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04/06/2011 GMT

Migration is a big issue in almost every part of the world, but is it time to start thinking differently about its benefits and its challenges?

It’s an issue high on the political agenda in many countries, but do we really understand how migration affects the countries the migrants leave behind? Is it brain drain or brain gain? And if globalisation is changing the world’s people, what about its plants and its music? This week’s focus is on movement across our shrinking world with economist Ian Goldin, world musician Susheela Raman, nature writer Richard Mabey and guest presenter Matthew Taylor.

Illustration by Emily Kasriel: migrating sound, society and seeds.

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41 minutes

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Sun 5 Jun 2011 14:05GMT


  • Part 1

    Ian Goldin: Migration

    Duration: 14:27

  • Susheela Raman

    Susheela Raman: Musical exchanges

    Duration: 08:33

  • Part 2

    60 Second Idea to Change the World

    Duration: 04:30

  • Richard Mabey

    Richard Mabey: Weeds

    Duration: 12:59


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