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The Poetry Show & Stairwell Books Presents…

In just 5 short minutes, The Poetry Show, Season 2, Episode 6 will discuss MACHINES with Neil Cathan and Becca Miles. Then in Stairwell Books Presents: we actually have Susie Williamson!

Today’s show is about MACHINES

I was trolling thru my poems, the old snippets of stuff, the finished stuff, notes and so on, and I discovered, I don’t write about machines!! At all!! Very funny. Maybe cars, and I might do a poem about riding on a bus past some hot dry scenery in Cyprus; and I have a piece about bells.
But most of what I do doesn’t require more equipment than a pen or a magnifying glass. Well okay and a camera: that’s indispensable.
I do write on a computer and I used to feel very creeped out by leaving the word processor behind, and that in itself was a jump from carbon paper and a type writer.

In examining skeletal remains, I use simple, old fashioned things: calipers and camera, books, and paper. Even analysing ancient DNA the way my friend Rika did it (in 2002, 2003) involved a gel, and running electrical charges over samples. Is that steam punk?

Next up, Stairwell Books Presents: Susie Williamson, who has now enjoyed two smash success book launch events for RETURN OF THE MANTRA, her fantasy novel that examines environmental destruction, greed and human rights. But in an adventure story! Not too preachy, just a great, rollicking ride.

Don’t forget to join Declan and I at True Story Cafe, Friday, 22 June, for an open mic about sleep. Restful, wonderful, necessary, sleeeee………………………

Schedule for today… (11/06/2018)

Its a beautiful day, so fill your ears with sunshine! Tune into Two Rivers Radio to find Community Radio at its best.

 
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Midday – 1pm – Declan Minskip brings you the Lunchtime Rush. He’ll be #liveandloud #thelunchtimerush
 
1 – 2pm – The Poetry Show looks at “Machines” and Stairwell Books present, Susie Williamson, who has now enjoyed two smash success book launch events for RETURN OF THE MANTRA, her fantasy novel that examines environmental destruction, greed and human rights. But in an adventure story! Not too preachy, just a great, rollicking ride.
 
2 – 3pm – Fasil Demsash brings us another fantastic and insightful edition of Black York. #BlackYork
 
3 – 4pm – Visit, The Other Side of the Tracks with the one and only Glenn Hewitt. Little known album tracks, B-sides, international releases and other such sexy numbers await your eager ears….
 
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In this weeks show Juliet will be chatting to HR specialist Siobhan Clarke who will be discussing wellbeing in the workplace, what we can do to take better care of our selves and the use of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) in her work.
Accompanied by great music from the 80s up to the present date.
 
5 – 7pm – Jess Justjess Parker live and in the mix on Two Rivers Radio! Tune in, lock on, get down.
 
This month Christian Simon will be looking at the life, music and times of the The Divine Comedy
 
8 – 9pm – John Compost Cossham‘s Recycled Radio Show (this will be one from the archives as John can’t be in the studio today)
 
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9 – 10pm – Paul Coull is back. Tune in for some of the very best music in the world, ever – brought you you by York’s very own Soul Man!
 
10 – 11pm – Upside Your Mind will close the day with some blissful tunes. A trip from the basement to the tropics and back is waiting for you…
 
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Further to this, you can find us broadcasting live from all sorts of special events this summer, including Bishy Road Street Party 2018, Dunnington Fayre Goes Live ’18 & Staxtonbury Family Music Festival among others.
 
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Schedule – 04/06/18

Tune in and join us for some really good musical radio,
Let’s see what we’ve got prepared for you today!
We will be broadcasting live from The corner pin from Midday till 11pm.

Midday – 1pm – The Lunchtime Rush!
Sun or rain it’s gonna be a great start with some cheery tunes
and mad, interesting facts from Declan Minskip. Let us be #liveandloud

1pm- 2pm – The Poetry Show will be talking about Gender in the first half, the Rose Drew & Alan Gillott will be live in the studio for Stairwell Books with composer Nick Williams

2pm – 3pm – Is a bit of a Pick and Mix! Some good music for our one and only: Daddy Cool.

