Category Archives: Radio

Happy Birthday, @UjimaRadio

Ujima Radio is seven years old this week. They are having a special on-air party today. I can’t be there as I have to head to Brighton for Trans Pride, so I’m sending them birthday wishes instead. If you have … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – Fashion and Feminism

First up on today’s Women’s Outlook show was fashion designer, Kieran Mceleny. He’s just 19, but he staged his first fashion show aged just 16, and established his own label a year later. That’s pretty darn impressive, if you ask … Continue reading

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National Diversity Awards Shortlists

The shortlists for the UK’s 2015 National Diversity Awards have been announced, and I’m delighted to note that I know a few of the finalists. In the Positive Role Models for LGBT category I spotted Kathy Caton who hosts the … Continue reading

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Photos From Pride

Shout Out had an official photographer on hand at Pride, and Mary Milton has just posted a number of his pictures to Facebook. Two of them included me. This is myself, Tommy Popcorn and Jasmine, the Ujima team that hosted … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – LGBT Rights

Today’s show was a Diversity Special put together for me by my friend Berkeley Wilde of Diversity Trust. With Berkeley in the studio were Sarah-Louise Minter of LGBT Bristol, Lesley Mansell of North Bristol NHS Trust, Mitch McMorrow of Bristol … Continue reading

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Another Year, Another Pride

July is a very busy time of year. It is the usual time for Finncon; the last weekend of the month is reserved for Trans Pride in Brighton; but the second weekend is a bit crazy. It sounds like there … Continue reading

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Bristol Pride Radio Coverage

A quick reminder that Bristol Pride is tomorrow, and you can follow the day live on radio thanks to my good friends at Shout Out. They will be broadcasting throughout the day on BCFM. I may be doing a few … Continue reading

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Women’s Outlook Pride Special

Today I did a Pride Special on Women’s Outlook. We began with Roz Kaveney who did a great reading at Hydra Books last night. On the show I asked Roz a few questions about Tiny Pieces of Skull, got her … Continue reading

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Bristol Pride Week – Roz Kaveney & Radio

It is Pride Week in Bristol. I’m going to be busy. Tomorrow evening we have the fabulous Roz Kaveney at Hydra Books from 6:00pm. Roz will primarily be talking about Tiny Pieces of Skull, but I’m sure that she can … Continue reading

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Today’s Women’s Outlook Show Links

Well I don’t know about you folks, but I thought that went pretty well. Kevlin Henney can always be relied upon to do great things with flash fiction, and I was delighted to hear that this year Bristol will be … Continue reading

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Tomorrow on Ujima: Flash, Crime, Trans & Food

I have a very busy show lined up for Women’s Outlook tomorrow. First up from Noon I will be joined by Kevlin Henney who will, of course, be talking about flash fiction. It is that time of year again. In … Continue reading

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The Ujima Women’s Outlook Dementia Special

Wednesday’s show was put together for me by Subitha Baghirathan. All I had to do was ask good questions and deal with a few technical problems that we had at the start. The first hour saw Subitha along with Dr. … Continue reading

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Tomorrow on Ujima – Dementia Special

Tomorrow I’ll be on Women’s Outlook again. This isn’t one of my shows — I’m covering for Paulette while she’s in Jamaica on family business — but it should be very interesting. We have a dementia special, which has been … Continue reading

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Yesterday on Ujima

Yesterday’s show seemed to go OK, despite the long layoff. I don’t think I have lost my touch, which is a relief. And I managed to cope OK with the new (temporary) studio. Thanks are due as ever to Valentin … Continue reading

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Back On Ujima

For a whole variety of reasons I have not been doing any radio for the past few months. However, I’ll be back on Women’s Outlook tomorrow. The original plan was for me to do a whole show once a month, … Continue reading

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Launching The Vagrant

Last night I was at Forbidden Planet in Bristol for the launch of Pete Newman’s debut novel, The Vagrant. As you should know, Pete is the husband of Emma Newman, and half of the team that makes the hilarious (and … Continue reading

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And Now Radio 4 Does Trans Kids

Yesterday afternoon BBC Radio 4’s PM program ran a short segment on trans kids. It is available on iPlayer, and the trans coverage is about 22 minutes in. Once again the program seems fairly positive on the surface, but is … Continue reading

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Putting the T in the Reverbathon

Radio Reverb, the Brighton-based community radio station, is 8 years old this weekend, and to celebrate they are having a Reverbathon to raise funds for the station. Time 4 T, the UK’s only trans-themed radio show, is going to be … Continue reading

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Radio 4 Does Trans

You can’t move for falling over trans-related programming on Radio 4 at the moment. This is rather heartwarming after the appalling Women’s Hour program earlier this year that basically gave a notorious TERF an opportunity to spread lies about trans … Continue reading

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Trans Awareness Interview

It being Trans Awareness Week, I figured this would be a good time to post the interview that I did on the Kizzy Morrell Show last month. It being live radio, it is not perfect. I’m particularly annoyed with myself … Continue reading

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