417 - Hi-Tech Glove Translator!

July 04, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on a potential game changing development for sign language users around the world. The first hurdle for sign users is that anyone who doesn’t know the signals, just can’t understand what is being spoken. Secondly, there are currently, between 130-200 different sign languages used globally. Each sign language can have significant differences. This is why a glove that can translate sign language in real time to some of the most common spoken languages could be real game changer. How does it work?
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July 04, 2020
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416 - Toppled Statues

June 23, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on protests that started in south- west England over statues dedicated to former slave owners. Edward Colston’s statue stood in the centre of Bristol from 1895 until it was pulled down last week. The reason was that much of the money made by Colston’s businesses in the 18th Century came from slave trading. Since the statue’s downfall other controversial monuments across Europe and the USA have come under question. Should these statues be removed? What are the consequences?
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June 23, 2020
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415 - Rage, Pain, Fury, Justice

June 08, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on the killing of an African- American man by a white policeman from the United States. The killing of George Floyd has sparked anger and protests both in the United States and around the world. This week ENW will try to highlight the imbedded racism that this killing has exposed and that exists in all countries. We don’t pretend that we fully understand the fury and pain of victims of racism, but we will attempt to explain why people must change. Not tomorrow. But now. (PDF)


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June 08, 2020
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414 - The English Samurai Unearthed

May 22, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on the discovery of a lost tomb of one of the first Europeans to live in Japan. In 1620 William Adams died on a small Japanese island – 20 years after arriving in Japan. For nearly 400 years his tomb has been lost – until this week when it was unearthed by researchers. Why is this tomb so special? Who was William Adams?
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May 22, 2020
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413 - Pop-Up Bike Lanes to Fight COVID-19

May 16, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on an innovative idea from Berlin in Germany that hopes both get people healthy and fight the restrictions of COVID-19. The bohemian district of Kreuzberg in Berlin has introduced ‘pop-up’ bike lanes. Why? Well the aim is to allow people to commute to work or the shops without coming within 1.5 metres of each other. Has it worked? Have any other cities copied the scheme?
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May 16, 2020
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