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Crisis in Catalonia20171026Catalan independence and what the crisis means for Catalonia, Spain and the EU

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Davos: The Fake News Challenge To Politics20180127Hacking, leaking and disputing the facts - it’s never been easier to distort the truth. Can a free and fair media still operate in a digitised world and restore trust in political debate? Zeinab Badawi discusses the issues with a panel of political and media figures at the World Economic Forum in Davos, including: Joseph Kahn - Managing Editor, New York Times; Anna Belkina - Deputy Editor in Chief, RT; Jimmy Wales - Co-Founder, Wikipedia.

Zeinab Badawi and panel in Davos discuss the distortion of truth. Can a free and fair media restore trust in political debate?

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Davos: The Fake News Challenge To Politics2018012720180128 (WS)Hacking, leaking and disputing the facts - it’s never been easier to distort the truth. Can a free and fair media still operate in a digitised world and restore trust in political debate? Zeinab Badawi discusses the issues with a panel of political and media figures at the World Economic Forum in Davos, including: Joseph Kahn - Managing Editor, New York Times; Anna Belkina - Deputy Editor in Chief, RT; Jimmy Wales - Co-Founder, Wikipedia.

Zeinab Badawi and panel in Davos discuss the distortion of truth. Can a free and fair media restore trust in political debate?

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Europe, Have Your Say20190410As European leaders meet to discuss Britain’s request for more time to leave the European Union, a special edition of Europe Have Your Say - with Chloe Tilley - will hear views from across the continent. We’ll join with radio stations throughout Europe to hear what people are making of the Brexit dilemma.

We join radio stations around Europe to hear what people make of the Brexit dilemma.

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For richer or poorer: Does global inequality matter?2019092820190929 (WS)No one doubts the world’s rich are getting richer, but does this widening inequality matter if, as the statistics appear to show, global capitalism is lifting so many out of extreme poverty? Life for millions has undoubtedly improved in places like China and India thanks to global capitalism.

Others argue this level of inequality is unsustainable, because it’s not just about the unfair distribution of money – it’s also about the inequality of opportunity, of voice and of access to resources. In a world already facing the challenges of exploding population growth and climate change, will super-rich global elites foster resentment, dangerous discontent and political populism?

Zeinab Badawi discusses the issues with a high-profile panel at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers event in New York. Does global inequality really matter, and should we care? And if we should, what should we do about it?

Panel -
Mo Ibrahim, businessman, philanthropist
Sigrid Kaag, minister for foreign trade & development cooperation, Netherlands
Kay James, president of the Heritage Foundation
John Fugelsang, political comedian, actor, broadcaster, commentator

Produced by Ben Carter for the BBC World Service.

What effect is inequality having on the future of the planet?

The programme that puts the important questions to those in the spotlight

No one doubts the world’s rich are getting richer, but does this widening inequality matter if, as the statistics appear to show, global capitalism is lifting so many out of extreme poverty? Life for millions has undoubtedly improved in places like China and India thanks to global capitalism.

Others argue this level of inequality is unsustainable, because it’s not just about the unfair distribution of money – it’s also about the inequality of opportunity, of voice and of access to resources. In a world already facing the challenges of exploding population growth and climate change, will super-rich global elites foster resentment, dangerous discontent and political populism?

Zeinab Badawi discusses the issues with a high-profile panel at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers event in New York. Does global inequality really matter, and should we care? And if we should, what should we do about it?

Panel -
Mo Ibrahim, businessman, philanthropist
Sigrid Kaag, minister for foreign trade & development cooperation, Netherlands
Kay James, president of the Heritage Foundation
John Fugelsang, political comedian, actor, broadcaster, commentator

Produced by Ben Carter for the BBC World Service.

What effect is inequality having on the future of the planet?

The programme that puts the important questions to those in the spotlight

No one doubts the world’s rich are getting richer, but does this widening inequality matter if, as the statistics appear to show, global capitalism is lifting so many out of extreme poverty? Life for millions has undoubtedly improved in places like China and India thanks to global capitalism.

