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 Bristol Broadband Co-operative 
 King Henry VIII who was the first to debase British silver coinage
 Weekly Program
 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
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This week we start with two 'money' reviews. One of a new film about the 2008 financial crisis followed by a 1965 book about the history of money. To begin we hear an excerpt from the new film The Big Short (2015) about the collapse of Lehman Brothers which caused the 2008 financial bailout. Along with Salomon Brothers and others the company had built its fortune on Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) which had quietly turned from triple-A rated to junk.
Going back to 1965 we then hear a review of the book The Story of Money by Ned Seidler where he looks at the Rothschild family's dominance of banking from their base in Frankfurt, Germany to control much of Europe's money through Paris, London, Naples and Vienna too. Many lessons to learn from the past: the Missisipi bubble of 1716 and 'Old Coppernose' King Henry VIII who was the first to debase British silver coinage by silver plating copper coins.
Then Chris Pothecary from Yeovil, Somerset and Kakita, Columbia joins us to explain what drew him to the troubled South American country and why he ignored Foreign Office guidance to visit the interior. He's spent over a decade living with indigenous Colombians who've taught him a vast amount about the way US and Western companies and governments are trying to dominate the country by threatening and impoverishing its warm-hearted indigenous people.
Then we round off with Cherie and Redd Townsend from Bristol's very own L.A. (Long Ashton) with whom we talk about Redd's home education, Redd & Griff's radio show on BCfm, we get some musical recommendations from Redd, the rights and wrongs of vaccination, questions about what happened to the knowledge the evil Nazi scientists gained, the Zika virus and genetic modification.

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