Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Listening ideas for 6 April 2011

Entitled Opinions
The Human Brain - Stuart Edelstein
A conversation with Stuart Edelstein, Professor Emeritus of biology and neuroscience (University of Geneva) and member of the French Académie des Sciences.
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The Rwandan genocide
A wave of killing in Rwanda started on April 6 1994. Almost a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus lost their lives. Jean-Francois Gisimba lived through it all, expecting to die on a daily basis.
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Point Blank with Nitin Chandrakant Desai
In our film industry, what Amitabh Bachchan or Dilip Kumar is to acting, Nitin Chandrakant Desai is to art direction. The winner of four national awards and many successful movies such as Lagaan, Devdas, Jodha Akbar, Hum Dil Dechuke Sanam, Munnabhai, etc talks about his craft and the challenges of his everyday job. He takes us through his experiece of working with directors like Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Sanjay Leela Bhansai, Danny Boyle and Ashutosh Gowarikar. His job demands him to think on his feet and deliver results in open sets where temperature can soar up to 45 degrees.This podcast charts the journey of the man who once lived in a 10X10 Worli chawl and today is Indias most respected Art Director who still maintains the modesty of a newcomer.
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Radio Open Source
For a New Moral Map of the Middle East
Imagine Professor Melani McAlister at home in North Carolina, breaking down this Arab spring for a grandmother who’s not entirely convinced that President Obama is not Muslim.
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Rear Vision
Ivory Coast
In Ivory Coast, the world's major source of cocoa, there are two men claiming to be president. But only one of them won the recent presidential election and the tense four month stand-off threatens to plunge the country into civil war.
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