US Court to Hear Arguments on New Travel Ban - Text + Audio - 8 March 2017
"The order suspends the country’s refugee admissions program and bars entry to people from six countries. In all six, most of the population is Muslim."
NGO leaders and workers at a rally to demand equal rights
for women in the work place, with safety and a fair salary.
Thousands of demonstrators attend a rally calling
for decolonisation of Australia, end to racism,
economic justice for all women and reproductive justice,
as well as supporting the struggle for the liberation
of all women around the world.
'Fearless Girl' Statue Appears on Wall Street- Text + Audio + Pictures - 8 March 2017
"People in the United States marked International Women’s Day in different ways. Some went on strike and stayed home from work.
Others wore the color red. One investment group in New York City, however, celebrated in a different way. It put up a symbolic statue on Wall Street."
Trial of 'female' traffic signals starts in Australia (9th March, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Signals at ten pedestrian crossings in the city of Melbourne now show walking red and green people in dresses." Try the same news story at these easier levels: Traffic Signals - Level 4 or Traffic Signals - Level 5 Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)
Hate Groups on the Rise in the US - Text + Audio + Video- 8 March 2017
"The Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights research group, says hate crimes are on the rise in the United States.
Hate crimes are driven by prejudice based on characteristics including race, color, religion and sexual orientation."
Alfred Hitchcock on Dead Bodies "If I did a story or a musical about Cinderella, they would be waiting for the body to turn up" - Alfred Hitchcock in 1957
Interview by Colin Edwards from the http://PacificaRadioArchives.org
"The master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, sat down for a short interview on the set of a film tentatively titled, From Amongst The Dead. The film would be released in early 1958 as Vertigo, the classic starring jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. In this interview, we go inside the mind of a master storyteller with a penchant for fear."
Facebook Update Deals with Fake News Problem - Text + Audio + Pictures- 8 March 2017
"Facebook has started a program to battle the spread of fake news. The program alerts Facebook users when independent fact checkers
have disputed the truth of a news story. Facebook also has made it easier for its users to dispute a news story."
Happy International Women's Day 2017! - 8 March 2017
"This International Women's Day, we’ve chosen to look to the past to celebrate some of the female pioneers who paved the way to where we are today."
- with a slideshow
"We hope you enjoy the journey through time and space to learn about these phenomenal women! Visit Google Arts & Culture to continue the celebration and explore photographs, videos, and more of the heroines featured in today’s Doodle. Explore the Doodles of the women featured today (in order of appearance)..."
China calls on N Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests - 8 March 2017
"China has proposed that North Korea suspend its tests of missile and nuclear technology to "defuse a looming crisis".
Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that in exchange, the US and South Korea could halt annual joint military drills, which consistently infuriate the North."
Space Tourism and Business Looking Up- Text + Audio + Pictures- 7 March 2017
"Exploring space used to be a job for governments only. But now, businessmen are sending their money to space.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced last week his company will send two people on a trip around the moon.
Other companies are also working hard to make money in the race into space."
US, Japan, S. Korea Denounce Latest North Korean Missile Test - Text + Audio - 6 March 2017
"The launches took place as South Korea and the United States are holding joint military exercises.
The North Korean government says the exercises are reason for North Koreans to prepare for an invasion."
Trump Signs Order for New Travel Restrictions - Text + Audio + Pictures - 6 March 2017
"President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order that bars travelers from six Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States.
The ban removes Iraq from the list of countries covered in a previous order. It also prevents all refugees from entering the U.S. for four months."
FBI Disputes Trump's Wiretapping Claim - Text - 6 March 2017
"U.S. President Donald Trump demanded Sunday that Congress investigate his claims that the Obama administration “abused” its powers
in the Russian interference investigation." An audio for this story will be added when it is available.
Thomas Jefferson: A Complex Character - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video
"Today we are talking about Thomas Jefferson. Although he took office in 1801, he is still one of the country’s best-known and most popular presidents. You can see a memorial honoring him in Washington, DC."
Google accused of spreading fake news - with a video - 6 March 2017
"Featured snippets in search function repeatedly shares false information, which can result in Google Home speakers
reading out conspiracy theories as fact."
Sentinel satellite launched to picture Planet Earth - 7 March 2017
"Sentinel-2B carries a large camera to image all land surfaces and coastal waters in visible and infrared light.
It joins an identical spacecraft, Sentinel-2A, already in orbit... Applications range from urban planning and air-quality monitoring to tracking deforestation and glacier retreat."
Artwork of Sentinel-2: The European satellites are part of a multi-billion-euro programme
How does asylum in the UK work? – video- 7 March 2017
"Britain’s asylum system is a mixture of government bureaucracy and private provision of housing.
People arriving from conflict zones and persecution are given around £5 per day and accommodation but are barred from employment
while their case is decided. How does Britain measure up with the rest of Europe? Where are asylum seekers coming from?
And how is the system really working?"