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Wechat No.184062 Is loneliness in our genes?

What is loneliness and why do we feel it? Sophie and Neil discuss how feeling lonely can help us to survive Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.184061 Dakota Pipeline Protest

Native American tribes v big oil: protestors against Dakota s new oil pipeline discuss water pollution and land rights with supporters of the project. And startup entrepreneurs in St Louis, Missouri talk about the local tech scene, and what they want from the new US…

Wechat No.184043 Plasma

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss plasma, the fourth state of matter after solid, liquid and gas. As over ninety-nine percent of all observable matter in the Universe is plasma, planets like ours, with so little plasma and so much solid, liquid and gas, appear all…

Wechat No.184005 The Last Day of Lebanon s Civil War

On October 13th 1990, the Syrian airforce forced their most outspoken opponent in Lebanon, General Michel Aoun, to take refuge in the French embassy in Beirut, ending the last chapter of Lebanon s bitter 15-year civil war. Veteran Lebanese journalist, Hanna Anbar, remembers that day….

Wechat No.183942 Hispanic in Texas

San Antonio is now a majority Hispanic city, and this area of Texas is home to many entrepreneurial success stories. Joe Miller asks why Hispanic representation in big business has lagged. He speaks to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce where he hears how many Mexican…

Wechat No.183408 Mexico: The Town that Said ‘No’

The story of Cheran – a Mexican town that chased out the cartels, and the police and politicians who collaborated with them. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.183169 Wells Fargo Boss Stumpf Resigns

Wells Fargo s chief executive, John Stumpf, resigns following a scandal over the bank s sales tactics involving more than two million unauthorised accounts. Emily Grazer, from the Wall Street Journal, tells us America s second biggest bank has a long way to go to…

Wechat No.183022 Poverty Fuels Disease in Rich Countries

Despite progress in reaching global health targets a number of neglected tropical diseases are now spreading in richer countries – causing disability and hardship. One American expert says that eradicating them could help to stimulate economic prosperity as well as end suffering. The inability to…

Wechat No.183019 Wall Street Update

Markets stabilise on Hillary Clinton s lead in the US election race, says Doug McIntyre from 24/7 Wall Street. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published