Posted in January 2014

Listening 29/01/14

Listening 29/01/14

Whatever Happened to Community? (1/3): Looking at the nature of community, 11,00 GMT, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03jz22w Money Box Live: How you splt up your wealth after a divorce, 15.00 GMT, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03s76cy Bringing up Britain (3/3): Shared leave after the birth of a child, 20.00 GMT, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03s76dp Advertisements

Listening 27/01/14

Listening 27/01/14

Farming Today: How the weather is affecting the apple producers in Britain, 5.45 GMT, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03s6mdm Women’s Hour: how glossies are changing, 10.00 GMT, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03s6mdw You and Yours: how children are using e-cigarettes, 12.00 GMT, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03s6mf4 The Unbelievable Truth: comedy based on truths and lies, 18.30 GMT http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03s6pjn

Comedy

Comedy

For those of you wanting a taste of British comedy, take your pick from the many shows on offer at : http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/programmes/genres/comedy/player

Listening 26/01/14

Listening 26/01/14

Food Programme: how Greek yoghurt created a worldwide craze, 12.32 GMT, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03s6jtq Witness: In 1964 a group of West German students helped more than 50 people escape from East Berlin, 14.45 GMT, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03s6jtv More or Less: The impact immigration has on the public purce, 20.00 GMT, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03qfzgx Thinking allowed: (27/01/14) The role of music in ourlives, 00.15 GMT, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03q9q2n

Listening 25/01/14

Listening 25/01/14

Farming Today: 6.30 GMT, The importance of soil, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03s645l Bringing up Britain (2/3): Sibling rivalry, 22.15 GMT, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03q9w0v

Brain Drain (essay)

Brain Drain (essay)

More and more qualified people are moving from poor to rich countries to fill vacancies in specialist areas like engineering, computing and medicine. Some people believe that by encouraging the movement of such people, rich countries are stealing from poor countries. Others feel that this is only part of the natural movement of workers around … Continue reading

Listening 24/01/14

Listening 24/01/14

You and Yours: superfast broadband, 12.00 GMT, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03qfzgj The Now Show: satire, 18.30 GMT, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03qfzh1 A point of view: looking back at the week’s topical issues, 20.50 GMT, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03qfzh9

Listening 23/01/14

Listening 23/01/14

  In Our Time: early Chinese history, 9.00 GMT, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03qf7qx Acts of Union and Disunion: Britains lack of a constitution, 13.45 GMT, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03qflhf

What is your worth? (essay)

What is your worth? (essay)

A person’s worth nowadays seems to be judged according to social status and material possessions. Old-fashioned values, such as honour, kindness and trust, no longer seem important. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? (Just a few articles to get you started) http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/19/nhs-patient-data-available-companies-buy http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/20/brazilian-flashmob-shopping-mall-closes-rolezinho http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/19/how-to-rescue-uk-middle-classes http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/jan/19/wealthy-parents-pay-top-state-schools http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/19/labour-jobseekers-allowance-jsa-benefit-english-maths-basic-skills http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/jimmy-savile-could-have-abused-up-to-1000-victims-while-at-the-bbc-9070421.html http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/oxfam-warns-davos-of-pernicious-impact-of-the-widening-wealth-gap-9070714.html http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/tough-times-trigger-shoplifting-epidemic-as-organised-gangs-steal-valuable-goods-to-order-9070709.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10582896/French-economy-has-been-run-into-the-sand-says-Cabinet-minister.htmlContinue reading