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The 100 Women Interviews Zoleka Mandela enjoyed all the privilege that her family's fame had to offer her. And yet her life has been anything but easy.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 100 Women, Mass media, Abuse, Breast cancer, Chief executive officers,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04ht78q
The 100 Women Interviews Zoleka Mandela enjoyed all the privilege that her family's fame had to offer her. And yet her life has been anything but easy.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 100 Women, Human rights, Law enforcement, Human rights abuses, Law, GP2 Series...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04ht78q
Life, Death and Cheerleading The inspirational cheerleading grandmothers of Arizona who refuse to act their age
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 100 Women, Memory, Family, Childhood, Marriage, Former Spanish colonies,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04hyzrl
Life, Death and Cheerleading The inspirational cheerleading grandmothers of Arizona who refuse to act their age
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 100 Women, Memory, Marriage, Family, Political philosophy, Childhood,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04hyzrl
Women's History Hour the best of the day’s Witnesses played, discussed and debated
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 100 Women, Bantu countries and territories, Human rights, Commonwealth...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04kbjq4
The Woman who Exposed Russian Doping Yuliya Stepanova revealed the use of performance enhancing drugs by Russian athletes
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 100 Women, Olympics, Sports organisations, Federal countries, World...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04kxdg4
The Woman who Exposed Russian Doping Yuliya Stepanova revealed the use of performance enhancing drugs by Russian athletes
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 100 Women, Olympics, Sports organisations, Tests, Employment, Geography...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04kxdg4
TV Dinner The TV dinner, and other inventions from the same era, made a lasting economic impression
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Fast food, World cuisine, Meals, Types...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04xyqfs
TV Dinner The TV dinner, and other inventions from the same era, made a lasting economic impression
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Violence, Childhood, Gun politics,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04xyqfs
Contraceptive Pill The pill wasn’t just socially revolutionary, it also sparked an economic revolution
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Birth control, Methods of birth...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04yph1b
Elevator The safety elevator is a mass transit system that has changed the shape of our cities
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Structural engineering, Physiographic...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04yzrqv
Cuneiform Cuneiform, the earliest known script, was used to create the world’s first accounts
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Fertile Crescent, Internet protocols,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050skkr
Plastic We make so much plastic these days that it takes about eight percent of oil production
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Toilets, Materials, Accountancy...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv3gl
Plastic We make so much plastic these days that it takes about eight percent of oil production
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Member states of the Commonwealth of...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv3gl
Market Research Market research marked a shift from a producer-led to consumer-led approach to business
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Public relations, Consumer behaviour,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv3gm
Market Research Market research marked a shift from a producer-led to consumer-led approach to business
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Meteorology, Broadcasting, Accounting...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv3gm
Radar A high-tech ‘death ray’ capable of zapping sheep led to the invention of radar
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Organ transplantation, Transplantation...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv3gn
Radar A high-tech ‘death ray’ capable of zapping sheep led to the invention of radar
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Bags, Domestic implements, Elections,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv3gn
The iPhone How Uncle Sam played an essential role in the creation and development of the iPhone.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Human–computer interaction,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04hyzm5
The iPhone How Uncle Sam played an essential role in the creation and development of the iPhone.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Human–computer interaction,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04hyzm5
The Barcode The now-ubiquitous barcode helped make it possible for chains of mega-stores to emerge
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Barcodes, Retailing, Systems theory,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04k0066
The Barcode The now-ubiquitous barcode helped make it possible for chains of mega-stores to emerge
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Barcodes, Retailing, Marketing,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04k0066
Banking Warrior monks, crusaders and the mysterious origins of modern banking
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Natural language processing, Artificial...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04kj3n5
The Bank Warrior monks, crusaders and the mysterious origins of modern banking
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Heads of government, Member states of...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04kj3n5
The Lightbulb Once too precious to use, light is now too cheap to notice
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Member states of the United Nations,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04knm03
The Lightbulb Once too precious to use, light is now too cheap to notice
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Social networking services, Technology,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04knm03
M-Pesa Transferring money by text message is far safer and more convenient than cash
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, International development, Development,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04kxddv
Insurance Insurance is as old as gambling, but it’s fundamental to the way the modern economy works
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Insurance, Contract law, Economics...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04r1sjb
Insurance Insurance is as old as gambling, but it’s fundamental to the way the modern economy works
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Economics terminology, Insurance,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04r1sjb
Google The words "clever" and "death" crop up less often than "Google" in conversation.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Management, Internet search engines,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04rv3v3
Clock The clock was invented in 1656 and has become an essential part of the modern economy.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Time scales, Time zones, Clocks, Rail...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04skkw4
Clock The clock was invented in 1656 and has become an essential part of the modern economy.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Time scales, Clocks, Rail transport,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04skkw4
Disposable Razor King Camp Gillette created the disposable razor. But his influence extends beyond shaving
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Mass media, Elections, Revolutionary...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04t8k2l
Disposable Razor King Camp Gillette created the disposable razor. But his influence extends beyond shaving
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Business, Cutting tools, Marketing,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04t8k2l
M-Pesa Transferring money by text message is far safer and more convenient than cash
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, International development, Development,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04kxddv
Department Store Harry Selfridge pioneered a whole new retail experience with his London department store
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Retailing, American businesspeople in...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p056srj3
Department Store Harry Selfridge pioneered a whole new retail experience with his London department store
