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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 09 September 2012

Cathy's guest this morning has travelled to some of the most volatile countries in the world as a photojournalist, but his focus on the disadvantaged and vulnerable has come at a personal cost. Join Cathy in the company of photographer Don McCullin.

With the close of the Paralympic Games this weekend many people have had their previous views of disability turned around. But has it all been positive and what will be the lasting impact? Cathy's joined by Professor John Swinton of Aberdeen University, and Susie Fitton of Capability Scotland.

Terry Waite is remembered by many as a hostage in Beirut for nearly 5 years in the late 1980s. He's used this experience to inform his role with the homeless charity Emmaus, and during a visit to Glasgow last week Cathy caught up with him. Scottish artist Gerard Burns was also at that event to see his painting of The Road to Emmaus gifted to the charity, and he joins Cathy to talk about the significance of that moment.

Cathy will also be hearing about the book that's inspired the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Albert Bogle. Listen in to find out what it is.

There's also the final poem in the poem in the Written World series. All this and the usual excellent selection of music, listen in between 7am-9pm this Sunday Morning With Cathy Macdonald.

  • The Road to Emmaus by the artist Gerard Burns.

    The Road to Emmaus by the artist Gerard Burns.

    For more information about the work of the homeless charity Emmaus mentioned on the programme please visit the website below.

    Emmaus website


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