Others argue this level of inequality is unsustainable, because it’s not just about the unfair distribution of money – it’s also about the inequality of opportunity, of voice and of access to resources. In a world already facing the challenges of exploding population growth and climate change, will super-rich global elites foster resentment, dangerous discontent and political populism?

Zeinab Badawi discusses the issues with a high-profile panel at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers event in New York. Does global inequality really matter, and should we care? And if we should, what should we do about it?

Panel -
Mo Ibrahim, businessman, philanthropist
Sigrid Kaag, minister for foreign trade & development cooperation, Netherlands
Kay James, president of the Heritage Foundation
John Fugelsang, political comedian, actor, broadcaster, commentator

Produced by Ben Carter for the BBC World Service.

What effect is inequality having on the future of the planet?

The programme that puts the important questions to those in the spotlight

No one doubts the world’s rich are getting richer, but does this widening inequality matter if, as the statistics appear to show, global capitalism is lifting so many out of extreme poverty? Life for millions has undoubtedly improved in places like China and India thanks to global capitalism.

Others argue this level of inequality is unsustainable, because it’s not just about the unfair distribution of money – it’s also about the inequality of opportunity, of voice and of access to resources. In a world already facing the challenges of exploding population growth and climate change, will super-rich global elites foster resentment, dangerous discontent and political populism?

Zeinab Badawi discusses the issues with a high-profile panel at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers event in New York. Does global inequality really matter, and should we care? And if we should, what should we do about it?

Panel -
Mo Ibrahim, businessman, philanthropist
Sigrid Kaag, minister for foreign trade & development cooperation, Netherlands
Kay James, president of the Heritage Foundation
John Fugelsang, political comedian, actor, broadcaster, commentator

Produced by Ben Carter for the BBC World Service.

What effect is inequality having on the future of the planet?

The programme that puts the important questions to those in the spotlight

For Richer Or Poorer: Does Global Inequality Matter?2019092820190929 (WS)No one doubts the world’s rich are getting richer: the wealthiest one per cent are on course to control two thirds of the planet’s wealth by 2030. Does this widening inequality matter if, as the statistics appear to show, global capitalism is lifting so many out of extreme poverty? Life for millions has undoubtedly improved in places like China and India thanks to global capitalism.

Others argue this level of inequality is unsustainable, because it’s not just about the unfair distribution of money – it’s also about the inequality of opportunity, of voice and of access to resources. In a world already facing the challenges of exploding population growth and climate change, will super-rich global elites foster resentment, dangerous discontent and political populism?

Zeinab Badawi discusses the issues with a high-profile panel at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers event in New York. Does global inequality really matter, and should we care? And if we should, what should we do about it?

Produced by Geraldine Ryan for the BBC World Service.

What effect is inequality having on the future of the planet?

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Politics of Fear or a Rebellion of the Forgotten?20170121Why are so many people in democracies showing hostility towards establishment power?

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Reporting Terror: A Dangerous Game20161001Journalists debate whether news organisations need to rethink the reporting of terrorism

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Reporting Terror: A Dangerous Game2016100120161002 (WS)Journalists debate whether news organisations need to rethink the reporting of terrorism

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Space Flight2019071320190714 (WS)What is the future of space flight? With a successful Nasa landing on Mars and more commercial space travel in development than ever before, astronautical engineers are taking us into a new age. From lift off to landing, rapid innovations are radically changing what's possible and bringing us much closer to outer space.

The BBC World Service and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 bring three of the world's greatest space flight engineers to London to discuss space travel with a large public audience at Imperial College.

Presenter Kevin Fong meets Adam Steltzner, Nasa's chief engineer for the 2020 Mission to Mars, Anuradha TK, Geosat programme director for the Indian Space Research Organisation and David Parker, director of Human and Robotic Exploration at the European Space Agency.

