Almanac – 16 August 2010 – Monday

Cartels have blockaded the streets of the industrial city Monterrey, which is Mexico’s richest city. Gunmen ordered people from their cars, which were then used to make barricades that closed thirteen major roads. Read more »

Chinese Revolution

Did you know that the main protagonists of the Chinese revolution, Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-Shek, were related? Find out how in this conversation between an American and an Australian. Read more »

Working in Bangkok

[audio:workinginbangkok.mp3] Download audio file (workinginbangkok.mp3) at Hartfried Schmid Mark talked to Tim at his office in Bangkok. Mark : Hello everybody. I am just sitting here in Bangkok at a UNESCO office with Tim Denny. Tim was working in Japan and then Cambodia and he has just moved over to […] Read more »

Plutonium is a Dangerous Substance

[audio:plutonium.mp3] Download audio file (plutonium.mp3) at maidrin_rua Mark and Aaron talked to an eighty-six year-old Japanese poet and political activist who had lived in India and China. Mark: Ok so you came back to Japan because it is an important time…like…the constitution… Naoto: Yeah…you know…the constitution…August next year there is […] Read more »