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The evolution of protest

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13 January 2018

Episode 210

30 minutes


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Last year gave the world much to protest. Political instability and social injustice led to millions taking to the streets in 2017 and even more to social media to make their voices heard. But as the masses rebel, the authorities clamp down – leading to new and inventive ways of showing discontent. So how has protest changed over the years and where is it heading? Andrew Mueller is joined by Rachael Jolley, Stefan Dickers and Dr Fern Riddell.

13 January 2018

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100 years of suffrage

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A century ago this year, the UK extended the vote to (most) women. This reform was won in no small part by a determined campaign by women who agitated both inside and outside the law: the suffragettes. Andrew Mueller was joined by Dr Fern Riddell, author of the upcoming ‘Death In Ten Minutes’, a biography of the suffragette Kitty Marion.

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