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Issue 1456 - The Rise of Duolingo

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In this week’s Big Issue…

- More people than ever are learning another language, largely because technology has allowed lessons to be available to almost anyone. But what’s really surprising is that it’s us in the UK reaching out to better communicate with the world. We speak to the tech pioneer behind Duolingo, the Elon Musk of language, Luis von Ahn.
- More than 20 years after the damning report on Stephen Lawrence’s killing, his brother Stuart tells us that he’s still waiting for Met Police chiefs to see the problems staring them in the face
- As lockdown eases we look at the light at the end of a very long tunnel for those looking for new jobs
- Steve Trent of the Environmental Justice Foundation writes that warm words from international governments are not enough to cool the climate crisis
- Sit down and read this week’s Letter To My Younger Self with James frontman Tim Booth
- Prolific bestselling author Wilbur Smith used to shoot lions on his family farm growing up in Africa. Today, he’s writing books about environmentalism. He talks us through that evolution
- Vendor Expert Rob Lovett explains how we can have a bash at woodwork and Clive in Plymouth tells us about how he’s been volunteering at a local vaccination centre

Plus much more!

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