Schedule 13/08/19

Good morning people of York!

This week we prepared some fantastic shows for you; some permanent residents, some brand new but all exciting and full of great music!
Tune in form midday till 11pm.

12pm-2pm –  It’s Declan Minskip with Double Lunchtime Rush!! Music madness and a dose of good humor for special two hours today!

2pm – 3pm –  We will be joined by some very talented young musicians as #TRR plays host to the York heat of Junior Star Singer Songwriter.

3pm – 4pm – This week on What Rock? We’ll be looking over the genre of Prog-Rock, from where it originated to how it sounds now! Pink Floyd, Rush, Kansas, and for modern choices, let’s go The Mars Volta.

4pm-5pm – In this weeks Information Takeaway, Juliet will chatting to Angela Jones from The Samaritans here in York. We will be discussing the work they do, who they help and how to get involved in supporting the great work they do. Plus great music as usual.

5pm- 4pm – And we Continue with Junior Star Singer Songwriter York Heat recording from yesterday, joined by more young talented musicians!

6pm – 7pm – This week’s Weirdness is absolutely 100% live. We enjoyed last month’s discussion about monsters so much that this month we went one step further: Lovecraftian Horrors. Nothing will go wrong

7pm –  8pm –  It’s time for the Fanfiction Show!

8pm – 9pm – In replay of last months’ Glass Half Full Kate will be joined by representatives of York cycling groups and Clean Air York to discuss how the city could transition to an Amsterdam-style cycling culture. And, as the heatwave continues, Kate talks to Yorkclimate scientist Dr Andreas Heinemeyer about the implications for us all in a warming world. Plus, if Trump is making you blue, Ned Hoste of One Planet York has some tips on how to channel your creative passions to build a positive outlook!

9pm – 10pm –  Maxime Maigret presents Baguette et Croissant as we dive into adventurous exploration of French music! 

10pm – 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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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!

Ask York’s Radio Debut

On Wednesday 24 January we recorded the very first edition of Ask York, at The Angel on the Green.

The recording of this excellent panel discussion will be broadcast today between 2-3pm and the again between 7-8pm.  We hope that you are able to tune in and join the debate.  Tweet @TwoRiversRadio using #TRR #AskYork

Massive thanks go to Pete Kilbane for his hospitality and for being a sensational chairman!

Also, we must say a huge thank you to our inaugural panel:

Proff. Kate Pickett – Professor of Epidemiology, University Champion for Research on Justice and Equality, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Future Health;
University of York (also co-author of The Spirit Level: Why more equal societies almost always do better

Paul Healey – Conservative councilor for 8 years up to 2015 and Deputy Group Leader. Small business owner.


Helen Graham – Helen has been working on the My Castle Gateway project and teaches Heritage Studies at the University of Leeds.


Cllr. Jonny Crawshaw – Labour councilor for Micklegate with a special interest in education.



Questions asked and topics discussed include:

  • City centre traffic and congestion
  • Blue Badge bicycle parking
  • What can be done to increase cycling within the city?
  • Growing inequality, tax avoidance and the merits/pitfalls of opening up a system of voluntary taxation
  • What can be done for young people in the city?
  • Micklegate Neighbourhood Forum and how it plans to engage young people.
  • The proposal to convert Rowntree Park Lodge into holiday accommodation
  • Local business rates and the business rates re-evaluation
  • Is there a better method of collecting business rates than the current model?
  • Does the panel think that the City of York is loosing its character?


Thank you to Mark Chandler of HMGW for the image of the whole panel.

Thank you also to everybody that came and asked a question

Produced by Kate Lock & Jez Russell

Boom operator: Declan Minskip