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Wechat No.157411 The Couple who Cared for a Nation

Bilquis Edhi and her husband Abdul Sattar Edhi have built up and run Pakistan s most impressive social enterprise. The Edhi Foundation started off with a tiny dispensary in a Karachi slum but now provides health care to millions of people across Pakistan. They run…

Wechat No.157343 Zeno s Paradoxes

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Zeno of Elea, a pre-Socratic philosopher from c490-430 BC whose paradoxes were described by Bertrand Russell as “immeasurably subtle and profound.” The best known argue against motion, such as that of an arrow in flight which is at a series…

Wechat No.157335 Penicillin: breaking the mould

Alice and Neil discuss penicillin, the so-called wonder drug discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.157180 Zeno s Paradoxes

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Zeno of Elea, a pre-Socratic philosopher from c490-430 BC whose paradoxes were described by Bertrand Russell as “immeasurably subtle and profound.” The best known argue against motion, such as that of an arrow in flight which is at a series…

Wechat No.157179 Charlotte Shooting: State of Emergency Amid Protests

Virtual unwrapping ancient scroll; Black dandies through the ages; Transgender people under attack in South America (Picture: Black protester waving arms on car bonnet amidst crowds Credit: Getty Images) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after…

Wechat No.157156 Penicillin: breaking the mould

Alice and Neil discuss penicillin, the so-called wonder drug discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.156972 The Cost of A Wedding Gift

Can economics help us work out the perfect amount to spend on a wedding gift? Economist Maria Kozlovskaya has advice on the factors we need to consider. Also, when Hillary Clinton almost collapsed at a 9/11 memorial, conspiracy theorists went into overdrive, falsely claiming the…

Wechat No.156925 Africa s Social Entrepreneurs

We hear from social entrepreneurs in Africa whose businesses are designed to make an impact as well as a profit. African Entrepreneurs face a lot of challenges – from the lack of 24/7 electricity, to the difficulties getting loans to start a business. Didi Akinyelure…