MEMO 352


By SCoJeC
May 19, 2013
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MEMO 352 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_352_20_may_2013.pdf

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happygoldfish

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 08:00

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JBBC MEMO 78

tonight (monday), 11.00-11.30pm, on bbc radio 4: English and German:
michael rosen at the brighton festival explores our linguistic links with germany
includes an interview with judith kerr (author of "when hitler stole pink rabbit" etc) about her english schooldays
(a word of mouth episode)
(already available online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01sdg46)

JBBC MEMO 79

tomorrow afternoon (tuesday), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4:
Primo Levi
(in the Great Lives series)

"Edmund de Waal chooses a writer he believes is one of the greatest of the modern age - Primo Levi, author of the Periodic Table.
Born in 1919 in Turin, Levi was an Italian Jew, one of the few deported to Auschwitz who would escape alive.
Primo Levi's account of his time in the camp, If This Is a Man, made him one of the first writers to document the Holocaust and it established his name around the world.
But Levi was not just a writer. He was a chemist, which gave him the skills that helped save his life in Auschwitz. It was also a day job he never gave up, and his passion for science remained a life-long pursuit.
After the War, Levi returned to Turin, married, had a family and wrote books in his spare time. He also became an enthusiastic letter-writer, corresponding with a new generation of Germans, to help them better understand the effects of the Nazi regime. Yet from his youth, Levi suffered from depression. In 1987 he took his own life, throwing himself down the stairwell in the house where he'd been born.
Ceramicist and author Edmund de Waal joins Matthew Parris to discuss how Levi's work inspired The Hare With Amber Eyes - his own memoir of his family's history as Jews in 19th and 20th century Europe. And biographer Ian Thomson, one of the last to interview Levi, explains why we shouldn't confuse Levi the writer with Levi the man."

(repeated friday night, 11.00-11.30pm)
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01sj1td)


happygoldfish

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 11:04

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JBBC MEMO 80

last thursday 2.15-3.00pm, on bbc radio 4:
Chopping Onions by becky prestwich, with maureen lipman

"Grandmother Esther has suffered a stroke.
Esther's daughter, Ruth, has insisted she come to stay while she recovers. To welcome Esther, daughter Ruth is attempting to make chicken soup and grand-daughter Vanessa is going to make a desert..
But as the three generations of Jewish women come together in the kitchen, they stir up much more than the soup. A poignant and comic new drama about motherhood."

if you missed it, still available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01sdr1p/Afternoon_Drama_Chopping_O...)


happygoldfish

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 17:00

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JBBC MEMO 83

last saturday, 2.30-4.00pm, on bbc radio 4:
The Last Tycoon, based on scott fitzgerald's unfinished novel
starring aidan gillen, jack shepherd and eharlotte emmerson
still available online, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01shqcf

"Haunted by the death of his wife, 1930s Studio Head Monroe Stahr works eighteen hour days, each one a collision of talent meetings, set visits, script brainstorms and preview screenings. He's the "last of the princes", is making the studio millions and seems bullet proof.
At the end of an epic day, an earthquake breaks two water mains, sending a roaring river of water through the studio. And with it, the huge floating head of the goddess Shiva - a film prop.
As Stahr leaves his office to inspect the damage he sees the head floating by and on it two women, one of them the mesmerising Kathleen.
It's the beginning of a love affair that will destroy him.
As their affair plays out, we follow the disintegration of one of the great Hollywood legends, and also witness the darker heart of the Hollywood machine as a paranoid fear of communism comes to the fore.
It's a gorgeous, excruciating, heady tale - based on Fitzgerald's own painful experiences working in Hollywood as a screenwriter."

according to professor matthew bruccoli, pre-eminent expert on fitzgerald …

So thorough was Fitzgerald's identification with his hero that Stahr stands among the most compelling Jewish characters in American fiction.

happygoldfish

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 07:58

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JBBC MEMO 81

this morning or evening (thursday), 9.00-9.45am, shortened repeat 9.30-10.00pm, on bbc radio 4:
In our time: Levi-Strauss

"Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of the anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss.
One of twentieth-century France's most celebrated intellectuals, Lévi-Strauss attempted to show in his work that thought processes were a feature universal to humans, whether they lived in tribal rainforest societies or in the rich intellectual life of Paris.
He was the leading exponent of structuralism, a school of thought which was influential for decades."

if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01sjjxl)

JBBC MEMO 82

tonight (thursday), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3:
Wagner and Nietzsche
(4th of 5 episodes of "Wagner's Philosophers")

"michael tanner looks at the relationship between two titans of German culture, the 55-year old composer Richard Wagner and the precocious 24-year old philologist, who was destined to become the great philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. Out of their heady late-night chats about Schopenhauer, Euripedes and Socrates came Nietzsche's first book, The Birth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Music.
The relationship was to darken and turn sour in later years when Nietzsche accused Wagner of "slobbering at the foot of the cross" in his final opera, Parsifal. But to the end Nietzsche was to regard his encounter with Wagner as one of the most important events of his life."

if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01shyvy)


happygoldfish

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 14:03

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JBBC MEMO 84

broadcasting now, on live webcast:
church of scotland general assembly debate on the (revised) "inheritance of abraham" report (here)

the debate is being broadcast on live webcam, here (4 options: ordinary, iphone/ipad, android, and audio)

the resolution to be discussed (later this afternoon) is sections 19 to 28 (as renumbered, see page 52, here) of the "deliverance":

19. Condemn acts of terrorism, violence and intimidation whether committed by individuals, organisations or governments.
20. Reaffirm the historic position of the Church of Scotland that Israel is a country which is recognised within the international community of States, with all the rights and responsibilities attendant on that status.
21. Reaffirm the historic commitment of the Church of Scotland to a State of Palestine with the same rights and responsibilities recognised within the international community of States, with all the rights and responsibilities attendant on that status.
22. Reject racism and religious hatred and condemn anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
23. Support ongoing commitment to dialogue and conversation, with particular concern to make sure that those who are on the margins and whose voices are rarely heard get the opportunity to be listened to, especially Christians who live in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
24.** Instruct the Church and Society Council to publicise resources to encourage wide discussion of the report The Inheritance of Abraham and its concluding principles.
25. Encourage the appropriate committees in Presbyteries to consider the report The Inheritance of Abraham and bring it to the notice of their Presbytery.
26. Urge the UK Government and the European Union to do all that is within their power to ensure that human rights are respected in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
27. Urge the UK Government and the European Union to do all that is within their power to ensure that international law is upheld in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
28. Urge the UK Government and the European Union to use pressure to stop further expansion of Israeli settlements and remove existing illegal settlements in the Occupied West Bank.

** section 24 appears to give the csc (which produced the report) carte blanche to produce further material, and to circulate it without the need for further approval


happygoldfish

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 16:39

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JBBC MEMO 85

tomorrow afternoon (saturday), 2.55-7.00pm, on channel 5 tv:
Ben Hur, with charlton heston (1959)
(3 hours and 33 minutes, plus adverts … now that's what i call an epic!)

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