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Weekend Edition: Keeping Their Heads Down

Duration:
25 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 31 August 2013

Kevin Connolly explores the history and mindset of the Muslim Brotherhood to gauge how its supporters feel about Egypt today. Irene Caselli wonders whether Venezuela's scare over gangs of "hair thieves" taps into the country's deepest obsessions - crime and beauty. Stephanie Hegarty hangs out in the Marigny and 7th Ward districts and hears of anxieties about race and crime in New Orleans. Daniel Sandford joins a real Russian character, renowned walrus expert Anatoly Kochnev, in the Russian Arctic - and learns how to fight off a polar bear using nothing but pebbles. Amid much milder seas, John Pickford traces how imports and trade have changed tastes in Polynesia: while people in the Cook Islands once lived off lagoon fish, tubers and tropical fruit, today it's tinned meat and processed cake mix all the way.

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