Professionals Podcasts – Trend analysis
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Listen to an interview with a social affairs commentator on changes in patterns of working.

Indigenous Peoples
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There are perhaps 370 million indigenous peoples in 70 countries around the world. They live on 20% of the world’s land, and they contribute 80% of the world’s biological and cultural diversity.

Charities
13

 A charity is a non-profit making organisation that raises money for people in need. 

Solar power
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Which form of energy is free during the day, produces no dangerous waste products and will be available for the next 4 billion years? Solar power, of course. Read about some of the things you can do with it.

Moon
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As the brightest and biggest thing in the night sky, the moon has inspired music, poetry and stories for centuries. But it is a hostile environment to humans in many ways.

Slavery
6

Slavery is the idea that a human is someone’s property, that he/she can be bought, sold and owned; and forced to work without being paid. This concept has been around for thousands of years.

Information society
7

Twenty-four hour news, e-commerce, international call-centres, mobile phones, Global Positioning Systems… all these are making the world smaller and faster.

Superstitions
15

Do you get nervous when a black cat walks in front of you? Do you avoid walking under ladders? If you broke a mirror would you expect to get 7 years' bad luck?

If the answer is 'yes' to any of these questions then you are clearly a superstitious person.

Mountains
9

Here's a look at three popular mountain sports – Snowboarding, BASE Jumping and Rock Climbing - and some environmental problems facing mountains and the people who live on them.

What are dreams for?
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The quick answer is that nobody knows what dreams are for. The long answer is that there are lots of different theories. Releasing deep secrets? Solving problems? No purpose at all?

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