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Radio-show style podcasts on the life and research of students and faculty from the Sede Boqer campus at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
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Sirens in the Desert: Experiences of International Students within BGU
International students from BGU’s Sede Boker campus, which is located in the heart of the Negev desert, share their initial emotions, experiences and advice for potential students who are about to taste the uniqueness of the international campus. Funny stories and important tips for survival in the Negev desert are promised for the listeners! Many thanks to Nick Duppen, Trishla Vikas, Verena Sturm, and Tomer Shimoni for their insightful contribution. Thanks to our script writers, Reema Diab and Antoine Depeuille, our narrator Haleli Huang, and our ninja star, Nja Zai Du, for editing the podcast. Thanks to Eyal Briman and Dr. Buzi Raviv (the BGU Radio Director) for excellent technical help. Thanks to the whole student group from the BGU Radio Academy Podcast Production course for their help in producing this podcast. Special thanks to our course lecturers, Professor Simon Barak and Dr. Buzi Raviv, for their brilliant leadership, empowering us to have made this happen!! Music: Collected from with license.
May 24, 2022
The BGRI Exodus: A Mosaic of Memories
In this new SB Campus Radio episode, we focus on memories that we leave behind when we move away. The Ben Gurion Research Institute (BGRI) is soon leaving its old building in favor of a new one. The old structure, however, houses many stories and experiences, both as an academic institute and in the David Ben-Gurion Archives. These stories were uncovered while talking to former and current members of faculty, administration, and students, about their experiences working and living in this most peculiar and unique old building. We have compiled these precious stories into a Mosaic of Memories. This podcast was produced by Nick Duppen, Samuel Dotse Nomo, Trishla Vikas and Kofi Akodwaa-Boadi, as a final task in "BGU Radio Academy" course. We would like to acknowledge Mr. Eyal Briman for technical support, and Prof. Simon Barak and Dr. Buzi Raviv, our course instructors. We are most grateful to Prof. Avi Bareli, Prof. Paula Kabalo, Mikhal Moyal, Reema Diab and Jaydeep Prabhu for their contribution. The soundtrack was collected from with license. If you enjoyed our podcast, please rate it and share. Thank you and have a great day!
April 14, 2022
SB Campus Radio Magazine - Season Premiere!
Welcome to SB Campus Radio Magazine Season Premiere 2021/2022! In this episode we host new students from Sede Boker campus from across the world, bid farewell to Rohith, a masters student, and listen to two interesting interviews from our members of faculty, Prof. Aharon Fait and Prof. Simon Barak. Listen in on an exciting event combining art and science, plus incredible research on plant mitochondria. Hosts: Francisco Achwoka, Prof. Simon Barak and Prof. Aharon Fait Edited by: Francisco Achwoka, Prof. Simon Barak and Dr. Buzi Raviv Music:
December 23, 2021
Interview with Eric Ziemann
Eric Ziemann, PhD student at the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, discusses his research on polymer brushes for water treatment membranes.
September 27, 2020
Interview with Shaked Stein
Shaked Stein, a new graduate of the ZIWR, talks to Yoni Teitelbaum about his PhD research on desalination of saline groundwater from coastal aquifers.
August 28, 2020
Interview with Emily Tran
Emily Tran, PhD student at the ZIWR, discusses her research on the motion of radionucleides through underground rock.
August 21, 2020
It's Corona Time
SB Campus Studio presents, "It's Corona Time",  a feel-good show during these tough times we are experiencing during the pandemic. Sample our new hosts, Rohith and Zhadyrassyn fresh from our Podcast Training , as they share their experiences during the Corona Time. We walk down memory lane with Ida, Vinolia and Nathan as they bid farewell to our beloved campus. Sit back, listen and enjoy the show.
May 28, 2020
Sports review with Shadrack Owusu
Highlights of the Tyson Fury's WBC heavyweight rematch victory over Deontay Wilder and premier leagues title chase in the top four European leagues.
