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Ricky Ross talks to Northern Irish peace campaigner Rev Ken Newell, explores the state of religious tolerance in Scotland and asks how much of ourselves we should give away online.

Ricky speaks to Presbyterian Minister Ken Newell who has dedicated his life to peace in Northern Ireland. Ken discusses his work building a culture of co-operation, understanding and respect between communities, with his friend, the late Catholic Priest Father Gerry Reynolds.

Photographer Mhairi Bell-Moodie's latest exhibition, 'Nevertheless, She Persisted', highlights the remarkable stories of women who have overcome pain, trauma and loss. She joins Ricky along with one of the women featured in the exhibition, Madeleine Black, who has overcome violent abuse and is now a counsellor.

How tolerant do we think we are in Scotland, and how does this measure up to the reality? Islamic Scholar Yahya Barry, Head of Christian Aid Scotland Sally Foster Fulton, and Daniel Harkins of The Scottish Catholic Observer look at hate crime in Scotland - from sectarianism to racism - and what we as communities must do to get to grips with it.

Are you worried about how much of yourself you leave online? Reporter Lawrence Cook finds out about an alternative internet where all-powerful companies would have little sway; and writer Gerry Hassan and Creative Scotland's Jenny Niven discuss the ethical questions that arise from our online lives.

From the cradle to the grave we humans are in a state of perpetual flux. Scottish author and GP, Dr Gavin Francis, reflects on the wonders of our ever changing selves - the subject of his latest book, Shapeshifters: On Medicine & Human Change.

1 hour, 55 minutes

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Sun 13 May 2018 10:00

Ken Newell

Ken Newell

Ricky speaks to Presbyterian Minister Ken Newell who has dedicated his life to peace in Northern Ireland. Ken discusses his work building a culture of co-operation, understanding and respect between communities, with his friend, the late Catholic Priest Father Gerry Reynolds.

Mhairi Bell-Moodie

Mhairi Bell-Moodie

Photographer Mhairi Bell-Moodie’s latest exhibition, ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’, highlights the remarkable stories of women who have overcome pain, trauma and loss. She joins Ricky along with one of the women featured in the exhibition, Madeleine Black, who has overcome violent abuse and is now a counsellor.

Gavin Francis

Gavin Francis

From the cradle to the grave we humans are in a state of perpetual flux. Scottish author and GP, Dr Gavin Francis, reflects on the wonders of our ever changing selves - the subject of his latest book, Shapeshifters: On Medicine & Human Change.

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How tolerant do we think we are in Scotland, and how does this measure up to the reality? Islamic Scholar Yahya Barry, Head of Christian Aid Scotland Sally Foster Fulton, and Daniel Harkins of The Scottish Catholic Observer look at hate crime in Scotland - from sectarianism to racism – and what we as communities must do to get to grips with it.

Are you worried about how much of yourself you leave online? Reporter Lawrence Cook finds out about an alternative internet where all-powerful companies would have little sway; and writer Gerry Hassan and Creative Scotland’s Jenny Niven discuss the ethical questions that arise from our online lives.

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