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The Private Cities of Honduras
Will the plan to privatise entire cities in Honduras work?
The seafarers stranded on the high seas
How thousands of seafarers are stuck working on vessels and unable to go home
Conversations on race and change
The debate surrounding the push for change by protests after the death of George Floyd
Coronavirus and Latin America
The impact of Coronavirus on Latin America: how has it dealt with the pandemic?
My fake news whodunnit
Who wrote a fake story that smeared a Senegalese politician in Michelle Madsen’s name?
The 5G con that could make you sick
Assignment investigates how bad science could be damaging people’s health
Coronavirus conversations: Another Beijing lockdown
A new spike in China's capital, escaping a violent partner and reopening a business
Rethink: Class of Covid-19 - Should I go to university?
With job cuts and falling salaries, does going to university still make financial sense?
How local newspapers the Mumbai Mirror and the Courier Journal reported the pandemic
Rethink: The edge of change
How the coronavirus pandemic has created new opportunities to change our world
New York Covid-19 diary
Public health leader Dr Tom Frieden reflects on the global pandemic.
Kenya’s locust hunters
As desert locusts swarm across East Africa, can Kenya’s locust hunters prevent a plague?
World debate: Re-engineering the future
How can engineers re-imagine the everyday and make life safer across the globe?
Coronavirus conversations: What next?
Health experts and listeners share their views of life in a post-pandemic world
Coronavirus: The economic shock
Alongside the medical emergency, what will Covid-19 mean for the global economy?
The 'grandma benches' of Zimbabwe
A scheme which trains up grandmothers in talking therapy has helped over 50,000 people
Wuhan: City of silence
Where did Covid-19 come from? John Sudworth searches for answers where it first emerged
Race in America: My enslaved ancestors
Three women share the history of slavery in their families and discuss its impact today
Why is so much of Africa still not mapped properly?
The missing bodies of Guayaquil
Families search for their loved ones, victims of Covid-19, in Ecuador’s largest city
The Coronavirus Frontline special
From vaccine trials to new treatments, this investigation tracks Covid-19 breakthroughs.
Black America speaks
Listening to conversations on black-owned radio after the killing of George Floyd
DNA and me
What do at-home DNA test kits tell us about our identity?
What the sediment revealed in Lebanon
What’s behind the scandal sparked by a delivery of tainted fuel to crisis-ridden Lebanon?
Coronavirus and Africa
What is the impact of Coronavirus on Africa?
Tony May was abandoned as a baby in 1942. Can DNA testing reveal who his parents were?
South Africa’s alcohol ban
How does banning alcohol sales help doctors tackling Covid-19?
The confined: A story of hidden children
How Jewish children and French nuns together defied the Nazis
Ingenious: The ginger gene and breast cancer gene
The origins of the ginger gene and the genes that can increase the risk of breast cancer
The many colours of Raqqa
How Syria's secret photographer worked and survived under every force in the conflict
The most important, least important thing
Why is watching sport so important to us as a species? What happens when it disappears?
Death of Elijah McClain
We hear from Sheneen McClain, whose son Elijah died after being detained by police
Karachi's ambulance drivers
What can ambulance drivers tell us about political change in Pakistan?
Ingenious: The milkshake and the cyclops gene
Why some of us are unable to digest dairy and the intricate process of creating a baby
Venezuela's 'Bay of Piglets'
A failed coup in Venezuela - a story of hubris, incompetence, and treachery
BBC OS Conversations: Spain's tourism industry
Spanish business owners react to the news as the UK adds Spain to its quarantine list
Driver Safdar's experiences reveal a remarkable story of life and death in Pakistan
Algeria's plague revisited
A tale of two plagues in the Algerian city of Oran - one fictional and the other Covid-19
If globalisation is on its last legs - again - what might the impacts be?
BBC OS Conversations: After the Beirut explosion
We speak to people in Beirut following a massive explosion at its port
Vaccines, money and politics
What will it really take to vaccinate the world against Covid-19?
Fighting talk: How language can make us better
What impact does the language we use around cancer have on those living with the disease?
Milton Nkosi: The apartheid child who changed Africa’s story
How a boy from Soweto rose to become the BBC’s chief journalist in Africa.
BBC OS Conversations: Addiction during a pandemic
How two men fought their addictions during lockdown
Maria Margaronis sews and hears the stories of Gee’s Bend's historic quilters
What will it really take to vaccinate the world against Covid 19?
Rulebreakers: How I disappear
The phenomenon of disappearance is rooted in Japanese culture. Meet those who disappear
Barbara Demick: True stories from North Korea
The writer Barbara Demick discusses her ‘narrative non-fiction’ style of journalism
BBC OS Conversations: Covid-19 'long-haulers'
People who have had Covid-19 but are still suffering from debilitating symptoms
Red State refugees
Can refugees save the small, conservative town of Cactus, Texas?
