Category Archives: Radio

Karen Lord and Maria Turtschaninoff in Conversation

On the BBC World Service, on Monday. Thanks to Farah for the tip off. As it is World Service it should be accessible everywhere. And it will be on iPlayer afterwards if you can’t tune in live.

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Radio 4 Does Women & Science Fiction

There are few things that can persuade me to listen to the BBC’s Radio 4, but this just might be one of them. Tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:30am they are airing a documentary called Herland which will feature ten female science … Continue reading

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Well That’s Just Perfect

I have been looking around for some Bowie covers by black artists, because I want to play all Bowie on my next Ujima show and I don’t want to get in trouble for playing too much white music. Of course … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima: Pagan Festivals and Stuart Milk

We were a little light on guests for today’s show, it being that time of year, so I am especially grateful to Liz Williams and Trevor Jones for coming all the way from Glastonbury to be with me today. Most … Continue reading

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On The Beeb

Yesterday while I was at Ujima I got a call from BBC Radio Bristol. They wanted to do a feature on trans people on today’s John Darvall show and asked if they could have me available by phone. Obviously I … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima: Lovecraft, Planetfall, AIDS and Cinders

Today’s show on Ujima began with me interviewing local writer, Jonathan L Howard, about his new book, Carter & Lovecraft (which I reviewed here). We talked a fair amount about Lovecraft the man, about the World Fantasy Awards and the … Continue reading

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On Mental Illness

Various things have conspired to make me think a lot about mental health issues this week, by far the most important of which is the sad news that David J Rodger, one of the authors who has read at BristolCon … Continue reading

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More Radio

I was on Ujima again yesterday. Paulette has an education-themed show on Thursday mornings and Paul Jacobs, the Service Director for Education at Bristol City Council, has kindly agreed to come in once a month to talk to listeners. I … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima : Sanctum, TDOR, Tara and Tade

I was in charge of the Women’s Outlook show on Ujima again today. My first guest was Sara Zaltash who, like me, has performed at Sanctum. She’s one of those brave people who have been performing there in the middle … Continue reading

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Women’s Outlook Does Literature

It was all books all the time on yesterday’s Women’s Outlook show. First up I had a great interview with Nicola Griffith, mainly about her wonderful novel, Hild. Naturally that brought us on the the position of women in Anglo-Saxon … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – BristolCon, Stephanie, Art & Refugees

Today’s Women’s Outlook show had a lot of science fiction content. For the first half hour I was joined by Joanne Hall, the Chair of BristolCon. We discussed the various things that people will be able to see and do … Continue reading

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BristolCon Next Week

Yep, it is only a week to go to BristolCon. Because I host the website I see the committee emails go through and I know how hard Jo and her team are working. But that’s all under the surface. I’m … Continue reading

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National Diversity Awards

So I’ve been up late and pacing around nervously. No, it was nothing to do with England’s last second try in the rugby. I have been watching the results come in for the National Diversity Awards. Commiserations to my pal … Continue reading

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Today On Ujima – Feminism and Fringe

Yeah, I have been back on the radio again. Paulette is still in Jamaica so I was allowed to put the whole show together myself. What I wasn’t expecting was that I’d end up learning to be an engineer on … Continue reading

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Women’s Outlook Does Palestine

Yesterday’s show on Ujima was devoted entirely to the plight of the Palestinian people. Paulette is away on the far side of the Atlantic again, and she had left me with a prepared show full of guests for me to … Continue reading

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Trans Pride Reportage

Last night Shout Out devoted a large proportion of the show to my report from this year’s Trans Pride. It features Roz Kaveney, Sarah Savage, Fox Fisher, Kate Adair, Evie Andrew, a lady from Stonewall, a black family from London, … Continue reading

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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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