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The Poetry Show, Season One Ep 34, ‘Mythology’

On Two Rivers Radio, The Poetry Show, Season One Ep 34, ‘Mythology’, is  due to play. There’s some confusion cos last few weeks we were in ‘Murica. *IF* it’s Ep 34, O! M! G! It’ll be one of the best eps ever. Kit Marshall does Pygmalion. Like “Shy People”, by Laurence O’Reilly, Pygmalion is a poem i can hear again & again & again.
Plus heck the episode is also very good.

Tune in! Let’s ALLLLLLL find out what’s on. www.tworiversradio.stream

Two Rivers Radio, 1pm – 2pm, The Poetry Show

The Poetry Show Ep 35 THE OPEN MIC recorded live at The Ex Pub followed by Stairwell Books Presents: Glen Taylor, editor of MORE EXHIBITIONISM Anthology! 

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The Poetry Show Ep 35 THE OPEN MIC recorded live at The Ex Pub followed by Stairwell Books Presents: Glen Taylor, editor of MORE EXHIBITIONISM Anthology!

The Poetry Show, Season One: Ep 35.
We saved this episode for the last-but-one show from Season One, though it had been recorded a year earlier.
The Poetry Show poets on the road! Rose, Alan, Laurence and Charli are live at the open mic where they first met: York Spoken Word. The gang meet up and chat about open mics, what you can expect if you go to one, and what you can get out of reading your poetry or prose out loud to others, if you do.
The episode is like sitting in on an Open Mic, and in fact it’s very much like going to one where you have decided not to read, but to just relax, sit, and enjoy listening to others. At The Spoken Word, like other open mics, you can show up, sign up, and then stand up and read when your name is called. No need to plan, just sign up on the night and at most open mics, you can even read the work of others if reading your own poems feels (at first) just a bit too daring. Listen in on this open mic, recorded in February 2016, and see what an ‘open mic’ is all about.

Followed by Stairwell Books Presents: Glen Taylor and Becca Miles
In 2008, Stairwell published an anthology of poetry and prose from regulars of the monthly open mic York Spoken Word, which has met the first Tuesday of every month since 2006. The book was so well received; it reached Number 10 on that year’s small press anthologies, as selected by Purple Patch. In 2016, we decided to revisit the concept and invited Glen Taylor to select and organise the work received. The book MORE EXHIBITIONISM was the result. Glen will talk about curating an anthology.
The next York Spoken Word is 1 May, 2018 in the Conservatory of The Exhibition, Bootham. Join us! 7pm for a 7.30 start. Free.

Schedule 16/04/2018

Hello dear listeners,
Another beautiful week ahead of us and we hear that this one (fingers crossed) will be particularly summery!

Today we have some fantastic shows prepared for you, with new show from Juliet Powell at 4pm! Very exciting!
Tune in on:
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An let’s have a look at what our presenters prepared for us today:

First, at midday and then 3pm and 6pm we will have the latest news from York from our wonderful News Team of York St. John University.

Straight after, till 1pm it’s the Lunchtime Rush with Declan Minskip 
and the usual healthy dose of good humor and good music!

1 till 2 it’s the Poetry Show for you! The Poetry Show Open Mic Episode, recorded live at The Exhibition in Feb 2017. On Stairwell Books Presents: Becca Miles will chat with Glen Taylor, editor of the anthology MORE EXHIBITIONISM

From 2pm it’s going to be Fasil Demsash and Black York which  will focus on recent incident of racism in York.

Between 3pm and 4 it will be a surprise for all including ourselves! But we promise it will be fun! #JellyBellyBertieBottsEveryFlavorBeans

4pm and we have our new exciting monthly show from Juliet Powell!
Juliet begins a new signposting show – The Information Takeaway – focuses on themes as diverse as running a business, personal budgeting, parenting, health, local news, education and pets. Her first guest is Elaine White, local entrepreneur and owner of local business hub – Natural Entrepreneurs Workspace. Answering questions on running a business including marketing, finance, self motivation and where to get help.

5pm till 7pm it’s Just Jessin’ About and wonderful live (as in not undead) DJ Jess Parker playing his new set straight from Two Rivers Radio studio! #Liveandloud

From 7pm Christian Greenwood will be teaching his class; Music History 101 – today’s lesson is on The Pogues

Between 8pm and 9pm it’s Compost John’s Recycled Radio Show   who will be interviewing Sophie Jewett of York Cocoa Works!

