Crossing Continents

Crossing Continents

On the ground reporting from around the world which focuses on the human dimension of the big international stories.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Saving Gaza's Grand Piano - 26 Mar 2015

    Thu, 26 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Tim Whewell tells the story of how Gaza's only grand piano is being restored and of how music - for so long played behind closed doors - is being re-introduced to school children.

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  • Greece - The Rubber Glove Rebellion

    Thu, 15 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The protest by cleaners, laid off from tax offices and the Greek Finance Ministry, which has captured the imagination of those opposed to the country's harsh austerity programme.

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  • Should comics be crimes? 8 Jan 2015

    Thu, 8 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    James Fletcher travels to Japan to find out why they decided earlier this year not to ban graphic cartoons depicting children in sexual situations.

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  • Colombia: Where the Truth Lies Buried - 1 Jan 2015

    Thu, 1 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In Medellin there's a huge dump. Locals say it's where the truth is buried - they're talking about victims killed in the armed conflict. Now there are moves to excavate it.

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  • Abdi and the Golden Ticket - 29 Dec 2014

    Mon, 29 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Crossing Continents follows Abdi Nor, a winner of the annual US green card lottery, as he attempts to escape from a life of poverty in Kenya and realise the American dream.

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  • The Knights of New Russia - 18 Dec 2014

    Thu, 18 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tim Whewell gains rare access to the shadowy world of Russia's radical nationalists fighting in eastern Ukraine for Novorossiya, or New Russia, and a dream of empires past.

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  • The Washington Redskins 11 Dec 2014

    Thu, 11 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mike Wendling explores the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins. It's one of the most popular American football teams but many Native Americans say the name is racist.

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  • Yemen's Swap Marriages - 4 Dec 2014

    Thu, 4 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mai Noman returns to her native Yemen and meets two women who have loved and lost because of a traditional practice allowing men to marry - and divorce - each other's sisters.

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  • Searching for Annie in Liberia - 27 Nov 2014

    Thu, 27 Nov 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Gabriel Gatehouse and his team go in search of Annie and along the way meet the medics and families on the front line of the Ebola crisis.

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  • Hunting The Taliban - 20 Nov 2014

    Thu, 20 Nov 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Mobeen Azhar is in Karachi, Pakistan’s biggest city, where police are fighting an increasingly desperate war against the Taliban. Every day an officer is killed in the struggle.

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