Schedule 16/04/2018

Hello dear listeners,
Another beautiful week ahead of us and we hear that this one (fingers crossed) will be particularly summery!

Today we have some fantastic shows prepared for you, with new show from Juliet Powell at 4pm! Very exciting!
Tune in on:
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An let’s have a look at what our presenters prepared for us today:

First, at midday and then 3pm and 6pm we will have the latest news from York from our wonderful News Team of York St. John University.

Straight after, till 1pm it’s the Lunchtime Rush with Declan Minskip 
and the usual healthy dose of good humor and good music!

1 till 2 it’s the Poetry Show for you! The Poetry Show Open Mic Episode, recorded live at The Exhibition in Feb 2017. On Stairwell Books Presents: Becca Miles will chat with Glen Taylor, editor of the anthology MORE EXHIBITIONISM

From 2pm it’s going to be Fasil Demsash and Black York which  will focus on recent incident of racism in York.

Between 3pm and 4 it will be a surprise for all including ourselves! But we promise it will be fun! #JellyBellyBertieBottsEveryFlavorBeans

4pm and we have our new exciting monthly show from Juliet Powell!
Juliet begins a new signposting show – The Information Takeaway – focuses on themes as diverse as running a business, personal budgeting, parenting, health, local news, education and pets. Her first guest is Elaine White, local entrepreneur and owner of local business hub – Natural Entrepreneurs Workspace. Answering questions on running a business including marketing, finance, self motivation and where to get help.

5pm till 7pm it’s Just Jessin’ About and wonderful live (as in not undead) DJ Jess Parker playing his new set straight from Two Rivers Radio studio! #Liveandloud

From 7pm Christian Greenwood will be teaching his class; Music History 101 – today’s lesson is on The Pogues

Between 8pm and 9pm it’s Compost John’s Recycled Radio Show   who will be interviewing Sophie Jewett of York Cocoa Works!

At 9pm it’s what you’ve been waiting for all day! The Soul Hour with great music choices to relax to from Paul Coull

And finally at 10pm till 11pm it’s another mix from Upside Your Mind – a trip from the basement to the tropics and back to close a wonderful day of community radio so we can all dream of beautiful sunshine that will hopefully join us the next morning!

We will be live today from midday until 11pm from our pop-up studio The corner pin. Feel free to join us for a beer and maybe make a request – otherwise, tune in here: www.tworiversradio.stream and ask your friends to do as well! 

Two Rivers Radio is run exclusively by a very hard-working group of volunteers, dedicated to giving the City of York something it doesn’t already have; original, unique and independent programming, journalism and views!

If you like what we do and want to get involved as a presenter, producer or in any other way please get in touch.

Should you wish to support us financially, either as a business or an individual please email or call Jez Russell:

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Schedule 19/03/18

Good Morning snowy (hopefully not anymore) York!
Tune in today for ALL this at:
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Let’s go! First we have Lunchtime Rush from midday till 1pm with Declan Minskip. It’s gonna be good, it’s gonna be loud!!
#thelunchtimerush #liveandloud

At 1pm the Podcast Poets are back with The Poetry Show –
First up, a playback of a show w Laurence O’Reilly and guest Tanya Parker: History Rewritten! Or, Tory Policy heh. Then we’ll chat with Bob Horton, scientist and poet, about his thoughts on society, history, science, poetry, and so on. I’ll also promote the upcoming Poetry For All event, this Saturday, March 24, at St Clements Hall, presented as part of the York Lit Fest.

Between 2-3pm Fasil Desmash‘s show Black York will present a delicious selection of African Jazz…..from East to West !

From 3-4pm the Soul Man himself is finally back after 2 week break!!! Mr. Paul Coull will be caressing your ears with the very best his best choice of  #SoulMusic.

4pm means it’s time for Upside Your Mind –New week, new mix! More music from across the globe, from the present, past and the future! Music from the Tropics to warm us the hearts!

From 5 till 7pm we have Just Jessin’ About for you!
Live and loud in the Two Rivers studio

Plenty of exclusives and always funky, Just Jessin’ About is an appointment to listen for anybody with dancing feet!

Between 7 and 8pm it’s Music History 101:
Christian Greenwood presents the history of a classic band every month!
This week we are going to hear about Dusty Springfield and look at her entire career from the late 50’s to the 90’s.

At 8pm we have Compost John’s Recycled Radio Show!

