The Bradford Experience

by Chris Bertram on November 30, 2004

I don’t want to turn Crooked Timber into a series of announcements for British radio shows, but I would like to give advance notice that “Alan Carling”: , sociologist, electoral candidate, and one of my collaborators on Imprints, is now on the radio with “Bradford Community Broadcasting”: . His show — The Bradford Experience — goes out this Thursday, and he’ll be interviewing Home Office minister “Fiona McTaggart”: . The show goes out from 1600-1700 (UK time) and I rather suspect they’ll be discussing race, religion, secularism and such matters. There’s sure to be plenty on the “live stream”: that might interest — or infuriate — Harry, Ophelia Benson, Russell Arben Fox and others around these parts. So perhaps Crooked Timber can get Alan an audience beyond the limits of the Bradford–Leeds conurbation.

UPDATE: Alan tells me that the programme will be repeated on Saturday (9.00-10.00 am) and Sunday (4.00 – 5.00). He’ll also be interviewing the Bishop of Bradford.

Furtwängler fifty years on

by Chris Bertram on November 30, 2004

Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the death of “Wilhelm Furtwängler”: and the BBC are remembering with “a special programme devoted to his conducting on Radio 3”: this evening. It starts at 19.30 UK time, so adjust for other time zones.