Sunday Morning With

show more detailshow less detail

Episodes

TitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
20110605

Sunday Mornings With Sally Magnusson is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today.

This Sunday, Sally Magnusson's first hour guest is one of the American Episcopal Church's most controversial Bishops, Jack Spong - known for his outspoken views and author of umpteen wildly popular books.

The Mother's Union will be holding their 'General Assembly' in Edinburgh this week - Sally will be finding out exactly who they are, and why they're so concerned about a forthcoming review looking at children being forced to grow up too fast.

And we tackle what can be a difficult and painful subject for many in this country - looking after a loved one with dementia.

Amongst others, we hear from carer Tommy Whitelaw, Professor June Andrews and former soprano singer and current Music in Hospitals performer, Rosanne Brackenridge.

Sally's guest is Jack Spong, one of the Episcopal Church's most controversial bishops.

20110703

Sunday Mornings With Sally Magnusson is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today.

Topical and where necessary provocative it takes the weeks events and breaks them down into what it means to the individual and our society's values and beliefs.

Complementing this are conversations with people who have something to say on how we live our lives; whether through their personal experiences, what they write or preach, or because they've dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Two hours of music and stimulating conversation from a faith and ethical perspective.

20110710

Sunday Mornings With Sally Magnusson is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today.

Topical and where necessary provocative it takes the weeks events and breaks them down into what it means to the individual and our society's values and beliefs.

Complementing this are conversations with people who have something to say on how we live our lives; whether through their personal experiences, what they write or preach, or because they've dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Two hours of music and stimulating conversation from a faith and ethical perspective.

20110717

Sunday Mornings with Cathy MacDonald is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today.

Topical and where necessary provocative it takes the weeks events and breaks them down into what it means to the individual and our society's values and beliefs.

Complementing this are conversations with people who have something to say on how we live our lives; whether through their personal experiences, what they write or preach, or because they've dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Two hours of music and stimulating conversation from a faith and ethical perspective.

20110724

Sunday Mornings with Cathy MacDonald is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today.

Topical and where necessary provocative it takes the weeks events and breaks them down into what it means to the individual and our society's values and beliefs.

Complementing this are conversations with people who have something to say on how we live our lives; whether through their personal experiences, what they write or preach, or because they've dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Two hours of music and stimulating conversation from a faith and ethical perspective.

20110807

Sunday Mornings With Ricky Ross is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today.

Topical and where necessary provocative it takes the weeks events and breaks them down into what it means to the individual and our society's values and beliefs.

Complementing this are conversations with people who have something to say on how we live our lives; whether through their personal experiences, what they write or preach, or because they've dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Two hours of music and stimulating conversation from a faith and ethical perspective.

20110814

Sunday Mornings With Ricky Ross is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today.

Topical and where necessary provocative it takes the weeks events and breaks them down into what it means to the individual and our society's values and beliefs.

Complementing this are conversations with people who have something to say on how we live our lives; whether through their personal experiences, what they write or preach, or because they've dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Two hours of music and stimulating conversation from a faith and ethical perspective.

20110828

Dave Batstone joins Ricky to talk about his anti-slavery organisation Not For Sale, and how an incident close to home spurred him on to establish it.

Also joining the discussion will be Stephen Craig, the CEO of All Saints clothing company to tell us how he is responding to the challenges Dave's organisation is posing.

We'll also chat to Elspeth Atkinson about her role as Director of MacMillan Cancer Support and how she combines that with being the wife of a bishop.

Wandering pilgrim Scot Peacock joins Ricky in the studio to talk about his recent journey along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.

Author Mark Lynas has written Ricky's book of the week, 'The God Species', about what the environmental movement has got wrong, and he's not afraid to admit his own mistakes along the way too.

Anna Magnusson also brings us news of an icon inspired exhibition from Beauly in Inverness-shire.

All this and the usual mix of wonderful music from Ella Fitzgerald, Glen Campbell, Rascall Flatts, Jimmy Cliff and Billie Holiday.

Dave Batstone joins Ricky to talk about his anti-slavery organisation Not For Sale.

20110911

Sunday Mornings With Ricky Ross is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today.

