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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...

Sundance Kid

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

My dear francophiles, francovorous and francophageous friends, I have a confession to make: I am a Sundance Kid. Oh, my youth is way behind me; and those who saw me trying to ski at Sundance resort know that I don’t mean it in a sporting way. What I mean is that I love the Sundance Film festival. I have not missed one edition in the last 23 years. I’ve seen about 500 films (or even more) in the theaters of Park City; I recorded at least 500 interviews there, I’ve consumed dozens of juicy steaks at Grub’s Steak House (if you know Park City, you know what I’m talking about) and spent a lot of time with a lot of French people on the white snowy peaks of Utah...