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Next up we have the most amazing Rose and Alan with The Poetry Show from 1pm. First up, a rebroadcast of Season One’s The Poetry Show episode about Confrontation. Also known as: “You! Yeh, you! HEY YOU! Come over a here right now!”
Stairwell Books Presents : Sue Lister MBE (awarded for “Equality, Diversity and the Arts in Yorkshire”), has spent her life thus far confronting bigotry, and promoting feminism. Also, Rose is baaaaaaaaack and oh so happy to chat with y’all.
4pm means it’s time for Upside Your Mind – more music from across the globe, from the present, past and the future! Music from the Tropics to warm us up in the cold, and VERY wintery York.
From 5pm Two Rivers Radio Studio will Catch a Fire! Tune in for two hours of the finest skanking tunes you’ll find, all brought together by the City of York’s reggae rhythm aficionados – Daddy Harper and YorkMan
Between 7-8pm Mark Chandler’s Hub of Music,Games and Wrestling ! This week we have music from York’s very own Kell Chambers Music and an interview with the leader The Monsters, Alan Kay – Professional Wrestler.
Kell is a lad with a great voice and excellent sound!
Alan Kay is a member of the EBW – Elite British Wrestling rosta and and had a monster of a year in 2017 (pun intended)
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What synergy! What a perfect fit! Our guest this week, Sue Lister MBE (awarded for “Equality, Diversity and the Arts in Yorkshire”), has spent her life thus far confronting bigotry, and promoting feminism. Also, Rose is baaaaaaaaack and oh so happy to chat with y’all.
First up, a rebroadcast of Season One’s The Poetry Show episode about Confrontation. Also known as: “You! Yeh, you! HEY YOU! Come over a here right now!”
Or….the passive aggressive version:
Okay. Wait a minute. What exactly does ‘passive aggressive’ mean? I’ve seen it to refer to almost ANYTHING, such as a note left next to a pile of dirty dishes, or to sarcasm, or actual rudeness which doesn’t seem ‘passive’ but just ‘aggressive’. As for leaving a note: What else can you do if the roommate ducks you?
CONFRONTATION. Do you LIKE having it out with a nasty waiter or that rude clerk? Or does your tummy tighten up at the mere thought of asking the GP to investigate the blood pouring out of your, idk, ears? Do you thrill at the combativeness? Or do you dread it?
When I was younger, I dreaded it. But then in those days, my mom made every debate an argument, every argument a battle and every battle was WW III. She seemed to enjoy escalating a disagreement. Now, I like to confront unfair ness but won’t go out of my way to pick a fight. How about you?
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After The Poetry Show, Stairwell Books Presents: Sue Lister. Sue actually has had a few poems published by SWB, notably in MORE EXHIBITIONISM, our 2016 anthology of poetry and short stories, edited by Glenn Taylor. Sue has been on the front line of a lot of battles, from fighting for equality (that’s what her MBE is for) to combating ageism, sexism, and homophobia. Sue is on her way to becoming Two River Radio’s Reporter at Large, as she’ll soon sit down and chat with Jake Furby and, last week, met with Kate Lock. Join us to hear about combating the bad things while keeping your cool. Well, sort of.
We will be featuring all of the live music from the venue as well as exclusive interviews with the artists and information on how you can donate.
Join us at the Lendal Cellars or tune in online for some fantastic music – and to raise as much money as possible for a wonderful organisation that are helping young people experiencing homelessness day-in, day-out in this – the harshest winter for 30 years!
Every penny counts and SASH will be investing donations into front-line services that will directly benefit, young homeless people in #York.
- 1 million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute
- That number’s like to rise by 20% in the next 3 years
- In the UK, around 450 plastic bottles are bought every second
- Over 150 plastic bottles end up in landfill in the UK every second.
We start March with the #WorldBookDayUK,
Two Rivers Radio team prepared a small list of books that are definitely worth reading!
1. First from Compost John of Compost John’s Recycled Radio Show:
The Oracle of Oil: A maverick geologist’s quest for a sustainable future
by Mason Inman
“Fantastic biography about M. King Hubbert, who first noticed patterns in oilfield exploration, discovery, extraction and peak production. He predicted peak oil in the USA as 1970, back in 1956, and was widely ridiculed. He got the prediction absolutely right (until 2017 when oil production rose above the 1970 peak!). His prediction for global peak oil production was a bit more ‘fuzzy’, and has been complicated by the emergence of ‘tight oil’ production, so, fracking of shale, and tar sands, but he’s still a much admired character who was passionate about many things other than his geologist training.”
2. From Rose of @Podcastpoets we have
The Lost Prophecies: A Historical Mystery
by Bernard Knight, C. J. Sansom, Ian Morson, Michael Jecks, Philip Gooden, and Susanna Gregory
575 AD: A baby is washed up on the Irish coast and is taken to the nearest abbey. He grows up to become a scholar and a monk, but, in early adulthood, he appears to have become possessed, scribbling endless strange verses in Latin. When the Abbott tries to have him drowned, he disappears. Later, his scribblings turn up as the Book of Bran, his writings translated as portents of the future. Violence and untimely death befall all who come into the orbit of this mysterious book .
3. And also from Rose
by Fiona Mozley
“It really is worth the hype.”