Topical and where necessary provocative it takes the weeks events and breaks them down into what it means to the individual and our society's values and beliefs.

Complementing this are conversations with people who have something to say on how we live our lives; whether through their personal experiences, what they write or preach, or because they've dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Two hours of music and stimulating conversation from a faith and ethical perspective.

20111030

Writer and guitarist from 80's band Fairground Attraction, Mark Nevin, talks to Cathy Macdonald about the highs and low's of his time in the band, his second career as a psychotherapist and how his faith has influenced his life.

With the beginning of the Islamic Hajj next week the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Muslim Amjid Bashir explains the Hajj's importance and what it's like to make the journey.

Author and sociologist Frank Furedi talks about his book 'On Tolerance', how our outwardly tolerant society often encourages intolerance'.

As its National Adoption week, Christine Lawson shares her experience of adopting three siblings and Angie Barmby explains what it feels like to be adopted.

And this year Glasgow's St Mungo Singers celebrate their 40th anniversary reporter Paul Saunders catches up with them during their rehearsals for a special mass.

Fairground Attraction guitarist Mark Nevin talks to Cathy about his career.

20111106

Sunday Mornings With Cathy Macdonald is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today. Topical and where necessary provocative it takes the weeks events and breaks them down into what it means to the individual and our society's values and beliefs. Complementing this are conversations with people who have something to say on how we live our lives; whether through their personal experiences, what they write or preach, or because they've dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Join Cathy Macdonald and guests for two hours of music and conversation.

20111113

It's Remembrance Sunday and Bob Dickson reports on the importance to honour not only those who've died in battle, but also those who've suffered life changing injuries.

Sergeant Gary Jamieson talks of loosing both legs and an arm in Afghanistan and what inspired him to keep going.

When she was General Secretary of The Church of Scotland's Guild, Alison Twaddle spent over a decade doing, in her words, everything possible to champion the marginalised in Scotland and beyond.

And just over two years ago she got some unexpected personal news that changed her life.

Alison talks about her diagnosis, her life and her faith.

BBC 2's award winning comedy 'Rev' is back for a second series Cathy hears from its co-creator and writer James Wood about the show's inspiration and from actor and stand up comedian Miles Jupp who plays the unbearable pedant Nigel.

Plus the early years from 0 to 3 are hugely important in a child's development; Psychologist Suzanne Zeedyk explains why sometimes that message is difficult for parents to take on board.

Bob Dixon reports on the importance of honouring who have suffered life changing injuries.

20111127

Would you give up a normal family life to set up a community for people in crisis? Author and journalist Tobias Jones bought a 10-acre woodland in Somerset, set up home with his family and then opened it up as a refuge for those going through tough or troubled times.

He shares his experiences.

It's World Aids day this week and there are over 33 million people globally living with HIV.

A lot has changed for those diagnosed with the virus, and for those close to them, and yet many of the challenges they face are still huge.

Rev.

Marion Chatterley from HIV charity Waverly Care explains what it's like to look after the spiritual and pastoral care of those living with HIV.

For those who feel the call to the ministry but can't manage it full time, there's a new Church of Scotland scheme that allows them fulfil their ambition on a smaller scale.

And for BBC Scotland's Explorer Season - more about the legacy of two remarkable Victorian lady adventurers and how they helped recover a remarkable medieval treasure trove of stories.

Plus, does Christmas mean more about the ringing of cash registers than bells? Find out about a new adult nativity with a modern twist which tries to bring back the real meaning of Christmas.

Tobias Jones opened up a refuge for people in crisis.

20111204

Sunday Mornings With Cathy Macdonald is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today.

Topical and where necessary provocative it takes the weeks events and breaks them down into what it means to the individual and our society's values and beliefs.

Complementing this are conversations with people who have something to say on how we live our lives; whether through their personal experiences, what they write or preach, or because they've dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Join Cathy Macdonald and guests for two hours of music and conversation.

20111211

Sunday Mornings With Cathy Macdonald is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today.

Topical and where necessary provocative it takes the weeks events and breaks them down into what it means to the individual and our society's values and beliefs.

