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Disability at Work

February 23rd, 2017

One billion people are disabled worldwide and a high proportion are jobless, because of prejudice, social exclusion and practical obstacles. But are firms missing an opportunity here? We hear stories from disabled workers in Egypt, South Africa and in Mumbai in India, where a perfumier is providing work for blind people, having discovered they...

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Surviving a Trump Attack

February 22nd, 2017

How do companies deal with an attack by Donald Trump on Twitter? Joe Miller finds out from Michael Abrahams, partner at the communications firm Finsbury. The BBC's Regan Morris reports from Los Angeles to find out whether the Trump presidency is affecting consumers' choices. And Micah White, one of the founders of the Occupy movement, explains...

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Egypt's Food Problem

February 21st, 2017

Egypt, the most populous Arab country, is heavily dependent on food imports to feed its fast-growing population. Should it produce more of its own? Ed Butler tries out the high-carb Egyptian diet that keeps people's stomachs full - for now. He hears from food security expert Kimberly Flowers, director of Global Food Security Project at the...

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What You Know or Who You Know?

February 20th, 2017

President Trump's team of advisors includes his son-in-law Jared Kushner. That rankles with some, but should we really be surprised when managers and leaders appoint people they know and trust? We hear from students in Genoa, Italy, who complain they can't get a job without the right contacts. Also, the BBC's Maddy Savage reports from running...