At 9pm it’s what you’ve been waiting for all day! The Soul Hour with great music choices to relax to from Paul Coull

And finally at 10pm till 11pm it’s another mix from Upside Your Mind – a trip from the basement to the tropics and back to close a wonderful day of community radio so we can all dream of beautiful sunshine that will hopefully join us the next morning!

We will be live today from midday until 11pm from our pop-up studio The corner pin. Feel free to join us for a beer and maybe make a request – otherwise, tune in here: www.tworiversradio.stream and ask your friends to do as well! 

Two Rivers Radio is run exclusively by a very hard-working group of volunteers, dedicated to giving the City of York something it doesn’t already have; original, unique and independent programming, journalism and views!

If you like what we do and want to get involved as a presenter, producer or in any other way please get in touch.

Should you wish to support us financially, either as a business or an individual please email or call Jez Russell:

tworiversradio@gmail.com // 07913 685823

#communityradio #York

“ADVERTISING; TAKES YOUR SELF ESTEEM AND SELLS IT BACK TO YOU… DISCUSS”

Mr Judge To You will be talking adverts, marketing and the art of not so genteel persuasion, with the help of some tunes off the telly inanadvertkindofway, and with his pal Declan.

Tune in at the new time of 4pm for two hours of top chat and great music!!

www.tworiversradio.stream

Schedule – 09/04/2018

Hello, you lovely people!!   Well, today, among some truly wonderful pieces of community radio – you may find one or two ‘Forrest Gump’ moments. “What could this mean?” we hear you chant in unison… what it means is that 3 hours of today’s schedule is unfilled an therefore may be anything. #chocolatebox

Things we will be doing include bringing you the latest news at midday, 3pm and at 6pm as well as the voices, thoughts and opinions of the community in which you live and work. 

www.tworiversradio.stream

Join Two Rivers Radio from midday today, right through ’til 11pm for a medley of music and chat that you cannot find on any other local station.

Midday – 1pm – Declan Minskip presents the Lunchtime Rush

1 – 2pm – The Poetry Show & Stairwell Books presents

2 – 3pm – The LGBT Hour with Jake Furby (repeat)

3 – 4pm – some kinda crazy pick ‘n mix

4 – 6pm – Mr. Judge to You! Mr Judge takes a rock ‘n roll view on the murky world of advertising.

6 – 7pm – exciting pick ‘n mix timez

7 – 8pm – Tracy Neasham-Allan presents MTTY – bringing you all the best music of the last 60 years!

8 – 9pm – All That Brass with Kate Lock

9 – 10pm – The Soul Hour – Paul Coull presents the first live soul show in this new slot!

10 – 11pm – Upside Your Mind – a trip from the basement to the tropics and back to close a wonderful day of community radio.

We will be live today from midday until 11pm from our pop-up studio The corner pin. Feel free to join us for a beer and maybe make a request – otherwise, tune in here: www.tworiversradio.stream and ask your friends to do as well! 

Two Rivers Radio is run exclusively by a very hard-working group of volunteers, dedicated to giving the City of York something it doesn’t already have; original, unique and independent programming, journalism and views!

If you like what we do and want to get involved as a presenter, producer or in any other way please get in touch.

Should you wish to support us financially, either as a business or an individual please email or call Jez Russell:

tworiversradio@gmail.com // 07913 685823

#communityradio #York

The Poetry Show & Stairwell Books presents…

What’ve You Been Reading??

A few years ago, when I was down in Winchester a lot, I went to an excellent poetry workshop organised by Matt West. We were all to bring poems along, but they could not be OUR poems: at all. Poems that we find meaningful, memorable and important reflect on us, on our way of looking at the world, as much as anything we may choose to write.

One of my favourite poets is Charles Rafferty, who is based in Connecticut, a small state to the east of New York. About 12 years ago, Charles was the featured poet at the amazing Bethel Wednesday Night Poetry Series, which met Every Single Week for about 15 years. Charles talks about important things but he has a wonderfully light touch, very reminiscent of Billy Collins. I’ll read “Staying in Love”, which is about obsession and control.

Followed by: Stairwell Books Presents: MORE Other people’s poems!

If I had had time in that episode, I’d have read Tim Clare’s “In the unlikely event you spot my face in the seething zombie horde”, which is sort of about surviving (or not) a zombie apocalypse but might really be about trust. On Monday, Alan and I will continue the theme set out in The Poetry Show S1:32, and read poems by others. Maybe send a few in!

