Friday, February 4, 2011

Selected listening for 4 February 2011

Irish History Podcast
The Pursuit of Power (pt. 1) The Decline of the O’Neills (919-944 CE)
Episode 6 is the start of a fascinating story, full of twists and turns. Over the next three shows we will see the O Neill kingdom who have dominated the first five shows see their power challenged by the Dal Cais (the family of Brian Boru). This will see many challengers rise and fall as these two families battle it out for supremacy in medieval Ireland.
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The State We're In
Neighbourhood watch
In Cairo, Juarez and Poland: people who have had enough will do whatever it takes to change things for the better, even if it means risking their lives.
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Radio Open Source
India-Pakistan: Vazira Zamindar on the raw wound of Partition
Vazira Zamindar is filling in a critical back story of fury and fear in our world, The Long Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 and after. It was one of the great post-colonial wounds, and it keeps on wounding, visibly and invisibly. Partition has been the root of endless public miseries: ethnic cleansing, chronic warfare, constructed “national” and religious hatreds. It’s also, as Professor Zamindar testifies for herself, “a wound within.” It’s the mother of many millions of individual identity crises that seem never to go away.
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