3pm – 4pm – We’ve got first episode of a brand new show for you this week! What Rock? Join Alex Fisher and Sam Booth for an exploration of the rock genre, one sub genre at a time. From classic to post rock Alex and Sam’s choice picks will be sure to have you both banging your head to some big hits and scratching it at some more interesting choices that’re sure to introduce you to your new favorite band!!

4pm – 6pm – Mr. Judge to You! will go under the title “Native New Yorker”… A natural progression from our last show where Paul Simon got by with a little help from his New York and New Jersey friends… We will be Jazzy, Jivey, Alternative, Disco and Rocky on our two hour trip to The Big Apple with our very own rough musical and geographical guide to York’s younger and bigger…. MUCH Bigger Brother and Sister City across T’Atlantic Ocean!

6pm – 7pm – Coastin’ is gonna take us for a big ride with the eclectic mix of music, a review of# Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s new £16.25 million pound attraction, and another re-located ride, now flourishing in Italy!

7pm – 8pm – MTTY with Tracy and Stephen Allan this month is all about the music and events of the year 1969!

8pm – 9pm – All That Brass is tooting it’s horn for … well, anything with horns in it! Presenter Kate Lock is joined by leading York brass player Mike Pratt , who will be picking more of his favourite tracks and discussing the banding scene. Expect 70s music, classic brass and a few euphoniumisms!

9pm-10pm – Soul Hour with the one and only Mr. Paul Coull, let us soothe the mind and hearts! (This will be a show from the archives as Paul is at the Cricket today)

10pm – 11pm – Upside Your Mind takes us on another trip from the basement to the tropics and back. Taking in chillout, funk, tropical house and more…

We hope that you enjoy all or some of our content. There is something for everybody in the Two Rivers Radio schedule – that is because we are by the people of #York, for the people of York, in the heart of York.

Two Rivers Radio is run by a very dedicated and hard-working team of volunteers. If you would like to get involved please do contact us by messaging on Facebook or emailing: tworiversradio@gmail.com

We do have costs to cover and we are looking to expand our schedule and reach, so if you would like to sponsor us either as an individual or a business then do contact us. tworiversradio@gmail.com // 07913 685823

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The Poetry Show 2.4 is on Gender (a controversial concept) & is followed by Stairwell Books Presents: Composer Nick Williams.

The Poetry Show 2.4 is on Gender (a controversial concept) & is followed by Stairwell Books Presents: Composer Nick Williams.

Last week we slipped in the episode on Sleep (S2.5) AND on Friday June 22, we’re having SleepEasy at True Story Café! Declan Minskip and I will host a low-key, friendly open mic for stories, poems, tales and yes… even lullabies about sleep. Or insomnia. Or peaceful things. Think: Hot (soy) Chocolate, lots of candles, and maybe even wearing comfy clothes as we share restful thoughts in our northern city that doesn’t get all that dark this time of year. Especially right around the longest days of the year.

But first up on Monday… a discussion on Gender.

This episode features Kit Marshall as co-host, Becca Miles, and Rose & Alan.

I start off talking about gender roles, and normative behaviour and the difference – and there is one! – between gender and biological sex. The poem I’ll do is based on poems written by a well-meaning guy in the early 2000s. He ran an open mic in Borders, in Stamford CT and that’s where I met Alan. This guy was a decent man but OH MY he thought rigidly about ‘men’ and ‘women’ and is the sort of person who makes sweeping statements, with conviction, along the lines of “Women do this and Men do that” and “All women want this”, and so on. Ghastly. So, I’ll read a poem from 2002 that replies to such biological determinism. Then I’m turning this over to Kit who will talk about gender more coherently than an old-school physical anthropologist who looks at skeletons and tries to determine PROBABLE sex. But I’ll never be able to tell what someone’s gender was. Like disability and race, gender is a social construct.

After The Poetry Show: Composer Nick Williams.

From Nick’s online bio: “Nick Williams studied music at York and Huddersfield universities. In 1982 he co-founded Soundpool, an organisation of York-based composers and performers. In 1989 to 1991, Nick was composer and performer with Snapdragon Circus, a company which brought together theatre, dance, circus and music and toured extensively with them.

“His music draws on minimalism, modernism and the immediacy of post-punk to create what The Times called ‘a hyperactive…postminimalism’ that has affinities with the urban energy of New York’s Bang On A Can composers and the rhythmic conceptualism of the Hague School.”

