Schedule -18/06/18

This is Two Rivers Radio – Your Community Radio.  By the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York!

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Midday – 1pm It’s time for Lunchtime Rush with Declan Minskip,
Lot’s of cheer and good humor with a pinch of good old madness!
We are #liveandloud #lunchtimerush

1pm – 2pm The Poetry Show today  talks about Inspiration. Then Stairwell Books Presents: William Thirsk-Gaskill and Valerie Gaskill

2pm – 3pm Ask York is Two Rivers Radio’s monthly panel show looking at all of the key issues affecting the city.  The format is simple: we put together a panel of local politicians, journalists, academics and thought leaders who field questions from a live studio audience.

3pm – 4pm  What Rock!? this time  will be doing an Indie rock show and talking about the genre itself,  with additional music news and upcoming gigs in York and beyond!

4pm – 6pm –  “House of Scouse and The Mehhrseybeats”… A handpicked walk and talk around the Liverpool of the early 1960’s brought personally to you by Mr. Judge To You

6pm – 7pm – Bob Horton Brings the Weirdness.
The Earth is Flat. Apparently. On this month’s Weirdness, we will be discussing the recent renaissance of Flat Earth theory, and the people who believe in it. There will also be possibly York’s first ever live radio Flat/Globe debate. This is not one to miss. Meanwhile in the York Zoo, the Killer Whales have been misbehaving…

7pm – 8pm –  We will be re-playing and episode of Ask York

8pm – 9pm  – In #GlassHalfFullYork , we’ll be featuring #CleanAirDay and meeting a new group in York helping to promote awareness of air pollution on public health. Presenter @KlockworksKate (aka Kate Lock) will be talking to York MP Rachael Maskell about sustainable transport in the city, and we meet Dr Gary Haq, environmental scientist from SEI-York and author of a new children’s book, #MyDadTheEarthWarrior. Plus we have Ned Hoste reviewing One Planet York Healthy City summit at the University of York! So much good stuff going on!

9pm – 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!
 

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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Two Rivers Radio is a community radio station dedicated to providing unique, original and independent media for the people of York. Run by a dedicated team of hard-working volunteers, Two Rivers Radio is “By the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York”
 
We broadcast every Monday from midday ’til 11pm from our pop-up studio at the The Corner Pin, Tanner Row, York.
 
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.
 
www.tworiversradio.stream
 
We are a not-for-profit oganisation and all of what we do costs money. If you would like to support us as an individual or a business, please contact us: tworiversradio@gmail.stream
 
If you like what you see, read and/or hear – please ‘like’ our page, comment, share us with your friends, follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Get in touch!! 🙂
 
We are always looking for new presenters, producers, writers, journalists and other team-members – if you’d like to get on board, please drop us a line: tworiversradio@gmail.com
 
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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…
 
www.tworiversradio.stream
 
Two Rivers Radio is a community radio station dedicated to providing unique, original and independent media for the people of York. Run by a dedicated team of hard-working volunteers, Two Rivers Radio is “By the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York”
 
We broadcast every Monday from midday ’til 11pm from our pop-up studio at the The Corner Pin, Tanner Row, York.
 
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.
 
www.tworiversradio.stream
 
We are a not-for-profit oganisation and all of what we do costs money. If you would like to support us as an individual or a business, please contact us: tworiversradio@gmail.stream
 
If you like what you see, read and/or hear – please ‘like’ our page, comment, share us with your friends, follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Get in touch!! 🙂
 
We are always looking for new presenters, producers, writers, journalists and other team-members – if you’d like to get on board, please drop us a line: tworiversradio@gmail.com
 
www.tworiversradio.stream

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

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The Poetry Show & Stairwell Books Presents

The Poetry Show  –  1-2pm

The Poetry Show talks about GRANDPARENTS followed by Stairwell Books Presents: Declan Minskip & barriers to writing: how can we surmount these?