Complementing this are conversations with people who have something to say on how we live our lives; whether through their personal experiences, what they write or preach, or because they've dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Join Cathy Macdonald and guests for two hours of music and conversation.

20120101

Join Cathy Macdonald, Ricky Ross and guests for two hours of music and conversation from a faith and ethical perspective.

Two hours of music and stimulating conversation from a faith and ethical perspective.

20120115

Sunday Mornings With Richard Holloway is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today. Topical and where necessary provocative it takes the weeks events and breaks them down into what it means to the individual and our society's values and beliefs. Complementing this are conversations with people who have something to say on how we live our lives; whether through their personal experiences, what they write or preach, or because they've dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Two hours of music and stimulating conversation from a faith and ethical perspective.

20120205

Sunday Mornings With Ricky Ross is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today. Topical and where necessary provocative it takes the weeks events and breaks them down into what it means to the individual and our society's values and beliefs. Complementing this are conversations with people who have something to say on how we live our lives; whether through their personal experiences, what they write or preach, or because they've dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Two hours of music and stimulating conversation from a faith and ethical perspective.

20120212

Sunday Mornings With Ricky Ross is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today. Topical and where necessary provocative it takes the weeks events and breaks them down into what it means to the individual and our society's values and beliefs. Complementing this are conversations with people who have something to say on how we live our lives; whether through their personal experiences, what they write or preach, or because they've dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Two hours of music and stimulating conversation from a faith and ethical perspective.

20120226

Sunday Mornings With Ricky Ross is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today. Topical and where necessary provocative it takes the weeks events and breaks them down into what it means to the individual and our society's values and beliefs. Complementing this are conversations with people who have something to say on how we live our lives; whether through their personal experiences, what they write or preach, or because they've dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Two hours of music and stimulating conversation from a faith and ethical perspective.

20120325

On Sunday Morning this week Ricky Ross talks to former primary school teacher and educational expert Mary Lappin. Mary introduced 'Seasons For Growth', a loss and grief education programme which supports young people through times of change.

A Syrian living in Scotland explains how his family back home are coping through the uprising and what it's like to witness the revolution from afar.

With the return of the 'Apprentice', Ricky discusses if it's just great entertainment and harmless fun, or is there something a bit unpleasant about what the programme stands for?

Reporter Paul Saunders visits the Marie Curie Hospice in Glasgow to find out about the role of the Hospice Chaplain and hears from one patient about why she finds it such a positive place.

Plus, acclaimed journalist and writer Stephen Armstrong talks about his book, 'The Road To Wigan Pier Revisited'. He retraces the journey taken by George Orwell 75 years ago to discover if the poverty and social injustice revealed then still exist today.

Ricky Ross talks to former primary school teacher and educational expert Mary Lappin.

20120401

Sunday Mornings With Ricky Ross is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today. Topical and where necessary provocative it takes the weeks events and breaks them down into what it means to the individual and our society's values and beliefs. Complementing this are conversations with people who have something to say on how we live our lives; whether through their personal experiences, what they write or preach, or because they've dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Two hours of music and stimulating conversation from a faith and ethical perspective.

20120415

Sunday Mornings With Ricky Ross is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today. Topical and where necessary provocative it takes the weeks events and breaks them down into what it means to the individual and our society's values and beliefs. Complementing this are conversations with people who have something to say on how we live our lives; whether through their personal experiences, what they write or preach, or because they've dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Two hours of music and stimulating conversation from a faith and ethical perspective.

20120422

Sunday Mornings With Ricky Ross is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today. Topical and where necessary provocative it takes the weeks events and breaks them down into what it means to the individual and our society's values and beliefs. Complementing this are conversations with people who have something to say on how we live our lives; whether through their personal experiences, what they write or preach, or because they've dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Two hours of music and stimulating conversation from a faith and ethical perspective.

20120506

Join Sally Magnusson and guests for two hours of music and conversation from a faith and ethical perspective, asking what the week's events say about our values and beliefs.

20120513

Join Sally Magnusson and guests for two hours of music and conversation from a faith and ethical perspective, asking what the week's events say about our values and beliefs.

20120527

This week Sally Magnusson talks to columnist Melanie Reid about life and living following the horse riding accident which left her paralysed from the neck down.

