Archive for October of 2016

266 - The Year of the Underdog...Nearly!

October 31, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a remarkable year for the sporting unlikely. This year, for the first time in 25 years the Hiroshima Carp baseball team reached the Japan Series. Their appearance was a big surprise and this follows on from other shocks this sporting year. Portugal, Leicester City, Chicago Cubs have all defied expectations. Want to learn more?

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October 31, 2016
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265 - Anthem Protest

October 21, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on the controversy surrounding a decision made by several professional American football players to kneel down when the US national anthem is played before the start of NFL games. The protest began in August and has continued to grow as the NFL season moves into October. What is the reason for the protest?

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October 21, 2016
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264 - The Smart City..?

October 14, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a new scheme from the city of Yinchuan in China that will make the city one of the leading 'smart cities' in the world. Many aspects of daily life in Yinchuan are now simplified by smart technology. Using the bus – passengers scan their faces. When public bins need emptying - a message is sent to the rubbish collector. So, what else is happening in Yinchuan?

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October 14, 2016
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263 - ENW...in Rome!

October 08, 2016


This week is our fourth and final summer edition special travel podcast!

ENW was in Rome. In this special edition podcast, we visited four locations from this historic and romantic city.

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October 08, 2016
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