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Starting on Monday, October 13th, the BBC World Service introduces additional editions of the program New About Ebola. In the program, Kim Chakanetsa brings the latest information about local, regional and international efforts to contain and combat the Ebola virus.
The BBC program Discovery: Trauma will air Monday, October 27th.
In a two part series, Dr. Kevin Fong traces the evolution of trauma medicine from the First World War through to modern day civilian emergency response.
One key question we have when we talk about the rise of the so-called ISLAMIC STATE in Iraq and Syria, is where this group is getting its MONEY from.
As part of the international campaign to defeat the Islamic State, the US and its allies are employing a range of strategies to try and choke off the terror group’s FUNDING which is both extensive and underpins its expansionist ambitions.
Some experts say previous strategies, like that used against Al Qaeda’s finances, simply won’t work this time. Why not? The BBC’s Defence and Diplomatic Correspondent Jonathan Marcus explains: Read more
In a move signaling public media’s shared commitment to its audience, NPR and American Public Media announced an agreement today that will make APM’s Marketplace Morning Report a daily feature during NPR’s Morning Edition newsmagazine. The change will take place in the fall.
On Thursday, voters in Scotland will go to the polls to answer the question, “Should Scotland be an independent country?” The result will have huge implications for the United Kingdom, and will be watched by separatist movements from Spain to Iran to China.
The BBC World Service will offer coverage of the referendum, its possible implications, and reaction to the results, tailored to a global audience. All programming is planned to follow the World Service clock, but will break format for the ‘Final Results’ of the referendum, or as other news warrants. Preliminary estimates say the result will be announced sometime between 1:30 – 2:30 AM ET.
We hear lots of news reporting about GAZA at the moment of course, but most listeners have little idea where it is, what it is, who owns it, governs it, it’s recent history, etc.
We’ve tried to answer some of those questions in today’s audio explainer, posted to content depot, and attached.
The BBC World Service airs World Book Club with Pat Barker on Sunday, September 7 at 1206 EDT. The Arts Hour will be dropped to accommodate.
This weeks’ EXPLAINER is former BBC Kabul correspondent, Dawood Azami, explaining why in Afghanistan this summer the Taliban is mounting its biggest offensive since the US-led invasion in 2001. Audio available in Content Depot
The Politics Of Gaza.
An interesting backgrounder. Hamas, lacking their usual supporters in the Syrian and Egyptian government until recently were in a weak position politically, very isolated. Has this conflict with Israel actually strengthened their position despite the enormous human cost?
Written and recorded by the World Service Middle East editor Sebastian Usher
On September 20th, Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell and the rest of the A Prairie Home Companion gang converge on the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul for the annual Season Opener and Meatloaf Supper. You too can join in on the fun by hosting your own local Listening/Viewing Party to coincide with the APHC season opener. American Public Media will provide you the tools to engage your APHC fans in person while they enjoy the radio broadcast or take advantage of the live video stream. Read more