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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

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Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.

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FOOC: 31 May 2012: Socket to me!

May 31st, 2012

Episode 232 of 818 episodes

Now Mitt Romney's secured the Republican nomination, will there be new scrutiny of his faith, Mormonism? Paul Adams is in the church's home state of Utah. They used to be labelled 'untouchables.' As Natalia Antelava's been hearing, India's Dalits say they are still being discriminated against even though the prejudice was officially outlawed. Peter Day returns from China with news that the days when every country had its own idea of what an electric plug should look like are numbered. What's in a name? In Cuba, the names get more eccentric by the day and Sarah Rainsford's been finding out why. And Jake Wallis Simons recently saw in Sweden how a single error can have far-reaching consequences, both in political life and on the football field.

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