On air
  • RFI English Live
  • RFI French Live
Spotlight on France
rss itunes

Podcast: French apples and Brexit, slavery reparations, and is Macron burning out?

By Sarah Elzas, Alison Hird, Michael Fitzpatrick

Our first episode of a revamped Spotlight on France!

Each week Sarah Elzas and Alison Hird bring you closer to this country and its people.

This week, is president Macron on the brink of burnout? Michael Fitzpatrick talks about the case of a judge who asks for the least possible sentence. We talk about reparations for black Europeans. And, apples for dessert: Brexit will hit a lot of French exports - wine, of course - but it turns out that France supplies most of Britain's apples.

In this episode:

- Ghyslain Vedeux (@GVedeux), president of the black advocacy group Le CRAN

- Jean-Louis Moulon, apple grower (La Martinoise), President Idfel (association of apple farmers in Val de Loire)

- Hugues Decrombecque (@gruemoche), director La Morinière, station d’expérimentations, Saint-Epain, Val de Loire


For more stories about France and beyond, visit www.rfienglish.com

Podcast: sheep-shearing, spanking ban and France's obsession with spelling

Podcast: French football fans turn to women, homeopathy under attack, and radicalisation in the public sector

Podcast: France's vaccine sceptics, compulsory national service, and Sarkozy to go on trial

Podcast: banlieue Gay Pride, women's football in France, the greening of Macronism

Podcast: D-Day civilians speak, wolves in the firing line, football fever

Podcast: Opioid addiction, French youth for climate, press freedom under threat

Podcast: Right to die, mental fallout at France Telecom, and rejecting your religion

Podcast: Yellow Vests on the campaign trail, France unprepared for climate change, and Cannes

Podcast: France Telecom in court, France's largest Facebook group and what to do with children of jihadis?

Podcast: May Day protests, Leonardo da Vinci and French cheese labelling wars

Podcast: Scrapping France’s elite training school, teaching the Holocaust, and the origins of La Marseillaise

Podcast: Rebuilding Notre Dame gets political, French presidential powers, and village politics

Podcast: Women journalists club together, CBD cannabis in France, and a different kind of strike

French fishers in port of Boulogne increasingly worried over Brexit no deal

Parisians form informal networks to help unaccompanied minors

Shanty towns, prejudice, spies ... the story of France's Portuguese migrants