Episode #3

September 28, 2017

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We’ll begin with the challenges that Puerto Rico is facing in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Next, we’ll talk about the kneeling controversy in the National Football League (NFL). Following that, we’ll discuss the results of a poll conducted by the BBC which reveals that nearly 4 in 5 Internet users worry about the increase in fake news stories. Finally, we’ll talk about the decision of an acclaimed French chef to renounce his Michelin stars.
  • Catastrophe worsens in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria
  • NFL players, coaches, team owners unify to protest Trump remarks
  • Nearly 4 in 5 Internet users worry about fake news
  • Acclaimed French chef renounces his Michelin stars
As always, the second part of our show will be dedicated to American culture and the English language. In the grammar section of our program, we’ll illustrate the use of today’s topic: Units of quantity--some, no, not any. And we’ll close this week’s program with a new English expression: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”

Episode #2

September 21, 2017

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In the first part of our program, we’re going to discuss current events. We will begin with the General Assembly of the United Nations. Next, we will talk about tensions ahead of the Catalonia independence vote planned for October 1st. Then, we will discuss NASA’s decision to end the Cassini spacecraft’s Saturn expedition mission after 13 years. And finally, we will talk about the performance of a robot named YuMi, that led the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra last week in Pisa, Italy, to open the first International Festival of Robotics.
  • Donald Trump brings “America First” philosophy to U.N.
  • Tensions rise in Spain ahead of proposed Catalonia referendum
  • Cassini’s Saturn exploration mission ends
  • Robot conductor receives praise in debut performance
The second part of our show will be dedicated to American culture and the English language. In the grammar section of our program, we’ll illustrate the use of today’s grammar topic: Article Omission. And we will conclude our program with another English expression: “To cost an arm and a leg.”

Episode #1

September 14, 2017

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In the first part of our program, we’re going to talk about the devastation left by hurricane Irma. Next, we’ll discuss the ethnic cleansing campaign in Myanmar against the Rohingya minority. We’ll continue with a controversial study conducted by Stanford University claiming that a computer algorithm can determine the sexual orientation of an individual from a photograph. And we’ll conclude the first section of our show with the National Syrian soccer team’s victory that has brought the team closer to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
  • Hurricane Irma leaves dozens dead in the U.S. and Caribbean
  • Myanmar reportedly plants landmines in campaign against Rohingya minority
  • Artificial intelligence infers sexual orientation more accurately than humans
  • Syrian soccer team inches closer to World Cup spot
The second part of our show will be dedicated to American culture and the English language. In the grammar section of our program, we’ll illustrate the use of today’s grammar topic: Definite and Indefinite Articles. And we will conclude our program with an English expression: “To burn the candle at both ends.”