Anthea and Ramarni - A Better School

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Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a mother and son. The 12 year old's IQ is higher than that of Einstein, Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates, and his mother is concerned that the local school cannot meet his needs, yet he wants to stay put.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation - they're not BBC interviews, and that's an important difference - lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moment of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can upload your own conversations or just learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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Wed 6 Aug 2014 10:56

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