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Where Love Lives

1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 07 February 2013

Vanessa asks about your most romantic places, Edward Flaxman is Vanessa's latest Jolly Good Fellow - with Foreigner's I Want To Know What Love Is as his birthday number 1 - and fenugreek is the week's fourth and final Word Of The Day.

Music Played

16 items
  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz California

    Lenny Kravitz - Baptism, Parlophone

  • Image for Andy Grammer

    Andy Grammer Keep Your Head Up

    Andy Grammer, S-Curve, 1

  • Image for Alison Limerick

    Alison Limerick Where Love Lives

    (CD Single), BMG

  • Image for The Velvelettes

    The Velvelettes Needle In A Haystack

    Leaders Of The Pack (Various Artists, Polygram Tv, 6

  • Image for The Robert Cray Band

    The Robert Cray Band A Memo

    (CD Single), Provogue Records, 1

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Yester-Me Yester-You Yesterday

    Stevie Wonder Greatest Hits Vol.2, Motown

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Love Song

    Higher, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Chrissie Hynde

    Chrissie Hynde and UB40 I Got You Babe

    Dancing On Sunshine - 22 Reggae Hits, Polygram Tv

  • Pause For Thought

    • Image for Queen

      Queen Friends Will Be Friends

      Queen - Greatest Hits II, Parlophone

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Indian Summer

    (CD Single), Stylus Records, 1

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini Pencil Full Of Lead

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Dido

    Dido No Freedom

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Betty Everett

    Betty Everett It's In His Kiss

    Unchained Melodies II (Various Artis, Telstar

  • Image for Train

    Train Mermaid

    California 37, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Foreigner

    Foreigner I Want To Know What Love Is

    Burning Hearts (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for KC and The Sunshine Band

    KC and The Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight

    Billboard Top Hits 1975, Rhino

  • Word Of The Day

    Word Of The Day

    Fenugreek - is a plant cultivated worldwide as a semi-arid crop, and is a common ingredient in dishes from the Indian Subcontinent.

    The word comes from the Latin fænum Græcum meaning ‘Greek hay’ because it was used extensively as fodder for animals.

  • Pause For Thought with author, screenwriter and magazine editor Martin Saunders

    Pause For Thought with author, screenwriter and magazine editor Martin Saunders

    The American President – played by Jack Nicholson – looks the foreign invader in the eye. Determined to avert the impending war between their two races, he gives the speech of his political life. Instead of fighting, he suggests friendship. ‘Think how strong we would be,’ he says. ‘Earth… and Mars… together.’

    This is the key moment in the nineties sci-fi comedy ‘Mars Attacks!’ The aliens point a lethal-looking ray gun at Jack, but that doesn’t stop him from delivering his personal ‘I have a dream…’ speech. He utters his plea for peace: ‘Why can’t we all just… get along?’ And then the Martians kill him.

    Despite the sudden plot turn, what sticks with me is his question and the sentiment behind it, which transcends an underrated movie.

    When I think about real-life conflict, I imagine some war-torn trouble spot; or simmering tensions closer to home. Perhaps between people of different postal districts; of differing colour, class, or religion.

    To all of these, that same question can be asked. It’s easy to dismiss as naive the idea that we could live in unity and friendship with people of different faiths, cultures and attitudes to our own.

    And yet, I believe it’s possible to learn to better co-exist. That I could learn to befriend and understand those different to me; to put their needs ahead of my own.

    I believe that we are all created in the image of God, but I can sometimes fail to apply that. I wonder what might happen to my own prejudices, if I began to truly see others through that lens? As fellow children of God, equally loved by Him. Perhaps then, the idea that we might better learn to ‘get along’ could start to seem a little less naïve.

    In the aftermath of the riots that shook Los Angeles in 1992, their central figure made the same simple plea. Though he’d suffered a brutal and public beating, Rodney King sought to bring people together. When his opportunity to address the nation came, he simply turned to the camera and asked that same question: ‘Can’t we all just get along?’

    Today, I’m going to enjoy a moment of naivety and consider again: why can’t we?


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