4 - 7 March 2013
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Monday 4 March: The Drowning City
Hurricane Sandy ripped into New York in October 2012, taking lives, sparking a huge fire, flooding subways and tunnel connections and leaving thousands without power for days. As sea levels are predicted to keep rising, Hurricane Sandy was a wake up call to New York and to many other coastal cities that have to face the reality of rising sea levels and increased chances of hurricanes and storm surges. As the city continues to mop up, Isabel Hilton looks at the ways in which it might prepare for future storms and flooding, from building great walls and sea defences to sealing the subways and tunnels
Tuesday 5 March: When Assisted Death Is Legal (Part 2 of 2)
The second part of the BBC documentary When Assisted Death is Legal. Actress and broadcaster Liz Carr continues a personal journey to all six places in the world where there are laws permitting assisted suicide or euthanasia in some form. As a long-standing campaigner against assisted suicide legislation in the UK, she wants to find out what assisted death means in practice – and whether she's right to be concerned.
Wednesday 6 March: The Struggle for Land on Kenya’s Coast
The last time Kenya held a general election, voters from different ethnic groups turned on one another over a contested result. More than a thousand people were killed. Five years on, the competition to succeed President Mwai Kibaki still centres around a number of highly contentious, unresolved issues: ethnicity, the division of resources, and access to land. These tensions are particularly acute on Kenya’s coast. Gabriel Gatehouse asks how much of a threat the separatists will pose to the government that will take power after the elections. Are land and ethnicity the real fault-lines, or are there other factors at play?
Thursday 7 March: Gloria Steinem – Feminist activist and author
Hardtalk's Stephen Sakur speaks to one of the most influential women in the history of the modern feminist movement. Gloria Steinem grew up in an America where women were expected to put husband and children first. But that was never her intention. She forged a successful career as a writer. She co-founded Ms magazine; and she became one of the world’s best known campaigners for gender equality.We find out how much of what she hoped for and fought for, has been achieved.