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. 🙂

www.tworiversradio.stream/

 

 

Schedule – 5/3/18

Tune in to listen to all the amazing shows we prepared for you today
Tune in: tworiversradio.stream  

Declan Minskip is ready to make your Mondays a bit more lively and cheerful during Lunchtime Rush, from midday to 1pm – Merry tunes that will make you wanna dance.#thelunchtimerush #liveandloud

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.

Join us between 2-3pm Fasil Desmash‘s show Black York  Have you seen Wakanda ? What do you know about Adwa? The struggle of Black on film screen and real life !

3pm will bring Mr. Paul Coull  – the Soul Man – to us for an hour of best classics and soothing #Soul Music.

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)

 

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. 🙂

www.tworiversradio.stream/

The Poetry Show Season One: Confrontation; and Stairwell Books Presents: Sue Lister Confronting sexism, ageism and homophobia, as our guest for IWW.

 

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?

* * * *

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.

World Book Day UK TRR presents Best Reads List!

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
Elmet
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
Dark Matter
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.

Schedule – 19/02/18

Hello, Hello!
Tune in today for ALL this at:
tworiversradio.stream

Let’s go! First we have Lunchtime Rush from midday till 1pm with Declan Minskip. It’s gonna be good, it’s gonna be loud!!
#thelunchtimerush #liveandloud

At 1pm the Podcast Poets are back with The Poetry Show – this week we are talking about FEAR . features Laurence O’Reilly and guest Neil Cathan. After that,  Alan will sit down with Becca Miles, SWB editorial assistant and LARP expert. What is LARP, you ask? Tune in and find out! Or are you afraid…..?

Between 2-3pm Fasil Desmash‘s show Black York will focus on issues relating to the BAME community in York. This week we have a special interview with Imam Abid Salik of York Mosque!

From 3-4pm the Soul Man himself, Mr. Paul Coull will be caressing your ears with the very best his best choice of  #SoulMusic.

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 the hearts!

From 5 till 7pm we have Just Jessin’ About for you!
Live and loud in the Two Rivers studio

Plenty of exclusives and always funky, Just Jessin’ About is an appointment to listen for anybody with dancing feet!

Between 7 and 8pm it’s Music History 101:
Christian Greenwood presents the history of a classic band every month!

At 8pm we have Compost John’s Recycled Radio Show and will feature Ben Eyes, local musician and half of innovative duo Stocker / Eyes. He’s even got a track inspired by Monks Cross! This plus topical chat, should be a corker!

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. 🙂

www.tworiversradio.stream/

 

 

Schedule – 12/02/18

Good Morning York! Tune in for another
fantastic Monday with Two Rivers Radio:
tworiversradio.stream

Ready, set, go! And from midday till 1pm, we will be with
Declan Minskip during Lunchtime Rush!  Happy hour to start off the day!
#thelunchtimerush #liveandloud

At 1pm the Podcast Poets are back with The Poetry Show – this week we are discussing the inseparable lovers: Politics and Blame. In the second half Alan will be joined live in the studio by John Wheatcroft to talk about newspapers, his first book Here In The Cull Valley, and his upcoming operetta, a work in progress being created with his wife Kay.

Between 2pm and 3pm, we have LGBT Hour and Jake Furby discusses issues that are important to the York LGBT community.

From 3pm till 4pm, it’s The Soul Hour, Paul Coull, as always, ready with great selection of music to soothe and relax the mind.

4pm and it’s time to warm up a bit to the Tropical tunes of new mix from Upside Your Mind !

Between 5pm and 7pm it’s another episode of Mr. Judge to You,
and brace yourselves for the Ultimate Battle of Two Centuries!
Declan Minskip  will be joining Mr. Judge at the Musical Battle Arena  that we shall set up at the Corner Pin Studio. We expect some helicopters again.

From 7pm it’s Music Through The Years. Join Stephen and Tracey Allan as they take you on on a musical mystery tour featuring some of the best songs from the last 60 years.

8pm is All that Brass with Kate Lock is going to talk about the UniBrass competition and will be joined by a special guest: Juliet Powell, one of the members of the 40-strong all-women brass band  #allthatbrass

9-11pm The Cowboys From Hell are going to be rocking the TRR studio ’til it shakes!  Tune in to join Steve Allan 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. 

www.tworiversradio.stream/

 

All That UniBrass

Wide ranging brass music show in which Kate Lock plays anything with horns!

