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Climate change needs to be tackled by a global effort, with the countries creating the biggest emissions required to make the biggest adaptations.The EU and UK create more than 7% of CO2 emissions worldwide.Almost 200 countries are being asked for their plans to cut emissions at the upcoming COP26 climate conference, and it could lead to major chan…
 
Emily Pilbeam presents a mixtape of her personal selection of tracks from BBC Introducing with Alewya, Priestgate, Shelf Life Sad Night Dynamite, Chrissi, Morgan Harper Jones, Deep Tan, Greg Surmacz, L E M F R E C K, Henry Carlyle, Ustoo, Adult DVD, Clwb Fuzz, The Howl & The Hum & Tom Everett.By BBC Radio 6 Music
 
Erik Ramsey was seriously injured in a car crash when he was 16 years old. He became locked-in and lost all voluntary muscle function except for the ability to move his eyes up and down. His father Eddie, desperate to help his son communicate, reached out to neurologist and neuroscientist Dr Phil Kennedy. Phil was known for his pioneering work help…
 
Martha S Jones discusses her Cundill History Prize-shortlisted book Vanguard, which charts African-American women’s long and determined fight for the vote. She speaks to Ellie Cawthorne about how the battle for suffrage connected to other issues and a wider struggle for political power. (Ad) Martha S Jones is the author of Vanguard: How Black Women…
 
How have we shaped the landscapes around us, and how have landscapes shaped us? From flooding in Cumbria to community groups in Staffordshire, how can understanding the history of a landscape help planners, council policy, and current residents? Do we need to rethink the way we archive information about changes to landscapes? Professor Neil Macdona…
 
Decaying oil tanker could trigger an environmental and humanitarian disaster. The FSO Safer is marooned off the coast of Yemen in the Red Sea, close to one of the world's biggest shipping lanes. A massive oil spill or explosion from it could disrupt global trade for months and lead to an environmental and humanitarian catastrophe. It's loaded with …
 
The yellow taxi is a symbol of New York, but the industry has collapsed under compounding economic pressures, and many drivers say the city’s response has been woefully inadequate. Now they’re planning a hunger strike. Medallions are permits that allow drivers to own their taxis. Buying one used to be a path to a middle-class life. With prices reac…
 
After months of relative peace, the Ethiopian government is reported to be sending busloads of poorly equipped soldiers to the front lines. Also, Chinese officials offer a $23,000 reward for a man who pulled off a daring prison escape. And in Spain, drones will be used to try to rescue three dogs from an erupting volcano.…
 
Credit Suisse Group is to pay $475 million to American and British authorities to resolve bribery and fraud charges related to a $2 billion scandal overMozambican government-guaranteed loans which came to be known as tuna bonds - they were originally intended to help build up a domestic tuna fishing fleet in the country. A Credit Suisse subsidiary …
 
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has accused the EU of blackmail in a heated debate with European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen over the rule of law. But why is Poland fighting the supremacy of EU courts? Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUogThe clash in the European Parliament follows a top Polish court ruling that rejected k…
 
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has accused the EU of blackmail in a heated debate with European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen over the rule of law.The clash in the European Parliament follows a top Polish court ruling that rejected key parts of EU law.Also in the programme; Eric Zemmour, the outspoken former journalist who is caus…
 
False information online has left one in five girls feeling physically unsafe, according to The Truth Gap, a new report by Plan International. One in three say false information is affecting their mental health, leaving them feeling stressed, worried and anxious. Others reported concerns about bogus events advertised on social media placing them at…
 
The UK government wants to phase out gas boilers by 2035, to be replaced by heat pumps. We get a sense of the picture for alternative heating technologies across Europe, and Dr David Glew, head of energy efficiency at Leeds Beckett University in the UK discusses the country's plans. Also in the programme, the BBC's Clare Williamson reports on wheth…
 
Mateusz Morawiecki made accusation during debate with EC chief Ursula von der Leyen. The clash followed a ruling by a top Polish court which rejected key sections of EU law. Also, crisis in Romania as it records one of the world's highest Covid mortality-rates, and we meet Eric Zemmour - the politician who may challenge Marine Le Pen for leadership…
 
As world leaders prepare for the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November, soaring gas prices in Europe have exposed the continent’s deep dependence on fossil fuels. Young climate activists in Norway are asking European judges to stop their government allowing more drilling for oil and gas.It’s one of many similar fights emerging across Europe.P…
 
Taking inspiration from President Kennedy’s Moonshot which united people around a goal to put man on the moon and spurred the development of new technology in the 1960s, the Earthshot Prize is centred around five simple but ambitious goals for our planet. Chhavi Sachdev announces the winners of the inaugural prize and discusses how smart ideas from…
 
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has accused Poland of threatening the fundamental legal order of the EU. Today the European Parliament is debating threats to the rule of law in Poland, where the Constitutional Court recently rejected the primacy of EU law.Also in the programme: the Ethiopian federal government has ad…
 
A man who is believed to have had the heaviest kidneys on record has spoken of his determination to get his life back following surgery to remove them.Warren Higgs, 54, from Windsor, UK, suffers from polycystic kidney disease.The inherited condition causes fluid-filled cysts to grow in the kidneys and can lead to kidney failure. It affects around o…
 
