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Clear Spot

[Repeated from Thursday 8pm.] Ahead of the Iklectik event Ssshhh! No Fun At The Seated Discotheque, curator and 'rogue enthusiast' David Ellis joins music journalist Ilia Rogatchevski to discuss the world of the Lithuanian art rock group, Ir Visa Tai Kas Yra Gražu Yra Gražu. Featuring music by the band as well as those who inspired them, including The Residents, Captain Beefheart and Fred Frith.

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9:00am - 10:00am

Radio Ecoshock

Global environmental news with Alex Smith. This week: Tipping Point Hell Approaches. UK scientist David McKay warns we  approach multiple tipping points - maybe the most important warning of the year. From Stanford, Professor Rob Jackson, Chair of the Global Carbon Project, says controlling methane is our best chance for a livable climate. NCAR senior scientist Kevin Trenberth returns to explain the basis of it all: earth energy imbalance. Visit ecoshock.org/ for more information. Contact radio@ecoshock.org. [Repeats Monday 6am.]

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4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Curtain Up Show

Tim McArthur, Nathan Matthews and guests discuss London's vibrant theatre scene. Today's guest: Matt Blaker from 'The Phantom of the Opera' at Her Majesty's Theatre. Visit thecurtainupshow.com for more information. In association with TodayTix. [Repeats Sunday 9am.]

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9:00pm - 10:00pm

Balling the Jack

Joe Cushley explores 13 Bar Blues and Twisted Roots music from around the globe. From the the 1920s to the present day, from the barrel-house to the arthouse via the bedsit, from Mali to Mississippi to the Mekong via New Malden - every culture has its blues. For more information visit Balling The Jack on Facebook. E-mail ballingthejack1@gmail.com. [Repeats Wednesday 8am.]

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