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Every morning, FRANCE 24 speaks to a key business, social or cultural player, or a leading voice in the field of humanitarian action, sport or science. From Monday to Friday at 8.40 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-05-16

Chantal Thomass: 'I design lingerie not to please men but to please women'

She shot to fame in the 1970s here in France as her first catwalk shows full of corsets, garter belts, stockings and "sexier" women's underwear catapulted her to fashion stardom. Today, more than 40 years later, she is still going strong. "Lady's stuff", she calls it: a revolution in lingerie design and a style that has changed, but also stood the test of time. We spoke to fashion design Chantal Thomass.

By Stuart NORVAL

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2018-09-21 Perspective

Sobel Aziz Ngom: Mentoring the next generation of African leaders and entrepreneurs

Sobel Aziz Ngom is a 28-year-old Senegalese entrepreneur inspiring, educating and mentoring the next generation of African entrepreneurs and leaders by giving them access to...

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2018-09-20 Perspective

Historian Joan Scott: 'Hardline secularism is as bad as hardline Islam'

"Secularism has been used to justify the subordination of women" is the provocative argument at the heart of the latest book by acclaimed cultural historian, scholar and author...

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2018-09-19 Perspective

Polar explorer Sebastian Copeland on the 'urgency' of climate change awareness

"If the poles are melting and if the ice was to be gone, temperatures would be 10°C higher and humanity would not exist". So says world-renowned climate change activist Sebastian...

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2018-09-18 Perspective

Child development: Inside a child's incredible brain

Paediatric neurologist Ghislaine Dehaene has spent much of her life studying the brain capacities of infants. She looks at how babies respond to sights and sounds around them,...

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2018-09-14 Perspective

Raj Patel: 'Nothing cheap lasts forever'

In recent times, a plethora of books have been published urging us to hurry up and do things or change our habits: "101 Things to Do Before You Die" or "750 Everyday Ways You Can...

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