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Live from the RSA at 11am – Shadd Maruna: Creating a Rehabilitation Culture

April 21st, 2014 · No Comments

On Live from the RSA at 11am Joe Kassman-Todd introduces lectures from the RSA in which eminent thinkers explore avenues for tackling today’s primary social challenges. Today leading criminologist Shadd Maruna asks, can we make a decisive shift from a predominantly punitive criminal justice culture, to a more pervasive rehabilitation ethos that extends to entire institutions, services and communities?
Numerous criminal justice observers have argued that offender rehabilitation does not come in a ‘programme.’ Although targeted treatment interventions can be helpful in promoting desistance from crime, these projects are too often undermined by an overarching punitive culture that stigmatises and labels the individuals that programmes are meant to be ‘correcting.’ The focus of many rehabilitation activists in recent years has been on creating rehabilitative ethos and cultures within entire institutions, probation services, and indeed wider communities. But is this possible and realistic? In advance of the RSA Transitions report, Professor Shadd Maruna, Director of the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, assesses the likelihood for success. Chair: Rachel O’Brien, RSA.

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framework at 11pm – Marc and Olivier Namblard, Felicity Ford, Peter Cusack, more

April 20th, 2014 · No Comments


framework at 11pm presents the best from a world of field recordings, curated by Patrick McGinley. Tonight: works by Marc and Olivier Namblard, D’Incise, Luís Antero, Philip Sulidae, Nula, sounds from the Aporee Soundmaps by Felicity Ford, Espaces Sonores, and Peter Cusack, and a framework introduction recorded by Sam Roberts. Image: Brames, Marc and Oliver Namblard, Ouïe/Dire, 2012. [Repeated Tuesday 4pm.]

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Free Range at 8pm – Bank Holiday repeat of the Keith Levene Commercial Zone

April 19th, 2014 · No Comments


In a special Bank Holiday repeat Tony Bugbear hosts Free Range at 8pm tonight with a rare exclusive interview with Keith Levene. “The startling, inspirational early records of Public Image Ltd are icons of creativity from nascent Thatch Britannia. Post punk was always the real punk, the true espirit d’ art provocateur. A wig out guerilla aesthetic sans rules. So much more than What Johnny Did Next, Pil were the true engine of post punk, and they entranced us. How would this mysterious machine evolve? Keith Levene was an integral cog in that marvelous machinery, composing, manipulating keys, and of course contributing peerless, inventive, outer spacial guitar that has been much imitated but never equalled. Recent live shows and records with Pil co-conspirator Jah Wobble in the bank, Keith has a stupendous new set ready to explode about the place, the psych-hop ambient nu punkfunk long player that is Search4AbsoluteZero. Voted second in a Louder Than War guitar players poll, it speaks volumes for Keith’s chutzpah that he expressed regret he’d been beaten to top spot by a dead guy… Jimi Hendrix.
“Tony and Keith discuss Keith’s early days with both The Clash and Pil, his contribution to hiphop, and his contemporary projects. His decidedly non-1977 taste in classic records might confound a few as we prize them from their sleeves live on air for your enjoyment, but then again the title of Keith’s imminent book offers a clue: Diary Of A Non Punk Rocker.”
While you are at it, support Keith Levene’s crowd-funding project on Indiegogo – the realisation of the hitherto unreleased Commercial Zone. Get in on the ground floor. [Repeated Monday 1.30am.]

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