Podcast 16: Peaceful Solutions with Lisa, Danyal and Shabana

PEACEFUL SOLUTIONS: BEING PEACE

Presented by volunteer presenters Lisa Saffron, Danyal Laskar and Shabana Kausur.

Danyel finds out about how exporting fun actually works with UK group ‘Circus2Palestine’.

Lisa focuses on ‘Jewish Voices for Peace and the Bethlehem Link, an organisation that brings schoolchildren from Palestine to the UK where they perform their traditional dances far from their homeland.

We also hear from Mohammad Darawshe, Director of the Abraham Fund Initiatives, an Israel/New York-based organisation which has just released Israel’s first ever comprehensive information manual on Israeli Arab society for policy makers in government, civil society and the private sector. Mr Darawshe took some time out of a recent speaking tour of the UK to speak to our team.

Podcast 15: Roots of Hatred [Part1]

Roots of Hatred [Part1], presented by volunteer presenters Valerie Emmott, Danyal Laskar and Madge Dresser.

>This year’s Cannes Film Festival premiered with Up, an innovative 3d animated film using new technologies which will lie at the foundation of future cinema. However, the film which won the prestigious Golden Palm award was a completely different experience. Made in black and white, The White Ribbon (German: Das weiße Band) takes audiences right back in time to pre First World War Germany. Director Michael Haneke says the film is about “the origin of every type of terrorism, be it of political or religious nature.” It explores the origins of the fascism that would lead to the rise of the Nazis many years later and the slow ferment of racial and cultural hatreds that led to the Third Reich’s Holocaust.

With this in mind, presenters Danyal, Valerie and Madge are introducing a new series of regular podcasts looking at The Roots Of Hatred. What lessons should we look for from the past when trying to understand and counter today’s alarming rise in anti-Semitic and Islamophobic sentiments? How does a more mutual, shared future grow from where we’ve come from in our societies?

Podcast 14: Anne Frank + YOU – the exhibition

This podcast focuses on Bristol’s very successful hosting of the “Anne Frank + You” touring exhibition. Hear from volunteer presenters Javed and Brendi, who both volunteered as guides for the exhibition, as they share their experiences and thoughts on how this tragic story of the past is still relevant today.

This last week of May sees the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) release a report on discrimination against Muslims in the EU. These findings are part of the first ever EU-wide survey on immigrant and ethnic minority groups’ experiences of discrimination and racist crime, or EU MIDIS for short.

Islamophobia and anti-Semitism are issues which greatly concern our Jewish and Muslim friends, especially in the context of Word War Two Nazi-era atrocities against so many communities across Europe. With this in mind, our latest podcast focuses on Bristol’s very successful hosting of the “Anne Frank + You” touring exhibition. Co-presenters Javed and Brendi, who both volunteered as guides for the exhibition, share their experiences and thoughts on how this tragic story of the past is still relevant today, inspiring people to confront and work through so many of our societies’ own modern challenges.

For more on the Bristol exhibition, see http://www.annefrankbristol.org.uk.

To read the latest FRA report, see http://fra.europa.eu/eu-midis.

NOTE: We apologise for the occasional audio ‘glitches’ on this podcast which were caused by a hardware problem.

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Podcast 13: Waasila girls do Spittin Light

DJ Lisa Saffron talks to Amal, Sana and Samar of the Waasila young Muslim women’s club. These girls, age 13 to 19 years old, are based at the Bristol Muslim Cultural Society next to our Radio Salaam Shalom studio. Their goals are to make a difference and work together to benefit the community. In this podcast, they talk about the Spittin Light concert they organised in Bristol with the help of Radical Middle Way. The concert was a sell-out mix of hiphop, live Beatboxers and poets as well as a fundraiser for Palestine.