Wednesday 27 February 2013, 10:10
Good morning bloggers. Through London's sparkly streets I go on way to talk about the delights of books and reading to some poor pupils who thought they were going bowling or something. My favourite are top year primary kids as they are the most enthusiastic and cheery. Something happens in that hop to secondary school (hello hormones!) to produce the slightly more self-aware, I'm-not-putting-my-hand-up-if-you-don't attitude. They're all lovely of course...And the other thing I've learned is that (sweeping generalisation alert) girls will read about pretty much anything, but boys will only read about other boys. Not sure when that changes either.
Today's show features the multi-talented Nitin Sawhney who is back on R2 with a new series of Spins The Globe. It'll feature music from around the globe (you might have realised) but Nitin is really another Howard Goodall, another musical genius. He's released 9 albums, scored music for over 40 films and TV programmes. And is an acclaimed flamenco guitarist. And DJ. And writer. You get the picture...
And oldies please on all matters ITALIAN. As the politicians (and comedians) struggle to form a government and the pope retires, all available journalists are in Rome. All of them. So an Italian flavour please, with either of those stories taking prominence in your thoughts.
Have an enlightened and cheerful Wednesday, see you after 5
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