for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Rosalind Franklin

this morning (thursday 22nd), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4
rosalind franklin (1920 – 1958) (in the in our time series) (presented by melvyn bragg)

“With: • Patricia Fara, President of the British Society for the History of Science, • Jim Naismith, Interim lead of the Rosalind Franklin Institute, Director of the Research Complex at Harwell and Professor at the University of Oxford, and • Judith Howard, Professor of Chemistry at Durham University.
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last tuesday morning (20th february), 5.45-5.49am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi jonathan hughes

“In order to grab liberty and freedom, sometimes all we need to do is realise that we are limitless.”
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Moral maze: circumcision

this evening (wednesday 21st), 8.00-8.45pm, on bbc radio 4
moral maze (chaired by michael buerk, with giles fraser, claire fox, anne mcelvoy, and matthew taylor) includes …

Circumcision

including witnesses …
stephen evans campaigns administrator, national secular society
jonathan arkush, president of the jewish board of deputies
• dr susan blackmore
• professor philip booth
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Newshour: UNRWA funding

this evening (monday 19th), 9.36-9.43pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“How will UNRWA (UN’s Palestinian refugee agency) make up for loss in funding from the US?”

including interview with …
pierre krahenbuhl, commissioner-general of unrwa
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this morning (monday 19th), 8.22-8.29am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“Should circumcision be banned, not just of girls but of boys too? There’s a bill before the Icelandic parliament.”

including interview with …
• imam ahmed siddiq
silja gunnarsdottir mp
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Newshour: Iceland circumcision

this afternoon (sunday 18th), 1.51-1.55pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

Iceland has become an unlikely battlefield in the fight for religious freedom. Iceland’s parliament is considering a bill that would make it the first European country to outlaw male circumcision.”

including interview with …
milla osk, icelandic reporter
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this afternoon (sunday 18th), 1.39-1.46pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated from broadcasting house on 28th january on bbc radio 4)
newshour includes …

“British author Derek Niemann was totally unprepared when when he discovered his grandfather was not just a Nazi, but an SS guard in a concentration camp.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter andrew bomford
(see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-42833644 and https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/mar/07/a-nazi-in-the-family)
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