Scotland urgently needs more foster carers. We consider the challenges and rewards of foster care for families and the children they open their homes to.

Following an eventful week at the Church of Scotland's General Assembly we get a snapshot of life behind the scenes with the people who make it all happen. And outgoing Convenor of the Church & Society Council of the Church of Scotland, Reverend Ian Galloway, shares his views on some of the week's highlights.

Children's author Hilary Robinson tackles the sensitive issue of child bereavement in her illustrated book "The Copper Tree".

And Sally speaks to Don MacDonald who left his comfortable Edinburgh lifestyle with his family and set up a farm in Zambia for local street children.

2012060320120603 (RS)

This week Cathy is back in the presenter seat to take you through the summer months. She talks to Father Roddy Johnston, and his unconventional route to the priesthood.

Here's a question for you: where would you find a cursing stone, and would you really use it for that? Cathy chats to Dr Donald William Stewart about this most intriguing of religious artefacts recently discovered on a Scottish island.

Reporter Bob Dickson finds out how an Edinburgh based arts project in Edinburgh is encouraging young people with autism to explore and express their artistic side.

A new fictional detective is about to hit the bookstores, but this one isn't of the hardboiled, hard-drinking variety, but a village vicar turned super-sleuth! The author, James Runcie, also happens to be the son of a former Archbishop of Canterbury.

On this Jubilee weekend The Big Lunch is held across the country, encouraging neighbours and communities to come together to share company and food. Cathy talks to Alastair McIntosh of GalGael, and Rev Doug Gay about why sharing a meal with people you may not even know provides such social nutrition and a spirit of neighbourliness.

All this and the usual excellent selection of music, listen in between 7am-9pm this Sunday Morning With Cathy Macdonald.

Two hours of music and conversation from a faith and ethical perspective, asking ask what the week's events say about our values and beliefs.

2012061020120610 (RS)

As a solicitor, Len Murray loved the performance element of court. Now retired from the profession he's a Burns aficionado and after dinner speaker. He talks to Cathy Macdonald about his life before, during and after the theatricality of the Scottish law courts.

When 40 leading Western thinkers were invited to the Dalai Lama's Himalayan residence to discuss the world's problems, filmmaker Khashyar Darvich was there to record events. As his film, "Dalai Lama Renaissance" screens across Scotland, he shares his experience of spending time in close quarters with the Buddha of Compassion.

Congolese ex-asylum-seeker Consol Efomi lost almost everything during the political turmoil of his homeland. Now living in Scotland, he tells Cathy about keeping his Christian faith and turning his fortunes around.

Ecotherapist and founder of Wild Earth organisation, Dave Bingham, on why spending time alone in the company of Mother Nature is essential for restoring our spiritual equilibrium.

And we hear about The Place2Be; the charity offering children a place in schools where they can go to regain their emotional wellbeing.

20120708

Two hours of music and conversation from a faith and ethical perspective, asking what the week's events say about our values and beliefs.

20120715

Cathy interviews poet and Salvation Army member John Coutts about his faith and how it's taken him around the globe.

The film Chariots of Fire was rereleased this week. Based on the story of Scottish Athlete Eric Liddell, his daughter Patricia shares her memories of her father.

As the nation searches to find the perfect Jesus, Rev Owain Jones and Theatre Critic Neil Cooper discuss the enduring appeal of Jesus Christ Super Star. Will it engage the public's imagination with religion and reach out to a whole new generation?

In Aberdeen a lavishly illustrated medieval book of animals that once belonged to King Henry the Eighth is going on display for the first time. Professor Jane Geddes discusses some of the moral messages behind the beautiful pictures.

Plus, a day in the life of a grave cleaner. Find out why one man loves tending to graves for families who aren't in the country to do it themselves.

20120722

This Sunday morning Cathy's special guest is Dr Jim Swire. His later life has been defined by the death of his daughter Flora in the Lockerbie bombing, but this morning Cathy also discovers Jim's deep love of the Isle of Skye where he grew up, as well as his connection with one of Scotland's greatest heroines.

