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Monday 27 August – Neighbourhood: How a Garden Grows
In the northeastern United States, the city of Lowell was hit hard during the 20th century when manufacturing moved away to low wage countries. It's still  argely a low-income city, and in the past few years community gardens havde been introduced to some of the poorest neighbourhoods as part of the city’s efforts to reinvent itself. Our feature 'From the World' looks at the change ans makes some surprising discoveries  about how community gardens can impact individual lives and a city at large.(BBC)

Tuesday 28 August - Leonard Bernstein and Me
A look at the life of Leonard Bernstein on the centenary of his birth. .(BBC)

Wednesday 29 August - Gone to Foreign' from Jamaica
When someone in Jamaica emigrates to the UK, it is said they have 'gone to foreign'. Over the past 70 years several hundred thousand Jamaicans have done this, following in the footsteps of the so-called 'Windrush generation' who first arrived in Britain in the late 1940s. But the spirit of adventure and optimism those early pioneers bought with them has changed over the years and a recent political scandal now finds some of them unwanted and rejected by Britain. Colin Grant travels to Jamaica to meet two men who, despite having lived in the UK for decades, working and paying taxes, find themselves in limbo, trapped and unable to return to the place they call home. (BBC)

Thursday 30 August - Science Stories #5 - Mary Anning and Fossil Hunting
Mary Anning lived on what is now known as the Jurassic Coast of southern England in the first half of the 19th century. She had a remarkable eye for detection she was extremely successful in finding fossils.  Naomi  Alderman tells how Mary Anning, a poor and relatively uneducated young woman, became the supplier of the best fossils to the gentlemen geologists who were beginning to understand that the earth was very old and had been inhabited by strange extinct creatures. (BBC)