Ask York 5: Disability Rights

Ask York 5: Disability Rights is being recording on Saturday 17th November at the John Cooper Theatre on Monkgate.

The theme of the discussion will be Disability Rights in York – please come equipped with questions for our expert panel who will include leaders of local service providers, members of the artistic community and others with an excellent working knowledge of living with disability in our city.

The panelists will be:

Marije Davidson, York St John University Equality and Diversity Advisor (accompanied by her interpreter, Vicci)
Shaun Lavery, Once Seen Theatre Company
Len Collin, Director of the film Sanctuary
Doug Paulley, local disability rights activist
Karen Frogget, Chief Exec of York Blind and Partially Sighted Society

Chair – Emma Sayce

The recording of Ask York will be part of a wider programme of fantastic events organised by the Centre for Applied Human Rights. Please click here for more details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/york-human-rights-city-17121152966

Ask York is being recorded and will be broadcast on Two Rivers Radio on Monday 19th November between 4-5pm.

There will be a bar serving wine beer and spirits as well as soft drinks throughout the day. The bar is being operated by Two Rivers Radio so every drink you purchase will go towards supporting grass-roots, independent community media. Cheers!

Ask York 4: City Centre Regeneration & Urban Renewal

The Ask York 4 Panel:

  • Pete Kilbane – Chair
  • Imelda Havers – Independent Regeneration Consultant
  • David Dunning – News Editor at Minster FM
  • Cllr. Ashley Mason – Lib Dem
  • Phil Pinder – York Retail Forum

Listen live here at 1pm and again at 5pm.  Click the red bell in the bottom-right of your screen to receive alerts every time Two Rivers Radio is live.

Ask York 4 focused on City Centre Regeneration and there were some fantastic questions and great debate form both the live studio audience and the panel.

Should there be a cross party city summit to tackle #York’s issues on #regeneration and behaviour?  Is there a lack of leadership in @CityofYork on this?

Discussion moves on pedestrianisation of #York – do you think having more #footstreets would be a good thing for the future of the city?

Would a tourist tax help the regeneration of #York asks @GSwinburn? @imeldahavers says as a resident she has no problem with #tourists but stag & hen parties are a strain on resources and we should focus on that.

Would a tourist tax make #York a pariah city or a leader? Views from the floor at #AskYork are largely in favour; lively debate now happening about stag and hen parties!

Phil Pinder of @YorkRetailForum and the other panelists agree that business rates are archaic and should be abolished. @imeldahavers says they are the bane of retailers’ lives.

What can we do with the large empty shops and could they house indoor markets? Phil Pinder of @YorkRetailForum is in favour; @daviddunninguk says demographics have changed; maybe city-centre shops have had their day & focus should be on food/drink/entertainment?

Future of the old BHS centre revealed!

Final question for #AskYork is about #recycling: questioner asks why #York doesn’t have segregated bins in the city centre – the state of #York is an embarrassment!

Great questions and informative answers. This is a not to be missed show for anybody that cares about the future of our city!

Details of the next Ask York to be revealed soon.  We’d love to see you in the live studio audience.  If you have any ideas or thees you would like us to cover please get in touch: tworiversradio@gmail.com

Ask York 4: City Centre Regeneration is coming together

Ask York is back! …and again we will be tackling the biggest issues facing the City of York.

Recording to take place at 3pm on Saturday 22nd September at Spark:York.

In this edition of the programme we will be talking about city centre regeneration, the death of the high-street, the rise of the indie, the changing face of the city centre in the wake of mass shop closures, residential development, tourism v resident needs and everything in between.

As ever we will present a panel of local decision-makers, influencers, academics and business people to field questions from a live studio audience.

So far confirmed we have:

Phil Pinder, Chair of the York Retail Forum
Cllr Ashley Mason (Lib Dem)
David Dunning, News Editor of Minster FM

More TBC so please like and follow Two Rivers Radio and click ‘going‘ on this event for updates.

So, what better location could there be to discuss the regeneration of the city centre than the highly innovative, for some contentious, but without a doubt very successful venture; Spark:York.

Ask York #2

Join the audience for Ask York #2 @ Chill in the Community Cafe

After the great success of Ask York in January, its back!  This time we will be recording the show on Sunday 25th February at Chill in the Community CIC Cafe in Acomb.

In the February edition there is going to be a focus on city-wide health and well-being, although questions on other topics will be warmly welcomed.

You will be asked to write your questions on slips prior to recording and we will endeavour to include them all – although, we will of course not ask the same question twice.

If you would like to ask a question, but can’t be present on the night please email: tworiversradio@gmail.com with “Ask York Question” as the email title.

Our confirmed panelists include:

with more TBC

Pete Kilbane will be chairing the panel again, keeping order and ensuring that your questions get answered.

The show will not be being broadcast live, but will be being recorded for broadcast the following day, Monday 26th February, at 2pm and again at 8pm here on Two Rivers Radio.

Please arrive at the venue between 7-7:30pm to begin recording at 7:45.  Recording should last approximately 1 hour.  There will be time after the recording to enjoy a coffee and discuss the topics raised in a more informal setting.

If you would like to guarantee you seat at Ask York #2, please click HERE to visit our ticketing site.  All tickets are free.

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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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Join the Audience for Ask York.

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

Ask York is a brand new show for Two Rivers Radio in 2018 that seeks to discuss many of the pressing questions facing the city today – by raising the issues with an expert panel.  The panel will bring answers, raise new questions and perhaps even come up with some solutions!  –  all while enjoying a drink and maybe a bite to eat.

Two Rivers Radio welcomes you to be part of the Ask York audience at The Angel on the Green from 8pm on Wednesday 24th January.

There is seating for around 30 – so please arrive in good time to avoid disappointment.

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 the 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.

The host and panel are for the 24th are yet to be confirmed, but as we get confirmations we will be updating the event so watch this space!

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
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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