Tom Marcus - not his real name - was a spy; an undercover agent for the British security agency, MI5. For several months, he pretended to be a homeless man living on the streets of London. He went to great lengths to blend in, and it was all worth it when he ended up preventing two coaches full of school children from being blown up. He gave this i…
 
With six months to go until the next French presidential election, it’s not Emmanuel Macron or Marine Le Pen dominating the magazine front covers.A new face in French politics, Eric Zemmour, hasn’t even formally announced his candidacy yet, but polls suggest he’s on track to challenge Le Pen for leadership of the hard right in France.The child of J…
 
Tim Harper speaks to Ellie Cawthorne about his Cundill History Prize-shortlisted book Underground Asia, which reveals how clandestine networks of anti-colonialist rebels operated across Asia in the early 20th century. (Ad) Tim Harper is the author of Underground Asia: Global Revolutionaries and the Assault on Empire (Allen Lane, 2020). Buy it now f…
 
North Korea has fired a suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile into waters off the coast of Japan, South Korea's military has said.Pyongyang unveiled the missile in January, describing it as "the world's most powerful weapon".It comes weeks after South Korea unveiled a similar weapon of its own.North Korea has carried out a flurry of missil…
 
Who complained about Olivier's Othello? Stephen Bourne has been mining the archives to find out who raised questions about Laurence Olivier's blacked up performance in 1964. It's one of the stories he tells in his new book, which also includes memories of meeting performers including Carmen Munroe, Corinne Skinner-Carter and Elisabeth Welch. Nadine…
 
Australia's vaccination rollout has really picked up in recent months, partly due to Covid outbreaks in Sydney and Melbourne. But in remote areas hardly touched by the virus, it’s often a different story. Australia's famous Royal Flying Doctor Service is part of a huge logistical effort to get jabs in arms.Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUo…
 
British-Jamaican audio artist and DJ Weyland McKenzie-Witter explores the sometimes uneasy relationship between the Black and the Green, as political movements and ideas.It's the untold story of their longstanding relationship, first as political movements developing in the United States, a wariness that continues today between new organisations su…
 
The firm was questioned over its business practices and accused of copying other peoples’ products, and rigging search results to boost its own branded products. The US car giant Ford has unveiled a $300m plan to convert a plant in the UK to make electrical components. Plus, after a BBC investigation about online hatred against women, we hear from …
 
Amazon denies allegations that it misled Congress. The retail and tech giant was questioned over claims that it copied other peoples' products, and rigged its search results in India to boost sales of its own branded goods. Plus, we look at Apple's latest offerings - and why so many are disappointed that its big ticket innovations seem few and far …
 
Colin Powell came from a humble background to become the first African-American US secretary of state.A highly decorated army officer, he saw service in Vietnam, an experience that later helped define his own military and political strategies.He became a trusted military adviser to a number of leading US politicians. And, despite his own misgivings…
 
Chris helps reunite Danny with his old boss Eddie Jones for a chat about England's 34-man squad for the upcoming autumn internationals. Chris and Danny also look at Wayne Pivac's Wales squad and discuss who should start at fly-half against the All Blacks. Plus, what's going wrong at Bath and we move another step closer to a British & Irish Lions wo…
 
Newsnight reports from Lebanon after violence escalated over an investigation into last year's devastating explosion at Beirut's port. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUogThe tragedy of Lebanon has been unfolding for many months now, but the last week has seen an extraordinary new urgency to the violence. Gunshot on the streets is making som…
 
Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who has died of Covid-related complications, inspired deep respect across the political spectrum. He was also a trail-blazer, as an African-American at the heart of government, But his reputation was tainted by his advocacy of a war against in Iraq based on 'evidence' that turned out to be faulty. We speak…
 
Malala Yousafzai has helped launch a campaign calling on world leaders to take urgent action to help get girls in Afghanistan back to school.The Nobel Peace Prize winner, together with women’s rights advocates Zarqa Yaftali and Shaharzad Akbar have written an open letter to the Taliban.In it they say the Taliban are “denying millions their right to…
 
According to Cambodian folklore, Sieu Do was born with a ‘cloak of good fortune’. His family believed it helped them to survive under the brutal regime in the late 1970s. Sieu was a teenager who could speak seven languages. This made him a target for the Khmer Rouge, who wanted to exterminate the educated classes. But those language skills would sa…
 
There have been a flurry of announcements of investment in the manufacture of electric cars. Toyota will spend $3.5bn to build car batteries in the United States, while Europe's Stellantis has done a deal with LG to produce battery cells for North America. Meanwhile, Ford is investing $300m to convert a plant in the UK to make electric car componen…
 
Tributes have been paid to former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who has died of Covid complications aged 84.The former top military officer died on Monday morning, his family said.He rose to become the first African-American secretary of state in 2001 under Republican President George W Bush.Powell, who was fully vaccinated, later prompted co…
 
Tributes paid to former top military commander and politician who has died aged 84. He was the first African-American to become Secretary of State, but was controversial due to his support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Also, China denies testing rare hypersonic missile, and why hundreds of people posed nude for a photo-shoot by the Dead Sea.…
 
The former US Secretary of State and four-star general Colin Powell has died at the age of 84 from complications of COVID-19, despite having been fully vaccinated. He was the first African American secretary of state, under President George W. Bush, and served in several Republican administrations. He is best known for the speech he gave to the Uni…
 
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