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Archive for May, 2016

P4t: Maureen Kendler 30/5/2016

yesterday morning (monday 30th), 5.45-5.48am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by maureen kendler

My Parents: The safe parenting that I found annoying as a teen was a necessary underpinning for life.”


George Gershwin

every afternoon this week (monday 30th to friday 3rd), 12.00-1.00pm (repeated 6.00-7.00pm), on bbc radio 3
a natural performer: george gershwin (1898-1937) (presented by donald mcleod) (in the composer of the week series) (more…)

Sunday: Religious freedom

yesterday morning (sunday 29th), 7.29-7.35am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

Christian and Muslim forces are engaged in a bloody conflict in Africa whilst radical Buddhists in Myanmar attack the Islamic minority.
Rabbi David Saperstein is the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. He discusses with Edward the future of religious freedom.”


Tftd: Jonathan Sacks

last friday morning (27th may), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by rabbi lord jonathan sacks

“So thankyou to this new technology for reminding us of something very ancient: indeed – that prayer meditation and ritual are fitness-trackers for the soul.”

(if you missed it, available wuth transcript at

FOOC: 16th anniversary

It’s exactly 16 years, so naturally the the bbc has to commemorate it …

this morning (saturday 29th), 11.25-11.30am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) concludes with …

“16 years ago this week, my friend and colleague Abed Takkoush was killed by the Israeli army.”


FOOC: Venice ghetto

this morning (saturday 29th), 11.19-11.25am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

500 years of the Venice ghetto

including contributions from …
• bbc journalist simon worral
• chief rabbi of venice shalom bahbout (more…)

PM: Jews saved by the Queen Mary

this afternoon (wednesday 25rd), 5.53-5.58pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) concludes with …

“How the Queen Mary saved the lives of two families of Jewish refugees.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter duncan kennedy
• robert irving, grandson of captain robert irving
• historian will kane
see also videos at (ludwig katzenstein), and (robert tennenbaum) (more…)

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