Weekend Edition: Changing Landscapes
Pascale Harter introduces personal stories from BBC correspondents, journalists and writers from around the world. In this edition, we hear of the drastic impact of mining on two very different places: Justin Rowlatt follows the money to find out who'll benefit from Mongolia's minerals boom, while Steve Vickers visits a whole town in northern Sweden which will soon be moving en masse - because there's nothing left underneath it. Louisa Loveluck probes the parlous state of Egypt's railways and the culture of neglect and corruption which allows hundreds of accidents a year to happen. Shahzeb Jillani is returning to Karachi to work as a reporter - but why is even his own mother warning him off "this Godforsaken city"? Mariko Oi explores the patchy record of Japanese history lessons - and what that means for Japan's diplomatic relations with its neighbours. And Charlotte Pritchard is on the Colombian/Venezuelan border, meeting a man with a colourful past as an ex-smuggler ... and father of no less than 27 children.