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Two hours of music and conversation from a faith and ethical perspective. Ricky Ross talks to Karyn McCluskey, co-director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit.

Ricky's first hour guest Karyn McCluskey, co-director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, discusses cutting violence in Glasgow and reducing the city's homicide rate down to its lowest recorded levels.

With the shocking attack last week on French magazine Charlie Hebdo's offices, French journalist Nabila Ramdani, and Alison Phipps, Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies at the University of Glasgow, explore reactions to the event and possible ways going forward from it.

A group of university students recently hit the headlines with Take The Pledge, a public commitment to give 10% of their future earnings to charity. Alison Phipps and Aveek Bhattacharya, who have made similar commitments, explain what motivates them, and how the benefits go far beyond finance.

In this week's 'Listening Project', daughter Monica speaks to her mother, Claire, about living with a facial disfigurement.

And Gordon Aikman, who has been diagnosed with the terminal illness, Motor Neurone Disease, tells Ricky how dying has empowered him. His fight to campaign for better provisions for others with the condition has just resulted in First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's announcement that the NHS will begin funding the specialist nurses who care for motor neurone disease (MND) patients in Scotland, and a pledge to double the number of specialist nurses.

1 hour, 54 minutes

BBC Radio 4: The Listening Project

BBC Radio 4: The Listening Project
In this week's 'Listening Project', daughter Monica speaks to her mother, Claire, about living with a facial disfigurement. 

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