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The Forum

06/02/2011 GMT

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service Online

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The Forum at the Jaipur Literature Festival: why do stars and families still have such a hold over people in India? Plus the romance of artificial light in photography. Show more

The Forum

22/09/2012 GMT

Duration: 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service Online

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Is isolation possible, for people and for whole ecosystems, in today’s interconnected age? And if we manage it, what impact does solitude have on the way we feel, think and act? Show more

The Forum

Yellow fever: Man against mosquito

Duration: 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service Online

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The story of yellow fever with American writer Molly Crosby, University of Virginia historian Christian McMillen, Dr. Nick Beeching from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Show more

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Winner or Cheat? Doping in Sport

Duration: 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service Online

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Ancient Greek athletes relied on bread soaked in poppy juice, today’s drug cheats use steroids. The war against doping has a long history but will it ever be won? Show more

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The birth of hip hop

Duration: 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service Online

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The story of early hip hop in the 1970s and '80s. DJ Trevor Nelson talks to hip hop historian Mark Anthony Neal, film-maker Michael Holman and Grandmaster Caz. Show more

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How Shyness and Introversion can be a Strength

Duration: 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service Americas and the CaribbeanLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service Americas and the Caribbean

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Are shyness and introversion cultural or innate, and do they help or hinder us negotiate today’s world? With Louis Schmidt, Sanna Balsari-Palsule and Joe Moran. Show more