Back in 2018 we devoted a whole show to Black History. Cheryl was joined as co-presenter by the newly promoted Professor Olivette Otele of Bath Spa University. Olivette is the first black woman to be made a professor of history at a UK university. She and Cheryl took us on an extensive tour of black history.
As it is October once more, we are re-posting the entire discussion. It is history, it doesn't get old. This is part 1. Part 2 will follow shortly.
This conversation was originally broadcast on Ujima Radio on 25th September 2019
Back in November 2018 the Women's Outlook show was taken over by a group of young people who've been part of a project called Generation Snowstorm.
Over the summer they took part in a summer school that explored why and how to cultivate social and ecological justice as a form of radical self-care, and went on to produce and co-host Yaz's monthly show on Ujima 98fm
As well as hearing more about the project and its impact this podcast includes interviews with Brigstowe telling us about World AIDS Day and Youth Stop AIDS, Eat Up For Starters talking about their DIY music workshops to tackle the lack of diversity on our music stages, and Malaika Kegode (featured in Bristol's BME Powerlist 2018) exploring the Bristol poetry scene.
This show was originally broadcast on Wednesday 28th November 2018
On Saturday, December 15th a blue plaque was unveiled in Clifton to commemorate the first meeting of the Bristol and West of England Society for Women's Suffrage. The Society was founded by Florence Davenport Hill who lived in what is now 3 West Mall where the plaque has been placed. The unveiling was attended by Thangam Debbonaire, MP, and there were additional speeches by local historian, Lucienne Boyce, and by Lori Streich of the Bristol Civic Society and Vlue Plaque Scheme. Cheryl Morgan was there to report for Women's Outlook.
Back in September Cheryl intervewed Shauna Tohill, one half of the all-female rock duo, REWS. Since then REWS have been on tour, first as support for the American band, Halestorm, and then in their own right. This coming Sunday they will be playing The Louisiana in Bristol. Tickets are still available, and here's the interview of whet your appetites.
The two REWS songs that Cheryl played are available on YouTube so you can listen to them via these links:
And you can buy the REWS album, Pyro, from Amazon and all good record stores.
On next Wednesday's show Cheryl will be talking to queer performer, La JohnJoseph, about a mental health workshop they will be running at Hydra Books that same evening. Here's a quick taster of what they will be talking about. For details of how to book for the event, see here.
Cheryl talks to Jo-Jo, the founder of Bristol's first, and currently only, gender neutral clothing brand. What does it mean for clothing to be gender neutral? How do designers cope with fit? Jo-Jo explains all. And he talks about how the company strives to be climate neutral as well. You can buy Jo-Jo's designs from Max Tariq.
Nice to see Ben the Engineer get into the photo there.
This interview was originally broadcast on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018.
On Wednesday this week a great event will be taking place at the Malcolm X Centre in City Road. It is being put on by Interculture as part of their Women Talking series, and it will look at the hot topic subject of what Muslim women wear on their heads. However, unlike most of the discussions of this type that we see in the mainstream media, this one will have actual Muslim women explaining their culture.
The event will run from 7:00pm to 9:30pm at the Malcolm X Community Centre, 141 City Road, BS2 8YH. For further details see Facebook.
In August Cheryl welcomed Sahar from Muslim Engagement & Development (MEND) and Lisa from Interculture into the studio. Their conversation makes a great trailer for Thurday's event.
This interview was originally broadcast on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018.
Yaz was joined in the studio by Isobel Tarr - artist, activist and creator of The Channel project.
Isobel explains how The Channel was originally devised as a means for communicating across the water border between Calais and the UK. Creating human connection and conversation between people in the Calais migrant camp and people in Oxford.
This time the borders are within the UK, and conversations will happen between people in immigration detention and people in Bristol.
We listen to voices, stories and reflections from people being held in immigration detention here in the UK, and explore the power of creating space to explore these issues, and our responses, together.
The Channel phone booth will be appearing in different spaces in Bristol between 15th and 20th September, and the project will culminate in an event on 27th September - giving people the resources to prepare in case they are detained, and to consider strategies for ending detention.
This interview was originally broadcast on Wednesday 29th August 2018.
We can't include the music played with the interview due to copyright restrictions, but here is a playlist of all the songs played on this date.