Tune in here between 1-2pm to listen and find out more!

www.tworiversradio.stream

Schedule – 26/03/2018

Tune in today for some fantastic community radio from the Two Rivers Radio team.
Declan Minskip presents the lunchtime rush from midday ’til 1pm. He will be playing upbeat music to get you going on the first day of the new week. Tony Mccormack should be dropping in to talk about mental health and promote his new charity CD, too. A CD of fab music co-produced with Craig Vinnie Whitehead and available for £10. Get in touch if you would like to buy one!
 
Between 1 and 2pm the The Poetry Show will be discussing Folk Tales. Rose will also be talking about the recent and very successful Poetry For All event and about plans already emerging for 2019!
 
2-3pm – Ask York was recorded on Saturday afternoon as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of St Nicks fields and Environment Centre. Tune in to hear our panel:
 
Cllr Denise Craghill (Green Party)
Cllr Andrew Waller (Lib Dem and Environment Portfolio holder)
Cllr Keith Myers (Conservative; Exec Member for Education, Children and Young People
Cllr Kallum Taylor (Labour, Holgate)
and
Ivana Jakubkova of St Nicks
 
discussing their views on the future on York from an environmental perspective.
 
Between 3-4pm the Soul Man, Mr. Paul Coull brings you an hour of the finest classic and contemporary soul music. This will be Paul’s final show in his current slot as the Soul Show will be moving to 10pm in April.
 
4-5pm Upside Your Mind will be in the mix with another sensational selection of tunes to take you on a voyage from the basement to the tropics and back. Again, this will be Upside Your Mind’s final show in this slot as he moves to 10pm in April.
 
Mr. Judge to You is back between 5-7pm with “Stuck in the Midlands With You” – to find out what it all means you’ll have to tune in to Steve and his very special guest, all the way from Australia!
 
7-8pm – Ask York will be repeated for those that didn’t catch it earlier in the day.
 
Kate Lock is in the hot-seat from 8-9pm with Glass Half Full. This is going to be a packed show covering a lot of group so fasten your seat-belts as we dive into topics as diverse as fracking, community-led housing & a local school who are re-cycling their plastic waste into teaching and learning tools.
 
 
 
Two Rivers Radio is the City of York’s community radio station; by the people of York, for the people of York in the heart of York.
 
Our dedicated team of volunteers produce and present independent, fresh and unique radio every week with no adverts.
 
Please tune in, like, share and comment!
 
If you would like to get involved or support is in another way then please do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.
 
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Schedule 19/03/18

Good Morning snowy (hopefully not anymore) York!
Tune in today for ALL this at:
tworiversradio.stream

Let’s go! First we have Lunchtime Rush from midday till 1pm with Declan Minskip. It’s gonna be good, it’s gonna be loud!!
#thelunchtimerush #liveandloud

At 1pm the Podcast Poets are back with The Poetry Show –
First up, a playback of a show w Laurence O’Reilly and guest Tanya Parker: History Rewritten! Or, Tory Policy heh. Then we’ll chat with Bob Horton, scientist and poet, about his thoughts on society, history, science, poetry, and so on. I’ll also promote the upcoming Poetry For All event, this Saturday, March 24, at St Clements Hall, presented as part of the York Lit Fest.

Between 2-3pm Fasil Desmash‘s show Black York will present a delicious selection of African Jazz…..from East to West !

From 3-4pm the Soul Man himself is finally back after 2 week break!!! Mr. Paul Coull will be caressing your ears with the very best his best choice of  #SoulMusic.

4pm means it’s time for Upside Your Mind –New week, new mix! More music from across the globe, from the present, past and the future! Music from the Tropics to warm us the hearts!

From 5 till 7pm we have Just Jessin’ About for you!
Live and loud in the Two Rivers studio

Plenty of exclusives and always funky, Just Jessin’ About is an appointment to listen for anybody with dancing feet!

Between 7 and 8pm it’s Music History 101:
Christian Greenwood presents the history of a classic band every month!
This week we are going to hear about Dusty Springfield and look at her entire career from the late 50’s to the 90’s.

At 8pm we have Compost John’s Recycled Radio Show!

Two Rivers Radio is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to creating and broadcasting original #communityradio – By the people of #York, for the people of York, in the heart of York.