The Poetry Show Season Two Episode Two is about our grands: the ones we inherit from our parents, the ones we find, the elders we may eventually become.

After that we have a Stairwell Books Presents discussion about writing, and barriers we may face before we even get started. Two Rivers producer Declan Minskip bravely endures Rose’s questions (eeek) (only kidding. I’m not scary….am I?) with planned input from Emily Drew. Can depression stop creativity dead or can we harness the isolation and introspection of at least a milder depression to tap our thoughts? No one will suggest we just “snap out of it.” Mental health issues will affect most of us at some point in our lives.

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

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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!

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The Poetry Show waffles about AMBIGUITY and Stairwell Books Presents: John Gilham

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?

TUNE IN BETWEEN 1-2pm TODAY!!

Job Share and Tom Dixon. The Poetry Show and Stairwell Books Presents:

On The Poetry Show episode (1pm ’til 2pm) , Job Share, we have the original crew of Charli, Laurence, Alan and me, but also with guest Lucy Furlong up from London.  So the ep was a job share too. If I recall it was a seat share too!  The recording studio at Eden Agency is a small space with four chairs, but we somehow fitted five of us in the room.

Job sharing is popular among parents of tiny kids. Back in the 1990s, job sharing became a feminist issue, a way for women to keep a foot in the job market and yet still have a life. Sort of.  Tiny babies are HARD WORK!  When I first had my baby, I had dreams: I was gonna learn sign language, maybe brush up on my French….. and I was grateful when I managed to get dressed and clean my teeth the same day.  I then went back full time and it was hard.

Then, following the Poetry Show episode, we have Tom Dixon joining us on Stairwell Books Presents:

Tom has a book out this summer called ON SUICIDE BRIDGE and Tom will talk to us about the inspiration for the book.  The featured picture above is of Tom at the Spoken Word, December 2016. No, the people gazing down at the floor aren’t praying, they’re listening intently. That was a very packed night!

Schedule – 29/01/18

Tune in today for ALL of this!!!

From midday to 1pm Declan Minskip presents the Lunchtime Rush – all the upbeat tunes and zany chat required to get you going this Monday lulnchtime. #thelunchtimerush #liveandloud

At 1pm the Podcast Poets are back with The Poetry Show – this week’s topic for discussion and muse will be ‘Job Share’ for the first half. In the second half Rose & Alan will be joined live in the studio by Tom Dixon who will be talking about writing (of course) and also how to overcome that initial fear of doing an open mic!

Between 2-3pm we will be airing Ask York for the very first time. Ask York is a political panel show recorded in front of a live audience. In this debut edition the chairman is Pete Kilbane and the panelists are Prof. Kate Pickett (Uni of York), Cllr. Jonny Crawshaw (Lab), Paul Healey (Con) & Helen Graham of My Castle Gateway.

From 3-4pm the Soul Man himself, Mr. Paul Coull will be caressing your ears with the very best in classic and contemporary #SoulMusic.

Upside Your Mind is back from 4pm ’til 5 with a brand new mix – he could be in the basement, he could be in the tropics, he could be anywhere and everywhere in between. Get locked in and find out for yourself!

The Stray Wolf of Rock ‘n Roll is back from 5-7pm. Mr. Judge to You! With special guests and as ever – excellent musical selections.
Tonight we will be interviewing Leah Bennett, a life coach and consultant from the USA, and now British citizen. She will be sharing some of her ‘pivotal’ tracks with us, as Mr. Judge shoe horns in his own vaguely related titles.

Between 7-8pm we will be repeating Ask York for those that didn’t hear it earlier this afternoon.

8-9pm Kate Lock will be in the hot-seat, presenting Glass Half Full. There will be a foodie theme today as Kate talks to Chill In the Community CICAndrew Waller, Food Circle York, Good Food York & One Planet York.

9-11pm The Cowboys From Hell are going to be rocking the TRR studio ’til it shakes!  Tune in to join Steve Allan & Black Dog for some of the heaviest metal around.

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. 

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