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  Weekender 2005 / 6  


- Individuals in the news


- Poles in the media


- Carbon neutral Al Gore


- Shopping online


- Shappi Korsandi - stand-up


This month's features:

Individuals in the news
The news is often dominated by conflict, disaster and tragedy around the world. Sometimes, however, a story catches the eye because it has a personal or local connection. There is human interest at an individual rather than global level.

In this programme we look at one such story which unfolded over a week in September 2006. As the days passed new information was released until a surprising final twist.

Poles in the media
In this edition of Weekender we take a look at how Poles are portrayed in the Britsh media and also report on a survey of Poles living in Britain. How do they feel about the British and do they think they made the right decision to move here?

Carbon-neutral Al Gore
Al Gore was very nearly the president of the United States. After being Vice President to Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001 he was defeated by George Bush in a controversial election.

Since then he has promoted environmental issues and featured in a film, "An Inconvenient Truth" which follows him as he delivers his lectures on the dangers of global warming and climate change.

In this ediiton of Weekender we hear Al Gore describe what he hopes to achieve and how he balances his concern for the environment with flying around the world and therefore adding to the pollution he is trying to reduce.

Shopping online
Have you ever bought anything on the internet? Online shopping is becoming more and more common in the UK and in Weekender, we hear BBC business reporter Russell Padmore explain where else internet shopping is popular and what kinds of things people like to buy on the internet. And people in the UK tell us what they really think about buying online.

Shappi Korsandi - stand-up
Shappi Korsandi is a female stand-up comedian. She says that she's been female all her life but becoming a stand-up happened later.

In this edition we hear from Shappi as she performs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We find out about her background, the kind of material she uses in her act and her opinions about the British sense of humour.
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