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You can listen to all of Aasmah’s radio documentaries here.

 

Faultline Scotland.

Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 31 December 2014 and re-broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland on 6th January 2015.

Three months on from the Scottish independence referendum, is Scotland irretrievably split down the middle or has it come back together to heal?

Listen here.

indyref

 

The Lessons of Ray Honeyford.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 1st September 2014

Aasmah Mir revisits the ‘Honeyford Affair’, the heated dispute surrounding Ray Honeyford, a Bradford headteacher whose outspoken criticisms of multiculturalism caused a national controversy. Listen back here.

Honeyford

 

Back To Charm School.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service on 15th July 2014.

In the run-up to the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow’s service workers – binmen, taxi drivers and waiters are being sent on a course to make them more ‘customer-friendly’. Aasmah Mir asks does the ‘friendly city’ need any lessons in being nice?

You can listen to the programme here. And here’s a comment piece.

 

Glasgow binmen go back to charm school

Glasgow binmen go back to charm school

 

Scots Asians Decide.

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland on 9th April 2014.

Will be re-broadcast on BBC Asian Network on 28th August 2014.

Aasmah Mir talks to Scots Asian families and campaigners to find what will drive their decision in the referendum.

Listen back here.

More info here.

Referendum

 

Bringing Up The Grandkids.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 30th December 2013.

Aasmah Mir meets the families in which the grandparents are Mum and Dad too.

You can listen here.

 

The Young Devolutionaries.

3 episodes first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September and October 2013.

They are the generation who have grown up under devolution. Now, nine teenagers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales share with Aasmah Mir their vision of the system that brought them up. Listen to Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Devolution

 

Postcode Profiling: Winners and Losers.

2 episodes first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 15th and 22nd July 2013.

Aasmah Mir looks at how postcode profiling affects our lives, as she visits what new profiling research suggests are the wealthiest and most deprived areas in the UK.

Listen to Part 1 and Part 2.

cash

 

Malala’s Diary.

First broadcast on 15th November 2012.

Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban for going to school. As she recovered in a Birmingham hospital, local British schoolgirls read aloud from her diary as a gesture of solidarity. Aasmah Mir examines the impact and legacy of what happened to Malala.

Listen here.

Malala

 

Boy Racers.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 30th May 2011.

Two young motor racing drivers battle it out at speeds of 150 mph to become stars on the track. Aasmah Mir follows their fortunes.

More info here.

Boy Racers

 

The Iraqi Interpreters’ New Home.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 28th October 2011.

Iraqis who risked their lives helping the British during the Iraq war were offered the chance to live in the UK. Some ended up in Glasgow. Aasmah Mir finds out what has happened to them.

You can listen to the programme here.

You can find more information here.

Ali acted as an interpreter for Tony Blair and Gordon Brown

Ali acted as an interpreter for Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

 

Teenage Kicks.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 28th January 2011.

Aasmah Mir explores the sexual pressures faced by teens in Britain today.

More information here.

 

Gay Life After Saddam.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live on 5th July 2009

Aasmah Mir finds out how life for the country’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community (LGBT) has deteriorated since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

More info here.

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