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1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 11 April 2012

One of our listeners is commuting to Everest! Can you do better? Join Vanessa for a first look at the day's papers & a great selection of music to ease you into the day...

Music Played

18 items
  • Image for Yazz

    Yazz The Only Way Is Up

  • Image for Cat Stevens

    Cat Stevens Remember The Days Of The Old Schoolyard

    The Very Best Of Cat Stevens, Island

  • Image for Roger Miller

    Roger Miller King Of The Road

    The No.1 Country Album (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Paul Weller

    Paul Weller That Dangerous Age

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Boyzone

    Boyzone Picture Of You

    Hits Zone - The Best Of 97 (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Norah Jones

    Norah Jones Happy Pills

    (CD Single), Blue Note, 1

  • Image for 10cc

    10cc The Things We Do For Love

    The Greatest Hits Of 1976 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Debarge

    Debarge Rhythm Of The Night

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Marlon Roudette

    Marlon Roudette New Age

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Pause For Thought

  • Image for Robin Thicke

    Robin Thicke Love After War

    (CD Single), Star Track, 1

  • Image for The Sutherland Brothers Band

    The Sutherland Brothers Band and Quiver Arms Of Mary

    The Greatest Love Of All (Various), Old Gold

  • Image for Martha Reeves and The Vandellas

    Martha Reeves and The Vandellas and Martha Reeves Jimmy Mack

    Leaders Of The Pack (Various Artists, Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Feeling

    The Feeling Love It When You Call

    (CD Single), Universal

  • Image for Carrie Underwood

    Carrie Underwood Good Girl

    Blown Away, Sony Music, 1

  • I Want To Wake Up With You, chosen by Preston's Pat Northall

  • Image for Honey Ryder

    Honey Ryder Marley's Chains

    (CD Single), Oceanic Music, 1

  • Image for Dion

    Dion The Wanderer

    The Wanderers (Original S/Track), Sequel Records

  • Pause For Thought: Rabbi Jeremy Gordon

    Four Jews meet for a coffee morning.

    Oy says one.

    Oy vey says the second.

    Oy vey iz mir says the third.

    Looks, says the fourth, if you’re going to spend the whole time talking about the economy I’ll leave now.

    The theme for Pause for Thought, this week, is Triumph Over Adversity.

    Adversity is something Jews know a great deal about. Expelled from here, suffering a pogrom there, we’ve had at least our fair share of adversity. And one of our most powerful responses, dating back to biblical times, has been humour.
    The Bible recounts the Children of Israel fleeing Pharaoh and the massed ranks of the Egyptian army only to find their path blocked by the sea, ‘What’ the Children of Israel say to Moses’ – and this is a direct translation - ‘weren’t there enough graves in Egypt you had to take us out here to die in the dessert?’

    Sometimes the world outside of our immediate control presents us with adversities beyond conquering. In an international economic crisis it’s not always possible to hang onto a job, or enjoy the rewards hard work in better times should produce. When faced with illness, it’s not always possible to find medical cure. But laughter is always possible, even in times of tremendous darkness.
    Good humour does more than simply lighten a mood. A good joke can get one back over an adversity when no other form of triumph is possible. Dictators and bullies tend not to like being the butt of jokes – which is enough to mock. And even when the adversity isn’t a person, a good joke can still recast the experience of suffering. Humour can help, even in the face of illness.

    I say, I say, I say, ‘What's the difference between God and a doctor?
    God doesn't think she’s a doctor.’
    May we all be spared adversity, but should it strike may it never take from us the power of laughter.

  • Vanessa's Word Of The Day

    Today's word is "buttercup".

    It's not really. It's "ranunculus", which is the plant family to which the buttercup belongs, along with the spearwart & the crowfoot!

    It means "little frog" in Latin...


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