(Photo: International Space Station. Credit: Nasa/Getty Images)

Three of the world's greatest space flight engineers discuss the future of space travel

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Presenter Kevin Fong meets Adam Steltzner, Nasa's chief engineer for the 2020 Mission to Mars, Anuradha TK, Geosat programme director for the Indian Space Research Organisation and David Parker, director of Human and Robotic Exploration at the European Space Agency.

The Bailout20180623Ten years ago, in the course of just a few months, Wall Street was brought to its knees, almost dragging the global economy down with it. For the first time together in public since 2008, we hear from the three men who tried to hold back the tide.

US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, and New York Fed chair Tim Geithner describe what it was like as some of the world's biggest banks crumbled around them, and reveal how close things came to collapse. And, as the impact of the crash continues to be felt today, they discuss the lessons learnt, and their biggest regrets.

Presented by Kai Ryssdal.

Three key decision makers discuss how they handled the global financial crisis.

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The Bailout2018062320180624 (WS)Ten years ago, in the course of just a few months, Wall Street was brought to its knees, almost dragging the global economy down with it. For the first time together in public since 2008, we hear from the three men who tried to hold back the tide.

US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, and New York Fed chair Tim Geithner describe what it was like as some of the world's biggest banks crumbled around them, and reveal how close things came to collapse. And, as the impact of the crash continues to be felt today, they discuss the lessons learnt, and their biggest regrets.

Presented by Kai Ryssdal.

Three key decision makers discuss how they handled the global financial crisis.

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The Engineers20160618
The Engineers20160618Razia Iqbal meets three of the world's greatest engineers

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The Engineers2016061820160619 (WS)Razia Iqbal meets three of the world's greatest engineers

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The Engineers2018092220180923 (WS)Can engineering solve the world’s problems? Three of the world’s greatest bio engineers discuss climate change, crop failure and infertility at a special event staged in partnership with the Royal Commission for the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Professor Madeleine Van Oppen of the Australian Institute of Marine Science is developing heat resistant corals; the Ethiopian agronomist Gebisa Ejeta from Purdue University, USA is engineering drought and pest resistant crops; and Kathy Niakin leads a team at the Crick Institute, UK and is the first scientist worldwide to get national level approval to use CRISPR to edit the DNA of human embryos.

They join Razia Iqbal and a public audience at the Natural History Museum in London to discuss important and ground-breaking work.

Three bio-engineers discuss advances that could solve the huge problems the world faces

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The Engineers2018092220180926 (WS)Can engineering solve the world’s problems? Three of the world’s greatest bio engineers discuss climate change, crop failure and infertility at a special event staged in partnership with the Royal Commission for the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Professor Madeleine Van Oppen of the Australian Institute of Marine Science is developing heat resistant corals; the Ethiopian agronomist Gebisa Ejeta from Purdue University, USA is engineering drought and pest resistant crops; and Kathy Niakin leads a team at the Crick Institute, UK and is the first scientist worldwide to get national level approval to use CRISPR to edit the DNA of human embryos.

They join Razia Iqbal and a public audience at the Natural History Museum in London to discuss important and ground-breaking work.

Three bio-engineers discuss advances that could solve the huge problems the world faces

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The Engineers: Re-engineering the Future20200627All over the world engineers are being called on to re-purpose and solve the problems the global pandemic creates. We bring together an audience of engineers and the general public from six continents to share insights to inspire innovation worldwide.

How are engineers reinventing our world to fight the virus? What can they do to re-imagine the everyday and make life safer and easier across the globe?

Presenter Kevin Fong is joined by a panel of four leading engineers from around the world who respond to questions, comments and first-hand accounts from a global audience linked by Zoom.

The panel:
Luke Leung: Director of Sustainability at international architecture and engineering firm SOM
Linda Miller: Transport infrastructure engineer at the major engineering and construction firm Bechtel
Rebecca Shipley: Director of UCL’s Institute for Healthcare Engineering
Carlo Ratti: Director of MIT’s Senseable Lab

This is a special edition of an annual event series staged in partnership with the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.