Let’s find out how circus and composing go together, and how we can all bring a bit of hyperactive postminimalism into our lives.

Schedule – 28/05/2018

Tune in today for some excellent community radio. We will be live from our pop-up studio at The corner pin on Tanner Row between midday and 11pm.

What’s on today?

Midday – 1pm – The Lunchtime Rush with Declan Minskip
Today Declan will be joined by special guest Maggie Wakeling who will be live in session and discussing her forthcoming summer gigs. (Including an exciting 1-day festival at Walnut Tree Heworth in partnership with Two Rivers Radio)

1pm – 2pm – The The Poetry Show will be discussing Gender in the first half, the Rose & Alan will be live in the studio for Stairwell Books Presents from 1:30 ’til 2

2pm – 3pm – Black York hosted by Fasil Demsash

3pm – 4pm – Pick ‘n Mix – This slot is still available on a fortnightly basis. If you wold like to produce/present you own radio show on Two Rivers Radio, get in touch here: tworiversradio@gmail.com

4pm – 5pm – Yor Living Well with host Juliet Powell – In this weeks show Juiet will be chatting to Ruth Traynor Tarr. She will be talking candidly about her experiences of IVF – how this affected her mental health and the whys and wherefores of what its like to experience this process.
Of course this will be accompanied by great music from the 80’s and 90’s and our simple tips to take better care of your self.

5pm – 7pm – Catch A Fire – On this bank holiday Monday, Catch A Fire will be bringing the sunshine vibes with the very best in reggae, dub, roots and dancehall.

7pm – 9pm – HMGW will feature live music from Tom X – Music – Music and wrestling interviews with the legendary Sean Only and referee/wrestler Cowboy John.

9pm – 10pm – Paul ‘the Soul Man’ Coull is back in the hot-seat for your weekly dose of classic and contemporary Soul Music.

10pm – 11pm – Upside Your Mind takes us on another trip from the basement to the tropics and back. Taking in chillout, funk, tropical house and more…

We hope that you enjoy all or some of our content. There is something for everybody in the Two Rivers Radio schedule – that is because we are by the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York.

Two rivers radio is run by a very dedicated and hard-working team of volunteers. If you would like to get involved please do contact us by messaging on Facebook or emailing: tworiversradio@gmail.com

We do have costs to cover and we are looking to expand our schedule and reach, so if you would like to sponsor us either as an individual or a business then do contact us.  tworiversradio@gmail.com  //  07913 685823

Please also ‘like’, share, comment on and invite people to view our content. You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram: @TwoRiversRadio

Macmillan Rocks – Tomorrow!

Live from Macmillan Rocks in York

Tomorrow we will be broadcasting live from the Lendal Cellars between 2-11pm. The gig is #MacmillanRocks and is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support so we hope you can either come down or tune in!

There will be some fantastic #livemusic and a charity auction including signed albums from the Kaiserchiefs, a signed picture of Jim Carrey including original film from The Grinch (with certificate of authenticity), a guitar signed by all the bands on the day and much more…

 

oh yeah, and the bands…    >> what a great line-up!

Memorium
Jayne Lois & Levi Kemp
The Wild Huntsmen
The Feds
Pettis & Page
Better Days
5K – The North’s Premier Pop Punk Party Band

Come down to the Lendal Cellars from 3pm for great music in a top venue, support a wonderful charity doing excellent work and maybe walk away from the auction with one of many very exciting lots.

If you can’t make it down, you can always tune in on Two Rivers Radio: www.tworiversradio.stream

If you’re reading this between 2-11pm on Sunday 27th May 2018, you can listen live now by clicking play below!

 

Glass Half Full

What can we do about plastic waste? It’s a regular item on #GlassHalfFullYork and in Monday’s show @KlockworksKate will have a return visit from John Mcgall of iamreusable and Rich Hearn of Planet South Bank to talk about a new shop window sticker scheme (as displayed in Robinson’s Cafe, pictured) and other recycling matters as Rich continues his journey to find out what eco conscious consumers can do. Kate will also be meeting the newly formed and named ‘Bishy Road Scrubbers’ led by Frankie Hayes, who are cleaning up the streets – of litter ( and going viral in the process). We meet Ned Hoste, New Chair of One Planet York and a leading light in sustainable design and social entrepreneurship with the Big Ideas Collective. And we find out about the forthcoming Walk, Cycle Festival from Sheridan Piggott and Joanne Mahon of York Bike Belles. What a show!

