A World In Your Ear

Highlights from English-language radio programmes from around the world; Emily Buchanan was the regular presenter up to 20030912, then it was c>Rosie Goldsmith

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Emily Buchanan presents highlights from ENGLISH language radio programmes from around the world.

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She discovers how attitudes to the family are changing, why Singaporeans are saying no to marriage and babies, how a political struggle took precedence over family loyalties in Sri Lanka and hears a son tell his father what he gets up to in a creche in the Netherlands.

20060812

Rosie Goldsmith listens in as whales take the US Navy to court; there's a visit to a retirement home for test animals in Europe; and an encounter with a dog in Australia who eats motorbikes.

20060819

Rosie Goldsmith finds out if talking about sex on radio around the world is still taboo.

Zambian men discuss their attitudes to casual sex and worries about HIV/Aids; Indonesian students debate their country's anti-pornography bill; and Americans talk about the joys and frustrations of sex over 70.

20060826

Rembrandt, the war in Iraq, sci-fi monsters and the middle ages: all subjects of radio drama from Holland to Malawi.

Rosie Goldsmith tunes into the topical, the traditonal and the podcast dramas from round the globe and asks: can soap operas bring peace on earth?

20060902

Rosie Goldsmith plucks a few audio treats from gardens around the world.

From radio Taiwan, an international a story about the balcony garden, from Eritrea how to create a sustainable garden and from the US, horticultural advice from Doctor Dirt!.

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Rosie Goldsmith investigates how crime is reported on radio stations around the globe - from mobile phone theft in Ghana to the hustlers of downtown Chicago.

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Rosie Goldsmith finds out that immigration is a hot topic around the globe.

She tunes in to Bulgarians who are about to join the EU, and listens to the Dutch debating their new immigration policy.

Plus, illegal immigrants in the US march on Washington defending their right to stay.

20060923

A special Caribbean edition.

St Vincent Radio marks emancipation month with a discussion on whether black people have to work twice as hard to achieve their goals; Grenadians debate carnival's religious roots; and a Barbadian offers some tips for the home cricket team ahead of next year's World Cup.

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Darfur refugees in Chad give first hand accounts of fleeing for their lives; a Californian show discusses conquering fear in a time of terror; French radio tells us why business and fear do not mix; we tour Sweden's most haunted castle and hear how all hell broke loose when an evangelist said he's no longer scared of Satan.

20061223

A World in Your Ear sips and slurps its way around the globe this festive season with a programme devoted to alcohol.

We hear about the Czech Republic's 'Lady Beer', specially brewed for menopausal women, tune into podcasts for wine lovers from the Napa Valley, join the world's longest pub crawl in the Australian outback and investigate alcohol poisoning in Russia.

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The focus is on India, where there has been an explosion in commercial radio and where community stations have finally been given the right to broadcast news and current affairs.

We hear about a station for fishermen affected by the Tsunami, and a station which tackles corrupt officials in remote villages.

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Rosie Goldsmith showcases the best of English language radio from around the world.

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Rosie Goldsmith showcases the best of English language radio from around the world.

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Rosie Goldsmith showcases the best of English language radio from around the world.

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Lucy Ash showcases the best of English language radio from around the world.

20070526

This programme features the winners of the first ever BBC Africa Radio Awards.

America2002090620020908

Emily Buchanan presents highlights from ENGLISH-language radio from around the world.

As the anniversary of 11 September approaches, this edition looks at America's image abroad.

Gangs And Guns20070331

Features include a former gang member in San Diego who is helping kids to escape from a life of crime and a look at how the film industry in Hong Kong was infiltrated by triad gangs in the 80s.

Gay Radio2002082320020825

Emily Buchanan presents highlights from ENGLISH-language radio programmes from around the world.

This edition investigates lesbian and gay radio stations from Sweden to Ghana.

New Talent2002120620021208

In this edition, how new talent finds its way onto the airwaves - or fails to.

Politics2002081620020818

Emily Buchanan presents highlights from ENGLISH-language radio programmes from around the world.

This edition investigates how stations keep listeners tuned in to politics.

Radio Reunions2002121320021215

Emily Buchanan investigates radio reunions around the world as old friends, schoolmates and lovers take to the airwaves in their efforts to meet up again.

Radio Reunions2002122020021222

Emily Buchanan investigates radio reunions around the world as old friends, schoolmates and lovers take to the airwaves in their efforts to meet up again.

Royalty2002080920020811

Emily Buchanan presents highlights from ENGLISH-language radio programmes from around the world.

This week's theme is royalty.

Rural Issues2002091320020915

Emily Buchanan presents highlights from ENGLISH-language radio programmes from around the world.