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Aquatic ecology, Ichthyology, Sewerage,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p056srj3
Leaded Petrol When lead was added to petrol it made cars more powerful – but it also poisoned people
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Lead, Toxicology, Hygiene, Occupational...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p057fvwf
Leaded Petrol When lead was added to petrol it made cars more powerful – but it also poisoned people
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, English Roman Catholics, English...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p057fvwf
Paper Money Curency derives value from trust in the government which issues it
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Monetary economics, Money, Silver,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p059c7g1
Index Fund Warren Buffett is one of the world’s great investors. His advice? Invest in an index fund
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Manchester, Local government districts...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p054414c
Infant Formula For many new mothers who want, or need, to get back to work, infant formula is a godsend
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Milk, Marketing, Breast milk, Infant...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p054sh3w
Infant Formula For many new mothers who want, or need, to get back to work, infant formula is a godsend
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Forms of government, Political...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p054sh3w
Tax Havens Gabriel Zucman invented an ingenious way to estimate how much wealth is hidden offshore
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Tax avoidance, Tax law, Offshore...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p055glgq
Tax Havens Gabriel Zucman invented an ingenious way to estimate how much wealth is hidden offshore
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Central African countries, Landlocked...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p055glgq
Barbed Wired “Lighter than air, stronger than whiskey” – barbed wire wreaked huge changes in America
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Western Asia, War on Terror, BBC World...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0564q9t
Barbed Wired “Lighter than air, stronger than whiskey” – barbed wire wreaked huge changes in America
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, LGBT terms, Pride, LGBT culture,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0564q9t
Robot Robots threaten the human workforce, but they are crucial to the modern economy
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Industry, Robotics, Technology in...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04tz7rg
Robot Robots threaten the human workforce, but they are crucial to the modern economy
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Industry, Artificial intelligence,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04tz7rg
Public key cryptography Geeks versus government – the story of public key cryptography
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Cryptography, Internet, Formal...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04vqrwy
Public key cryptography Geeks versus government – the story of public key cryptography
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Cryptography, Internet, Formal...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04vqrwy
Battery The story of the battery begins inside a dead murderer. It’s a tale that’s far from over
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Acidic oxides, Alloys, Inorganic...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04whgbh
Battery The story of the battery begins inside a dead murderer. It’s a tale that’s far from over
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Acidic oxides, Inorganic solvents,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04whgbh
Gramophone "Superstar” economics – the story of how the gramophone led to a winner-take-all market
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Reefs, Nobel Peace Prize, American...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04x6xg6
Gramophone "Superstar” economics – the story of how the gramophone led to a winner-take-all market
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Chess Records artists, Kennedy Center...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04x6xg6
Gramophone "Superstar” economics – the story of how the gramophone led to a winner-take-all market
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Political science, Political...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04x6xg6
Cuneiform Cuneiform, the earliest known script, was used to create the world’s first accounts
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Archaeology, Piracy, Violence, Social...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050skkr
Video Games From Spacewar to Pokemon Go, video games have shaped the modern economy in surprising ways
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Economics, Spaceflight
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p051gbxd
Video Games From Spacewar to Pokemon Go, video games have shaped the modern economy in surprising ways
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Divided regions, East Asian countries,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p051gbxd
Intellectual Property Intellectual property reflects an economic trade off when it comes to innovation
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Politics of Scotland, Political...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0523g6y
Intellectual Property Intellectual property reflects an economic trade off when it comes to innovation
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Member states of the African Union,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0523g6y
Passports If anyone could work anywhere, some economists think global economic output would double
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, International travel documents,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p052spyb
Passports If anyone could work anywhere, some economists think global economic output would double
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Nuclear power, Energy conversion,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p052spyb
Tally Stick The tally stick shows us what money really is: a kind of debt that can be traded freely
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Credit, Parliament of the United...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p053g7qj
Tally Stick The tally stick shows us what money really is: a kind of debt that can be traded freely
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Association of Commonwealth...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p053g7qj
The Diesel Engine Rudolf Diesel died in strange circumstances after changing the world with his engine.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, G20 nations, Organizations awarded...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04dhs7p
The Diesel Engine Rudolf Diesel died in strange circumstances after changing the world with his engine.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Chief executive officers, Capitals in...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04dhs7p
The Haber-Bosch Process How taking nitrogen from the air to make ammonia, which makes fertiliser has saved lives
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Chief executive officers, Business,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04f77rg
The Haber-Bosch Process How taking nitrogen from the air to make ammonia, which makes fertiliser has saved lives
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Real estate, International trade, Chief...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04f77rg
The Shipping Container The story of a simple steel box that changed the face of global trade
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Political science, G20 nations,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04g1ddh
The Shipping Container The story of a simple steel box that changed the face of global trade
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Nobel Peace Prize, Northern Europe,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04g1ddh
Property Register Property rights for the world's poor could unlock trillions in ‘dead capital’
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Developmental psychology, Scavengers,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv3gt
Welfare State Do welfare states boost economic growth, or stunt it? It’s not an easy question to answer
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Humboldt University of Berlin alumni,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv3gv
Welfare State Do welfare states boost economic growth, or stunt it? It’s not an easy question to answer
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv3gv
Cold Chain Refrigeration revolutionised the food industry, and other industries too
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Logistics, Marketing, Commercial item...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv3gw