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Free All Right Now
Back To The 70's (CD1) (Various), EMI, 15
Four Tops Reach Out I'll Be There
No Greater Love (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes
Scissor Sisters Mary
(CD Single), Polydor
Pet Shop Boys Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)
Pet Shop Boys - Please, Parlophone
Paolo Nutini Growing Up Beside You
(CD Single), Atlantic, 1
MOIRA'S GOLDEN OLDIE
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Summer Wine
The Greatest Hits Of Nancy Sinatra, Boulevard
Jackson 5 Jackson 5 - ABC
The Best Michael Jackson & Jackson Fi, Polygram Tv, 1
Martika Love Thy Will Be Done
Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv
Paul Weller No Tears To Cry
(CD Single), Island, 1
Sam Cooke You Send Me
Sam Cooke - The Man & His Music, RCA
Oasis Live Forever
Live Forever (Various Artists), Virgin
Bob Marley & The Wailers Bob Marley & The Wailers - Waiting In Vain
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island
Fred Astaire Bachelor's Dinner Song
The Great MGM Stars - Fred Astaire
Dion The Wanderer
The Wanderers (Original S/Track), Sequel Records
Joshua Radin I'd Rather Be With You
(CD Single), 14th Floor Records, 1
Todd Rundgren I Saw The Light
My Girl (Original 1992 Film S/Track), Epic
Gene Pitney Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart
Gene Pitney - The Collection, Castle
Cher Gypsies Tramps & Thieves
Cher - The Greatest Hits, Wea/Universal
Bruce Springsteen Born To Run
Born To Run, CBS
Eliza Doolittle Skinny Genes
(CD Single), Parlophone, 1
Dexys Midnight Runners Come On Eileen
Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia
(CD Single), Island
Take That Greatest Day
(CD Single), Polydor, 1
Lissie In Sleep
Catching A Tiger, Columbia, 1
Today's Show: One Lyonnaise Is Another Man's Dauphonoise
Today's show was dedicated to anyone who cried at the masterchef final last night
Today's Show Starred:
Felix Tazzyman-Loo-Urs from Sheffield who celebrated his fifth birthday
Traci Aitken from Canterbury who travelled to Las Vegas to meet up with her long lost school friend
Paul Loveridge and Cait Downs from the South East who have finally got their little red sports car back
Lochlan Morris from Glasgow who went to a safari park
Anya Bartlett from Ayelsbury who got three chickens
Jenny Chatfield from the West Midlands who chose today's Golden Oldie
Jim and Meg Coombs from Wiltshire who made today's Mega-Phone-Call
Dhruv Baker who won Master Chef
Catherine Ladyman from Darlington who picked today's Gobsmackers
Reverend Ruth Scott who gave us some wise words
Jackie Turner from Wandsworth who said "Heeelllooo"
Nicky Lees from Derby who said "Hello"
Kevin and Cathy Mann from Bury St Edmonds who said "Hello My Lover"
Pause for Thought
From Rev'd Ruth Scott, an Anglican Vicar in Richmond
This Easter holiday I’m reading up on ethics.
I’m preparing a programme for teenagers exploring our responses to various human dilemmas. As a way into the discussions I want to use songs my students know. So far Mumford and Sons, Michael Jackson, Gnarls Barkley and Lily Allen are possible options.
With ethics on my mind my attention was caught by a recent news story. One political party’s election hopes, it said, were doomed because of the growing number of businesses opposing a particular policy. But with what authority does the business world speak?
Just think of ‘The Apprentice’. Its participants are driven by money and self-interest. The weakest are kicked out. Businesses may be motivated as much by vested interests as care for the most vulnerable in society. On what values does our national well-being depend?
The stories of MP’s expenses and bankers’ greed have highlighted a dearth of integrity in places where that’s vital. They show that personal responsibility is about so much more than not breaking the law. Likewise, whatever the nuggets of wisdom at their heart, religious communities are sadly as tarnished as any institution by stories of scandal, bigotry and human fallibility. We’re confronted by challenging questions to which there are no simple answers.
With an election coming up, now seems to me to be a good time to think through what values we want to be the foundations of our common life. This isn’t about vote-winning quick fixes but long term vision and integrity of being. It will take courage, humility and willingness on all our parts to make sacrifices for the world we want to be our children’s and grandchildren’s joyful inheritance.
And Chris, if you have any ideas about which songs will help my students tackle ethical questions, I’m open to suggestions!
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