This edition focuses on rural issues from CANADA to Australia.

Storytelling2003010320030105

This edition features the simple art of storytelling.

Water20061202

Lucy Ash finds out how one of the top environmental and political issues of our time is reflected on radio stations around the world.

We hear about the use of 'tricklers' to forcibly limit water use in the townships of South Africa, reusing 'grey' water in Germany, harvesting the rain in Rajasthan, and how the team behind the Archers is helping to encourage good water management with a Tanzanian radio soap.

Winter2002122720021229

Emily Buchanan presents highlights from ENGLISH-language radio programmes from around the world.

This edition features the delights of winter.

0219991009

Emily Buchanan presents highlights from the best ENGLISH language programmes from around the world.

Featuring the Nantucket presenter who made a brain out of potato mash and bacteria, and a witness who heard secret Indonesian military conversations about East Timor.

0319991106

Emily Buchanan presents highlights from the best ENGLISH language programmes from around the world, including the radio station that broadcast live from the hospital ward where its morning presenter was giving birth, and tales of a food fight in a convent.

04Poetry19991204

Emily Buchanan presents highlights of the best ENGLISH language programmes from around the world.

This month a look at poetry - from the delicate nature poetry of Radio Japan's daily haiku to gangsta rap from the mean streets of Los Angeles.

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Sports coverage from Nigeria and the San Francisco restaurant that wants to tattoo its favourite customers.

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Emily Buchanan returns with highlights from ENGLISH-language radio programmes from around the world.

Including a selection of plays and sketches from IRELAND to Australia.

202B02Family Matters20020412

Emily Buchanan presents highlights from ENGLISH-language radio programmes from around the world.

A look at how radio programmes deal with family matters.

203B01Radio Haiti2003040420030406

Emily Buchanan and Fi Glover unfurl another stunning selection of aural blooms from the best of ENGLISH language radio around the world.

In the first episode of the series, Emily Buchanan interviews Haitian radio journalist Michelle Montas.

Michelle and her husband Jean Dominique set up the independent Radio Haiti during the regime of Papa Doc.

After enduring harassment throughout the Duvalier years, Jean was gunned down in the radio station's courtyard last April.

He died, and Michelle continues to be harassed, under a democratic system for which they had campaigned so long to establish.

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Emily Buchanan chooses some highlights of ENGLISH language radio from around the world.

There are features from Canada, NEW YORK, Australia and Northern INDIA.

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This week A World In Your Ear has a surprise presenter.

Fi Glover, broadcaster and author of the acclaimed book Travels With My Radio, gets into her carnival costume and tunes into celebrations around the world.

We hear about a Chinese water splashing festival, a goose beheading competition in SWITZERLAND and sample some choice cuts from a comedy gala in Adelaide.

Fi also looks into plans to start a new liberal radio network in the US, where right wing talk show hosts now dominate the air waves.

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Emily Buchanan presents highlights from ENGLISH-language radio programmes from around the world.

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Fi Glover, broadcaster and author of the acclaimed book, Travels With My Radio, gets into her carnival costume and tunes into celebrations around the world.

Featuring a Chinese water splashing festival, a goose beheading competition in SWITZERLAND, plus some choice cuts from a comedy gala in Adelaide.

Fi also looks into plans to start a new liberal radio network in the US, where right wing talk show hosts now dominate the air waves.

203B07Was Truth A Casualty Of The Coalition?2003051620030518

Emily Buchanan looks at how foreign radio stations fought their own media war in the Gulf.

203C01Twins2003080820030810

Emily Buchanan presents highlights from radio programmes from around the world.

Featuring twins and the discovery that some similarities are not just skin deep.

203C02Australia2003081520030817

In a special edition of A World In Your Ear, Emily Buchanan puts her swag on her back to visit some radio stations down under.

On her travels she meets the green enthusiast who has launched Australia's only environmentally-friendly station and the aboriginal transvestite who presents his own talkback programme, and she discovers that it's not just America that has shock jocks.

203C03The Highs And Lows Of The Business World2003082220030824

Emily Buchanan checks out the highs and lows of the business world, as heard on ENGLISH language radio stations around the globe.

Hear why goats can become a community's goldmine in South Africa, how New Zealand's public enemy number one is dog meat, and why the CEO of De Beers LV sneaks out to his shed late at night.

203C04New Zealand2003082920030831

Emily Buchanan grabs some tips on holiday destinations from ENGLISH language radio stations around the globe.

Hear how films like Lord Of The Rings and Whale Rider have boosted New Zealand's tourism industry by highlighting the beauty of the landscape, and then go on a bad taste tour to the Ukelele capital of the world.