S2.3 The Poetry Show: ROLE PLAYING (no! not that kind. stop that.)  followed by Stairwell Books Presents: Return of the Mantra by Susie Williamson

The Poetry Show is about poems for everyone: it’s not that stuff you learned in school. This week, we talk with Becca about Larp: Live Action Role Play, which is, as Becca describes it, “a cross between Re-enactment, Fan Fiction, and camping.” Or…. something like that. Sometimes I just make stuff up. Becs said at least PART of that.

Anyway, when daughter Emily and I go to Anime conventions, I always go as Sally: I am forever putting myself back together after fate, and sometimes nasty people, rip me to shreds. Em goes as her OC du jour: Dead Marco, a motorcycle transformer, a fire-breathing Little Pony, or AU Frisk. What do OC and AU mean? Tune in and find out!

Stairwell Books Presents: Susie Williamson and RETURN OF THE MANTRA
After we learn all sorts of nerd lingo, it’s off to the AU created by Holmsfirth native Susie Williamson: a hot, drought-plagued land where the wild animals are gone, the men dig for crystals, it’s a hyper-capitalist society based on religion, and everyone worships a haughty, selfish just-won’t-die King. No, not Trump. Kinda close though.

Susie launches her sci-fi/fantasy novel RETURN OF THE MANTRA in Exeter later this week and in Holmsfirth in early June! We’ll discuss world building, investigating real life through speculative fiction, and human-made environmental disaster. Join us for role playing and alternative universes both on The Poetry Show and in Stairwell Books Presents.

Schedule – 21/05/18

This is Two Rivers Radio
Broadcasting Live from the Corner Pin
from midday till 11pm
Here is what we’ve for you on this sunny sunny Monday
so tune in: tworviersradio.stream

Midday-1pm
The Lunchtime Rush with Declan Minskip!
Wonderful choice of music and a little bit of extravagance
and weird facts to start us off! We are #liveandloud!

1pm – 2pm
The Poetry Show: ROLE PLAYING (no! not that kind. stop that.)
followed by Stairwell Books Presents: Return of the Mantra by Susie Williamson

2pm – 4pm
Bit of a Pick and Mix 🙂
This slot is currently vacant, so if you have an idea for your own show that you would like to present on Two Rivers Radio, get in touch!
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4pm – 6pm
Mr. Judge to You this week is titled Simon and Some Garfunkel… A celebration of a Songwriter (AND HIS ART)

6pm – 7pm
Oh this is new, and it’s gonna be a bloody good one!
Bob Horton Brings the Weirdness
A new show begins. A new world begins. Where did we come from? Are we sure? One thing is for certain: you won’t know any better after this hour. Bob rings in the birth of The Weirdness by ruminating on the beginnings of the world, and where we came from. If there’s time, we are also told there’s an excellent Snail exhibit at the York Zoo for your delectation.

7pm – 8pm
Bit of Freestyle!

8pm – 9pm
Glass Half Full with Kate Lock!
This month we will be tackling the questions of:
What can we do about plastic waste  and what eco conscious consumers can do? We will talk about a new shop window sticker scheme and find out about who are the quiet heroes the “Bishy Road Scrubbers”

9pm – 1opm
It’s the hour for the Soul. Great chill music to relax to after a long day, with one and only Mr. Paul Coull

10pm – 11pm
Another great tropical mix from Upside Your Mind, to finish off the day and take us to the beautiful sandy beaches for the night!

Two Rivers Radio C.I.C is run by a dedicated team of volunteer presenters, producers and technicians. We produce 11 hours of fresh, independent content every week and are looking to expand our schedule.

If you would like to come on board as a producer or a presenter or would like to know about how else you can support this exciting community media project then please email: tworiversradio@gmail.com

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The Other Side of the Tracks

Live from 3-4PM

On The Other Side Of The Tracks today, prog rock from Rush and blues rock guitar genius from Jeff Beck are just some of the listening delights on offer.

A treat for your ears. Oh, and this week’s theme…Thrash and Death Metal!

Jump on board.