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Monday 20 August -  Neighbourhood: At Conscience Point
The Hamptons in the East End of Long Island, New York, is the playground of the super-rich, the epicentre of a luxury property boom, with developers scheming for any scrap of land on which to make millions. Meanwhile the original inhabitants of this beautiful peninsula, the Shinnecock Indians, find themselves pushed to a point of near extinction, squeezed onto a tiny 1000-acre reservation. Over hundreds of years the Shinnecock have seen their ancient burial grounds ploughed up unceremoniously for the widening of roads, golf courses and new mansions. On the reservation wounds run deep. (#3 of 5; BBC)

Tuesday 21 August - Where are You Going? #3 of 3: Seoul
Catherine Carr travels to the South Korean city of Seoul and invites passers-by to stop for a moment and answer one question - Where are you going? She meets a Korean-American who regrets her decision to move to Seoul – a place her parents call ‘Hell City’ - to a wannabe author with a dark past. And she talks to a political refugee stuck in a passport-less limbo, and a couple in love, who simply cannot live together. These fleeting moments of intimacy are mixed with the sounds of the city to create an unpredictable and poetic audio portrait of Seoul. (BBC)

Wednesday 22 August - Not Making Babies in South Korea
An increasing number of South Korean women are choosing not to marry, not to have children, and not even to have relationships with men. With the lowest fertility rate in the world, the country's population will start shrinking unless something changes.  We join the BBC's Simon Maybin  on Assignment in South Korea to find out who is not doing it - and why. (BBC)

Thursday 23 August - Hypatia: The Murdered Mathematician
Hypatia was a communicator of science, tackling difficult maths and teaching it to her students. It was enough, at the time, to make her Alexandria’s pre-eminent mathematician, and probably therefore the leading mathematician in the world. But there’s evidence that Hypatia made some discoveries and innovations of her own including a new and more efficient method of long division. All quite innocent science, so why did Hypatia end up being murdered by a mob around the year 415 CE? (BBC)