30 years working in aid and development work in Africa has given author Chris McIvor a particular take on the way the continent has changed. He joins Cathy to talk about his latest book 'In The Old Chief's Country', a snapshot from the 1980s, back when Zimbabwe was seen as a model country for other to follow.

For all the athletes competing at the London Olympics, there have been years of training, sacrifice, intense hard work. But there's another challenge facing Muslim athletes at the Games: the Olympics coincide with the month of Ramadan, the traditional period of Muslim fasting. Professor Mona Siddiqui will be joining Cathy to explain the impact on all Muslims of Ramadan.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel have always been exempted from military service, but that may be about to change. Journalist Phoebe Greenwood will be explaining why this is such a controversial issue.

The story of a crofter from South Uist, who chose not to talk for 50 years and wove intricate items from grass and leaves is being told in a new play which is touring Scotland. 'Angus - Weaver of Grasses' dramatizes the life of Angus Macphee. Cathy is joined by Joyce Laing, an art therapist who's collected Angus's work, and Bob Frith, the artistic director of the theatre company who're touring the play.

Cathy's special guest is Dr Jim Swire, who lost his daughter in the Lockerbie bombing.

Two hours of music and conversation from a faith and ethical perspective, asking what the week's events say about our values and beliefs.

20120805

The Edinburgh Festival is upon us, and on the show this morning Cathy is joined by one of its leading lights, the dynamic conductor Christopher Bell. Described by one admirer recently as someone who 'has some magic dust he sprinkles on his singers'. The son of a clergyman brought up in Belfast, Christopher's early love of music flourished in the local cathedral choir. He went on to become one of the founders of the National Youth Choir of Scotland, and he also tells Cathy about his enthusiasm for introducing music to the children.

It's the trial that's dividing a nation and being talked about around the world. In Russia three women are accused of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred after performing a 'Punk Prayer' in the cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. The BBC's Moscow correspondent Daniel Sandford joins Cathy to discuss why the role of the Russian Orthodox Church in this case has been under heavy scrutiny.

With the Scottish football season kicking off this weekend, Dave Scott from Nil By Mouth and sociologist Dr John Kelly from the University of Edinburgh talk to Cathy about how the changed circumstances of the oldest footballing rivalry in Scotland may herald a positive shift in attitudes about sectarianism.

Women's rights in sport have been high on the agenda during the run up to the 2012 Olympics - mainly focused on the participation by two Muslim women from Saudi Arabia. It's the first time this deeply conservative Muslim nation has fielded women in its national team. Cathy is joined by Nabila Ramdani, commentator on women's Arab issues, and socio-economic writer Reem Asaad to discuss why the appearance of these athletes in the Games has been causing both anger and celebration.

Cathy is joined by dynamic conductor Christopher Bell.

20120812

Cathy's first hour guest this morning is Dr Mary Hepburn, who has won the Scotswoman of the Year for her pioneering work in women's health in some of Glasgow's poorest communities. She founded the Special Needs in Pregnancy clinics, an approach which began treating patients' social problems alongside their medical ones - a holistic approach, but one that was quite radical at that time.

Have you ever felt uncomfortable with how frank or unsubtle some charity advertising has become? Well it would appear that you are not alone as complaints have tripled in the last few years. Cathy will be talking to social anthropologist Dr Neil Thin and Yvonne Taylor, who's involved with campaigns for animal welfare charity, PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - to discuss if graphic images in charity campaigns are necessary to stir our conscience.

It's 40 years since Idi Amin ordered the expulsion of thousands of Asians from Uganda - most of whom settled here in the UK. Cathy will be hearing some personal stories from people directly affected by that chapter in their country's history.

The Olympic Games come to a close this weekend, and apart from some of the astounding performances we've seen from the worlds' top athletes, another talking point has been the massive public euphoria. But is this a short-lived period, or have the Games given people a real shot of renewed hope and belief, about themselves? Cathy's joined by author and broadcaster Richard Holloway, and social psychologist at St Andrews University, Professor Stephen Reicher,.

Cathy is joined by Dr Mary Hepburn, named Scotswoman of the Year.

20120819

Cathy interviews screen writer and novelist Peter May.

Cathy interviews screen writer and novelist Peter May who's known for the China Thrillers or more recently the Lewis Trilogy. He talks about his early years in journalism, his television career and his books.

