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Music, Magic and Antarctic Babies

29 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 13 April 2014

Sole Mio are tenor brothers Pene and Amitai Pati, and their cousin, the baritone Moses Mackay. They came together three years ago as a threesome to raise funds for their international vocal studies. Their debut album, also called O Sole Mio, was the biggest selling album last year in New Zealand.

American George Lamson Jr describes how he tried to put his life back together after being the only survivor of a plane crash in 1985. He describes the survivor's guilt he has felt since then and why he has found it helpful to meet other sole survivors around the world.

Carolina Cabezas talks about bringing up a baby in one of the coldest places on earth - Antarctica.

Pati Ruiz is one of Latin America's most respected environmentalists. She's found a way to protect the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve - one of Mexico's most diverse and protected natural areas. She explains how she has provided sustainable livelihoods for the people living there.

And Quidditch is the magical game played on broomsticks by Harry Potter and his friends in the books by JK Rowling. We hear how it's also a fast-growing sport for 'muggles' on college campuses in the United States and around the world.



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