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Come Together: Interview with Barb Jungr

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Cabaret & Jazz star Barb Jungr is currently touring the UK & Europe with Grammy Award Winning arranger John McDaniel.

They have released an album called ‘Come Together’ which features revelatory renditions of Beatles Classics.

The duo are performing in Faversham at The Assembley Rooms Thursday 17th November and then the The Astor Theatre in Deal on the 19th Nov.

Barb spoke to Monday Matters presenter Jason McCrossan about the album and the inspiration behind it.

 

For more information about Barb: http://www.barbjungr.co.uk/

For more information about John: http://www.johnmcdaniel.com/

Monday Matters health & nutrition 17 October 2016

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The featured artist is Julian Cope – who celebrates is birthday on 21 Oct. He was also lead the singer for the band The Teardrop Explodes.

The first stage of the operation to retake Mosul started. Joint forces will do this from the north, east and south. The west will be left open deliberately, allowing Islamic State fighters a route of escape. It is largely desert in this direction so drones will monitor the terrain and pick off IS fighters as they flee. Mosul is a big city – it is estimated there could be as many as 1.5 million people left inside. Lise Grande is the UN Humanitarian co-ordinator and talks of the issues facing the civilians

Breakfast is seen by many as the most important meal of the day and we have known that many cereal staples, that make up our breakfast, can be full of sugars. Health and nutritionist Amanda Hamilton – who is the UK based spokesperson of a new healthy breakfast cereal called Quinoa Crack – who tells us how we can get a free trial cereal box.

High Spirits – Shirley Ghostman – Relationship Predictions

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Comedy comes in all shapes and sizes and nothing comes bigger and bolder than Marc Wootton’s character Shirley Ghostman.

Shirley, who is not gay, just a tad camp, is as outrageous as she is a spectacular failure at all things psychic – but she does make for good comedy, even if sometimes very uncomfortable!

 

 

Boston’s Blues Rockers Mr. Airplane Man

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Mr. Airplane Man is Margaret Garrett on vocals and guitar and Tara McManus on drums, keyboard and vocals. The band started in the late ’90s and almost immediately joined Morphine for a U.S. tour and recorded a self-titled EP with Mark Sandman (Morphine).

They have released three albums and an EP on Sympathy for the Record Industry garnering high praises from press including Rolling Stone: “Bostonians Margaret Garrett and Tara McManus are deeply sensitive to the inborn ache of the blues. But Garrett’s guitar is the real salvation. It cuts and swings and explodes, crying.” 

Since re-forming the band after a few years hiatus, Margaret and Tara have been gigging around New England and Europe, writing new songs, and recording new material. In October 2015, Dirty Water Records released “The Lost Tapes, an album recorded at The Money Shot (with Bruce Watson of Fat Possum Records) in 1999 and had not been previously released.

Monday Matters Trump v Clinton 10 Oct 2016

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They say politics is – show business for ugly people – well, new Chancellor Philip Hammond claimed that Ball’s Charleston was better than his economic forecasting…well, we will hear from Ed Balls about Strickly, the EU referendum and the future of the Labour party.

Our featured artist of the week is: Singer-songwriter and producer Kirsty Maccoll who released pop hits like “They Don’t Know.” If she was alive – she’d be 57 years old – as it was she was killed in a boating accident in December 2000 – aged 41.

Secretary of State David Davis made a statement in the House of Commons on the next steps in leaving the European Union. He used his appearance to tell EU leaders including that any attempt to damage Britain “is not a good strategy to pursue”.

In the final hour Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debated in a town hall setting during the second presidential debate of the 2016 election. We will hear some of the memorable moments from the debate

Saturday Breakfast with Anthony Hamilton & Dave Cash 22 October 2016.

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In the NEWSQUIZ? Jason plays a clip from the weeks news – but can you work out the story behind the sound?

TRANQUIL TIME: POEM: Alice Meynell – In Autumn

07:40: European Space Probe – It’s been confirmed an experimental Mars lander crashed on the planet’s surface earlier this week. We’ll hear from ExoMars flight operations director Michel Denis.

0810: Trump v Clinton- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded jocular insults at the annual Alfred E Smith charity dinner in New York on Thursday.

08:40: The legendary radio presenter Dave Cash has died at the age of 74. Jason will chat to radio commentator Paul Chantler.

