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On The Road is a podcast for Gyspy, Roma and Traveller communities which will also be broadcast in prisons across the UK on National Prison Radio. Hosted by former prisoner and Irish Traveller Jonny alongside NPR producer Nancy Prentice the series will explore topics that affect GRT communities such as discrimination, housing, health and education. Each show will feature representatives of GRT organisations, activists and community members sharing their stories and experiences.

On The Road is a podcast for Gyspy, Roma and Traveller communities which will also be broadcast in prisons across the UK on National Prison Radio. Hosted by former prisoner and Irish Traveller Jonny alongside NPR producer Nancy Prentice the series will explore topics that affect GRT communities such as discrimination, housing, health and education. Each show will feature representatives of GRT organisations, activists and community members sharing their stories and experiences.
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United Kingdom

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On The Road is a podcast for Gyspy, Roma and Traveller communities which will also be broadcast in prisons across the UK on National Prison Radio. Hosted by former prisoner and Irish Traveller Jonny alongside NPR producer Nancy Prentice the series will explore topics that affect GRT communities such as discrimination, housing, health and education. Each show will feature representatives of GRT organisations, activists and community members sharing their stories and experiences.

Language:

English

Contact:

02085886155


Episodes

Episode 11 - The Gypsy Policeman - Inside the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller Police Association

2/8/2019
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Romany Gypsy Jim Davies served as Police Officer for over 20 years with Thames Valley Police. We hear about his experience of racism and why he decided to set up the GRTPA ( Gypsy Roma Traveller Police Association).

Duration:00:18:23

Episode 10 - Roma Dreams - how Roma people are using Education to fulfill their dreams

2/1/2019
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Roma communities are learning English and are accessing education to help intergrate and get a better life in The UK. We speak to 2 project workers who help Roma by mentoring and supporting them to fulfill their dreams. We also hear about how many of Europe's Roma are segregated in all areas of life and the discrimination they have faced.

Duration:00:22:08

Episode 9 - Prison Make: It Work

1/25/2019
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How can prison work for you? On this episode of On the Road we hear from Miley who has turned his life around in prison. With the help of a fellow Gypsy man he got 'on the right road' over his fears and learnt to read and write. He is now on the road to employment.

Duration:00:19:39

Education Matters - Gypsy & Traveller Children and The Education System - Episode 8

1/18/2019
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"Pupils from Gypsy or Roma backgrounds and those from a Traveller background had the lowest attainment of all ethnic groups throughout their school years." Race Disparity Audit 2017 This episode of On The Road looks at the reasons why GRT pupils have the lowest attainment of all ethnic groups in education. We hear from Pauline Anderson Director of Education for Derby City Council who comes from a Irish Traveller background as well as other community members.

Duration:00:18:39

Episode 7 - Memory Lane

12/20/2018
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On this episode we take you down 'memory lane' with stories from back in the day. Hear Mena, Billy and Terry recall stories from days gone by.

Duration:00:15:45

Behind the Foodbank Nomination Challenge - Episode 6

12/13/2018
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Travellers and Gypsies up and down the UK have been taking part in#FoodbankNomination challenge. We talk to the man who started it all off and find out the impact it has had. We also hear about other charitable deeds by Gypsies and Travellers in the run up to Christmas 2018.

Duration:00:13:57

At The Traveller Movement Conference - Episode 5

12/7/2018
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Jonny and Nancy report from the annual Traveller Movement Conference 'Beyond The Tick Box'. On this episode we focus on one of the topics of the day. 'Is GRT ethnicity seen as a risk factor by the police?'

Duration:00:16:13

Escaping Domestic Violence: Tina's Story - Episode 4

11/22/2018
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Tina talks to Jonny & Nancy about suffering extreme domestic violence at the hands of her husband and how she got away from him after 10 years. Tina is now a women's worker at the Traveller Movement and provides support to GRT women who are victims of domestic abuse. She can be contacted on: women@travellermovement.org.uk or call 020 7607 2002.

Duration:00:22:25

Terry Talks - Episode 3

11/15/2018
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Romany Gypsy Terry talks about his life; from the care system to prison, his mental health issues and a very long wait to get housed on a site. He is with Ivy Manning who works at Friends, Families and Travellers an organisation based in Brighton. We also have On The Road news from Mike Doherty the editor of Travellers Times. Friends, Families and Travellers contact details: https://www.gypsy-traveller.org/ 01273 234 777 fft@gypsy-traveller.org

Duration:00:25:09

The Last Acceptable Form of Racism? Episode 2

11/8/2018
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Is discrimination towards Gypsies, Roma and Travellers the last 'acceptable' form of Racism in the UK? In this weeks' episode we look at how discrimination and racism affects every part of life for GRT people. GateHerts a GRT led organisation run a website for reporting racism and discrimination tell us their how and why people need to report it. (Details below) Reportracismgrt.com Twitter @ReportRacismGRT Freephone 0800 8101800

Duration:00:18:36

Jonny's Journey - Episode 1

10/31/2018
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On this episode of On The Road we hear about one of our hosts lives. Jonny is an Irish Traveller who whilst in prison worked at National Prison Radio as a presenter and producer. Jonny talks to co-host Nancy about his early life, problems at school, becoming a father and his time in prison. Lisa Smith from Travellers Times also speaks about an event for GRT women that she attended.

Duration:00:17:50

On The Road - Coming soon

10/30/2018
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A new podcast for Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities which will also be broadcast on National Prison Radio. Coming soon.....

Duration:00:00:57