Political Analysis: Putin’s War Escalates, Climate Change, French Debate

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: the horror ahead in Ukraine, why climate change must be adapted to as well as opposed (11:25) and why France needs a proper debate ahead of its presidential election (15:40).

Walking Tour: Cambridge In Southeast England (4K)

Cambridge is a city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating to 1209. University colleges include King’s, famed for its choir and towering Gothic chapel, as well as Trinity, founded by Henry VIII, and St John’s, with its 16th-century Great Gate. University museums have exhibits on archaeology and anthropology, polar exploration, the history of science and zoology.

Building Design: ‘Bicycle Factory Of The Future’

British bicycle manufacturer Brompton has unveiled plans to build a carbon-neutral headquarters and factory building designed by architects Hollaway Studio in Ashford, Kent. Envisioned by Brompton as a factory of the future, the facility will sit within an unused wetlands area that will be rewilded to become a nature reserve as part of the plans.

Walks: Quai Malaquais To Tuileries Garden In Paris

March 2022. Paris, city and capital of France, situated in the north-central part of the country. People were living on the site of the present-day city, located along the Seine River some 233 miles (375 km) upstream from the river’s mouth on the English Channel (La Manche), by about 7600 BCE. The modern city has spread from the island (the Île de la Cité) and far beyond both banks of the Seine.

00:00 Preview 00:30 Intro / Quai Malaquais 04:43 Pont Des Arts 09:36 Louvre Museum 24:13 Tuileries Garden

Morning News: Sanctions On Russia, Taiwan And China, Paolo Pasolini

The West’s co-ordinated financial weaponry is starting to bite, opening a new age of economic conflict; once-unthinkable oil embargoes seem now to be on the table. 

Taiwan is another democratic country with a big, bullying neighbour; we examine how the war has sparked introspection. And celebrating Pier Paolo Pasolini, a polymathic auteur unjustly known only for his most controversial film.