Sharifa Whitney James - LGBT+ Ageing

August 10, 2018

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Getting old is hard enough, but for LGBT+ people ageing comes with additional terrors of facing discrimination from people you have to rely upon for support. Bristol Ageing Better has appointed Sharifa Whitney James as their development worker for the LGBT+ community. In this interview she tells Cheryl what her job entails, and what she thinks she can do for Bristol's LGBT+ community. You can find out more about her role from the BAB website.

Cheryl and Sharifa also talked about Bristol's BME LGBT+ community who recently celebrated their first ever black pride event. You can find out more from the Kiki Bristol Facebook page. And there was mention of this event coming up soon at the Arnolofini featuring the legendary Travis Alabanza.

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Women’s Adventure Expo

August 10, 2018

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Cheryl was joined in the studio by Molly and Helen from Women's Adventure Expo, an organisation that encourages women to have adventures. Ever fancied skiing to the North Pole? Or maybe something a little less scary to start off with. All levels of ability are catered for. Diversity and inclusion are very important to the organisation. So listen in and find out how you might ease yourself out of your comfort zone.

This interview was originally broadcast on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018.

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Nik Jovčić-Sas - Folk Violinist

August 4, 2018

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Nik Jovčić-Sas is Serbian by birth but brought up in Somerset. He and his band, Ninotchka, play a mixture of Gypsy, Klezmer & Irish folk music. In this interview Nik joined Cheryl to talk about his music and play live in the studio.

Along the way Cheryl also asked Nik about his role in founding Midsomer Norton Pride, and his work promoting LGBT rights in Serbia via his YouTube channel, Orthodox Provocateur.

This interview was originally broadcast on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018.

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Helen from Avon Fire and Rescue

August 3, 2018

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The good people at Avon Fire & Rescue have been making an effort to recruit staff from a range of backgrounds. In this interview, new recruit Helen tells Cheryl what it took to be selected as a trainee. Helen is a single mother with two daughters, which is a long way from the traditional image of a firefighter. She joined as part of the Yes You Can campaign.

We can't include the music played with the interview due to copyright restrictions, but here are the two songs via YouTube.

This interview was originally broadcast on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018.

 

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Welcome to Women’s Outlook

August 3, 2018

Welcome to Women's Outlook. This podcast will carry interviews that first appeared live on the Women's Outlook show on Ujima Radio 98 FM, Bristol's award-winning community radio station.