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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Moral Compass Missing

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Moral Compass Missing
Nothing seems to shake the populist following of Mr. Trump, which includes a substantial proportion of the evangelical Christian community. Is their moral compass somewhat unbalanced — are they omitting to focus on the second great commandment, to love our neighbours (those least likely to be our 'neighbours') as ourselves? Here in the UK, populism is more associated with the Reform Party, which is attracting 15% of voters compared to the Conservatives 21%. They share Trump's appeal for self-interest and antipathy towards migration: meanwhile the need for a real focus on helping the poor continues. Where's the moral compass? Background music: 'Charisma' by The Brothers Records

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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Start Network

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset:  Start Network
Since the most recent escalation of the conflict in Gaza in October 2023, the charity Start Network has received over 60 other global humanitarian crisis alerts, that you may not have heard about. For one reason or another, these global events don’t get the coverage they deserve and as a result, miss out on necessary donations and aid. But Start Network are doing things differently, and this year marks the 10th anniversary of their Start Fund. Joining Adam Cox now to discuss this with the CEO of Start Network Christina Bennett.
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Christina Bennett


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: The Illusion of Legacy

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: The Illusion of Legacy
Voyager-1's legacy includes greetings in 55 languages, 35 sounds from life on Earth (such as whale songs, laughter, etc.), 90 minutes of music including everything from Mozart and Bach to Chuck Berry and Blind Willie Johnson, all dating back to its launch in 1977. There are also 115 images of life on Earth and recorded greetings from then-US President Jimmy Carter (1924– ) and then-UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim (1918–2007). It would take about 70,000 years to reach the nearest star to our solar system. In contrast, most tombstones in British graveyards date from well before the Voyager-1 launch, but for most of them it's no longer possible to discern who they commemorate or when they were erected. Burial grounds occupy over 19,000 acres in England, but the legacy they seek to preserve is forgotten within a very small number of generations. Background music: 'Elegy' by Wayne Jones

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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Food Waste and City Harvest

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Food Waste and City Harvest
Adam Cox is joined by Sarah Calcutt from City Harvest, and they discuss the large number of issues surrounding food waste. Sarah tells us some shocking stats, one of which states that if food waste was a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world. https://cityharvest.org.uk/
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Sarah Calcutt


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: What is Truth?

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: What is Truth?
We see distortion of the truth in holocaust and genocide denial, in Donald Trump’s refusal to accept his myriad of indictments, and in Putin's denial of invading Ukraine two years ago. Dishonesty and exaggerated claims are commonplace on social media and even work their way into corporate and public bodies, such as we've recently seen in the sub-postmasters’ scandal. Is our increasingly secular society losing touch with its moral compass? Background music: 'Dark Alley Deals' by Aaron Kenny

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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Alison Bull for Family Mediation Week

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Alison Bull for Family Mediation Week
Adam Cox is joined by Alison Bull, a Family Mediator and Lawyer from Mills & Reeve, to delve into the objectives of Family Mediation Week and its intended outcomes. They explore the advantages of opting for a mediator over the traditional court process, offering insights for couples seeking legal guidance while aiming to avoid courtroom proceedings. Additionally, the discussion provides advice for individuals looking to navigate settlements independently, without the involvement of a solicitor or mediator. https://www.mills-reeve.com/
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Alison Bull


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: The £2 Billion Challenge

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: The £2 Billion Challenge
The UK sub-postmasters' scandal is not just an issue for politicians: it deeply questions the quality and integrity of corporate governance, auditors and the legal profession: for example, surely The Law Society should have monitored the quantum of convictions and cried 'wolf'? The huge quantum of unclaimed adult-owned Child Trust Funds is a similar massive injustice for young people from disadvantaged and low-income backgrounds. Politicians, account providers and regulators need to take urgent action to tackle the £2 billion challenge: however, The Share Foundation is crying 'wolf' in this case — but will people listen? Background music: 'Missing Persons' by Jeremy Blake

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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Copyright, and Ownership for All

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Copyright, and Ownership for All
Steamboat Willie, the original Mickey Mouse, steps into the public domain after 95 years of copyright restriction. Copyright law has been with us for over 300 years, but it's due a serious revision in the light of Artificial Intelligence. The New York Times is relying on current legislation to sue Open AI for infringing their copyright to train ChatGPT, but surely the information and analysis that the NYT report on belongs to us all? Background music: 'People Watching' by Sir Cubworth

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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Shadow over Christmas — Massacre of the Innocents

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Shadow over Christmas — Massacre of the Innocents
The Holy Family's flight in Egypt was followed by the 'massacre of the innocents' in and around Bethlehem. Today's Middle Eastern tragedy is again denying thousands of children and young people a future — why can we not learn to live in peace with each other? Every child born into our world has the same mix of amazing potential, whatever their gender, nationality, race or religion. It's not nature which condemns them to mediocrity and despair, but nurture. Therefore, let's all make a new year resolution to vastly improve the way we value and respect children and young people: not only for the sake of their current circumstances and prospects of survival, but also to give them all a real chance to achieve their true potential as adults. Background music; 'The New Order' by Aaron Kenny

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Gavin Oldham

The Bigger Picture: Charles III Christmas message

Gavin Oldham
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Charles III Christmas message
Unabridged and without comment from Share Radio, here's the King's Christmas message as broadcast on 25th December '23.
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King Charles III


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