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Reverb Politics Show Jan 2018 - Setting the Council budget
This month we delve into the challenges faced by Councillors to set a budget against a background of continued central government funding cuts. A legal budget must be set, otherwise government officials will impose one. However, with a decrease in funding from the government, it can only mean cuts in services, job losses and an increase in Council Tax bills. We talk to the politicians at the heart of the decision-making. Joining us are Councillor Les Hamilton, Labour; Councillor Ollie Sykes,...
Reverb Politics Show Dec 2017 - A Year in Review
The end of year Politics Show is in two parts. It kicks off with satirist, comedian, journalist and political activist Mark Thomas giving his unique assessment of the current political landscape. Mark will be performing at Hove’s Old Market on Monday 30th January: http://theoldmarket.com/shows/mark-thomas-showtime-frontline/ In the second half of the Show two of Brighton & Hove’s best known journalists, Frank le Duc and Andrew Kay, look back at the highs and lows of the 2017 local political...
Reverb Politics Show Nov 2017 - tackling low pay in the third sector
The main focus of this month's edition of RadioReverb's Politics Show is an examination of low rates of pay in the third sector in Brighton and Hove and the impact these have on the ability of charities and those working for them to deliver vital services to some of the city's most vulnerable citizens. We also explore how getting more third sector organisations to sign up to the Living Wage Campaign could help to overcome the race to the bottom when it comes to the commissioning of services...
Reverb Politics Show Oct 2017 - Mental Health Provision
World Mental Health Day takes place October 10th 2017. With that in mind, this month's edition of the RadioReverb Politics Show looks at the considerable challenges facing the NHS and local authorities to deliver more effective mental health services against a backdrop of increasing demand and continuing pressures on financial resources to deliver them. Guests this month are John Child, the Chief Operating Officer, Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group and a trio from the...
Reverb Politics Show Sept 2017 - Religion + Politics
This month's show looks at the sometimes fraut tensions between religion and politics. We're joined by former city councillor Christina Summers, Kemptown MP and city councillor Lloyd Russell-Moyle and interfaith minister the Reverend Anthea Ballam to discuss. Politics affects everyone - even if you don't bother to vote. The Reverb Politics Show, presented by former Brighton and Hove councillor Geoffrey Bowden, puts the men and women making the decisions under the spotlight. #Brighton #Hove...