Tonight with Lester Podcast
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The Ladies from Suidooster16 January 2020 | 22 Minute Listen
Guests : Lauren Joseph & Vashti Prins Tonight we are honoured to welcome Lauren Joseph & Vashti Prins to the studio, the ladies are part of the talented cast of actors in the very popular local soapie Suid Ooster, Lauren plays the role Zoe & Vashti that of Danny.
Beautiful news16 January 2020 | 6 Minute Listen
Guest : Genevieve Chisholm It was a little after midnight. Genevieve Chisholm rubbed her eyes and headed out to check on the rescued horse. He was severely malnourished. Feeding him meant waking up every two hours just so that he could keep up his strength. But saving animals is what Chisholm does. She has 1 260 animals in her care – and the number doesn’t stop growing. At Flag Animal Farm, a rescue centre in Durban, creatures from tiny hamsters to abandoned rabbits are left on Chisholm’s doorstep every day. Often, they’re from people who no longer want their pets or who’ve neglected them. “We have saved just over 14 and a half thousand lives,” Chisholm says. Her on-site vet attends to every animal when they arrive. For any wild creature that comes to the farm, Chisholm works closely with the Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife to release them. As much as she can, she chooses not to send a rescue away. “I don’t believe in rehoming,” Chisholm says. “An animal at Flag Farm is safe for the rest of their lives.” Despite the large number of creatures under Chisholm’s care, she gives each one a name and an equal amount of love. “The animals that come here all become part of my family,” she says. With blind ponies, a three-legged cat, and more than a hundred bunnies among the cows and goats, she’s created a haven for every type of animal. “Where there’s breath, there’s hope,” Chisholm says. “And we will fight until the last breath.”
Blood Shortage16 January 2020 | 7 Minute Listen
Guest : Michelle Vermeulen The Western Cape Blood Service needs your help, they only have enough stock to last 4 days & are in urgent need of O- and B+ blood groups. The festive season has put some strain on supplies as regular donors take a break during the festive season and with folks going back to work blood donation has taken a back seat. FIXED DONATION SITES N1 City Mall-Blue Route Mall and 9 Long Street.
Caring for your folks who didn't plan15 January 2020 | 21 Minute Listen
Guest : Hardi Swart| Director of Autus Private Clients A very interesting article in this weeks Sunday Times on How to support ageing parents who didn't plan for their retirement. Most people have a retirement plan for the old age, pension, investments & maybe a bit of cash stuffed in a mattress but what to do if your parents were not savers & only have a Social Grant to provide for their retirement?
NO RELIGION IN SCHOOLS: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR15 January 2020 | 17 Minute Listen
Guest : Lisa Joshua Sonn It is my context that teaching religion at school has also been a way to facilitate behaviour. A set of rules that keeps children respectful of a higher being, an authority figure with inexplicable powers, fearful of a God who can see everything you do, though S/He is invisible and a God who can punish you or reward you according to your actions, which then ensured compliance and obedience. The Ten Commandments are simple enough to keep children and adults on the straight and narrow in the world. The powerful and frightening vision of Moses presented with those two tablets remain in my mind’s eye, there was a burning bush, Moses had a thick grey cassock, a long beard and wild hair. Quickly as a child I embraced those commandments as the real deal!