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Two new documentaries on CCR

James Tuke
James Tuke

This week on CCR, we will broadcast two new, interesting documentaries.

On Thursday at 5pm, Europe on Air will begin its broadcast run.  This is the first of a five episode series, which was produced by Dublin station Nearfm in collaboration with EMA RTV in Spain and Radio Dreyeckland in Germany.  It will focus on themes such as migration, education, agriculture, gender and many more in modern Europe. The series will examine common values and history as well as the impact of European policies in our daily life.  The remaining episodes of Europe on Air will be broadcast on a fortnightly basis.

The following day, Saved From Doom, which uncovers the dramatic story of how English Quaker James H. Tuke helped save thousands of Irish people from destitution and poverty, will be broadcast at 11am.  In the 1880s, Mr Tuke came to the rescue of many impoverished Mayo and Galway people, and helped them escape destitution and horrendous poverty through his compassionate ‘assisted emigration scheme’.  It’s a real Oskar Schindler-type story.