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An indepth look at stories and issues from around the world. This podcast offers you the chance to access landmark series from our archive.

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  • Docs: Lighting Lagos - 24 Apr 2014

    Thu, 24 Apr 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Neal Razzell spends days and nights in Lagos with the electricity teams who are working to literally bring power to the people.This programme was originally broadcast in October 2013.

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  • The Rise of Islamism

    Wed, 23 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Eyptian author Tarek Osman explores the events which converged and led to the rise of Islamism from the 1970s onwards, a force which came to fill the vacuum left by Arab Nationalism. He investigates the reasons for the re-emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood, the influence of the conservative, oil-rich Gulf states like Saudi Arabia, and the three pivotal events in 1979 which boosted Islamism.

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  • Docs: Learning with Videos and Video Games 22 Apr 2014

    Tue, 22 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    How technology is transforming education. How do children learn best? And have traditional teaching methods outlived their usefulness?

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  • Docs: Africans in the Holy Land 19 Apr 2014

    Sat, 19 Apr 14

    Duration:
    51 mins

    The African quarter of Jerusalem, Ethiopian Jews returned to their ancient homeland and African asylum-seekers: Paul Bakibinga travels to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to explore the lives and experiences of people from three different communities.

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  • Docs: Cambodia’s Gambling Boom 17 Apr 2014

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Vietnamese now cross in their thousands to visit Cambodian border casinos. Ed Butler reports on (some of) the darker aspects of Cambodia’s gambling boom.

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  • Rise and Fall of Arab Nationalism

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Tracing the history of the modern Arab world through some of the great political dreams that have shaped it, from the 19th Century to the Arab Spring. In part two of The Making of the Arab World, Egyptian author Tarek Osman explores the rise and fall of Arab nationalism.

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  • Preparing for Disaster

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Lu Olkowski reports on New York's growing 'prepper' movement - people who are fearful of the future and who are preparing for the next disaster that will strike the city. They train in self-defence, plan ways to escape, store food and water in their houses and have 'bug out' bags ready at a moments notice if they have to flee. Are these people simply paranoid? Or do they have genuine concerns that all of us should take heed of?

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  • Docs: Manchester: A City United 12 Apr 2014

    Sat, 12 Apr 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    How Manchester helped shape the modern age. Communism, free trade, the co-operative movement, the campaign for female suffrage, European vegetarianism and trade unionism all originated or - crucially - were developed in the northern UK city.

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  • Docs: Central African Republic - A Road Through Hatred - 10 Apr 2014

    Thu, 10 Apr 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Can a unique friendship between two men of god end the killings in the Central African Republic? Tim Whewell investigates.

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  • Docs: The Rise and Fall of Arab Liberalism

    Wed, 9 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The history of the Arab world, including Egypt's 19th Century encounters with Europe and the cultural renaissance known as Nahda.

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