Rulebreakers: Veteran on the tracks
The handbook for train hopping American hobo culture and the man behind the guide
Hugh Sykes: Reporting from the frontlines
Hugh Sykes recounts the drama, danger and humour of life on the journalistic frontline
August in Minsk
A summer of protest in Belarus recorded by Minsk journalist Ilya Kuzniatsou
Coronavirus: Children with special needs
How parents of children with special educational needs have coped in lockdown
The Soviet Feminist Army
The army of Soviet women spreading feminist ideas in Afghanistan
Rulebreakers: A beautiful prison
Why Greenland is opening up its first prison, after years as a modern prison-less society
Naziha Syed Ali: Pakistan’s fearless female reporter
The Pakistani journalist on holding her country’s powerful elite to account
BBC OS Conversations: Covid-free nations
We hear about life on Pacific islands with no coronavirus cases
Why India is mad for motorbikes
An investigation into the deep-seated and increasing passion for motorcycling in India
Accused of hacking the Pentagon
This is what happened to my life when I was accused of hacking the Pentagon
South Africa moonshine
The price of going ‘dry’ during the pandemic
Remembering those lost to Covid-19
The stories behind the numbers in the coronavirus pandemic
The shepherd and the settler
A Palestinian shepherd fights for his livelihood under pressure from Israeli settlers
The trouble with Dutch cows
Must the Netherlands' world-beating cows be sacrificed to save the country's environment?
Coronavirus: Friendships during lockdown
A conversation about friendships during the pandemic
Poland's gay pride and prejudice
The row over sexuality that threatens to unleash a culture war in Poland
Coronavirus: Back to normal in Wuhan?
What life is like now in the Chinese city where Covid-19 was first detected
What has Nobel done for the World?
What it takes to win a Nobel prize and what it means for the lives and careers of winners
Songs of the Humpback Whale
The story of Roger Payne’s best-selling environmental album, released 50 years ago
Portland, prisons and white supremacy - part one
How the death of a black teenager highlighted America’s struggle with white gang violence
US Election 2020: Trump and coronavirus
What have Americans made of President Trump's response to the pandemic?
Dyslexia: Language and childhood
Toby Withers explores how you can be dyslexic in one language, but not in another
Portland, prisons and white supremacy - part two
US election: Testing positive for Covid-19
Americans discuss President Trump's Covid-19 diagnosis
How a WW2 icon was made, piece by piece, against all odds. With historian Victoria Taylor
Dyslexia: Into adulthood
Stella Sabin looks at the continuing impact of dyslexia in adult life
A death-defying migrant's story...
The Response USA: The return
Americans consider how their lives have changed since the election of Donald Trump
US election: Losing your job
People across America talk about losing their jobs during the pandemic
The TikTok election
Sophia Smith Galer finds out how TikTok could influence the outcome of the US election
A perfect match
The inequalities in US healthcare exposed through a deeply personal story
The British and their fish
Grimsby, the once-mighty UK fishing port that hopes Brexit will bring a renaissance
US election: Trucking and farming
Truck drivers and farmers talk about the past four years of Trump presidency
Fighting together in Korea
How the Korean War forced the US military to desegregate
China's rocket man
What does a pioneering scientist's story reveal about China and America?
US election: Socially distant
Two socially distanced views of the pre-election political landscape of America
US election: Race and policing
Conversations with serving officers, Black Lives Matter protesters and former Neo-Nazis
Missing and murdered: America’s forgotten native girls
The shocking violence against Native American women
Sicily’s prisoner fishermen
Eighteen Sicilian fishermen are in jail in Benghazi, accused of fishing in Libya’s waters
US election: Divided nation
Voters from across the country share their thoughts and feelings about the election
India's missing children
Rajini Vaidyanathan searches for one of the many Indian children trafficked into slavery
The burning scar
Investigating a palm oil giant buying vast areas of Asia’s largest remaining rainforest
US election: A test of democracy
US voters discuss the election
The frenzied attack in a farmhouse that left two dead and a South African town divided
Obesity crisis In Thai temples
Why are Buddhist monks in Thailand more obese than the population at large?
The five-day election
Voters talk about waiting for results of the unusually protracted US presidential election
Martinique: The poisoning of paradise
The historic link between slavery and the toxic contamination of a Caribbean island
Coronavirus: Mental and physical toll
Three women in Latin America talk about how coronavirus has affected their societies
100 Women: The mushroom woman
How Chido Govera's curiosity with mushrooms helped feed her family and other growers
Don't Log Off: Resilience
Alan Dein connects with individuals whose lives have shifted in the coronavirus pandemic
The Mapuche – fighting for their right to heal
The Mapuche battle to get respect for their approach to healthcare in southern Chile