MEMO 342


By SCoJeC
March 3, 2013
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MEMO 342 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2013/memo_342_4_march_2013.pdf

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happygoldfish

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 15:46

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the jc used to have a column giving us a heads-up of tv and radio programmes of jewish interest: let's re-start it online

JBBC MEMO 41

this afternoon (monday), 4.00-4.30pm, on bbc radio 4: Was Gertrude Stein Any Good?

Gertrude Stein has been called a genius and an idiot. So which was she? For some Stein is on a literary par with her contemporaries and friends; James Joyce, T.S Eliot, Marcel Proust or Ezra Pound, but for others she's a fraud, the 'eminent idiot' of the Modernist period, writing gibberish and passing it off as art.
There's no doubting the importance of Stein as a creative catalyst. She gathered some of the greatest artists of the 20th century into her circle, offering financial, emotional and intellectual support. Picasso and Hemingway in particular cited her importance to their work.
She spent much of her life working on her opus, 'The Making of Americans', a book likened to Joyce's Ulysses in its scale, ambition and incomprehensibility. Does it deserve re-examination? Is it fair that Joyce is lauded and Stein marginalised?
In this program the poet and presenter of Radio 3's The Verb, Ian McMillan asks if Gertrude Stein was any good.

happygoldfish

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:00

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JBBC MEMO 42

(already available online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006xp1x)

sunday morning, 5.45-6.00am, on bbc radio 4: Lent Talks: Benjamin Cohen

In the third of this year's Lent Talks, journalist and broadcaster Benjamin Cohen reflects on the fear of being abandoned by his own Jewish community, for being gay.
The Lent Talks feature six well-known figures from public life, the arts, human rights and religion, who reflect on how the Lenten story of Jesus' ministry and Passion continues to interact with contemporary society and culture. The 2013 Lent Talks consider the theme of "abandonment".

happygoldfish

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:01

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JBBC MEMO 43

tonight (friday), 11.50pm-0.15am, on channel 5 tv: True Crimes: The First 72 Hours: Hate Crime:
A young Orthodox Jewish man from Toronto is in Pittsburgh to celebrate Passover with family when he is gunned down simply because of the way he is dressed.
"Through an original cinematic blend of potent documentary footage and dramatic re-enactments, each half-hour episode focuses on one unforgettable case, featuring the actual detectives and forensic scientists who worked on it. Murder, assault, robbery, hijacking, bombing and arson - the stories go behind the headlines to reveal the amazing technologies, clever techniques and penetrating insights that help solve these crimes.
72 Hours: True Crime episodes are structured like a good crime novel with compelling story-telling and characters, Each story takes the viewer through the painstaking investigative process until the case is solved and the criminal convicted. In the end, justice is always served."

happygoldfish

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:01

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JBBC MEMO 44

sunday evening, 9.30-10.00pm, on bbc radio 4: Analysis: Islamists International

The Muslim Brotherhood is a global ideological network enjoying popular support across the Sunni Muslim world. It, and closely related Islamic groups, are well established across the Muslim world: from North Africa to the Middle East, Turkey, the Indian subcontinent and Malaysia. Christopher de Bellaigue discovers how this community of faith and politics has been influenced by the rise to power of its founding branch: the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.

(already available online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r0f4g)


happygoldfish

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 15:30

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JBBC MEMO 45

sunday night/monday morning, 1.40-3.40am, on channel 4 tv: The Pawnbroker (1964), starring rod steiger, in in the late Sidney Lumet's acclaimed drama as a New York pawn shop owner haunted by his experiences of the Nazi concentration camps. 

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