March 24th, 2016
Episode 677 of 1091 episodes
French students have been out on the streets protesting against the Government's reforms to labour laws. We hear from the BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris and asking why they're prepared to brave riot police with tear gas. Somalia's key river the Shabelle has run dry for the first time in recorded history, threatening economic ruin. Plus, we'll be finding out whether cuban cigars might soon be back on sale in the United States and what that would mean for prices everywhere else with our regular commentator, the US economist Irwin Stelzer.
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.