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Wechat No.548 Charity Warns of Mass Climate Related Flooding

Christian Aid says a billion people may face global flooding by 2060; body shaming in Pakistan; Angelina Jolie Pitt s migrant plea. Picture: Flooding in Metro Manila, Philippines (credit: Matthew Gonzalez-Noda / Christian Aid) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link:…

Wechat No.547 Tom Hanks

Kirsty Young s castaway is Tom Hanks. From Big to Sleepless in Seattle , Captain Phillips to Apollo 13 , his long and distinguished film-making career has brought him multiple awards and many plaudits. He s the recipient of eight Emmys, one Bafta and four…

Wechat No.546 Libya Crisis Talks

De-mining on the West Bank; Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh; Art and music in 1980s West Berlin (Picture:Libya has been beset by instability since the ousting of long-term leader Muammar Gaddafi Credit: Getty) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in…

Wechat No.545 Are Refugees a Boon or Drain on a Host Economy?

What are the costs to host countries of the global migrant crisis? Venetia Rainey reports from Lebanon, where poverty levels have increased since the influx of refugees from Syria. But Massimiliano Cali, senior economist at the World Bank, shows us how their data and analysis…

Wechat No.544 Citizen Kane

In 1941 the young Orson Welles revealed his first film. He had written, directed and starred in, the story of a great American press baron who dies bitter and alone. Hear archive interviews with Orson Welles about the movie, and the inspiration behind it. Photo:…

Wechat No.543 16 May 2016: The Pin (Series 1, Ep 2)

Another chance to hear Alex and Ben in their weird twist on the double-act sketch show. Strap in for a 15 minute delve in to a world of oddness performed in front of a live studio audience. The Pin are an award-winning comedy duo, and…

Wechat No.541 AM: Manchester United bomb was training device

Calls for enquiry after Old Trafford evacuation / French female politicians decry sexism / Philippine president-elect backs death penalty Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.540 Stop Sexism in French Politics

France sexism; Formula 1 wonder boy; Italy to double baby bonus; Eurovision song Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.539 Old Trafford security response was admirable

Mark Pougatch presents reaction to the afternoon s events at Old Trafford where a controlled explosion was carried out after a suspect package was found before Manchester United s match against Bournemouth, leading to the game being abandoned. There is also a round up from…

Wechat No.538 The Most Political Eurovision Winner Ever?

Ukrainian-Crimean song wins contest; Photographer Don McCullin returns to Aleppo; Heavy rains devastate Ethiopia (Photo: Eurovision Song Contest winner 2016, Jamala, representing Ukraine Credit: Getty) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published