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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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DID: Carlos Frenk

this morning (sunday 10th), 11.15am-12.00, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 9.00am friday)
desert island discs: professor carlos frenk (presented by kirsty young)
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Desert Islands Discs: Raja Shehadeh

sunday morning (15th june), 11.15am-12.00, on bbc radio 4
desert islands discs: raja shehadeh

Kirsty Young‘s castaway this week is the Palestinian author and human rights activist, Raja Shehadeh.
Born in Ramallah in the West Bank, his life and writing has been dominated by displacement, struggle and a search for justice.
His father was murdered in 1985 and aside from chronicling the unhappy history of his family and his homeland, he’s also co-founded the Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq – which monitors and documents violations by all sides in the Middle East conflict, publishing reports and detailed legal analysis on its findings.
Amid the heavy weight of his work he somehow finds time to nurture a glorious garden growing grapevines and pomegranates.
He says of his work, “When you write your thoughts and feelings and emotions … then you can move on to new ones. Otherwise, they will keep rotating in your mind and you will go in circles”.”

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