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A look the strikingly relevant worldview of Studs Terkel, American broadcaster and celebrated chronicler of American life.
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Dorothy Thornhill, the first elected female mayor in Britain, looks at how mayors are delivering change in the world’s cities.
Tim Whewell asks why populist Western politicians want warmer relations with Russia.
The story of Dalida, an Egyptian-Italian singer, who is remembered for her tragic life
Has the former first lady changed how black women and girls see themselves?
Meet the refugees behind the microphones on Germany’s pioneering Refugee Radio Network
Aboriginal people share their words, wisdom and concern for the future of water
As birthrates fall and its population ages, can Japan avert a demographic disaster?
An exclusive behind-the-scenes analysis of the world's most valuable football club.
America’s lost history of eugenics through the eyes of its last remaining survivors
The illegal trade in baby chimpanzees, exported as pets or to private zoos
Former US Secretary of Defence William J Perry on nuclear security in our changing world
The proposed abortion reform that has divided Malawian society
Far from family, a group of Indian migrants in Dubai become brothers on the cricket pitch
The 90th anniversary of the BBC’s first radio football commentary in 1927
What do Donald Trump’s tweets tell us about America's next president?
A history of how the White House and the press corps learned how to live with each other
The relationship between Islam and coffee
How drones are fundamentally changing the face of warfare
Dramatic and poignant tales exploring how Africa’s football and politics are bedfellows
Dealing with immigration, an exploding population, and a divide between rich and poor
How the Bamboo Club in Bristol, England, became a lifeline for a victimised community
Yuliya Stepanova revealed the use of performance enhancing drugs by Russian athletes
How the way the world is shaped and reported on changed fundamentally in 2016
How music has become a crucial source of comfort and resilience for refugees in Lebanon
Monica Vasconcelos learns to negotiate the world as her sense of sight diminishes
With a total of 117 at Rio, why have Ukrainian paralympians been good at winning medals?
Faster Rudolph! Competitive reindeer-racing is a popular sport across the Arctic Circle
The story and legacy of the vast Soviet nuclear test site in Kazakhstan, The Polygon
The BBC World Service showcases a range of exciting documentaries from producers across the globe.
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