February 24, 2020
Interview with Prof. Noam Weisbrod, Director of BIDR
As we enter the new academic year, Prof. Noam Weisbrod, the Director of the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR), spoke exclusively to BGU Radio in our Sede Boker Campus studio about growing up, why he chose to come to BIDR, his research and his leadership. He also answered some great questions put to him by BIDR staff and students, and we played some of his favorite songs. BGU Radio wishes everybody a successful year ahead. Hosts: Jansi Srinivasan and Prof. Simon Barak Editor: Buzi Raviv Songs:  Led Zeppelin - Stairway to heaven Billy Joel - Piano man
November 14, 2019
Orientation - Q&A with the Administration staff
Welcome to Sede Boker Campus at Ben Gurion University of the Negev!  In this podcast, we interview Ms. Eliana Ben Sheleg from the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies (AKIS) and Ms. Sarit Koma from the Ben Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism (BGRI). They answer all our questions regarding administrative issues for new students at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) and the BGRI (please note important differences  between these two institutes).  Here is a list of the covered topics and the time they are discussed in the podcast: 00:00 - Intro 01:08 - Role of Student Affairs Coordinators 01:48 - Visas 03:52 - Payments 04:58 - Health Insurance 07:22 - Dormitories 09:57 - Course registration 13:30 - Opening a bank account 15:12 - Student transport concessions 16:12 - Emergencies 17:14 - Sexual harassment 17:39 - Campus gates 18:20 - National security issues 19:10 - Student Ombudsman For more information regarding student life on campus please listen to to the orientation podcast with the student representatives here Credits: Host:  Jansi Srinivasan, BGU Radio Producer: Prof. Simon Barak, BGU Radio Script: Francisco Achwoka, BGU Radio Editor: Buzi Raviv, BGU Radio Music: Night out - LiQWYD
October 13, 2019
Orientation - Student Life on Campus
We are happy to welcome all new students to SB (Sede Boker) Campus, Ben Gurion University of the Negev !  This is a short podcast covering all the important info you should know before arriving at the campus. Here is the list of the covered topics and the time they are discussed in the podcast: 00:00 - Intro 00:53 - Sede Boker Campus Student Council 01:34 - Arrival 02:44 - Orientation Campus and Beersheva tour 03:36 - Travel during the weekends and Jewish Holidays 04:54 - Student activities 06:34 - Sports Events 08:42 - Laundry services 09:11 - Student-Professor interaction For more information regarding administrative issues, please listen to our orientation podcast with the administrative staff here Credits: Guests: Vinolia, Aida-Angel and Nathan from the welcome committee of the local student organization, SB Campus. Host:  Jansi Srinivasan, BGU Radio Producer: Prof. Simon Barak, BGU Radio Script: Francisco Achwoka, BGU Radio Editor: Buzi Raviv, BGU Radio Music: Night out - LiQWYD
October 13, 2019
International summer course at Ben Gurion University - IBEX and Elizabeth
The show hosts the IBEX, an international research consortium comprised of students from various universities, and Elizabeth Warburton, a Prestigious Blaustein Scholar in our researcher interview of the week. We hear the IBEX students' first experiences in Israel and about their research as well as follow up with Elizabeth, who is one of SB Campus radio co-founders, on her recent publication in parasitology and about her upcoming project with the African Buffalo. Show hosts: Jansi, Francisco and Buzi Music: Can't Stop -Red Hot Chilli Peppers Old Town Road - Lil' Nas X Ft. Billy Ray Cyrus Superstition - Stevie Wonder America - Rami Fortis
August 21, 2019
Yosef and Malca
 SB Campus Radio hosts Yosef and Malca, two amazing musicians from Mizpe Ramon! Our BGU International Student Focus this week is on Nnebou Chidiebere, whose motivation for research on water treatment was the need to involve local stakeholders to ensure sustainability! Finally, hats off to all the BGU graduates and stay tuned for our new and exciting summer shows! Have Fun!  hosted by Frnacisco, Jansi and Buzi Songs: Your face - Yosef and Malca Chet Faker - Gold Fela Kuti - Water no get enemies Chinko ekun - Able God Nina Simon - Feeling Good Rema - Corny
August 19, 2019
Diversity and Pride
 June 2019. Pride month in Israel. Termination of the Man in the Desert department. Five students from India, Mexico, Kazakhstan and hosts from India, Israel and Kenya sit in the studio in discussing their lives in the past, the present and the future. What is the Kazakh unexpected food? Where can you find the most beautiful temple in India? How is it like to be born on the border of USA and Mexico? All that and much more in our most recent student magazine hosted by Jansi and Francisco. Great music from all over these countries. Interview with Prof. Yodan Rofe on MID at the very end. Songs: Star Wars music Tel Aviv - Omer Adam Saivam - Azhagu Video Baby Sara G.V. Prakash Super Hit Tamil Song Adai - Kurmangazy Un Año - Sebastián Yatra, Reik Halifot - Hadag Nahash MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - SAME LOVE feat. MARY LAMBERT Ose Shalom - Haim Laroz