BBC's Vatican correspondent David Willey discusses the impact of what has become known as "Vatileaks" - how the former butler to Pope Benedict XVI will stand trial for stealing confidential papers and leaking them to the press.

Two women tell powerful stories through theatre. Rebecca Peyton the writer and performer of the one woman show 'Sometimes I Laugh Like My Sister' explains why 7 years after her sister, the BBC journalist Kate Peyton, was shot dead in Somalia she feels compelled to keep telling her story on stage.

And South African actress Thembi Mtshali-Jones discusses the moving play 'Mother To Mother'. A story of forgiveness and reconciliation through an imaginary testimonial between two mothers which recounts and relives the murder of Amy Biehl in Cape Town in 1993.

Renowned Scottish composer James Macmillan's new work 'Since It Was the Day of Preparation' is based on the story of the resurrection. It's being performed at the Edinburgh Festival this year and Cathy asks James about his experiences of writing music about his faith.

20120826

Raja Shehadeh joins Cathy to talk about his work as a human rights lawyer.

Palestinian Christian Raja Shehadeh joins Cathy to talk about his work as a human rights lawyer and his new book 'Occupation Diaries'.

Tony Nicklinson's death last week came less than seven days after he lost his High Court case to allow doctors to end his life. Cathy discusses the human, philosophical and spiritual dimension to the 'right to die debate' with Hospital Chaplain Blair Robertson and Mona Siddiqui - Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies, Edinburgh University.

Human Rights activist Xavier Willam and BBC Correspondent Orla Guerin discuss Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws after a case emerged of a Christian girl, reportedly with Downs Syndrome, being accused of desecrating pages of the Koran.

You might be familiar with St Columba and St Ninian but what do you know about St Donnan? Professor Thomas Clancy, lecturer in Celtic and Gaelic studies at Glasgow University talks about Scotland's first ever martyr.

Also what attracts young people to Naturism? 18 year Kimberly Craigie, the new youth officer for British Naturism, explains why she chooses to be a naturist and why she's on a mission to recruit other young people.

20120902

Reformed gambler John Searle tells Cathy about his work helping orphans in Malawi.

Reformed gambler John Searle joins Cathy to explore the mid-life turning point when he left the poker table behind and set out on a journey to help orphans in Malawi. He found God, then founded the Lifeline Fund and now many 100s of Malawians have an education, jobs and professional careers.

A Norwegian court recently sentenced Anders Breivik to 21 years in jail for shooting dead 77 people last July. Presiding Bishop of the Church of Norway Helga Byfuglien and sociologist Dr Aaron Winter from Abertay University in Dundee discuss how different countries respond to acts of shocking violence.

Scottish writer and poet Andrew Grieg describes why he keeps returning to one particular book: David Young's translation of the Czech poet Rilke's 'Duino Elegies'.

Unrestrained corporate marketing is bad for our health, for society and for the planet according to Stirling University social marketing expert Prof Gerard Hastings who talks about his new book The Marketing Matrix. Ronnie Convery, communications director of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, offers his faith-based reflection as well as accounting for his church's actions when it issued a controversial message for Marriage Sunday.

Eva Loeffler's father was the founder of the Paralympic movement, German ex-pat Dr Ludwig Guttman. She recalls his remarkable commitment to patients with spinal injuries and the earliest Paralympic events.

20120909

Cathy's guest this morning has travelled to some of the most volatile countries in the world as a photojournalist, but his focus on the disadvantaged and vulnerable has come at a personal cost. Join Cathy in the company of photographer Don McCullin.

With the close of the Paralympic Games this weekend many people have had their previous views of disability turned around. But has it all been positive and what will be the lasting impact? Cathy's joined by Professor John Swinton of Aberdeen University, and Susie Fitton of Capability Scotland.

Terry Waite is remembered by many as a hostage in Beirut for nearly 5 years in the late 1980s. He's used this experience to inform his role with the homeless charity Emmaus, and during a visit to Glasgow last week Cathy caught up with him. Scottish artist Gerard Burns was also at that event to see his painting of The Road to Emmaus gifted to the charity, and he joins Cathy to talk about the significance of that moment.