If you would like to get in touch to show your support for what our team of hard-working volunteers are doing; perhaps you’d like to get involved (no experience required) – please contact us here: tworiversradio@gmail.com

Alternatively, pop in and see us at our pop-up studio in the back room of The corner pin, Tanner Row, York. 🙂

www.tworiversradio.stream/

 

 

The Poetry Show Season 1 Ep 30: History Rewritten, and Stairwell Books Present: Bob Horton.

“Bob is on the Left”

First up, a playback of a show w Laurence O’Reilly and guest Tanya Parker: History Rewritten! Or, Tory Policy heh. Then we’ll chat with Bob Horton, scientist and poet, about his thoughts on society, history, science, poetry, and so on. I’ll also promote the upcoming Poetry For All event, this Saturday, March 24, at St Clements Hall, presented as part of the York Lit Fest.

Monday’s podcast is S1.30, and is HISTORY, the redux.
Yes, we covered history a little while ago with guest STEVE NASH, [and Two Rivers guest that same day!] but after all, history is constantly being rewritten. And if we don’t remember history, we are doomed to REPEAT IT.
or, if we don’t like it, we can just REDO it. Hence Trumpsky claims his inauguration was the BIGGEST ONE EVER (despite photographic evidence to the contrary)
And, your memories are someone else’s ancient history.
We were at an event recently, took place in a grammar school and students were working as assistants. As usual, I’m talking about politics: Trumpsky, war, angry people trying to solve things with violence, etc. I was talking to several thoughtful young people. “Well” I finally said, “you know, after 9/11…” and she blinked at me. “I was 1 when that happened.” “One?” I repeated weakly. “You’ve always known only a state of war”. “True, but that means I don’t fear it.” HER history starts about two thirds of the way into mine. And at least I’m still here to discuss the past! What happens when it’s not 15 yrs from now, but 115?

And then, there’s Bob.
We promise not to argue about GMOs. Heheh

Schedule 12/03/18

Good Morning York! Tune in for another
fantastic Monday with Two Rivers Radio:
tworiversradio.stream

Ready, set, go! And from midday till 1pm, we will be with
Declan Minskip during Lunchtime Rush!  Happy hour to start off the day!
#thelunchtimerush #liveandloud

At 1pm the Podcast Poets are back with The Poetry Show –
The Poetry Show Season One: ART and Stairwell Books Presents: Kay Wheatcroft with Shetland: A Love Story.

Between 2pm and 3pm, we have LGBT Hour and Jake Furby discusses issues that are important to the York LGBT community.

From 3pm till 4pm, it’s The Soul Hour, ready with great selection of music to soothe and relax the mind.

4pm and it’s time to warm up a bit to the Tropical tunes of new mix from Upside Your Mind !

Between 5pm and 7pm it’s of course, Mr. Judge to You!
Today is little known or publicised “Commonwealth (nee Empire) Day”… We have tunes from a diverse section of those former pink parts of the globe… and will chat about some of the great, and sometimes not so great things that Britain (and all her colonial rivals, including our erstwhile brethren in the EU) have thrust upon the world. It’ll be postimperialcatharticdababobulous great mates. 👨‍⚖️🇬🇧👩‍⚖️MJTY.

From 7pm it’s Music Through The Years. Join Stephen and Tracey Allan as they take you on on a musical mystery tour featuring some of the best songs from the last 60 years.

8pm is All that Brass with Kate Lock
Kate will be reviewing last month’s #Unibrass2018 and playing pieces from the Trophy and Shield sections inc Cottonopolis, featuring brilliant euphonium soloist Adam Bukaris of Trophy winners RNCM. Kate will also be previewing the North of England regional brass band championships, coming up in Durham next weekend, which sees York’s top two bands Shepherd Group and York RI competing for a place at the Royal Albert Hall in October. Finally we’ll be taking a look at the lively jazz scene in York following the packed out Jazz Lounge at The Crescent, and playing some tracks from York Jazz Initiative’s youthful and highly talented Jazz Orchestra. Something for everyone, whether you like your music swung or straight!

Two Rivers Radio is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to creating and broadcasting original #communityradio – By the people of #York, for the people of York, in the heart of York.

If you would like to get in touch to show your support for what our team of hard-working volunteers are doing; perhaps you’d like to get involved (no experience required) – please contact us here: tworiversradio@gmail.com

Alternatively, pop in and see us at our pop-up studio in the back room of The corner pin, Tanner Row, York. 

www.tworiversradio.stream/