Archive for February of 2016

234 - Meow! Cat Day Turns 30

February 26, 2016


This week’s English News Weekly podcast reports on a special day for cat lovers – Cat Day. Although not an official national holiday in Japan, every February 22nd all things feline are celebrated across the country. You can buy special cat shaped food, for both humans and felines, and some Japanese companies even encourage their office workers to dress up as cats for the day. Why is Cat Day such a big hit in Japan...?
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February 26, 2016
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233 - EDM to Complete Paris Gig

February 19, 2016


This week’s English News Weekly podcast reports on the return of Eagles of Death Metal to Paris. The band became well known in tragic circumstances last year during the Paris terrorist attacks. They were playing a concert at the Bataclan concert hall when three terrorists broke in and murdered 89 people. The band promised to return to Paris and this week they did to complete their concert.
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February 19, 2016
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232 - Eagles to Hunt Drones..?

February 12, 2016


This week’s English News Weekly podcast reports on an unusual idea from the Netherlands that trains eagles to hunt illegal drones. The plan has made other police forces in Europe think about the merits of creating an eagle police division. The Metropolitan Police Force in London have also shown interest in the idea. Will this really happen? Will eagles actually become part of the police like dogs and horse?
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February 12, 2016
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231 - Great Bear Rainforest Saved!

February 05, 2016


This week’s English News Weekly podcast reports on a significant moment for wildlife conservation. After ten years a deal has finally been agreed to protect 85% of the Great Bear Rainforest in western Canada. The 32,000 square km rainforest is home to numerous endangered species including the Spirit bear. Why is this deal so important?
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February 05, 2016
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