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"Landscapes like the dead are what people carry with them"

Old Feb 19th, 2020, 09:59 PM
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"Landscapes like the dead are what people carry with them"

Thank goodness for BBC Radio 4. This episode (“Start the Week”) is a wonderful listen. Listeners should be prepared for its scope as it discusses such things as Northumbrian geography/history, the debauchery involved in the “Grand Tour”, and the impact of capitalism on local geography. The greatest emotional punch is reserved for a review of a book about the effects of civil war on the regions around northern Greece and two lakes I had never heard of (Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa). The writer discusses a haunted landscape created by a war that people rarely speak of.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000ffyl

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Old Feb 20th, 2020, 12:29 PM
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Lake of Ohrid is the oldest lake in Europe and is the home of Koran fish that lives only in this lake and in one lake in England
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Old Feb 21st, 2020, 01:43 AM
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Coincidentally, after I had sent the post I discovered that the abridged book by Kapka Kassabova's: To the Lake: A Balkan Journey of War and Peace was being broadcast on the radio. I am not sure if UK radio is accessible elsewhere.
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Lake Ohrid is gorgeous, although I can't say I saw any signs of civil war there. Croatia, now.... Or Sarajevo....
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Originally Posted by stevelyon View Post
I am not sure if UK radio is accessible elsewhere.
The BBC's live internet radio streams are (people from all over the world send in to Radio 3); but I don't know about accessing podcasts and other archive recordings, either through their website or their phone app. Easy enough to try from abroad, though.
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