Good Friday

Show notes

9:06 Lalibela: The New Jerusalem

Unique churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia (BBC)

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10:06 Band of Hope

A retrospective look at the famous children's temperance movement of the 1890s.

10:45 Reading: When You Go, by Rochelle Elliot, read by Paul Harrop

A son's last moments with his father before they switch off the life support.

11:04 The Missing Migrants

Tracing the families of illegal migrants who die in the Arizona desert after risking their lives to cross from Mexico to the United States (BBC)

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12:30 The Intriguing Theremin

The first electronic instrument and the only one you play without touching (RNL)

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1:30 Reading

Presqu'Isle, by Stephen G Walker (RNZ)

2:06 The Protest Singer

An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger (Media Mechanics)

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3:04 Reading

Live Transmission: Only Sukkie Bubbas Use Laser Guns (RNZ)

4:06 The Forum (BBC)

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5:00 The World at 5

A roundup of today's news and sport.

5:12 Global Business (BBC)

7:06 A Short History of Contraception

8:06 Reading

Clean Slate, by Johanna Mary (RNZ)

9:06 Country Life

10:00 The World at 10

A roundup of today's news and sport.

10:30 What's the Word

Literary Roots of Opera (NPR)

11:06 Noise: A Human History

The Age of Oratory Narratives which shift the focus to language (2 of 6, BBC)