Thursday, December 16, 2010

Heads-up for 16 December 2010

In Our Time
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ancient religion and philosophy, Daoism. Said to date from the 6th century BC when a wise man called Laozi wrote the 'Scripture of the Way and its Power', the 'Daodejing'; Daoism plays a significant role in Chinese culture in general and is now one of the most influential religions worldwide. Melvyn is joined by Tim Barrett, Professor of East Asian History at SOAS; Martin Palmer, Director of the International Consultancy on Religion, Education and Culture; and Hilde De Weerdt,Fellow and Tutor in Chinese History at Pembroke College, University of Oxford.
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KQED Forum
AIDS Breakthrough
A team of doctors in Berlin say they've cured a man of HIV/AIDS with a stem cell transplant. While AIDS researchers say the exact procedure is unlikely to result in many cures, some are celebrating the findings as a huge leap in research that could lead to a cure.
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The China History Podcast
The Empress Wu Zetian REBROADCAST
Today we rebroadcast our July 19, 2010 program on the Tang empress Wu Zetian. Initially a concubine to the second Tang emperor and wife of the third, she later went on to reign as Empress of China in her own right. In this week's episode we look at her colorful life. Then next episode we will resume our dynasty overview in 705 after the death of Wu Zetian.
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Schlaflos in München
Dick im Geschäft
Erstmal vielen Dank für das Intro von Toby vom Heute endlich mal wieder ein Interviewpartner. Peter Kuhn von der Ascuro AG erzählt uns, wie schwer übergewichtige Menschen es im Alltag haben. Seine Firma verkauft im Online-Shop viele Produkte, die dicken Menschen helfen sollen. Mehr Informationen auch bei Adicare. Er plädiert für mehr Verständnis und dafür, Vorbehalte endlich abzulegen! Wäre doch ein guter Vorsatz für's nächste Jahr... Das von ihm angesprochene Buch ist Fat! So?: Because You Don't Have to Apologize for Your Size.
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