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The night of the Duduk

By Didier Allouch, host of Rendez-vous d'Amérique

My dear francophiles, francovorous and francophageous friends, I have a confession to make: I love to be surprised. In a good way, of course, we have enough bad surprises in life not to wish for more. I love the Chef’s selection in a Sushi restaurant, the surprise screening in a festival, and not knowing what’s under the Christmas tree. I just love good surprises. Especially when you really have no idea that you’re in for an excellent one...

Idea Catcher

By Didier Allouch, host of Rendez-vous d'Amérique

My dear francophiles, francovorous and francophageous friends, in this week’s show, we have a long story about the Night Of Ideas, this yearly event instigated by the French government in 2016 after the COP-21.

Remember the COP-21? The Paris Accords? Everyone holding hands singing (sing Queen in your head) “We Will… We Will… SaveThePlanet… SaveThePlanet…” (yes, I know, it doesn’t work as well as Rock You, but hey…) All those heads of governments decided to find a way to end climate change. Good times...