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Sunday 18 Mar 2012

    The first exhibition from the Vatican's Secret Archives is on display and BBC's Rome correspondent David Willey is our guide, and on the 500th anniversary of the Sistine Chapel art critic Laura Gascoigne explains its unusual layout and Michelangelo's faith.

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Sunday 11 Mar 2012

  • David James countertenor, Rogers Covey Crump tenor, Steven Harrold tenor and Gordon Jones baritone comprise the Hilliard Ensemble. It was founded in the 1980s and is now one of the world's most acclaimed vocal chamber groups. On the occasion of their appearance with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, they talk about their commitment to medieval and renaissance sacred music repertoire as well as works specially written by living composers, most notably the Estonian religious composer, Arvo Pärt. They also explain why they record in cathedrals rather than recording studios.

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  • On the appointment of Bob Carr as Australia's Foreign Minister, this glimpse into his formative literary and historical influences, is part of a lengthier conversation which he had with Rachael Kohn on the publication of his book, My Reading Life (2008).

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Sunday 4 Mar 2012

    Emotional honesty and living according to a golden rule of following her inspiration is what drives Jane Rutter, one of Australia's premier flautists. Nature, Sufism, and a profound belief in music as the language of 'Divine Communion,' Jane is frank, forceful and funny about the spiritual values that infuse her life.

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Sunday 26 Feb 2012

    India exported Hare Krishna and Yoga to the West in the 1960s. While Hare Krishna remained a small but loyal movement of shaven headed followers, Yoga has become popular in the West by feminising its practice.

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