203C05Key Moments In History2003090520030907

Emily Buchanan goes back in time to reassess key moments in history, as broadcast by ENGLISH language radio stations around the world.

From the woman who found the first dinosaur bones in New Zealand to the unfinished war in Korea, can history teach us any lessons?

203C06Education2003091220030914

Emily Buchanan with highlights from ENGLISH-language radio programmes from around the world.

Today sees how the first gay high school in the US is dividing opinion.

203D01Crime2003120520031207

This week, Rosie turns 'gumshoe' to investigate law and order.

She talks to the phone-in host in Tasmania who nearly came to blows with Russell Crowe, listens to bestselling lawyer Scott Turow discuss the pros and cons of the death penalty, and hears how African radio is reporting the alledged rape of Masai women by British soldiers.

203D02Fashion2003121220031214

Rosie Goldsmith presents highlights from ENGLISH-language radio programmes from around the world.

This week Rosie Goldsmith finds out what's hot and what's not on the fashion scene.

Get ready to re-arrange your wardrobe after listening and get the low down on Manolos and Jimmy Choos from the heart of public affairs radio in the US.

203D03The Meaning Of Life - Death, Dying And Survival2003121920031221

Rosie Goldsmith presents highlights from ENGLISH-language radio programmes from around the world.

This edition features a Texas prison warden who has witnessed scores of executions, the "Is Elvis Still Alive?" competition and push your ethical boundaries with the right to die debate that's split America.

203D04Radio Drama2003122620031228

Rosie Goldsmith presents highlights from ENGLISH-language radio programmes from around the world.

This edition features drama, including a production of Hamlet by life prisoners, plus the chance to meet a Canadian Sherlock Holmes and an Irish rabbit who's six foot tall, white and invisible.

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80 years ago Czech radio began broadcasting from a tent.

Rosie Goldsmith travels to Prague, Warsaw and Budapest to celebrate ENGLISH language radio from the Eastern Bloc.

203D062004010920040111

Rosie Goldsmith presents highlights from ENGLISH-language radio programmes around the world.

This edition features developments in the world of gizmos and gadgetry.

204A01Voting In A President2004032620040327

Rosie Goldsmith is back with the best of ENGLISH language radio around the world.

This week, voting in a US president.

Hear the sound of politicians bickering on the road to the White House; listen to what's influencing the young black voter; and find out what President Clinton's joke writers think is the funniest candidate.

204A02Pets And Other Animals2004040920040411

Rosie Goldsmith treats us to a tour of the global airwaves.

We hear of possums as pets, tiger tales from Thailand, and Aussie crocodiles getting frisky.

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Hear why the South African DJ tested HIV negative live on air.

Listen to backstage gossip from the man who toured with The Beatles in '64.

And be amazed by the whispers of the humble ice cube that starred in a blockbuster movie.

204A04Sports2004042320040425

Rosie Goldsmith tunes into the best and most surprising sports radio around the globe.

We hear how the Caribbean grieved when Britain dealt them a humiliating defeat in cricket, we go lawn mower racing Down Under and ask why not enough women are participating in sport in South Africa.

204A05Beauty2004043020040501

The theme question today is beauty, and whether it's natural or man made?

204A06The Oscars Of The Radio World2004050720040509

Rosie Goldsmith rolls out the red carpet to bring you 'the best' of the best of ENGLISH language radio around the world as she listens to the Oscars of the radio world.

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Emily Buchanan is back with a Summer Collection of aural delights from ENGLISH language radio stations around the globe.

Listen to more colourful sounds than you can shake an Olympic flame at.

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204D01Norway2004121020041212

This week, she samples the craft of Norwegian documentary making.

204D02Love In Africa2004121720041219

What are people really talking about across the African airwaves? War, famine, national debt?

In her weekly digest of world radio, Rosie Goldsmith tunes in to discover that people just can't stop talking about love.

She examines the fall-out after a South African Romeo proposes to his girlfriend live on air, and hears how AIDS in Zambia has altered women's attitudes towards long term relationships and wealth.

204D03Christmas20041224

Rosie Goldsmith scans the international airwaves for CHRISTMAS radio gems, hearing the sound of festive salsa from Brazil, and CHRISTMAS comedy and calypso from the Caribbean.

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Rosie Goldsmith asks what really mattered to people in 2004 in Asia, the Far East, Europe and America.

She scans the international airwaves to hear how South African radio celebrated ten years of democracy and how all INDIA radio commemorated the Bhopal tragedy.

