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Clear Spot

[Repeated from Tuesday 8pm.] 'Nothing New Under the Sun'. A programme that reveals some of the most inventive and provocative musicians and composers from Brazil, presented by Francisco Mazza. The selected artists have in common a great sense of originality, experimentation and freedom, but for many years they were undeservedly labeled as damns, marginals or even completely ignored by the established commercial music industry. Today's programme features the work of Itamar Assumpção. For further information on Itamar's work and career visit daqueleinstanteemdiante.tumblr.com.

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1:30pm - 2:00pm

The Restart Project

Janet Gunter, Ugo Vallauri and Dave Pickering host a different kind of gadget show, discussing the work and philosophy of the Restart Project, a London-based social enterprise that encourages people to use their electronics longer, to prevent waste, save money, and make people happier. This week: an interview with Tim Hunkin, illustrator, mad engineer, and host of the television show 'The Secret Life of Machines'. Tim talks about his unusual career path, the changing nature of our physical relationship with electronics, and the inspiration behind his wacky homemade arcade games. [Repeated Thursday 11.30am.]

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3:00pm - 3:45pm

Sound Out

Carole Finer presents a range of live music guests, ranging from the English modernist avant-garde (she was a member of The Scratch Orchestra) to bluegrass (she is also a keen banjo player), as well as field recordings from her extensive travels round the world. This week: composer, musician, and political activist Michael Chant, talks about forthcoming events organised by the Cornelius Cardew Concerts Trust in partnership with Morley College. In particular, a Day School at Morley College on Sunday 18th June, under the topic of The Music of Cornelius Cardew and the field of music-making in the 21st century. [Repeated Sunday 7.15am.]

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6:30pm - 7:30pm

Radio Diva

New LGBT series presented by Rosie Wilby and Heather Peace with Diva magazine. This week: Rosie co-hosts with comedian Jen Brister while Heather is away on maternity leave. They are joined by Wendy Meakin, host of the new online Diva literary salon. Also guesting in the studio is Emma Franklin, a performer exploring themes of gender and transition. [Repeated Sunday 10am.]

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