311- The Solar Race!

October 13, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a very special event that is held every two years in the Australian Outback. The World Solar Challenge invites cars – many designed at universities – to complete a 3,000 km route driving cars that are propelled by solar power! The 2017 edition has 95 teams from more than 30 countries. What happens in the race? What type of cars are used?

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October 13, 2017
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310 - Spain: On the Brink...?

October 07, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a crisis that is engulfing Spain that could potentially signal the break- up of the southern European nation. After an attempted independence referendum in Catalonia on Sunday saw protests, arrests, violence and threats –Spain is in a state of extreme unease. What has happened? Why did Catalonia hold an independence referendum? What happens next in Spain?

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October 07, 2017
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309 - Tweets, Protests & Anthems

September 29, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on extraordinary events from the United States, where the US president has called for professional football players who don't stand for the US anthem to be fired. In response his words have been condemned by players, coaches and owners in the NFL. What happened before NFL games this weekend? What will happen in the future?

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September 29, 2017
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308 - 78 Days...2 Wheels...1 Cyclist!

September 23, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a remarkable achievement by one cyclist from Scotland – Mark Beaumont. Mr. Beaumont has cycled around the world, a distance of 18,000 miles that took him from Paris around the world and back to Paris again! His journey broke the world record for the fastest circumnavigation of the world on a bike! What happened on his journey? Where did he go? Why?

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September 23, 2017
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307 - ENW...in Marseille!

September 11, 2017


In this special edition podcast, ENW visits four fascinating locations from the exotic port city of Marseille! (PDF)

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September 11, 2017
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