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Monday 5 Jun  - The Sound of Soweto #2 of 2
Johannesburg-based poet Thabiso Mohare explores the music of Soweto from the 1970s onwards, through the unrest that led to democracy in 1994, and takes a look at the music scene today.(BBC)

Tuesday 6 Jun  - Watching My Father
Farmers committing suicide in India has been in the news for quite some time and this story is about how it has impacted the mental health of communities. As too much rain or droughts continue to destroy crops making farmers unable to pay debts, families fear that their breadwinners could be the next to kill themselves. Children in many villages in the affected states don’t go to school and rather follow their fathers wherever they go to make sure that they don’t harm themselves. Schools have recorded increasing number of disturbed children who seek permission to go back home early in the day to see that everything is fine. A staggering 300,000 farmers have killed themselves in India over the past 20 years, and the highest was in Maharashtra state with 60,000. Navin Singh Khadka follows families in Marathwada, the worst hit district in the state that saw more than 400 farmers commit suicide last year.(BBC)

Wednesday 7 Jun  - Talking Rot
If you found some mould on a slice of bread - would you eat it, cut it off, or throw the loaf away? What exactly is that green fur anyway?  The BBC's Emily Thomas talks to Chris Wells from Leatherhead Food Research to find out when old food really becomes bad for you. Food historian Helen Zeit from Michigan State University explains how we may have become less tolerant of older food, and Christina Rice of Harvard law and Policy Clinic explains why the consumer is so confused over when to throw food away.(BBC)

Thursday 8 Jun  - Robots #3 of 3
From Skynet and the Terminator franchise, through Wargames and Ava in Ex Machina, artificial intelligences pervade our cinematic experiences. But AIs are already in the real world, answering our questions on our phones and making diagnoses about our health. Adam Rutherford asks if we are ready for AI, when fiction becomes reality, and we create thinking machines(BBC)