Plus, there's a musical rendition of NEW YORK's subway centenary and, from Down Under, Rosie hears how an MP chucked raw eggs at The Beatles.

204D05Taxi Radio2005010720050109

Taxi drivers are notorious for subjecting their passengers to their opinions, but what do they listen to? Lucy Ash hails a cab and takes a foray into the world's radio to find out what is popular with taxi drivers, from Israel to Sierra Leone.

204D06Schools And Education20050114

Lucy Ash presents highlights from ENGLISH-language radio programmes from around the world.

This edition focuses on schools and education.

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This edition features RUSSIAn muzak and the delights of the theremin.

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Rosie Goldsmith presents highlights from ENGLISH-speaking radio programmes from around the world.

This edition focuses on programmes about food.

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Linda Pressly goes on an audio journey behind bars.

She hears how a prison radio station in South Africa is steering prisoners away from a life of crime.

205B06 LAST20050508

This edition features stories of real heroes and heroines.

She hears about the bravery of one New Zealander working with the resistance in FRANCE during World War II; the courage of the Rwandans who protected their neighbours during the genocide of 1994; and why one Czech hero has captured the nation's imagination.

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This edition looks at the ways in which radio stations use listeners' stories.

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This edition looks at how radio stations, particularly in Africa, are reporting on the global campaign to fight poverty.

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Lucy Ash looks at radio stations report on Housing and Architecture, from the harrowing stories of the house burning and evictions in Zimbabwe to the Celtic musicians of Ireland.

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Rosie Goldsmith hears how politics are reported by radio stations from South Africa to Ecuador to Ireland.

And she asks legendary American broadcaster Studs Terkel for some tips on the political interview.

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Rosie Goldsmith looks at how business is reported by radio stations around the world.

She features six South African business programmes all competing for the same slot.

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This edition looks at how religion is covered.

205C07 LASTA Journey Into Space2005091620050918

Rosie Goldsmith travels beyond the stars and hears how space exploration is reported and dramatised on English language radio round the world.

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Rosie Goldsmith looks at how radio helps people who have migrated, and explores the plethora of radio stations broadcasting to Diaspora communities around the world.

205D02Cars2005121620051218

This edition looks at programmes about cars, driving and suburbanisation.

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Rosie Goldsmith tunes into radio about food.

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Rosie Goldsmith presents a selection of audio from award winning documentaries.

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Rosie Goldsmith on how the world's radio stations cover religion.

Find out how to download a sermon on to your iPod and what it takes to serve as an Imam in the US army.

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This edition looks at child-rearing, infertility and adoption.

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Smiles and laughter as Rosie Goldsmith gets into that April Fool's spirit.

Featuring prank calls to celebrities and unsuspecting members of the public, plus radio wind-ups, stand-up and sitcoms.

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Rosie Goldsmith tunes in to radio stations in Israel, the Palestinian Occupied Territories, Turkey, Iraq and Afghanistan.

What do listeners enjoy in those countries, and how is the news reported?

206B03Fathers On The Radio20060415

Rosie Goldsmith listens in to a 24-hour fathers' rights network in the US, and the intriguing 'men with prams' programme from Australia.

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Rosie Goldsmith tunes in to the programmes and stations by and for students from around the world, and discovers it's not all rock music and talk radio!.

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Rosie Goldsmith samples reports on how global warming is affecting local people, from Western alaska to South Africa.

She also hears about some ingenious solutions to the problem.

How about using tough prairie grass to make ethanol, or sending 8000 barges up to the Arctic Sea to help stop the melting of the ice?

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John Murphy tunes in to consumer programmes around the radio world.

Hear about the radio shopping channel from the USA and the tightfisted dog owner in New Zealand who trims his dog biscuits.

Plus, how the World Cup could change German shopping habits.

206B07National Identity20060513

Rosie Goldsmith listens in to what makes people feel they belong to a nation (or not).

From the Chinese student who decides to become Canadian, to the Roma singer who uses hip hop music to stake his claim to being a young Czech.

There are Native Americans grappling with how US federal policy affects them, and young Iraqi Kurds who have adopted the reggaeton dance song Gasolina as their national anthem.

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This edition looks at how radio stations cover health issues with a report from China on autism, a health phone-in show from Jamaica, and from Australia, the story of a mentally ill patient who uses painting as a therapy.

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Rosie Goldsmith tunes in to reports about the lives of elderly people around the world.

From elderly Vietnamese learning to drop their cultural reserve through karaoke, to Alaska Native elders sharing their seal-skinning know-how with the local youngsters.

And from retired Chinese volunteers in Guangdong to a hard-hitting Australian report on financial abuse of the elderly.