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Today: Gaza escalation

this morning (tuesday 13th), 6.10-6.12am and 8.06-8.07am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and martha kearney) includes …

“At least 3 Palestinians and a civilian in Israel have been killed in a major upsurge in fighting in and around Gaza. Hundreds of rockets and mortars have been fired into Israel, while waves of Israeli airstrikes have targeted sites in the strip.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• bbc reporter tom bateman
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Today: Gaza raid

this morning (monday 12th), 6.50-6.54am and 7.04-7.05am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“Israeli troops have clashed with Hamas militants during a raid inside the Gaza strip, leaving 7 Palestinians, including a senior Hamas commander, and an Israeli army officer as well, dead, “

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
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Today: Kristallnacht 80

this morning (friday 9th), 7.19-7.27am, and 8.09-8.10am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by john humphrys) includes …

“It is 80 years today since Kristallnacht in Germany, the Night of the Broken Glass, the night many believe was the birth of that ultimate evil, the Holocaust

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jenny hill
• rabbi yehuda teichtal
• rabbi bernd koschland, born 1931, furth (near nuremberg)
(see also video clip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHmP3KTyfcw and audio clip at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04qrwg4)
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Today: The Gaza piano

this morning (thursday 8th), 6.46-6.51am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 2.19pm friday on newshour on bbc world service radio)
today (presented by john humphrys) includes …

“A rare public performance has taken place in the Gaza strip. The is only one grand piano in Gaza, and it has been played in its first concert after it was completely restored. The work, first documented by the BBC three years ago, now completed, was led by a charity that supports musicians in areas of conflict.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• pianist sara akel, 17
lukas pairon, founder of the music fund
(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32042375 and https://www.facebook.com/events/570559980040688/)

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Today: Police investigate Labour

this morning (friday 2nd), 8.23-8.26am, 8.32-8.33am, 8.40-8.41am, and 9.00-9.01am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) leads with …

“In the past half-hour, Scotland Yard has announced that a criminal investigation has begun into allegations of anti-semitic hate crimes within the Labour Party. In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said it had received an internal Labour Party dossier in September, which the complainant alleged included evidence of hate crimes.”

including contributions from …
• metropolitan police commissioner cressida dick
tom watson mp
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Today: Dorothy Bohm

this morning (thursday 1st), 8.22-8.26am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 2.25pm and 9.24pm on monday 5th on newshour on bbc world service radio)
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

Dorothy Bohm has been called the doyenne of British photography. She’s 94 now, she came to Britain as a teenager, just escaping the war. Her father, a wealthy Jewish industrialist in Lithuania, did not escape. He was captured by Soviet forces, he spent many years in Siberian prison camps. … She made her name through her unpaid work as a street photographer for 70 years, capturing moments in ordinary people’s lives as they went about their daily business.
A new exhibition of her photos of children opens this weekend at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood in East London.”

including interview by bbc reporter sanchia berg with …
dorothy bohm
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Today: Trump to visit Pittsburgh

this morning (tuesday 30th), 7.14-7.19am, and 8.06-8.07am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by martha kearney) includes …

President Trump is going to visit Pittsburgh today, he says to express support for the American people after the synagogue attack which left 11 people dead. But some in the Jewish community, and the city’s Democrat mayor, have objected to the visit.”

including interview with …
stephen halle, nephew of victim daniel stein
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