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Yesterday on Ujima – Art, Books, Steampunk

It was a busy Women’s Outlook show on Ujima yesterday. It started with a full studio as three artists came to tell me all about this year’s North Bristol Arts Trail. SF&F readers will be most interested in the work … Continue reading

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#Piracity on the BBC

This is a bit of a shaggy dog story. Bear with me, please. One of the big local news items in Bristol this month has been the story of Ray Webber who is publishing his first collection of poetry at … Continue reading

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Yesterday on Ujima – Bristol Festival of Literature

I was hosting the Women’s Outlook show on Ujima again yesterday. The entire show was devoted to the Bristol Festival of Literature, which starts today. The first half hour was devoted to the panel that I am chairing on Monday … Continue reading

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ShoutOut Does Trans Pride

The nice folks at ShoutOut Radio did some promotion for Trans Pride South West in their Thursday show. Part of that involved using some of the material that I collected at Brighton’s Trans Pride. Those interviewed include Sarah Savage, Fox … Continue reading

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Trans Pride On Ujima

Today I devoted the whole of my show to the South West’s first ever Trans Pride. I was joined in the studio by Sophie Kelly of the TPSW committee, and Tara Fraser who works with our friends ShoutOut on BCFM. … Continue reading

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More Awards for Ujima

Some very nice people have set up awards for Community Radio. About time, you might say, as we’ve been around for years now, but I know how much work these things are so thanks to the kind people at the … Continue reading

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Freedom Youth in the News

The Bristol Cable has just run a nice little article about Free to be Me, the history of Freedom Youth that was launched at Bristol Pride this year. The article also includes a few quotes from some busybody called Cheryl … Continue reading

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Mike Carey in the Salon – Part I

Today on Salon Futura I posted the audio from my interview with Mike Carey on Ujima Women’s Outlook back in May. We were mainly discussing his latest novel, Fellside, but conversation also strayed onto The Girl with All the Gifts … Continue reading

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Paul Cornell in The Salon

Here’s another Ujima interview that I am posting because the Listen Again link has expired. In keeping with our theme of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who, here is Paul Cornell. Obviously the main topic of conversation was Paul’s Shadow Police … Continue reading

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Cavan Scott in The Salon

I have been working on processing some of the interview material that I did for Ujima and has now vanished from the Listen Again service. This week will be mainly about Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who, with a bit of … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Ujima!

My good friends at Ujima Radio have been awarded a major grant by the Arts Council, as reported here by Bristol 24/7. I should note that this does not mean money for my radio show. The money is primarily intended … Continue reading

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This Week on Ujima – Pete Sutton, Hate Crime & Teenagers

Yesterday’s Women’s Outlook show was supposed to kick off with Sarah Hilary talking about her fabulous new crime novel, Tastes Like Fear. However, Sarah is not well, and Pete Sutton gamely stepped in at the last minute to talk about … Continue reading

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Peace Picnic in Knowle West Tomorrow

For those of you in Bristol, there will be a Peace Picnic in Knowle West tomorrow. This has been prompted by a rise in hate crime in the community. Further details on Facebook. I won’t be there, but I will … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – Cat Valente, Rape Prevention, Hate Crime & Brexit

Sorry about the weird company, Cat. That’s the way it goes with radio some days. Today’s show began with an interview I did with Cat Valente at Finncon. As usual with such things, I was only able to broadcast about … Continue reading

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At Bristol Pride

Bristol Pride took place today. As usual, I was on hand to help the good people from ShoutOut Radio with their day-long coverage of the event. I wasn’t actually on air much as Ujima was not co-broadcasting the event this … Continue reading

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Music for Wednesday

That’s R Kelly with a the song from the soundtrack to the 2001 movie Ali (starring Will Smith, obviously). I’m astonished at how many of the songs about Ali are by white people. Even the chart-topping “Black Superman”, which Ali … Continue reading

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Mike Carey Reminder

This is mainly for Bristol people, but there will be radio coverage too. Next Wednesday (May 18th) Mike Carey will be in Bristol to promote his latest book, Fellside. He will be on the radio with me at lunchtime, and … Continue reading

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This Week’s Women’s Outlook Show

Sorry this is a bit late. I’ve been rather busy with doing trans awareness training and various LGBT-related meetings in Bristol. Here’s what we had on Wednesday’s show. The first hour was mainly my interview with Guy Gavriel Kay about … Continue reading

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Mike Carey and Me in Bristol

As many of you will know, Mike Carey has a new book out: Fellside. Mike is doing a promotional event at Waterstones in Bristol on the evening of May 18th. I am delighted to have been asked to interview him. … Continue reading

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Women in Broadcasting on Bristol 24/7

The nice people at Bristol 24/7 (in particular Pamela Parkes) have done an article on, and I quote, “Bristol’s brilliant women broadcasters”. Naturally it doesn’t include all of us: no Paulette, no Mary Milton, no Claire Cavanagh, Laura Rawlings or … Continue reading

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