Vice-President Al Gore's oversees the Boeing 777 jetliners deal with China.
Paul Morley on the unknown Anthony Burgess - his northern roots and his work as a composer
Jeffrey Sachs delivers the first of five lectures, recorded at The Royal Society in London
Carol Dweck showed how changing people's beliefs can affect their levels of achievement.
Farrah Jarral explores the legacy of one of influential anthropologist Franz Boas.
Michael Berkeley’s guest is historian Sir David Cannadine.
Jeffrey Sachs delivers the fourth of five lectures. He considers the challenges of poverty
Alexei Sayle nominates Edward Said, author of Orientalism.
Alexei Sayle explains why scholar and literary critic Edward Said inspired him.
John Tusa talks to architect Frank Gehry about his work.
Jeffrey Sachs calls for a new Enlightenment to help make globalisation work for all.
Munira Mirza discusses the life of the influential political philosopher Hannah Arendt.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas and life of Hannah Arendt, political philosopher
Simon Schama considers Israel's troubled life, its achievements and possible future.
Mayor of New York City, David Dinkins, asks the public for advice on social problems.
John Tusa talks to director Milos Forman about his work.
Film director Mira Nair talks to Joan Bakewell about the beliefs that underpin her work.
Author and neurologist Oliver Sacks talks to Joan Bakewell about his beliefs.
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks is Suzanne O'Sullivan's hero, she tells Matthew Parris
The revelations of the televised debate between Al Gore and Ross Perot.
Robert McCrum talks to author Richard Ford about the US and Donald Trump.
Claire Bolderson profiles Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court
Sachs discusses China's emergence as an economic superpower and the effect on climate.
Jeffrey Sachs talks about the need for international cooperation to achieve peace.
Claudia Hammond with more experiments that changed our understanding of the human mind.
Justin Webb looks at Zalmay Khalilzad, America's man in Bagdad.