27 - 30 July 2015
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Monday 27 July 2015: DNA's Third Man - Maurice Wilkins
What does it take to be remembered well? The discovery of the structure of DNA is often attributed to James Watson and Francis Crick. But a third man shared the stage with them for the 1962 Nobel Prize for medicine - New Zealand born Maurice Wilkins. Kevin Fong examines Maurice Wilkins achievements offering a new slant on the familiar story of the race to unravel DNA.
Tuesday 28 July 2015: Company vs Country
Michael Robinson investigates the booming and lucrative business of multinational companies suing governments. The strangely-named investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) system is built into thousands of treaties between countries around the world. It is a key part of negotiations for a new trade and investment treaty between the US and the EU. Yet on both sides of the Atlantic, resistance is mounting. The programme digs into the ISDS mechanism to find out if the fears are justified. Are these little-known lawsuits threatening the democratic process?
Wednesday 29 July 2015: History of Salt #2 of 2
Steph McGovern turns her attention to salt's role in our diet. She begins in Wales at the Halen Mon sea salt company, learning how they produce their salt from the waters of the Menai Straits, then moves on to learn more about the wide variety of artisan salts that have become so popular in recent years - from French Fleur du Sel to the beautiful pink Himalayan Rock Salt.
Thursday 30 July 2015: Boxing Promoter Kellie Maloney
Professional boxing is full of macho testosterone-fuelled posturing. It is hard to imagine a more challenging environment in which to be a woman trapped in a man's body. Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Kellie Maloney, who felt like that for many years. She was, until recent gender reassignment surgery, the boxing promoter, and twice-married father of three, Frank Maloney. Now that Frank has a very public new life as Kellie, how much has changed?