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

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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#communityradio #York

Schedule – 26/03/2018

Tune in today for some fantastic community radio from the Two Rivers Radio team.
Declan Minskip presents the lunchtime rush from midday ’til 1pm. He will be playing upbeat music to get you going on the first day of the new week. Tony Mccormack should be dropping in to talk about mental health and promote his new charity CD, too. A CD of fab music co-produced with Craig Vinnie Whitehead and available for £10. Get in touch if you would like to buy one!
 
Between 1 and 2pm the The Poetry Show will be discussing Folk Tales. Rose will also be talking about the recent and very successful Poetry For All event and about plans already emerging for 2019!
 
2-3pm – Ask York was recorded on Saturday afternoon as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of St Nicks fields and Environment Centre. Tune in to hear our panel:
 
Cllr Denise Craghill (Green Party)
Cllr Andrew Waller (Lib Dem and Environment Portfolio holder)
Cllr Keith Myers (Conservative; Exec Member for Education, Children and Young People
Cllr Kallum Taylor (Labour, Holgate)
and
Ivana Jakubkova of St Nicks
 
discussing their views on the future on York from an environmental perspective.
 
Between 3-4pm the Soul Man, Mr. Paul Coull brings you an hour of the finest classic and contemporary soul music. This will be Paul’s final show in his current slot as the Soul Show will be moving to 10pm in April.
 
4-5pm Upside Your Mind will be in the mix with another sensational selection of tunes to take you on a voyage from the basement to the tropics and back. Again, this will be Upside Your Mind’s final show in this slot as he moves to 10pm in April.
 
Mr. Judge to You is back between 5-7pm with “Stuck in the Midlands With You” – to find out what it all means you’ll have to tune in to Steve and his very special guest, all the way from Australia!
 
7-8pm – Ask York will be repeated for those that didn’t catch it earlier in the day.
 
Kate Lock is in the hot-seat from 8-9pm with Glass Half Full. This is going to be a packed show covering a lot of group so fasten your seat-belts as we dive into topics as diverse as fracking, community-led housing & a local school who are re-cycling their plastic waste into teaching and learning tools.
 
 
 
Two Rivers Radio is the City of York’s community radio station; by the people of York, for the people of York in the heart of York.
 
Our dedicated team of volunteers produce and present independent, fresh and unique radio every week with no adverts.
 
Please tune in, like, share and comment!
 
If you would like to get involved or support is in another way then please do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.
 
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Schedule 19/03/18

Good Morning snowy (hopefully not anymore) York!
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 –
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/

 

 

Two Rivers Radio to Host Youth Singing Competition!

Junior Star Singer takes to the road again and this year on more than 20 radio stations across the UK.  It gives young budding singers and songwriters the chance to showcase their talents to music industry professionals.  The prize is an opportunity to have a track recorded with a high profile producer and have the track played across the radio tour on all 20 stations the following year.  A remarkable chance for any young artist who wants to break into the industry.  This year founder and main presenter Amanda Neale has invited some exciting new judges to listen to the talent across the competition.
We have Tom Manning, Director of the famous Monnow Valley Studios where the likes of Simple Minds, Coldplay, Oasis, Skunk Anansie, Phil Collins, Stereophonics and many more have recorded their works.  Tom has produced amazing legendary artists with his team and developed up and coming new ones.
We also have Laurence Hobbs from Charthouse music who is a writer and  producer and has written for many acts including Sam Smith, Pixie Lott, Shayne Ward, Andy Abrahams, Sean Wolfe, Laura White and Amanda Wilson.  He has written songs that have reached number one in seven countries and has written songs for companies such as BBC, Sky and Syco.  Charthouse have produced for the Voice Kids and Britains Got Talent
 Finally we have amazing DJ Shabz, professional club and radio DJ, competition winner and mix DJ for BBC Radio 1Xtra.  With seventeen years experience under his belt, Shabz had developed a fulfilling career as an outstanding club DJ in and around London.
It’s going to be a great competition this year, so if you know of any young singers or songwriters that would like to apply, they can do so via the website on www.juniorstarsinger.co.uk
The York heat will be hosted by Two Rivers Radio at our pop-up studio at The Corner Pin on Sunday August 12th.
All updated news can be found on our new online magazine www.jssmagazine.com where our editor and video journalist Rema Farhan gives us regular news on the tour and about all our artists.  Tune in when you can and of course pick up news from our regular blogs after each show!
Look out for Junior Star Singer Songwriter 2018!

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.

Innovative Recycling Project at York School

There has been a lot of talk about plastic waste recently and for good reason:
  • 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.

Students at Fulford School alone get through hundreds of disposable plastic bottles every day. We’ve recently launched a campaign to make sure as few of those end up in landfill as possible. After seeing the heart-wrenching footage of preventable plastic pollution on the BBC’s Blue Planet, staff and students have decided it’s time to see what small but significant action can be taken.
Tim Johnson, Deputy Head has initiated a school-wide campaign to increase the quantity, visibility and use of dedicated recycling bins around school.
Kate Frame, Head of House has launched a whole school recycling poster competition to promote environmentally responsible behaviour.
Fulford’s Computing, Science and Design Technology departments have joined forces to launch Recycle3D: a project that aims to get Fulford students recycling their own plastic bottles into 3d printer filament. Students can then 3d print their own educational models using materials they’ve recycled themselves as well as making gifts to sell to raise money for good causes that the students feel passionate about supporting.
Students at Fulford’s STEM club have been learning how to design and animate 3d objects. The next step is to purchase and assemble a multicolour 3d printer. The final stage is to purchase and set up a student-led recycling production line so that they can turn waste plastic bottles into 3d printer filament.
If successful, staff at Fulford are keen to work with local primary schools to establish STEM clubs and 3d printing facilities wherever there’s a desire to replicate the success of this project.
In order to get the project up and running, students need to raise £1500 for the equipment necessary to process plastic bottles into 3d printer filament.
Y10 iMedia students have created a video for a crowd funding site, rocketfund in the hope of raising awareness so that local businesses can donate enough money to get the project started.
If you want to find out more or are able to donate a small amount to support this project, please check out https://rocket.fund/p/recycle3d/
Pete Dring and some of his students will hopefully be vising the Two Rivers Radio studio later this month to talk about Recycle 3d in more detail.
Keep your ears peeled!

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.

York Mosque & Islamic Centre – Open Day Today

Do you want to learn more about Islam?  Do you have questions that you’d like to ask?

Join Imam Abid Salik and others today from 2pm at the York Mosque & Islamic Centre to find out more and meet the community.

Your invite to York Mosque & Islamic Centre

Your invite to York Mosque & Islamic Centre! Ever wondered what Islam is and what Muslims do? Got a burning question to ask but were too shy to ask? Or are you just curious?Whatever the reason, we invite you ALL to visit us at York Mosque & Islamic Centre in what will be a enriching day for us all!'Visit My Mosque 2018' 📅 Sunday 18th February 2018 ⏰ 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Posted by York Mosque & Islamic Centre on Saturday, 10 February 2018

To hear Imam Salik’s interview with Fasil Demsash, tune into Black York tomorrow at 2pm.