326 - Canada Goes Gender-Neutral!

February 16, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a historic decision by Canada's parliament to alter, slightly but also significantly, the words to the country's national anthem. The vote in the Canadian House of Commons means that O Canada will be the first national anthem to change its words and become Gender- neutral. Why has Canada made this choice? Was there any opposition to the decision? Will other countries follow Canada?
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February 16, 2018
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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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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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199 - A Tax on English?

June 12, 2015


English News Weekly 199 reports on a new story from Scandinavia -- in which there is a suggestion that companies should be taxed for using English words on television, the Internet or in newspapers and magazines.

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June 12, 2015
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196 - Ghost Towns Haunt Japan

May 22, 2015


English News Weekly 196 reports on a new problem in Japan -- the rise of abandoned towns and villages and hamlets.

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May 22, 2015
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