9AM: Pick of the Number One Pops – the songs we play were number 1 on this day; 1968; 1978; 1988; 1998

09:40: FORMULA 1: Lewis Hamilton says he will “take it like a man” if he loses this year’s Formula 1 title to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Jason chats to Lewis’s dad Anthony Hamilton.

“Be body aware and approach celebrity surgery trends with caution” says the Plastic Surgery Group

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The trend for cosmetic surgery is ever-growing, even with youngsters who haven’t even had a chance to wrinkle, droop or deflate yet. But while there’s nothing wrong with a little enhancement, rising rates of body dysmorphia and pressures to conform to a certain image could lead to exposure to surgical and psychological risks. With TOWIE’s Jess Wright recently opening up about her boob-job regrets, is it time to better-educate would-be patients?

Last year, more than 50,000 people in the UK underwent cosmetic surgery – something that former BAAPS President Rajiv Grover assigns at least partially to celebrity influence. But whether you’re going under the knife like Jess, or choosing an ‘injectable’ enhancement such as botox or lip fillers, it may pay to listen to the stars before you take the plunge with the scalpel or syringe.

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Jess Wright’s former TOWIE screen mate, Lauren Goodger, also recently stepped back from her previous quest for the perfect pout, posting: “I’ve finally taken that plunge to put it all right #byesho #byefiller” on her Instagram page.

Risks and reasons

Some regrets are more easily remedied than others – so with surgeries and other procedures carrying a number of potential risks, and the possibility that the outcome won’t actually make you happier, how do you make the right decision?

Mo Akhavani, cosmetic specialist at The Plastic Surgery Group says: “A thorough consultation and transparent advice are essential, even if the patient is looking for a seemingly low risk procedure like Botox. Injectables are medicines, so need to be treated with respect – even paracetamol has severe safety risks and that’s available over the counter.”

slide1.jpgAdministered correctly, botox is considered safe, but there’s research to suggest that it crosses over into the central nervous system – and as a relatively new treatment, it’s hard to say what long-term effects may be discovered. There are shorter-term effects to be aware of too, such as the ulcers, inflammation, pain and swelling that can be a by-product of lip fillers.

The prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is also an issue that needs addressing; a 2015 study indicates that between 2.9% and 53.6% of patients requesting cosmetic surgery – and over 1 in 100 UK men and women – suffer with the disorder. Such a broad statistic shows that more research is needed, and also highlights the need for psychological support to be made available to potential patients.

For the 18-35 age group who are frantically racing to keep up with the latest look and celebrity styles, a little surgery doesn’t feel like a big deal. But as Jess Wright laments over her own op: “I was happy with them at first but I was younger – times have changed and fashion has changed”.

Monday Matters #CPC16 HIV cure 03 October 2016

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We have the World Tonight where we hear stories making the headlines around the world. In NOT in the News: a time wasting woman dialled 999 to request an ambulance to take her home after she’d been shopping and now had SORE FEET.

After 8pm a British man who is undergoing a pioneering treatment for HIV hopes to become the first person in the world to be cured of the virus. After 8pm we’ll talk to Dr Mark Samuels from the National Institute for Health Research.

Our featured group is the REO Speedwagon – as Kevin Cronin celebrates his birthday on Thursday.

It’s the Conservative Party conference taking place in Birmingham and we will hear from the chancellor Philip Hammond about his plans for the next year. The chancellor suggested Ed Ball’s performance on Strictly Come Dancing – was better than his economic forecasting. Will Mr Hammond live up to the hype?

Saturday Breakfast 1066 Battle of Hastings 15 October 2016

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NEWSQUIZ? What’s The Story? Jason plays a clip from the news – but can you work out the story behind the sound?

TRANQUIL TIME: POEM: Edmund Blunden – Preparations For Victory
07:40: FEATURE: James Heappey MP – Future of Energy

8AM: Treasure Hunt
0810: FEATURE: Hilda Ogden – Jean Alexander
08:40: INTERVIEW: John Cameron Childline – Creepy Clowns

9AM: Pick of the NMB 1 Pops; 1979; 1989; 1999; 2009
09:20: FEATURE: Farage –v- Eminem
09:40: INTERVIEW: Michael Carter from English Heritage to talk about the 950th re-enactment of the battle of Hastings.