouquet of onions!
Will, going to, might
6 Minute Grammar
access_time8 days ago
Finn and Catherine talk about the future.
US court convicts far-right militia members of seditious conspiracy
Global News Podcast
access_time9 days ago
The four men - who belong to the Oath Keepers group - were charged in connection with the attack on the Capitol two years ago. Also: Ukraine's foreign minister appeals to countries with Leopard tanks to make a formal request to Germany to allow them to hand the tanks over, and a four-year-old English boy with an unusual IQ.
23/01/2023
The World Tonight
access_time9 days ago
In-depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.
Bad Blood: You Will Not Replace Us
Discovery
access_time9 days ago
"You will not replace us" was the battle cry of white supremacists at a rally in Charlottesville in 2017. They were expressing an old fear - the idea that immigrants and people of colour will out-breed and replace the dominant white 'race'. Exactly the same idea suffused American culture in the first decades of the 1900s, as millions of immigrants arrived at Ellis island from southern and eastern Europe. The 'old-stock' Americans - the white elite who ruled industry and government - latched on to replacement theory and the eugenic idea of 'race suicide'. It's all there in The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel set in 1922 - which takes us into the world of the super-rich - their parties and their politics. Amidst this febrile period of cultural and economic transformation, the Eugenics Record Office is established. Led by Charles Davenport and Harry Laughlin, it becomes a headquarters for the scientific and political advancement of eugenics. By 1924, the eugenically informed anti-immigrant movement has triumphed - America shut its doors with the Johnson-Reed Act, and the flow of immigrants is almost completely stoppped. Contributors: Dr Thomas Leonard, Professor Sarah Churchwell, Professor Joe Cain Featuring the voices of David Hounslow, Joanna Monro and Hughie O'Donnell Music and Sound Design by Jon Nicholls Presented by Adam Rutherford Produced by IIan Goodman Clips: BBC News, coverage of Charlottesville protests, 2017 / CNN, coverage of buffalo shooter, 2022 / MSNBC, coverage of buffalo shooter, 2022 / Edison, Orange, N.J, 1916, Don't bite the hand that's feeding you, Jimmie Morgan, Walter Van Brunt, Thomas Hoier / BBC Radio 4 Great Gatsby: Author, F Scott Fitzgerald Director: Gaynor Macfarlane, Dramatised by Robert Forrest.
Poland to ask Berlin's permission to send tanks to Ukraine
Global News Podcast
access_time9 days ago
Germany's permission is required, because it built and sold the vehicles originally. But the Polish government has suggested it might ignore this and send the tanks anyway. Also, we head to one of the eastern Ukrainian towns retaken from Russian forces, and Japan's prime minister warns the declining birth rate is putting the future of the country at risk.
Ruben Vardanyan: Nagorno-Karabakh and Putin
Hardtalk
access_time9 days ago
Stephen Sackur speaks to Ruben Vardanyan, state minister of the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, run by ethnic Armenians but surrounded by Azerbaijan and the subject of years of conflict. The Armenians have traditionally been backed by Russia, but is Putin a reliable ally?
Body of main suspect in California mass shooting reportedly found
Global News Podcast
access_time10 days ago
It's reported police found the body in a van as they were continuing their search for the wanted man. Also: Netanyahu sacks Israeli interior minister after court ruling, and milk may have fuelled a growth spurt in ancient Europeans.
Canon Aled Edwards
All Things Considered
access_time10 days ago
Roy welcomes back Canon Aled Edwards, an Anglican priest who’s spent more than half of his ministry among the politicians and officials of what’s now the Welsh Parliament, the Senedd. At the same time, he’s worked for large numbers of refugees and asylum seekers, fought against racism and other kinds of discrimination, and helped forge links between different religious communities. And he’s done so both as a Christian minister, and as a political anorak, who once spent a fortnight’s holiday in California campaigning for Barak Obama. At the end of March, Canon Aled Edwards will move on after 23 years with Cytûn, Churches Together in Wales, the last 17 as its chief executive – a fitting guest in this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Thousands protest against Netanyahu's justice plans
Global News Podcast
access_time11 days ago
Protestors say plans to limit the powers of the Israeli judiciary are a direct attack on democracy. Also: Brazil's army chief sacked after Congress riots, and why are baguettes such an important part of French life?
Zelensky will 'keep pushing' for German tanks
Global News Podcast
access_time12 days ago
The Ukrainian president spoke after a meeting of allied nations failed to agree to give Kyiv modern tanks. Also: the quest for life on Jupiter's icy moons, and why walking upright isn't that hard for baboons.
20/01/2023
The World Tonight
access_time12 days ago
In-depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.
Masculinity: From Durkheim to Andrew Tate
A Point of View
access_time12 days ago
Zoe Strimpel looks at the history of masculinity and its moments of crisis, from Emile Durkheim at the end of the 19th Century to self-professed misogynist, Andrew Tate, today. 'The contemporary manosphere', she writes, 'doesn't appear to have any positive idea of what men should be, apart from rich, priapic and nasty - and within the long history of masculinity in crisis - this feels new'. Producer: Adele Armstrong Sound: Peter Bosher Production coordinator: Iona Hammond Editor: Richard Fenton-Smith
Ukraine: 'Give us tanks' says Zelensky
Global News Podcast
access_time12 days ago
Kyiv's allies are meeting at a US airbase to hash out further military support. Also: A court in Romania extends police detention for the influencer, Andrew Tate, and his brother, and a giant toad weighing more than two and a half kilos has been found in a north Australian rainforest.
Celso Amorim: Is Brazil becoming ungovernable?
Hardtalk
access_time12 days ago
Brazilian President Lula must figure out whether another assault on government institutions is likely, and hold those responsible to account. All of that while he faces a mountain of economic, social and political challenges. How close is Brazil to being ungovernable? Stephen Sackur interviews Celso Amorim, formerly Brazil's foreign minister, now President Lula’s foreign policy advisor.
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