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 aimed at. Lorenzo and I shared our mutual love of Calvin & Hobbes.

The next segment saw me talking to Steve Clarke of the Bristol Pound, our city’s very own currency. I restrained myself from talking economics. My thanks to my colleague, Judeline, for playing the part of the Woman in the Bristol Street.

You can listen to the first hour of the show here.

The second hour opens with a group of kids who have been working on the National Citizenship Project. Most of them were a bit shy, but they told me how they put together a charity fundraising event in just a week so they clearly have a lot of talent.

Finally I ran some of the audio from Trans Pride. It includes parts of the opening ceremonies — featuring Fox, Sarah Savage, Steph Scott & Caroline Lucas, MP — and an interview with trans model, Nicole Gibson. Judeline sat in to do her Woman in the Bristol Street thing again.

You can listen to the second hour here.

The playlist for today’s show was as follows:

  • Dance Apocalyptic – Janelle Monáe
  • Beat It – Michael Jackson
  • Simply Irresistible – Robert Palmer
  • 10 Out of 10 – Paolo Nutini
  • Let’s Dance – David Bowie
  • Lose Yourself to Dance – Daft Punk
  • Electric Avenue – Eddy Grant
  • Bright Side of the Road – Van Morrison