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8. Going It Alone
One in four families are single parent households and one in three in London. In the final episode of this series, four Mums share their stories of life as a single parent and we ask what's it really like raising a child alone? Main presenter: Christine Bacon Editing and production: Helen Clapp Music and sound design: Michael Edwards http://www.michaeledwards.tv/ Organisations mentioned in the podcast: Gingerbread https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/ ABTA Lifeline Charitable Trust...
7. A Hard Day’s Night
London is fast becoming a 24-hour city, in this episode we talk to some of its growing number of night workers. What's it like to work while most of us are asleep? Why do workers choose to be nocturnal? Is it a choice at all? Main presenter: Rebecca Scroggs Editing and production: Helen Clapp Music and sound design: Michael Edwards Organisations and research mentioned in the episode and useful links: Mayor unveils first ever 24-hour vision for London...
6: Can We Take Pride in 2018?
What does is mean to be LGBT+ in the capital? Does Pride in London speak to you? We visit Galop and the Outside Project and share stories from members of London’s LGBT+ community, exploring attitudes to Pride in London and how a seaside excursion gave rise to UK Black Pride. Main presenter: Seb Aguirre Editing and production: Helen Clapp Music and sound design: Michael Edwards http://www.michaeledwards.tv/ Organisations mentioned in the episode: The Albert Kennedy Trust: A service for...
5: A Class Above The Rest
Do the privileged have the monopoly on the top universities? Would you be prepared to work for free? We talk to students, teachers and actor George Costigan to bring you stories of people striving to level the playing field. Main presenter: Waleed Akhtar Editing and production: Helen Clapp Music and sound design: Michael Edwards http://www.michaeledwards.tv/ Sara’s words voiced by Rebecca Scroggs Organisations and research mentioned in the episode and useful links: Newham Collegiate Sixth...
4: A Fair Day’s Pay
From the smallest strike the UK’s ever seen to nationwide action, we head to the picket line to bring you 3 stories of London’s most inspiring Living Wage campaigns. How far would you go for a fair day’s pay? Main presenter: Christine Bacon Editing and production: Helen Clapp Music and sound design: Michael Edwards http://www.michaeledwards.tv/ Freddy and Angelica's words voiced by Sebastian Aguirre and Lisa Caruccio Came To support the Picturehouse Strikers, check out...
3. The London Renting Game
Yousif’s struggled with homelessness, Caroline’s cooked with cockroaches and Rebecca’s called some unusual places home. Three stories of renting in the capital and some thoughts on what needs to change with Generation Rent. Main presenter: Lindesay Mace Music by: Michael Edwards http://www.michaeledwards.tv/ Find out more about Yousif’s story here: http://www.thepavement.org.uk/stories.php?story=1981 Organisations mentioned in the episode: Generation Rent: http://www.generationrent.org/ St...
2. Refugee Journeys to London: 1976 and 2014
Tita and Margaret were both forced to flee their native countries (Chile and Uganda) almost forty years apart and ended up in London. We look at the refugee experience then and now. We also talk to activists at a ‘Shut Yarls Wood’ demonstration and ask them why they decided to join the growing movement. Main presenter: Seb Aguirre Music by: Michael Edwards http://www.michaeledwards.tv/ More about Margaret and Lydia's story here...
1. Your Assessor Has Found You ‘Fit For Work’
Jayne, Bob and Mary’s working lives came to a halt due to illness and disability. They share their experiences of the benefit system and the uncertainty and anxiety they face. Organisations mentioned in the podcast: Zacchaeus 2000 (Z2K) http://z2k.org Read more about Jayne's experience here: http://inanything.com/disability-jaynes-turning-point/ More about Bob's story here: http://archive.camdennewjournal.com/heart-attack-back-to-work If you’ve been affected by any of the issues mentioned in...