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Monday 5 November: School for Entrepreneurs
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is a 25-year-old initiative started in the USA which now has programmes in India, China and Saudi Arabia. It goes into schools in deprived areas and teaches entrepreneurship from the age of 12. Peter Day finds out how it works and speaks to two female alumni, one from Calcutta and one from Chicago.
Tuesday 6 November: History Lessons for China's New Leaders (Part 2 of 2)
Carrie Gracie continues her exploration of the some of the most important stories from Chinese history and what these tales say about China today.
Wednesday 7 November: Syria Behind Rebel Lines
Tim Whewell gets rare access to a rebel held town just north of Aleppo. Who are the rebels of Mare’a and what are they fighting for? The programme is a rare portrait of a community divided by war. Men who were once friends now fight on opposite sides. Yet differences are put to one side when it comes to running the town.
Thursday 8 November: Life Blood
Ruth Evans reports on Japanese beliefs that blood types define temperament and personality. Job interviews can be determined by blood type, and it even affects politics: a former Prime Minister put the fact that he was a type A in his official profile on the internet. And a Japanese minister recently resigned, blaming his failings on his blood type B.