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Archive for October, 2016

Making things right

yesterday morning (sunday 23rd), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
shylock’s mock appeal (presented by howard jacobson) (in the a point of view series)

Howard Jacobson applauds the granting of an appeal by Shylock in a mock trial in Venice as a symbolic revoking of a bad decision.
‘It’s natural to rage against wrong decisions, miscarrriages of justice or the inclemencies of nature, but the more fanciful of us go further and imagine that some power will intervene and make things right again’.”


P4t: Harvey Belovski 21/10/2016

last friday morning (21st october), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

”Life is temporary and unpredictable, so make the most of every moment‘.

for other clips from pause for thought, see SCoJeC MEMO 301
(if you missed it, available at

P4t: Jonathan Hughes 21/10/2016

last friday morning (21st october), 5.46-5.50am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi jonathan hughes

Close To Nature: ‘We often want to achieve our goals as quickly as possible. Proceed with caution’.”


Teenage Oona King

this morning (friday 21st), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from december 2014)
oona king in the my teenage diary series (presented by rufus hound)

Rufus Hound is joined by the Labour politician Baroness Oona King.
Through her diaries we discover her growing up from a roller-skating 11 year-old who wants a new hamster to a 19 year-old politics student who wants to be Prime Minister.”


PMQ: Labour anti-semitism

yesterday morning (thursday 20th), 12.09-12.10am, on bbc parliament tv
prime minister’s questions includes …

Oliver Dowden (Hertsmere) (C):
… does the Prime Minister also agree that we must ensure that all parties do not allow a situation to arise in which it appears that an environment is created where anti-Semitism is tolerated?
The Prime Minister:
… I have been concerned about the rise in the number of incidents of anti-Semitism in this country.
I say to the Leader of the Opposition that given the report of the Home Affairs Committee about anti-Semitism and the approach to anti-Semitism in the Labour party, he needs to think very carefully about the environment that has been created in the Labour party in relation to anti-Semitism.”


FOOC: Hitler’s birthplace

yesterday morning (thursday 20th), 11.08-11.14am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

Bethany Bell visits the birthplace of Adolf Hitler, the town of Braunau, and discovers Austrians are divided over whether or not his childhood home should be torn down.”


JF: Labour anti-semitism

the bbc publishes ken livingstone‘s accusations against the parliamentary committee as a featured clip, permanently available, but committee chairman john mann‘s reply only for 28 days, in the middle of a 3-hour programme with no easy way of finding it

last sunday morning (16th october), 6.00-9.00am, on bbc radio london
inspirit (phone-in programme, presented by jumoke fashola) includes …

Anti-Semitism in the UK.”

including interviews with …
ken livingstone (
* john mann, anti-semitism parliamnentary committee chairman ( (more…)

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