334 - 1 California, 2 California, 3 California...?

April 20, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast explores an intriguing proposal from the west coast of the United States which could see a dramatic change to the make-up of the country. The biggest state, by population, in the US is California – home to 39m people. But, a proposal from one billionaire investor would see the state being split into three new states. Why has this proposal happened? Does it have support from the majority of Californians? Will it really happen?
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April 20, 2018
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333 - Will A Sugar Tax on Drinks Work?

April 13, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast explores a decision by the British government to impose a tax on all drinks being sold in the UK. The idea behind the new tax was after the UK became concerned about an increase in child obesity levels. The new tax has been imposed on any drink that contains sugar, with the hope that the increased price will reduce youngsters drinking sodas in particular. What are the ramifications? Has the decision been universally welcomed?
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April 13, 2018
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332 - Before Olympics Japan Cracks Down on Smokers

April 06, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast explores a dramatic change in Japan over the popular culture of smoking. The country was once a haven for smokers, having some of the highest levels of smoking of any developed country. This was fueled by low taxation on tobacco and some of the lowest cigarette prices in the world. Why has Japan suddenly cracked down on smoking? What is the reaction in the country? Will it reduce the number of smokers?
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April 06, 2018
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331 - Cheating Storm Stuns Australia

March 30, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast looks at a public admission by the captain of the Australian cricket team that he cheated. The confession revealed at a public press conference in Cape Town, South Africa during an international cricket match. The admission, by captain Steven Smith, has rocked Australia with even the country's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull expressing his disbelief at the actions of the team. Why did Australia cheat? What happens next?
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March 30, 2018
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330 - ENW...in Barcelona!

March 23, 2018


In this special edition podcast ENW visits four intoxicating locations from the colourful city of Barcelona! (PDF)


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March 23, 2018
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