Atmospheric and unsettling,Elmet is a lyrical commentary on contemporary society and one family’s precarious place in it, as well as an exploration of how deep the bond between father and child can go.
4. Mia Wilson from our #NewsTeam recommends
by Michelle Paver
“Pretty scary but also pretty cool- really clever as well, your own imagination makes up the ‘thing’!”
January 1937. Clouds of war are gathering over a fogbound London. Twenty-eight year old Jack is poor, lonely, and desperate to change his life, so when he’s offered the chance to join an Arctic expedition, he jumps at it.
5. From Ross Bennett we have:
Brexit:what the hell happens next
by Ian Dunt
Our departure from the European Union is filled with propaganda, myth and and half truth – but the risks are very real. Mishandling Brexit could lower our global status, diminish our quality of life, and throw our legal system into turmoil. This is the first full public exploration of Brexit, shorn of the wishful thinking of its supporters in Parliament and the media.
6. And from YorkMan of @catchafire:
The Gate to Women’s Country
by Sheri S. Teppe
“Set in a post-holocaust feminist dystopia that offers only two political alternatives: a repressive polygamist sect that is slowly self-destructing through inbreeding and the matriarchal dictatorship called Women’s Country. Here, in a desperate effort to prevent another world war, the women have segregated most men into closed military garrisons and have taken on themselves every other function of
government, industry, agriculture, science and learning.”
7. Adam Welsh from #NewsTeam recommends:
The Descent of Man
by Grayson Perry
“Spectacular read, very humble and seemingly accurate account of many of the problems with a patriarchal society and how feminism and equality would (surprise surprise) make the world a better place for all.”
8. and another one from Adam :
If on a Winters Night a Traveller
by Italo Calvino
“Simply brilliant, would need a lot more room to properly explain how and why, the main character is you, the reader, and it is just mind blowing literature. “
9. And one from Me 😉
The Secret Life of Cows
by Rosamund Young
Charming, hilarious book following a family of cows and their mischief. It makes an interesting point that we should not judging animals intelligence in relation to our own.
We are brimming with positive stories on this month’s Glass Half Full!
@KlockworksKate tries goose herding with Cath, Diane, Dave and Tom from the Friends of Rowntree Park to free the popular park from goose poo.
Jane Huswit of York CVS joins Kate in the @TwoRiversRadio studio to talk about the volunteers making sure York is Ready For Anything.
Also, Sue Lister and Penny Bainbridge will also be Kate’s guests to preview York International Women’s Festival 2018 and talk about No Kidding, a play by Real People Theatre group that tackles ageing without children.
Reserve your seat for Glass Half Full 8.00-9.00pm and listen in at http://tworiversradio.stream
Today’s MJTY is to be entitled “Me and My Shadows”. Running on from last show’s “Songs of Innocence and Experience”, Steve will be playing tunes from a bullion vault of Cliff numbers… with or without his Shadows; interspersed with a number of modern day offerings…
There will also be a few gangster movies involved (new and old), for Declan and Steve to review.
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John Gilham is the ME of his notorious tales of FOSDYKE AND ME: two malcontent youths living “under the flight path from Heathrow” in the 1960s. Actually, John and Fosdyke are more benign than malign and have delighted York audiences for at least 15 years. John will set me straight on their longevity.
More recently, John is the editor of international arts magazine Dream Catcher, truly a home-grown journal, founded over 20 years ago as part of a York St John’s project by then-student Paul Sutherland. John will no doubt chat to us about trains, Fosdyke, Dream Catcher, poetry, and bicycles!
The photo is John Gilham, speaking as editor of Dream Catcher at the May 2017 London Poetry Magazine Fair. Alan is lurking in the wings.
But before all that, Monday’s The Poetry Show Season One episode is about Ambiguity. I think…. I’m not sure…. Perhaps I’m a little vague.
When you write a poem, are you being clear? Actually, that’s a big deal isn’t it. Some of us *ahem* like to have multiple meanings, a sort of Pollock canvas spatter of words. Or, Picasso. Poem Descending Staircase.
Others want it blunt. Clear. Open to all. To that end, I’ll read “A Celebration of My Ignorance.” There are plenty of snide comments about “approachable” poets, such as were made about Carol Ann Duffy when she became Poet Laureate, and more recently about Hollie McNish. The most damning comments seem to be along the lines of ‘she’s too popular’. I like that their poetry isn’t elitist. At Yale, I was accused of writing in too popular a style. “Oh, you mean, I sound stupid?” The man blinked but demurred to answer.
On the other hand, laying it all out, spoon-feeding the reader is a guaranteed way to bore them. Why do all the work? Why lock down every image so that the listener or reader can add NOTHING?
So, is it better to be explicit, or a little vague?
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Two Rivers Radio invites you to join the audience for the second edition of Ask York.
This month we will be recording the show at Chill in the Community Cafe on Acomb Front Street on Sunday evening.
There is a definite health and well-being focus among this month’s panelists, although questions on other topics will be warmly welcomed.
Join us from 7pm – recording to begin at 7:45pm and last approximately an hour.
The month the panel will include:
The show will not be broadcast live, but will be recorded and broadcast on Two Rivers Radio between 2-3pm and again from 7-8pm on Monday 26th February.
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