August 19, 2019
Spring edition 2019
 The show this week hosts the Beatnik, an Israeli rock band whose performance at the 50th anniversary of Woodstock festival was so phenomenal that we had to have them over for the SB Campus Spring Party! Also, the 49th Board of Governor's meeting was held on the Sede Boker Campus, and we interviewed Max Gitter (a member of the Board from New York), Orli Gold-Haklay (BGU Dept. of Donor and Associates Affairs), and former Minister of Education Aharon Yadlin, under whose tenure the Ben Gurion University of the Negev was established. Finally, we learn more from Dr. Anat Rosenthal (BGU, Israel) and Dr. Julie Trottier (CNSR, France) about their fascinating research who were here at the SIDEER students conference. Hosts: Francisco, Jansi and Buzi Songs played: Bitnik - Ahuvati 17 - walk on BLock John - Bye Bye Ebola Arik Einstein - Livcot Lecha Bit Nik - Ma she Ose Lanu Tov
August 19, 2019
Fabulous Phoebe and a New Surprising Crop
 SB Campus Radio hosts Phoebe, an International student at Ben Gurion University from China. We also learn about a new surprising crop and if we'll be able it soon on our dinner tables from our conversations with Dr. Oren Shelef, who recently returned his postdoc research at the University of Nevada, Reno. We sampled our candidate song for #1 place in the Eurovision competition (which eventually was a complete flop) and play a song from Woodstock towards 50th anniversary, Find out our secret sound quiz and stand a chance to win some Boozie Booze! Hosts: Jansi, Francisco, Nathan, Buzi Music: Arisa and Margol - Po Ze Lo Eropa Faye Wong - I am Willing Bilal Hassani - Roi Crosby Stills Nash and Young - Woodstock Jimi Hendrix Voodo Child Arik Einstein - Ima Adama 
August 19, 2019
Honoring the Righteous Among Nations
 In this show we commemorate the Holocaust memorial day listening to a testimony from Vivian Mau about how Aristides Sousa Mendes  saved her family lives. We also had a chance to interview Dr. Chris Arnusch, a faculty member from the Zuckerberg institute for Water Research on his recent research publications on Laser Induced Graphine. We also listen to some new bands from both Canada and Israel, whose great music you will definitely love! Hosts: Jansi, Francisco and Buzi Music: Trampoline - Emily's tea party Phenomenow - Ani ve Ata Phenomenow - My mind
August 19, 2019
Interview with the President of BGU Prof. Daniel Chamovitz
 On our Pesach Special Prof. Daniel Chamovitz, the President of Ben Gurion University of the Negev, spoke exclusively with SB Campus Radio about his vision, leadership, science and future exciting developments at BGU. We played some of his favorite songs and learned about his Seder plans. We enjoyed a lot - sure you will too. Hag Sameach! Thanks: Students and Faculty of BGU - for recording questions Rajarachan Kogalimath - for the photos Hosts: Prof. Simon Barak, Francisco Achwoka and Buzi Raviv Songs: Passover - Buffalo Springfield - For what it's worth Iron Butterfly - In a Gadda da Vida Cris Willamson - Waterfalls Six13 - A Lion king Passover
August 19, 2019
Interviewing Tania Bird after Purim 2019
Tania Bird, a famous and honored alumni of SB Campus and BGU, is our special guest for this episode. She Leads several environmental protests recently and she came all the way to Sede Boqer to tell us all about them. We will also discuss the special event for Purim - "Ad Lo Yada" and listen to fantastic music. Look for Free Straw Israel on FB:  Hosts: Jansi and Francisco  Songs: Purim Trance 2012 Caravan palace - Wonderland Aqua - Barbie Girl Johnni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi Netta - Basa Sababa Gumbo - Frenchman Street
August 19, 2019
Welcoming the new students of spring 2019 semester
 SB Campus Radio team presents hosting the new international students of spring semester 2019 and learn more about their backgrounds and carnival experiences. The show profiles some of the upcoming Purim events and introduces a legendary artist from Africa.  Good music from all over the world is included:  Boasty-Wiley Stefflon Don Sean Paul Neria-Oliver Mtukudzi Patria-Ruben Blades Garota de Ipanema-Tom Jobim Kal Ho Naa Ho-Shahrukh Khan Bue Kwan Me-Kwabema Kwabema  
August 19, 2019
SB Campus Students meet the Zin Fellows
Hear the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research students “speed date” the American Associates of Ben-Gurion University Zin Fellows Cohort IV, and tell our three Zin Fellows SB Campus Radio reporters about their research and experiences on the Sede Boqer campus.  Hosted by: Prof. Simon Barak Music: Bensound - dreams (
August 19, 2019