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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.

Staxtonbury Family Music Festival 2018 – Early Bird Tickets

Are you coming to Staxtonbury Festival this summer?  Take a look at their promo vid for 2018 – it’s their 10th anniversary don’t you know!

Great!  In that case we have some excellent news for you.  Two Rivers Radio has a limited number of Weekend Tickets available at the Early Bird rate of £50.

AND – if you buy your ticket through us 20% of the sale will go toward supporting Two Rivers Radio’s presence at the festival.

So, buy tickets for a fantastic music festival in North Yorkshire this summer at a special rate and support your local community radio station while you’re at it!  Its a win all round!  🙂

The Festival runs at Staxton Farm a few miles from Scarborough from Friday 6th July ’til Sunday 8th July 2018.

If you would like to know more or would like to purchase a ticket, contact us:

tworiversradio@gmail.com  /  07913 685823

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The Poetry Show & Stairwell Books Present:

Today, The Poetry Show (Eden Agency) will be investigating ‘Hidden Languages’.

David Lee Morgan couldn’t stay up in Yorkshire: but he’ll be back in March. So Stairwell Books presents: Alice Tomlinson!

What is Twilight Birth? Alice has researched this and we can be thankful those days are long behind us.

Or with You-Know- Whose in power in the US, are they? #HandMaidsTale

Twilight was the early to mid-Twentieth Century practice of Twilight Birth.

Yeeesh! Alice is in Dream Catcher Magazine and performs in York and London. Alice also just supported new novelist Claire Patel-Campbell at a packed launch of Abernathy at New School House Gallery.

The image is of Alice reading at this launch, attended by no less than 7 new-born babies, and about 50 full-sized folks.

And just before we sit down with Alice, we’ll hear The Poetry Shows! (Eden Agency). This week, guest Lucy Furlong, back up from London visiting us in the provinces, discusses Secret or Hidden Languages.

Today’s show is about secret languages. Pig Latin, Cockney slang, anything designed to avoid The Man and throw authorities off the scent.

I’m totally out of my depth here, but an unrelated phrase that rhymes with the real, target word or phrase is used and then even just one word that reminds you of the phrase is good enough.

Trouble & Strife for wife. (Heyyyyyyy, where’s one for ‘husband’?) And you can shorten them to add to the secrecy and confusion for outsiders. Scooby (as in Scooby Doo) for clue.

Give it a Butcher’s Hook for ‘Look’ can become “So go give it a butcher’s”.

Lucy had remarked she wouldn’t Eve it, as in Adam and Eve or ‘Believe’ it and that led to this topic.  Now in MY field, we’ve discussed indigenous languages that are used to keep the conquerors off your back, but we just don’t have the Cockney language in America. Or do we?

CALL IN or email me and yell at me if I’m wrong.  Closest I have was when some Polish guys who worked in the same shabbily posh country
club as teenage me spoke their language to get by the bosses; or how a smile can be taken wrong… or maybe is just too self-analysed.

Schedule – 5/02/18

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

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. This weeks show is all about secret languages (Shh! It’s a secret!), with guest Lucy Furlong, who came all the way from London. Shortly after, the Stairwell Books and their guest Alice Tomlinson will tell us about – thankfully long abandoned – practices such as Twilight Birth!

Between 2-3pm Fasil Desmash‘s show Black York will focus on issues relating to the BAME community in York and celebrate York\’s growing cultural diversity.

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 slightly 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 is back with an interview with the Leader of Team Dirtbags, Dirtbag Dave Stewart. Dave is known for his dabbing skills. Then some great live music from the young talented band Small Screen.

At 8pm Off the Radar with Chalkie the Yorkie at the steering wheel, presents an hour of classic Blues, Skiffle and R’n’B tunes that were present at the birth of what we now call Rock ‘n Roll.

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. 🙂

www.tworiversradio.stream/

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!

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

 

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. 

www.tworiversradio.stream/

Max Scratchmann will talk about the grim realities of “living the dream” on a desert island.

