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Depleted Uranium

Just one microscopic particle of depleted uranium lodged in the lungs can start a reaction in a single cell that could lead to fatal cancer. It's unfortunate, then, that the world has an estimated one million tonnes of this dangerous waste - and a very limited means to get rid of it. In this program we'll hear how, why and where it's being dumped and the injuries and deaths that are being caused as a result.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Small arms, big bangs

A thousand people die every day from gunshot wounds, and 3,000 more are severely injured. Surprisingly, those targeted are not troops. Nearly three quarters of guns are in the hands of civilians not armies; and three quarters of people who die are citizens, not soldiers.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Excitement, exhilaration, emotion: music’s power to move its listeners.

We generally assume music is used for the good – but occasionally this is not so...…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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A passion for life

13 HIV-positive Latin-American stories seek to inform and address AIDS-related stigma.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The song the G20 doesn't want to hear

Tomorrow, the rich world’s leaders will gather in Seoul, South Korea. But why are they afraid of a song?.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Ten days to save Neak Ta

Young Cambodian artists are being mentored as they explore the links between their traditional music and modern works – but they need our help.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Cyber crimes

Next time youre downloading a film or music through the internet, spare a thought for Hew Griffiths, 44 years old, unemployed and now languishing in a jail half a world away from his home. Unlike most of the other inmates, hes not there for doing drugs, theft or assault. Rather, his crime was to belong to a group that cracked security codes of some of the United States biggest media moguls, giving group members access to software and games that - if downloaded - could have been accessed free of…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Radio New Internationalist - Up in smoke

Forty-seven million documents are now online that trace the power-marketing and politicking undertaken by the tobacco industry the only industry in the world thats able to sell a product that is directly killing many of those who buy it. Theres a lode of gems you can find in these documents: that is, if youve got time to wade through 47 million pages. Anne Landman the editor of TobaccoWiki, a new online research and information project being facilitated by the Center for Media and Democracy…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Musical unions

In just minutes, one song can deliver a powerful message that would take a book-load of words to explain. Unquestionably, some songs move our hearts and sympathies in a way that straight facts could never achieve. But while we have experienced how sound can enrich our lives, it can also move those who create it through a healing journey to a better place.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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My Haitian diary

On elections, chaos and new energy.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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