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🏝 "It’s perhaps one of the most powerful records ever made…” - Bruce Springsteen on the record he'd save from the waves. His Desert Island Discs is a treasure. It's on @BBCSounds 

Exploring how citizens are fighting back for the right to repair their own stuff.

Four people. One topic. No filter. Tricky is a safe space where important conversations happen with no fear of cancellation - nothing is off limits and no one goes unheard.

A few amazing things you didn't know about these incredible invertebrates.

Following Britain's swallows throughout the summer, and through their breeding season.

A deep dive on the llives and art of Byron, Shelley and Keats, from In Our Time.

Fi and Jane choose some of their favourite listener emails from the past few weeks.

When the swallows come. A lovely podcast for Summer, from the bird lovers at @BBCr4today . Subscribe on @BBCSounds  and episodes will arrive on your phone all through the season

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‘I know he loved me’: @IanWright0  on the man who changed his life – his teacher, Mr Pigden#desertislanddiscs  with @laurenlaverne 

Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi on this day in 1955. He had been accused of flirting with a white woman. His death still haunts America, but his mother helped galvanise the Civil Rights Movement. This is the story. @BBCSounds 

Harriet Tubman, born into slavery, will replace slave-owner Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill:

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"We want the new Nigeria" - @burnaboy , one of Nigeria's biggest music stars, spoke on BBC @1Xtra  about the 'End SARS' protests against police brutality in the country. Listen to the whole programme on @BBCSounds 

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"Then we ask ourselves if climate change is real. These are never-before-seen natural phenomena." Mexico hail: Ice 1.5m thick carpets Mexico's Guadalajara:

We are desperately sad to announce that Jeremy Hardy, mainstay of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and The News Quiz, and one of the funniest people around, has died of cancer aged 57. Our thoughts are with all who knew and loved him.

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LBC radio presenter @mrjamesob  says "it's a disgrace" that trusting experts rather than politicians on Brexit has made him a "stand out in British journalism" | @amolrajan 

Netflix and the BBC are "incomparable" and the government doesn't get that, says media analyst Claire Enders. | @amolrajan 

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