Sound Engineer: Lee Chaundy
Producer: Charlie Taylor

(Photo: Coronavirus, Credit: Getty Images)

How engineering can tackle the problems of Covid 19

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The Engineers: Re-engineering the Future2020062720200628 (WS)All over the world engineers are being called on to re-purpose and solve the problems the global pandemic creates. We bring together an audience of engineers and the general public from six continents to share insights to inspire innovation worldwide.

How are engineers reinventing our world to fight the virus? What can they do to re-imagine the everyday and make life safer and easier across the globe?

Presenter Kevin Fong is joined by a panel of four leading engineers from around the world who respond to questions, comments and first-hand accounts from a global audience linked by Zoom.

The panel:
Luke Leung: Director of Sustainability at international architecture and engineering firm SOM
Linda Miller: Transport infrastructure engineer at the major engineering and construction firm Bechtel
Rebecca Shipley: Director of UCL’s Institute for Healthcare Engineering
Carlo Ratti: Director of MIT’s Senseable Lab

This is a special edition of an annual event series staged in partnership with the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.

Sound Engineer: Lee Chaundy
Producer: Charlie Taylor

(Photo: Coronavirus, Credit: Getty Images)

How engineering can tackle the problems of Covid 19

The programme that puts the important questions to those in the spotlight

The Engineers: Re-engineering The Future2020062720200802 (WS)All over the world engineers are being called on to re-purpose and solve the problems the global pandemic creates. We bring together an audience of engineers and the general public from six continents to share insights to inspire innovation worldwide.

How are engineers reinventing our world to fight the virus? What can they do to re-imagine the everyday and make life safer and easier across the globe?

Presenter Kevin Fong is joined by a panel of four leading engineers from around the world who respond to questions, comments and first-hand accounts from a global audience linked by Zoom.

The panel:
Luke Leung: Director of Sustainability at international architecture and engineering firm SOM
Linda Miller: Transport infrastructure engineer at the major engineering and construction firm Bechtel
Rebecca Shipley: Director of UCL’s Institute for Healthcare Engineering
Carlo Ratti: Director of MIT’s Senseable Lab

This is a special edition of an annual event series staged in partnership with the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.

Sound Engineer: Lee Chaundy
Producer: Charlie Taylor

(Photo: Coronavirus, Credit: Getty Images)

How engineering can tackle the problems of Covid 19

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The Engineers: Re-engineering the Future20200627How engineering can tackle the problems of Covid 19

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The Engineers: Re-engineering the Future2020062720200628 (WS)How engineering can tackle the problems of Covid 19

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The Engineers: Rise of the Robots20170617Engineering shapes our world - will robots drive our future?

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The Engineers: Rise of the Robots2017061720170618 (WS)Engineering shapes our world - will robots drive our future?

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The Engineers: Space Flight Engineering2019071320190714 (WS)What is the future of Space flight? With a successful NASA landing on Mars and more commercial space travel in development than ever before, astronautical engineers are taking us into a new age. From lift off to landing, rapid innovations are radically changing what's possible and bringing us much closer to outer space. The BBC World Service and the Royal Commission for the Great Exhibition of 1851 bring three of the world's greatest space flight engineers to London to discuss space travel with a large public audience at Imperial College.

Presenter Kevin Fong meets Adam Steltzner of NASA, Anuradha TK of ISRO, and David Parker of ESA. Join them to discuss space flight engineering 50 years after the first landing on the moon.

Kevin Fong is joined by three space flight engineers in London to discuss space travel.

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The Genomic Revolution from the Francis Crick Institute20161019The ethics, promise and pitfalls of genomic research

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The Genomic Revolution from the Francis Crick Institute2016101920161023 (WS)The ethics, promise and pitfalls of genomic research

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The New America20161008The issues that could motivate US Latinos to vote in the presidential election

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World Economic Forum In Davos20160126Is Europe at a tipping point? Can Europe deal with crises without betraying its values?

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