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Writer and Christian feminist Sara Maitland talks to Cathy Maxdonald about her life, spirituality and the joy she finds in silence and solitude.

Acclaimed writer and Christian feminist Sara Maitland talks to Cathy about her life and spirituality and the joy she finds in silence and solitude.

A day at the beach is probably something a lot of us take for granted. But for many people with mobility challenges who have to use a wheelchair, a day on the beach isn't an easy option. Our reporter Bob Dickson's been finding out how disabled people in North Berwick are getting the use of specially adapted beach wheelchairs and enjoying a day on the sands.

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Marie Mutsuki Mockett explores the effect the bombing of Nagasaki had on her family and how they've dealt with the horrors of the past. And, Dr Peter van den Dungen, from the department of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford and Dr Tanya Maus, Director of the Peace Resource Museum at Wilmington College, Ohio discuss the importance of keeping these stories alive and teaching about peace.

Jim Shepard's novel "The Book of Aron" is about Janusz Korczak, who ran an orphanage in the Warsaw ghetto and followed his charges to the Treblinka extermination camp. David Goodman, a Member of the Jewish Reform Community discusses the book with Cathy.

It is believed that pillaging of cultural heritage sites and profiteering from looted antiquities has helped fund the cash-rich terror group IS.Now it seems plundered antiquities from Syria and Iraq are finding their way to the UK. Mark Altaweel from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, posed as an antiquities collector and took a trip around London. He tells Cathy what he found.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Last on

Sun 2 Aug 2015 10:00



  • Sun 2 Aug 2015 10:00