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>> Bangalore's first community radio was launched in the last week of June. It's the second such station in Karnataka and will focus on issues of health, environment, development, science, women's welfare and social issues, in turn seeking to inform and educate while entertaining the public. Content will be generated partly by students, and partly sourced from NGOs.

>> Coffee shop chain Starbucks Corp has unveiled plans to promote a documentary, Arctic Tale. Produced by National Geographic Ventures and Paramount Classics, it shows the life of a polar bear and a walrus, whose habitat in the icy arctic environment is threatened by global warming. "Starbucks has a commitment to environmental issues, and promoting this film allows us to keep to that commitment and provide our customers with information about climate change," says Ken Lombard, president, Starbucks Entertainment.

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