On the show on Monday 12 Feb we’ll be hearing about Unibrass 2018 from Amy Pezet, a Unibrass volunteer and percussionist with University of York Brass Band.

Unibrass is coming to York Barbican this Saturday (17 Feb) and we will be playing pieces by last year’s winners, as well as a piece by Tubular Brass, which is playing the evening gala concert.

Also on the show we’ll have Juliet Powell, one of the members of the 40-strong all-women brass band that has been put together from bands from York and the East Riding of Yorkshire to mark York International Women’s Week by making women’s voices heard – through brass!
Kate will also be playing a couple of true brass band all-time classics – tune in at 8.00pm

Mr. Judge to You and the Ultimate Battle of Two Centuries

Oh wow,

Dear listeners, you are all in for quite a treat on tomorrow’s episode of
Mr. Judge to You!,  a gimmicky, gladiatorial, circus-like special.
Declan Minskip whose cheerful chipper you would recognize from Lunchtime Rush, will be joining Mr. Judge at the Musical Battle Arena  that we shall set up at the Corner Pin Studio.

Declan will chose a dozen tracks from this century, and Mr. Judge is to defend himself with a single Max Bygraves medley compilation album from the previous century… should be hilarious! Sort of a sort of community generational marry up for all sorts of subjects centered around music.
Who will be victorious?!

It’s going to be a little silly, it’s going to be very fun!
Join us at 5pm for this very special episode of Mr. Judge to You!

The Poetry Show and Stairwell Books Presents: POLITICS AND BLAME, followed by a chat with John Wheatcroft

John Wheatcroft at Cull Valley Book launch

On Monday, 12th February, The Poetry Show episode is “Politics and Blame” (brought to you by the Department of Redundancy Department). Following that, former newspaper columnist, now novelist and playwright John Wheatcroft joins us to talk about newspapers, his first book Here In The Cull Valley, and his upcoming operetta, a work in progress being created with his wife Kay.
John Wheatcroft’s debut novel Here in the Cull Valley, is a ‘why-dunnit’ beginning with three deaths in an apparent road accident. It unfolds through articles and features written in two newspapers, one of them a ‘national’ publication which exists only in the head of its dying protagonist.
Despite the engagingly eccentric format, Wheatcroft has produced a novel which also plays by traditional rules of character and narrative, and features a grittily realistic West Yorkshire setting.
John says: “The story came first – then the format. I set out to tell the tale of a more-or-less decent man who is destroyed by a consuming passion for a woman he doesn’t even like, and by his struggle with a troubled past.
“So Here in the Cull Valley is not a book about journalism. However, the format I’ve chosen and my own experiences on newspapers do give me an opportunity to provide a picture of life on a regional publication in an industry which is on the cusp of real crisis.”

Before John sits down in the Corner Pin, enjoy the Poetry Show episode about POLITICS ….and by that, we mean our culture of BLAME. Frankly the show will just write itself and then throw a tantrum.
What is going on? What happened? I thought that old arc of the moral compass was bending toward justice but it’s taking a detour out past No Rights Lane and down by Blame The Other Blvd. Srsly wtf. And I REALLY thought we were past all the so-called race hatred stirred up lately. Oh, MY.
Its everyone’s damn fault except the real villains! Blame refugees…. but not war mongerers. Blame the desperate but NOT those who slashed the social safety net AND taxes. When you cut taxes? You replace them with FEEs. As an example, in the USA, that’s become the loss of fire fighters in small towns, and the rise of VOLUNTEER fire fighters.. .who work for FREE. These guys can just go burn their arses off for free. Guy will hear the alarm and think “Oh no, I can’t walk out on yet another shift! I need the money! Probably another brush fire” and no, it’s a house. Or a fee for fire fighting services…. when GW slashed taxes, towns had to instigate Fire Fees and if you didn’t pay? They’d spray the neighbour’s house in case your fire spread, but not put water on your actual burning house. Yes. This happened in Ohio. Woman didn’t pay the $75. Her house burned down while the fire crew watched.
Here, we close hospital wards, throw the ill people out, then arrest them when they beg for food money, or sleep rough. We slash tax on the wealthy and then complain that scroungers are not working at jobs that aren’t easy to find. We blame incomers for ‘stealing’ jobs but you can’t steal a job, like stealing an election or dodging tax in offshore accounts. Jobs are given out, by the one in charge. Tune in to hear us talk about politics and blame.