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Outlook: unorthodox matchmaker

this afternoon (tuesday 19th), 12.42-12.50pm (repeated 6.42pm), on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

Yocheved Lerner Miller is a matchmaker for Orthodox Jewish people in New York, who ’s developed a reputation for her unorthodox approach to the job. While many in her line of business turn away those who don’t quite fit in, Yocheved specialises in pairing up those who may otherwise have little hope of ever making a match.”



Outlook: Palestinian dogs

this afternoon (tuesday 17th), 12.43-12.50pm (repeated 6.43pm), on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

One Palestinian woman, Diana Babish, has made it her mission to look after stray dogs on the West Bank. Every week she goes to Israel to find homes for the dogs. Our reporter Yolande Knell went to meet her.”

(if you missed it, available from 0:37:30 to 0:44:15 at

Henry Orenstein

this afternoon (tuesday 24th), 6.33-6.42pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated from 12.33pm)
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

Henry Orenstein, 94, is an entrepreneur in the US who not only brought the highly successful Transformers toys to the market, but also revolutionised television poker to make it the billion dollar industry it is today.
His early life in Poland was very difficult.”


Outlook: Jerusalem tattoos

this afternoon (monday 17th), 6.34-6.44pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated from 12.34pm)
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

The Coptic Christian Razzouk family have been tattooing pilgrims in Jerusalem for 500 years; they claim to have introduced the first electric tattoo gun to Israel.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• tattooist wassim razzouk (more…)

Outlook: autism

this evening (monday 9th), 8.41-8.50pm, on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

“When British journalist Jem Lester was told that his three-year-old son Noah was autistic the diagnosis was to affect every aspect of his family life.
He has recorded their life together in his debut novel, Shtum.”

(see also (more…)

Outlook: Fauda

this afternoon (tuesday 26th), 5.33-5.42pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated form 12.33pm)
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

The latest hit series on television in Israel is called Fauda, which means ‘chaos’ in Arabic.
It’s a thriller about an Israeli combat unit working undercover disguised as Arabs.
Our reporter Judi Herman spoke to one of the stars and co-writers of the series – the Jewish Israeli actor Lior Raz – and to his cos-star, the Arab actor Hisham Suleiman.”


Outlook: Eman Mohamed

this evening (tuesday 25th), 8.33-8.41pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated from 12.33pm)
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

Eman Mohamed, who now lives in the United States, has chosen a highly unusual career for a Palestinian woman – in fact, she says she is the first Gazan woman to become a photojournalist. Her photos of the conflicts in Gaza have been published in international newspapers and magazines.
But there was a lot of resistance to her going into the business. She even had to bargain to get a camera when she was offered her first job.”

(see also (more…)

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