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Today: Reporters’ PTSD

this morning (saturday 25th), 8.50-8.54am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by sarah smith) includes…

I had my own brush with PTSD, I didn’t develop the full condition, but I suffered from the symptoms … after a Lebanese colleague of mine was killed by the Israelis, they fired a tank shell into the back of his car, I had just got out, I was only 100 yards away, he managed to force his way out through the window before he died. He was on fire, I couldn’t get up there, when I tried to get up there the Israelis tried to  kill me, they opened fire on me with a heavy machine-gun. These things leave their mark.”

including interview with …

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen

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Today: Trump Plan ready

this morning (saturday 25th), 8.47-8.50am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by sarah smith) includes…

Donald Trump, using his usual humility, calls it the deal of the century, a proposed Middle East peace deal that he might be ready to unveil next week.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen


Today: Chelsea mural

this morning (saturday 25th), 7.20-7.25am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by sarah smith) includes…

Chelsea has commissioned a giant mural, 40 by 23 feet, in memory of those who perished in the Holocaust.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter martin bashir 

• street artist solomon souza 

• chelsea fc manager cesar azpilicueta 


Today: Monsey attack

this morning (monday 30th), 6.13-6.16am (partly repeated 7.05am), on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by sarah smith and mishal husain) includes …

Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York, has talked about deploying more police in areas across the ciy that have large Jewish communities, and also giving anti-hate-crime lessons to children in public schools in some of those same areas in which there are large Jewish communities.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter aleem maqbool


Today: Labour reform?

this morning (monday 15th), 6.35-6.38am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by sarah smith) includes …

There will not be any change until and unless Jeremy Corbyn wills it, because he controls the party machine, which in effect controls the rules … many are intimidated from speaking out because they fear de-selection, and if they do speak out it will be seen as anti-Corbyn …”

including report from …

• bbc reporter norman smith


Today/Newshour: Pittsburgh massacre

this morning (monday 29th), 6.39-6.43am, and 7.32-7.42am, on bbc radio 4, and 2.51-2.59pm on bbc world service radio
today (presented by martha kearney and sarah smith) and newshour (presented by razia iqbal) include …

The darkest day of Pittsburgh’s history – that’s how Pittsburgh mayor Bill Perduto described Saturday’s shooting at the synagogue in which 11 people were killed.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter gary odonoghue
• bbc reporter jane obrien
• resident chris keppler
jeremy pappas, anti-defamation league
• general michael hayden, former head of the cia
david shribman, editor, pittsburgh post-gazette

SP: Gaza violence

yesterday morning (sunday 20th), 11.27-11.38am, on bbc 1 tv
sunday politics (presented by sarah smith) includes an interview with …
• ambassador mark regev
saeb erekat

“Protests flared on the Gaza border, where at least 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces.”


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