Today was my last show on Ujima. I have really enjoyed doing it, but right now my life has other priorities. I need to devote as much of my time as possible to fighting the government’s plans to strip civil rights away from trans people. And of course to being ready to leave the country should it become impossible to live here any more. The radio show is great fun, but takes up a huge amount of time.
On the other hand, I think I had a decent last show. I had one interview, with Rebecca Manson Jones of the Women’s Equality Party. She’s their spokesperson on health issues, and we talked mainly about the care industry, which has become vital in this time of a global pandemic, but which is still grossly undervalued.
Something went a bit weird with the scheduling today. The first segment of my show cut out after around 7 minutes. The rest of the first hour was then off schedule. The scheduling system stuck in some music on automatic at the end of the hour, and from then on we ran as normal. I have no idea what happened. But at least we didn’t lose any of the interview.
Anyway, you can listen to the show here.
And if you’d like to join the Women’s Equality Party you can do so here. I note that WE are the only political party in the UK to have a Black person as party leader.
The full playlist for today, including a couple of songs that got lost, was:
- Trombone Shorty – Dirty Water
- ChiLites – Power to the People
- Chic – Rebels We Are
- Alicia Keys – Superwoman
- Earth, Wind & Fire – Side by Side
- Aretha Franklin – Respect
- Sade – Please Send Me Someone to Love
- Fontella Bass – Rescue Me
- Dreadzone – Earth Angel
- Amanda Lear – I Am What I Am
- Saara Aalto – Dance Like Nobody’s Watching
- Shawnee – Warrior Heart
- Tegan & Sara – Faint of Heart
- Jackie Shane – Any Other Way
- Janelle Monae – What an Experience
- Tracy Chapman – Across the Lines
- Prince – Purple Rain