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In Search of Santa

Ho, ho, ho! The Radio New Internationalist team had a good laugh when we found out where Santa - or St Nicholas - really came from. It's another indication that, when it comes to Christmas, history gets swept aside and traditions take over. Dick Gross, author of Godless Gospel: A modern guide to meaning and morality, jumps on the sleigh with Chris Richards as we search for Santa and the meaning of Christmas.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Radio New Internationalist - Inner Conflict

As a radio program thats always in search of new horizons, this weeks co-host is a pioneering reporter from Somalia Ahmed Abdisalam Adan who explains the most recent conflict in his country from his HornAfrik newsroom bunker in the capital, Mogadishu. From here, we step out into the line of fire in search of successful campaigns to rid the world of war and weapons. Johan Galtung a global warrior for non-violent resolution to conflict sets-out a world without armies; Kameelah Rasheed gives a…

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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.…

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Trafficked

What kind of person wakes up and says: Right, Im going to make some money by selling a person today? Apparently its often a parent or trusted friend; someone known to the victim. And its women as well as men. Todays program seeks out sex traffickers and what can be done to stop them.…

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Radio New Internationalist - The real thing

This program investigates Coca Cola that sugary soft drink that has led the corporate pack towards international profit and power. Whats in its bottles? Whats in its history? And whats in the global movement to ban it from schools, university and government canteens? Find out as:Amit Srivastava from the India Resource Center leads the way, by explaining how Coke plants steal water and pollute land and cause community outrage strong enough to close Coke plants in India; Nutritionist Marion…

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Tribal revival

Guess which country the Radio New Internationalist team is talking about today? Its indigenous people - still struggling for rights to their land and resources - often live in shanty communities overrepresented by the unemployed, drug addicted, and alcoholic. Fringe-dwellers, they die much earlier than non-indigenous people, and suffer a range of chronic health problems. Many non-indigenous people say that these folk need to be integrated into mainstream society, but the standard of education…

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Radio New Internationalist - No refuge

The dictators may be different and the violence may vary but when people flee their homes in fear, they live many common experiences. In this program, refugees from Chile, Rwanda and Uganda share with us intimate details of their life journeys. Facing up to the gruelling resistance of the Rich World to open its borders to those who are asking for just one more chance at finding a peaceful existence.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The Hunger

This program hits the airwaves at the start of Ramadan - the most significant month of the Islamic year: a month in which fasting features. So, inspired by the millions around the world of all faiths who fast, today were focusing on food - whos got it, who hasnt, and how its being used for religious and political pursuits: With global grain reserves at levels so low that would only be capable of satisfying world demands for two months, Angus Calder - a company director in search of more…

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Speak my language - The rise and fall of linguistic empires

One language dies every two weeks. Of the estimated seven thousands languages spoken in the world today, only a fraction is expected to survive into the next century. For those who loose their language, the cultural cost is so profound that it's likened to loosing one's family.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Here comes the bride

Fresh from this year's International Women's Day celebrations, this week the Radio New Internationalist team pay tribute to the women of the world and the challenges that confront them as a result of marriage. While changing roles of women in public life, laws to stop obstacles to education such as the marriage of girl-brides and greater availability to contraception are gradually improving women's lives, progress is slow. Nikki van der Gaag - author of the No Nonsense Guide to Women's Rights…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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