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Mark Thomas – The Red Shed Interview

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English comedian, presenter, political satirist and journalist Mark Thomas spoke to Jason McCrossan about his latest show that he is touring the UK with called THE RED SHED which he is performing at the Gulbenkian theatre in Canterbury on 17th February.

The show celebrates the 50th anniversary of Wakefield Labour Club’s iconic Red Shed. It’s the story of where Mark first started to perform in public and where he politically came of age as a student involved in the miners’ strike.

 

 

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Peter Tatchell remembers George Michael

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Jason McCrossan’s guest on 106.9 SFM Saturday Breakfast penned an article for his PeterTatchell foundation website and also the Pink Paper in which he states “Anyone who remembers George Michael solely for his music is missing the real importance of him” – he is human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell who shared his memories of George and a chance encounter before he was famous in a gay bar in London.

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/

Health Breakfast Choices

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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.

Interview with comedian Robert Auton

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Award winning writer, performer and comedian Rob Auton is currently on tour with The Sleep Show. It follows on from the success of performing to packed audiences at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

He will be performing at the Margate Theatre Royal on 25-Sep and then at Canterbury Marlow on the 13 April 2017.

He spoke to Jason McCrossan on 106.9 SFM.

Interview with Danny Lucas of @LitterGram

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Litter currently costs Britain £1bn per year and Jason’s guest tonight has set up a smart phone app which lets users report sights of litter directly to their council to clear it up.

Danny Lucas developed the Littergram app over a year ago and as well as chatting to Jason McCrossan about how it works – we also hear how Facebook is trying to force Littergram to change its name.

Modern Slavery in the United Kingdom

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Modern slavery is the great human rights issue of our time – so said our newest Prime Minister Teresa May. In 2014, the Home Office estimated there were between 10,000 and 13,000 potential victims of slavery in the UK – just 2,340 of those were officially reported and recorded.

Jason was joined on his Monday Matters radio show by Jakub Sobik from the campaign group www.antislavery.org

Terrorism & The Media with Prof. Charlie Beckett from London LSE

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News organisations descended onto a street in London to report on the latest terror attack to strike Europe recently.. A women in her 60s lay dead and 5 other people suffered stab wounds. Professor Charlie Beckett is Head of Polis a journalism think tank at the London School of Economics, and he spoke to Jason McCrossan on 106.9 SFM

LES MIS V PHANTOM Charity Football 2016

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The award-winning charity football match LES MISERABLES v THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is returning for The Decider! Having each won two matches in recent years, the two titans of the West End will battle it out for the title of Ultimate Champions at Bromley Football Club on Sunday 7th August 2016.

Monday Matters reporter Bonnie Britain was there and spoke to the event organisers and players.

Saturday Breakfast New £5 Custard Pie Championships 04 June 2016

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Saturday Breakfast on 106.9 SFM with Jason McCrossan.

On the show today- the News Quiz between 7am & 8am – can you guess why Jason is playing a Christmas song…so early in the year?

We have our new feature – What Makes Kyra Cross? Followed by Tranquil Time – which is a poem by Kenneth Graham – Duck’s Ditty.

After 8am – Dickie and Feather return in Treasure Hunt – Jason sends Feather out with our scottish pilot Jock McSporran – all you have to do is guess where Feather is to win a host of …our congratulations.

Jason chats to about the new £5 which is due to be released later in summer. Jason speaks to Jonathan Calloway from the International Bank Note Society.

After 9am – it’s Pick Of The Number One pops – all the songs they play were number one on this day – the years this week are 1962, 1972, 1982 & 1992.

And then in final section of the show, Jason, Jan and Kyra speak to Mike Fitzgerald about the annual World Custard Pie Championships.