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Wed 28 June 2017
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Jeff Sparrow


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Vicky Pryce
Thu 29 June 2017
18:00 - 19:30
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Brexit: One Year On

with Philip Oltermann, Vicky Pryce, Simon Tilford, Alan Winters and Heather Stewart

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We last had Rebecca Solnit visit in 2013. Here's the recording. Rebecca back November.
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How the malls of America are having to transform themselves to bring in new customers.
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'Gigging can be fun for some. But not everyone wants to be a roadie when it comes to the world of work.'
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