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Produced by Liverpool City Council, each episode will dive in to a variety of topics – from music and film, culture and climate change right though to history, heritage and health. Through conversations with those in the know, we’ll shine a spotlight on different aspects of Liverpool life and explore subjects that matter to you.

Produced by Liverpool City Council, each episode will dive in to a variety of topics – from music and film, culture and climate change right though to history, heritage and health. Through conversations with those in the know, we’ll shine a spotlight on different aspects of Liverpool life and explore subjects that matter to you.
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Produced by Liverpool City Council, each episode will dive in to a variety of topics – from music and film, culture and climate change right though to history, heritage and health. Through conversations with those in the know, we’ll shine a spotlight on different aspects of Liverpool life and explore subjects that matter to you.

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English


Episodes

Homelessness - The story of our streets

11/8/2019
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Rough sleeping is the most visible form of homelessness, but not all rough sleepers are homeless - some do have somewhere to stay, but choose to sleep on the streets to beg, or because they become attached to the lifestyle. Conversely, there are homeless people we don’t see who are living in temporary accommodation – they have a roof over their heads but they are still homeless. The city council is fiercely proud of how it tackles the problem – investing more than £20m a year to support...

Duration:00:23:02

Hatches, matches and dispatches

10/25/2019
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When you think of the city council what services do you think of? Bins? Potholes? Traffic wardens? In this episode we're going to chat to a team that play a part in some of the most important moments in people's lives. We're recording in the stunning Grade 1 listed St George's Hall which you may not know is home to the Registrar's team. And this is a very busy team dealing with 165,000 people last year alone. Last financial year they registered more than 8,000 births, married...

Duration:00:27:14

Littlewoods Building - The past, present and future

10/11/2019
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Each day, tens of thousands of people drive past the Littlewood Building on Edge Lane - which is one of the key gateways in and out of Liverpool. Some people may not give it a second thought to this art deco gem, but this venue has a whole new lease of life ahead of it as the Hollywood studios of the North. You may be surprised to know that the buildings' own story is worthy of a star-turn on the silver screen. We're talking to Dr Ruth Doughty from LJMU who is a leading the project, local...

Duration:00:24:55

Mersey Waves Budget Special

9/26/2019
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Sometimes it can seem as a city council we send out mixed messages. We talk about savings and austerity but then on the other hand we announce major investment projects or cultural events. Does it really add up? Today we're going to try and untangle some of the complexities around this topic. We're talking to the city council's Director of Finance and Resources Mel Creighton, Liverpool University lecturer and political commentator Stuart Wilks-Heeg and Liam Thorpe who is the political...

Duration:00:21:12

Libraries - Are they on 'borrowed' time?

9/19/2019
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We're talking about libraries - an emotive subject which sees fiercely protective instincts kick-in when the words 'budget cuts' and 'libraries' are used in the same sentence. We're living in a time when the tide of austerity has not turned. This means we need to think differently about libraries and the service they offer to residents and visitors. Do libraries remain a vital resource, providing cultural enrichment for all, regardless of your age and background? We're speaking to three...

Duration:00:31:34

Is the Liverpool music scene too Beatles - centric?

9/3/2019
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Join three music industry experts as they discuss if Liverpool is too much of a Beatles city. We find out what the impact of fab four have been on the industry today, who the up and coming talent is to keep a look out for and we debate if Liverpool will once again be the home of a music act that makes waves around the world.

Duration:00:32:25

Welcome to the Mersey Waves podcast

8/12/2019
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Through conversations with those in the know, we’ll shine a spotlight on different aspects of Liverpool life and explore subjects that matter to you.

Duration:00:00:29