Friday 17 August 2012, with Jim Mora
3:10 pm Monday 24 November: Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms
Deep in some of the most remote areas of the Middle East, religious traditions that date back to ancient Babylon and Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs are still be practiced in secret and in fear. These mysterious, minority religions hold fascinating beliefs: Greek prophets are incarnations of God, Lucifer is revered in the form of a peacock.
Gerald Russell is a former British and UN diplomat who spent more than a decade in the region and lived among some of these groups. He's written about their histories, rituals and the threat to their survival with the rise of ISIS in his new book, Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East.
Audio from Friday 17 August 2012
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The Best Song Ever Written - The Climb ( 8′ 3″ )
13:08 Amanda Blakey from Auckland chooses this Miley Cyrus song.
The Terra Nova found ( 9′ 24″ )
14:08 It happened by accident. The final resting place of the lost SS Terra Nova, the ship that carried Captain Robert Falcon Scott on his doomed expedition to the South Pole, has been discovered in 1,000 feet of icy water off the coast of Greenland.
Feature Album - Electric Ladyland ( 3′ 35″ )
14:45 The Jimi Hendrix Experience from 1968.
Fresh Fast Food with Geoff Scott ( 8′ 26″ )
15:08 Geoff Scott, chef and owner of the renowned Vinnies restaurant in Herne Bay in Auckland shares a recipe for Potato Gratin.
Wine with Belinda Jackson ( 11′ 57″ )
15:16 Wine consultant Belinda Jackson is on the line from Blenheim.
Film Review with Sarah McMullan ( 10′ 52″ )
15:28 Today Sarah looks at this week's big box office release - the latest in the Bourne series.
Junior Detective ( 4′ 57″ )
15:40 It's a "Who Done it" mystery for the kids. Tomorrow, at the New Zealand Police Museum In Porirua. kids can play Junior detective and crack an important case. Kids dress up in police uniforms, and track down clues scattered around the Museum.
The Panel Pre-Show for 17 August 2012 ( 14′ 39″ )
15:45 Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
16:07 Ecuador has granted asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange two months after he took refuge in its London embassy while fighting extradition from the UK. Opposition MPs are reported to be furious at the National MP Maggie Barry, whose cross-party parliamentary group they accuse of being created solely to kill off a Labour MP's bill to legalise assisted suicide.
16:40 Jodie Foster has published a very personal essay this week. websites are now automatically playing sound ads when you open them.
1:10 Best Song Ever Written
1:15 NZ Music - Live
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2:10 Feature stories
2:45 Feature album
3:08 One Stop Shop
Fresh Fast Food, Weekend Wine, Weekend Weather, Movie Review and This Way of Life
3:33 Feature story
4:06 The Panel