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Archive for December, 2018

COTW: George Gershwin

four afternoons this week (monday 31st and wednesday 2nd to friday 4th), 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3
george gershwin (1898-1937) (presented by donald mcleod) (in the composer of the week series)

1. Gershwin’s early life and love of the piano.
2. Gershwin and jazz.
3. Gershwin’s excursions in the concert hall.
4. Gershwin’s final years.
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LW: Aaron Klug

this evening (sunday 30th), 8.17-8.23pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from 4.17pm friday)
last word (obituary programme, presented by julian worricker) includes …

“The Nobel prize winning scientist, Professor Sir Aaron Klug, credited with ground-breaking work on the structure of viruses.
Born 11 August 1926; died 20 November 2018, aged 92.”

including interviews with …
• son, professor david klug
• nobel laureate richard henderson
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DID: Hella Pick

this morning (sunday 30th), 11.15am-12.00 (repeated 9.00am friday), on bbc radio 4 (repeated from 11th november)
hella pick (interviewed by lauren laverne) (in the desert island discs series)
including …
ravel’s melodie hebraique: kaddish, with singer nina koshetz

Born in Vienna in 1929, she was raised by her mother who, in March 1939, put her on a Kindertransport train to Britain to escape the Nazis. Her mother was able to follow her to England a few months later and Hella spent her formative years in the Lake District.
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Correspondents look ahead

this afternoon (saturday 29th), 1.31-1.34pm, and 1.39-1.42pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from yesterday, 8.25pm and 8.33pm)
correspondents look ahead 2018 (presented by lyse doucet) includes …

jared kushner, the peace process, israeli attorney-general avichai mandelblit, and israeli elections

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• bbc reporter jon sopel
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Newshour/Twt: Amos Oz dies

yesterday (friday 28th), 1.51-1.59pm (repeated 9.51pm), on bbc world service radio, and 10.07-10.09pm and 10.16-10.23pm on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by julian marshall) and the world tonight (presented by sean ley) include …

“The acclaimed Israeli author Amos Oz has died at the age of 79. His most famous works include Black Box and In the Land of Israel. He won numerous literary prizes, both in Israel and internationally, and was regularly touted as a favourite for the Nobel Prize for Literature.”

including interviews with …
amos oz (from 2010)
• historian tom segev
• bbc reporter vincent dowd
amos oz (from 2012)
• writer a b yehoshua
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PM: Adrian Goldberg in Raciborz

yesterday evening (friday 28th), 5.43-5.57pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by carolyn quinn) includes …

Today, Adrian travels to his father’s home town, Ratibor (now Raciborz), which is now in Poland due to border changes.

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter adrian goldberg
jonathan ornstein, executive director of the jewish community centre in krakow
• raciborz jewish cemetery guide malgosia ploszaj
• bbc reporter adrian goldberg
(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-46635052)
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PM: German passport?

yesterday evening (wednesday 26th), 5.34-5.46pm, and this evening (thursday 27th), 5.36-5.51pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by carolyn quinn) includes …

Adrian Goldberg is a Radio 5 Live presenter who’s deciding whether to get a German passport in order to remain an EU citizen. Adrian’s father Rudy escaped Nazi Germany as a 13-year-old when his parents, worried about the increasing persecution of Germany’s Jews, found him a place on the kindertransport. Rudy became one of the 10,000 youngsters relocated to families in the UK on the eve of the Second World War …
Today, Adrian tries to understand more about his father’s journey to this country. and what he would make of Adrian’s dilemma.”
Today, Adrian heads to Berlin. Have the Jews simply been replaced by the Muslims as a persecuted minority?”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter adrian goldberg
• historian anthony grenville, chair of the research centre for german and austrian exile studies, university of london, and former consultant editor of the association of jewish refugees journal
ralph stanton (rolf steinberg), kindertransport child, aged 14
ruth jacobs (ruth heber), kindertransport child, innsbruck, aged 10
• dr sina arnold, berlin institute for empirical integration and migration research
beatrix von storch, deputy leader, AfD
nina peretz
dekel peretz
(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-46635052)
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