Cathy will also be hearing about the book that's inspired the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Albert Bogle. Listen in to find out what it is.

There's also the final poem in the poem in the Written World series. All this and the usual excellent selection of music, listen in between 7am-9pm this Sunday Morning With Cathy Macdonald.

Cathy is joined by photographer Don McCullin.

20120923

Two hours of music and conversation from a faith and ethical perspective, asking what the week's events say about our values and beliefs.

20120930

Two hours of music and conversation from a faith and ethical perspective, asking what the week's events say about our values and beliefs.

20121014

Years spent in an isolated existence on an island off Mallaig gave artist, Rob Fairley, the solitude and space to pursue his twin passions for art and climbing. He talks to Cathy Macdonald about how this lifestyle informs his spirituality.

As a group of Jewish mothers compete for the distinction of being crowned "Jewish Mum of the Year", we ask how accurately a reality television series reflects the Jewish community.

Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, is one of the greatest religious observances in Islam which must be performed at least once in a lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim. A major event within the faith, we hear about the preparations that proceed it.

Set up to give the homeless a chance to earn an income, how has the Big Issue magazine maintained its momentum and continued to impact on people's lives 21 years since it was started?

Too much time spent watching a screen can have serious health implications for young children. We consider how realistic it is to curb this habit in today's technology-led lifestyle.

And marking the 50th anniversary of the opening session of the Second Vatican Council, in which the Catholic Church tried to locate its position in the modern world - with Professor John Haldane of the University of St Andrews.

Two hours of music and conversation from a faith and ethical perspective, asking what the week's events say about our values and beliefs.

20121021

Two hours of music and conversation from a faith and ethical perspective, asking what the week's events say about our values and beliefs.

20121104

Join Ricky Ross and guests for two hours of music and conversation with a faith and ethical perspective, asking what the week's events say about our values and beliefs.

20121111

Join Ricky Ross and guests for two hours of music and conversation with a faith and ethical perspective, asking what the week's events say about our values and beliefs.

20121202

Join Ricky Ross and guests for two hours of music and conversation with a faith and ethical perspective, asking what the week's events say about our values and beliefs.

05/06/201120110612

Sunday Mornings With Sally Magnusson is two hours of music and stimulating conversation taking a faith and ethics based view at the world we live in today.

This Sunday, Sally Magnusson's first hour guest is one of the American Episcopal Church's most controversial Bishops, Jack Spong - known for his outspoken views and author of umpteen wildly popular books.

The Mother's Union will be holding their 'General Assembly' in Edinburgh this week - Sally will be finding out exactly who they are, and why they're so concerned about a forthcoming review looking at children being forced to grow up too fast.

And we tackle what can be a difficult and painful subject for many in this country - looking after a loved one with dementia.

Amongst others, we hear from carer Tommy Whitelaw, Professor June Andrews and former soprano singer and current Music in Hospitals performer, Rosanne Brackenridge.

Sally's guest is Jack Spong, one of the Episcopal Church's most controversial bishops.

Lisa Summers Sits In20120729

Lisa Summers talks to novelist Gillian Slovo about her writing and how growing up in South Africa with parents involved in the anti-apartheid movement impacted on her life.

The Catholic Church has appointed Philip Tartaglia as the new Archbishop of Glasgow. Journalist Stephen McGinty looks at the challenges ahead for him as the Scottish Government introduces a bill to legalize same sex marriage.

As the Olympics are upon us Lisa hears from the Head of the Multi- Faith Chaplaincy Service for the Olympic and Paralympic Games about how they'll be looking after needs of the athletes.

Olympic Torch bearer and Gold medalist in the Transplant Games Lesley Forrest explains how her kidney transplant and her participation in sport changed her life.

The Zambian athletes have been training In Glasgow before heading to London for the Olympic Games. Reporter Paul Saunders finds out how they got along in Scotland.

Plus, Ivor Telfer from 'More Than Gold' explains how the Christian community can engage with sport and find out what motivates one volunteer to offer hospitality by opening up her own home to the friends of Olympic athletes.

Lisa Summers talks to novelist Gillian Slovo about her writing and her life.