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!
tworiversradio@gmail.com

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

Finally, if you like what we’re doing – please like, share, comment, invite your friends, join us at the Corner Pin for a pint, and follow us on our other social media channels @TwoRiversRadio

All that Brass!

Who was Daisy Squelch and what was she famous for? Why did the Bean Brothers Brass Band have a rumble with James Walker’s Band in York and what did politics have to do with it? What is it about contesting and drinking? And how does the women’s suffrage movement link with banding? This week’s All That Brass delves into the lively history of brass bands in York and further afield – and there’s plenty of music too, from classics to Cuban and from sunshine soul to jazz trad and street in All That Brass, 8.00-9.00pm with Kate Lock.

The Poetry Show: FRIENDS, followed by Stairwell Books Presents: A NEW DAWN for The Poetry Show!

This coming Monday on The Poetry Show: FRIENDS, followed by Stairwell Books Presents: A NEW DAWN for The Poetry Show! plus news about launch events.

The Poetry Show is about poems for everyone: it’s not that stuff you learned in school. This is a podcast that aims to bring poems and poetic discussion to people who love poetry, to those of you who just aren’t all that sure, and to poetry novices…and maybe we can inspire you to try a poem for yourself. A word of warning: we might use a coupla edgy words. We’re kinda PG 13.

Every week, we will discuss a theme, and look at how four very different poets work with the theme to create a poem… Hopefully something for everyone! So we’ll each do a poem, and we’ll chat about that poem and move on to the next.

This episode has Rose, Alan, Becca Miles and special guest Kit Marshall! Today’s show is hopeful and positive. It’s about FRIENDS.

Is this where I break into James Taylor? Don’t we all need friends? Do YOU need friends? Or are they a necessary evil?

Are you the life of the party, or the one hunched over in the corner, talking to the house cat?

Do you have 5,972 close Facebook friends? or are you happily alone?

What does the word ‘FRIEND’ mean to you?

My poems about ‘friends’ were mostly written ages ago, so these are short, old poems. Kind of like me. Tune in to hear what Becca, Alan and Kit have to say about Friends.

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Following our broadcast of S2.1 “Friends”, Alan, Rose and Becca will chat about Big Poetry Show news (Yay!!), Staxtonbury, and upcoming launches. Launch events include David Lee Morgan’s music and poetry event in Sheffield on May 17 at DINA Café, with, first, his visit on May 16 to York open mic BeSpeak (Black Swan, 7.30pm, free). Check out David poeticizing here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj5bEe-ngxw

And tune in: tworiversradio.stream

07/05/2018 – Schedule

Hello hello hello!! Great 11 hours of #communityradio and some fantastic music shows ahead of us!
By the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York!

www.tworiversradio.stream

We will be #liveandloud from our pop-up studio at The corner pin from midday ’til 11pm – bringing you fresh chat, great music and good vibes. Check out our schedule below:

  • Midday – 1pm – #thelunchtimerush with Declan Minskip
    Cheerful good music selection!
  • 1 – 2pm – The Poetry Show & Stairwell Books Presents…
    This Monday on The Poetry Show: FRIENDS, followed by Stairwell Books Presents: A NEW DAWN for The Poetry Show!
    + news about launch events.
  • 2 – 3pm – It is the LGBT Hour with Jake Furby.
  • 3 – 4pm – This hour is currently vacant so it’ll be a pick ‘n mix.
    If you would like to present/produce your own show,
    please contact: tworiversradio@gmail.com
  • 4 – 6pm – Mr. Judge To You; Bank Holiday Special…. featuring York’s Open Mic/ Acoustic Night Legend Chris Barnes, and Mr. Judge himself with live (and unlive) holiday musical offerings for your delicate sunburnt ears!
  • 6- 7pm –  Coastin’ is a brand new show from Stephen Allan and will have features on the big new uk 2018 coasters and a new feature on relocated rides, plus music from Robbie Williams, Elvis, Pink and more!
  • 7 – 8pm –  #MTTY  this month is a Eurovision special, featuring Sandie Shaw, Brotherhood of Man, Johnny Logan, Cliff Richard and others.
  • 8 – 9pm This week’s All That Brass delves into the lively history of brass bands in York and further afield – and there’s plenty of music too, from classics to Cuban and from sunshine soul to jazz trad and street in All That Brass with Kate Lock.
  • 9 – 10pm – We will be visiting the archives and bringing you a
    Soul Show from weeks gone by as Paul Coull can’t
    be with us this evening.
  • 10 – 11pm – Upside Your Mind takes you on a trip from the
    Basement to the Tropics and back – eclectic.
    exciting. electric.

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

Finally, if you like what we’re doing – please like, share, comment, invite your friends, join us at the Corner Pin for a pint, and follow us on our other social media channels @TwoRiversRadio

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