Category Archives: Radio

Today on Ujima: Comics, Bristol Pounds, Kids & Trans Pride

First up on today’s show was Lorenzo Etherington, the art half of Bristol’s highly successful comics creation scheme, the Etherington Brothers. Lorenzo and Robin work primarily on books for comics kids, but comics are comics no matter who they are … Continue reading

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Trans Pride – Day 2 Revisited

Yesterday was a beautiful day in Brighton. I gather from Bethany Black that other parts of the country were actually hot (by which I mean over 30C), but here it was warm with a cool sea breeze. It was ideal … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima: WWI, Music Courses & Fair Trade

I’m online at the Ujima studios because I have a meeting this evening and won’t be home until late. Getting some blogging done is a much better use of my time than going shopping. Today’s show began with my friend … Continue reading

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Yesterday on Ujima – The Green Power Show

What I should have been doing yesterday was sleeping. What I actually did was host a 2-hour radio show on climate change and green power issues. We started out with a pre-recorded interview with Tobias Buckell whose new novel, Hurricane … Continue reading

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Today we traveled back to Helsinki from Jyväskylä. As usual, my Finnish friends insisted on showing me some of the best parts of their beautiful country. The day began with breakfast with Irma at a cafe on a place called … Continue reading

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Becca Lloyd, M.P. Wright, Outset & Bristol Pride

Yesterday’s radio all went very smoothly, thanks in no small part to Seth, my engineer, being available again. It is so much easier presenting the show if you don’t have to be constantly thinking about running the desk as well. … Continue reading

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Tomorrow on Ujima

I’m currently at the Ujima studios. I’ve just been editing the interview with Mark Wright about his new book, Heartman. It includes a brief chat about how he used code-switching in his book to indicate how his lead character needed … Continue reading

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Busy Week

This week is going to be a bit mad. To start with I have two days in Bristol. I have the radio show as usual on Wednesday, but I will also be in the studio tomorrow. That’s because of this … Continue reading

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Liverpool Coverage Elsewhere

This isn’t new material. All of the interviews I have from the Unstraight Conference in Liverpool are on the podcast. However, a few people have kindly asked to use parts of that material elsewhere. First up, Mary Milton took an … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Radio

Well that was a learning experience. When I arrived at the studio I discovered that Seth, my usual engineer, could not make it in because of a plumbing issue. As it turned out, all of the potential backups that Paulette … Continue reading

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Today in Bristol – Harkaway, Chartreuse & Frogs

Today on Women’s Outlook I’ll be running the interview with Nick Harkaway that I made last week at Mr. B’s. You can listen online via the Ujima Radio website. I’ll post the Listen Again links tomorrow. Also on the show … Continue reading

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Nick Harkaway at Mr. B’s

Yesterday evening in stopped off in Bath to visit Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, where Nick Harkaway was due to talk about his latest novel, Tigerman. Those of you who have read the book will know what I mean … Continue reading

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Yesterday on Ujima – Rhonda Garcia & Leah Moore

Yesterday morning I got an emergency text from my Producer, Paulette, to tell me that James Gibbs wasn’t going to be able to make it to the studio. He had to rush off to London. I’m guessing that was something … Continue reading

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Another Busy Wednesday

Radio again today. I think I’ll only have an hour of the show, but it should be good stuff. First up James Gibbs will be back to talk more about Wole Soyinka. I’ve managed to find a version of one … Continue reading

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Ujima Tomorrow

It looks like we have a packed show for you on Women’s Outlook tomorrow. First up I’ll be talking to my friend Edson Burton about the life of the great Nigerian writer, Wole Soyinka. He (Soyinka, not Edson) will celebrate … Continue reading

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Yesterday on Ujima: Jamaica, Housing & Racism in Education

Not much literary stuff on the show yesterday, but some great content all the same. Paulette was back from her trip to Jamaica. We spent the first half hour talking about that. With us in the studio was Auntie Pearl … Continue reading

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Word of Mouth at the Thunderbolt

I’ll be in Bristol all day tomorrow. There are no author interviews on the Ujima show, though I will be quite busy on it, I think. In the evening I’ll be at The Thunderbolt pub for Word of Mouth, a … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima: Flash Fiction, Autism, Somalia

Today’s show didn’t have a lot of me in it, and may well have been better for it as I was very tired and could have done better. Fortunately the biggest contribution I had was like falling off a log. … Continue reading

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Today On Ujima: Bristol & Slavery, plus Talking Books

Today’s show began with good and bad news. The good stuff included Nalo Hopkinson winning the Andre Norton Award for Best YA Novel of 2013 at last weekend’s Nebula Awards ceremony. It also included the really good news that Ahad … Continue reading

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Dicing With Dragons: A Blast From The Past

Some of you may have noticed that this year is the 40th Anniversary of the creation of Dungeons & Dragons. Wizards of the Cost* have marked the occasion by, amongst other things, unveiling a new logo. Ten years ago, however, … Continue reading

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