398 - Selfish Nuclear Weapons

November 29, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast rreports on comments made by Pope Francis during his visit to Japan in November 2019. The Pope, head of the 1.2 billion Catholic Church visited the cities of Nagasaki, Tokyo and Hiroshima. At the peace parks in both Nagasaki and Hiroshima Pope Francis spoke of the immoral waste of atomic energy when used for weapons. Why did the pope visit Japan, a country with around 500,000 Catholics out of a population of 125 million?
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November 29, 2019
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397 - Friendly Crocs, A New Counrty & One New Police Station

November 22, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on three news stories from Nepal, Bougainville Island and Austria. The first story is uplifting news where one of the most endangered species in the world maybe about to turn a corner. Next ENW skips down to a Pacific island that is on the verge of becoming the newest country in the world. Before finally heading to Europe and a birthplace of one of the 20th Century’s most infamous leaders. Why are these three news stories interesting?
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November 22, 2019
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396 - Bushifires, Money & 1,000 Games

November 15, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast goes back to one of our earlier podcast templates and reports on three news stories from three different parts of the globe. We first go to NSW in Australia where humour has been found amongst the bushfire devastation. Then to southern Africa and Zimbabwe where new banknotes it is hoped will help the country slowly rebuild. Finally, to England where the home of football will be the first country to play 1,000 international matches.
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395 - No Selfies with Geisha

November 08, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on a decision by one Japanese city to try and combat what has become a modern trend across the world – selfie tourism. The city of Kyoto – home to some of the country’s most significant cultural sites has decided to implement a selfie ban. Their focus is the city’s 400 Geisha – who have complained that requests for selfies have become out of control. How will this ban be enforced? What will be the result on tourism?
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394 - Rugby World Cup 2019

November 05, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on the final of 2019 Rugby World Cup final where history was made as South Africa triumphed for the third time. They defeated England 35-12 in a one-sided game at the final held at the International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan. The victory also created a new piece of sporting history when South African captain Siya Kolisi lifted the Webb Ellis Cup. What history was created? Why is it significant?
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November 05, 2019
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