Ouch!  This strikes close to home.  Alan and Rose, and Rose’s daughter Emily, entertain a fond dream of someday heading off to Orkney Big Island for ever. But Max may have a few words to say about this……

Here’s the review of Max’s book “Chucking it All”, from [Evil Website We Do Not Discuss that Kills Small Publishers]:

‘Named one of the twelve best travel books of 2009 by Worldhum, Chucking It All exposes the gritty reality behind all those twee bestsellers which extol the joys of sunny rural idylls. With its remorseless true-life account of downshifting to a remote Scottish island, Chucking It All uncovers the frightening realities of relocating to “a magical island lost in the mists of time” as you follow the warts-and-all adventures of urban misanthrope, Max Scratchmann, as he valiantly tries to forge a new life in the windswept Orkney islands, and grumbles his way through unending winters with eighteen-hour nights, nocturnal visits from drunken farmers and booty calls from desperate divorcees. From struggling to fit in as a temporary postman in a wilderness where houses don’t display numbers or names, to attending drunken country ceilidhs with the island singles’ club, or finding himself up to the neck in local politics while performing in the village pantomime, Chucking It All is an urbanite’s nightmare and one of the most hilarious books that you will read this year. Irreverent, sarcastic and bitingly caustic, Chucking It All still manages to be a grudgingly affectionate portrait of rural life through the eyes of a cynical outsider, and is one of the truest accounts of “living the dream” ever published. “Does for downshifting what Lewinsky did for Clinton – only much funnier…”   ‘

Okay that was from  (*sob*) Amazon.  It’s only proper to cite the source.  But they are still awful to small presses.

Max joins Two Rivers original show, ‘Stairwell Books Presents:’. This interview kicks off  right after we replay The Poetry Show podcast “SEASONS”, as produced and edited by Adam Talieti, as a production of Eden Agency, Knaresborough.

Ask York. (Coming soon!)

What is Ask York?  Well – first ask yourself “What are the burning issues affecting York today?”

Ask York is a brand new show coming to Two Rivers Radio in 2018 that seeks to discuss this question by raising issues with an expert panel and maybe even come up with some answers – all while enjoying a drink and perhaps a bite to eat.

The very first edition will be recorded at Angel on the Green from 8pm on Wednesday 24th January.  Please join our live audience and bring a question for our panel!  There is seating for around 30 – so please arrive in good time to avoid disappointment.

Pete Kilbane, indie businessman and community activist will be your host and our chair.

The panel will include:

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.

Jonny Crawshaw

The show will not be broadcast live, but will be recorded and broadcast the following Monday 29th at 2pm. You will be able to listen to the broadcast here: www.tworiversradio.stream – and we will be archiving the show on this website, too.

The recording will begin at 8:30 and last for approximately 1 hour.

Each month, we will put together a panel of local politicians, journalists, campaigners, business-people, academics and experts in all manner of fields to be quizzed by a live audience.

This is your opportunity to ask questions of those in the City that are making and affecting the decisions we as a community all have to live with and to hear all sides of many contentious debates.

It would be great if those who wish to come and ask a question contact the show in advance so that we have an idea of numbers. If you could also indicate the topic that you wish to discuss (not necessarily the specific question) that would be very useful: email – tworiversradio@gmail.com

Although the recording begins at 8:30, you are welcome to arrive early. The Angel on the Green has a wonderful menu (available until 8pm) and a cosy bar serving an excellent range of hot and cold drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. There will also be time after the recording for audience and panel members to mingle and further discuss the topics raised.

So whether you have a question about housing, business rates, students, alcohol licencing, local services, health, education, road maintenance, recycling, benefits, green economy, use of public space, development of brownfield sites, universal credit, redevelopment, creating a Yorkshire Assembly, employment, Coney Street, making better use of the river, tourism, cultural diversity, equality or anything else — please get in touch.

tworiversradio@gmail.com
www.tworiversradio.stream

Two Rivers Radio is a not-for-profit oganisation run exclusively by volunteers. If you like what we’re doing and would like to show your support further than attending the event, or maybe you’d like to get involved – please ‘like’ our page, comment on posts, invite your friends and find us on Twitter/Instagram @TwoRiversRadio

We hope to see a great turn-out at our inaugural Ask York.

Cheers

The Two Rivers team