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Author William Stafford speaks to Jason McCrossan

Seeking inspiration, hack writer Hector Mortlake embarks on a journey across late 19th century Europe. He invites the people he encounters to submit short stories to a contest but soon the travellers find themselves at an isolated hotel and caught up in a series of suspicious deaths. Could there be something to the local myth of the water nymph after all?

William Stafford lives and writes in the Black Country. After working in libraries and teaching Drama in schools and colleges, he now devotes much of his time to his novels, which blend his irrepressible sense of humour with science fiction, historical fantasy, or whodunits.

He speaks to Jason McCrossan on 106.9 SFM www.sfmradio.com about his latest novel Kiss of the Water Nymph: A Hector Mortlake Adventure.

Seeking inspiration, hack writer Hector Mortlake embarks on a journey across late 19th century Europe. He invites the people he encounters to submit short stories to a contest but soon the travellers find themselves at an isolated hotel and caught up in a series of suspicious deaths. Could there be something to the local myth of the water nymph after all?

Monday Matters with Jason McCrossan Christmas Special

The final Monday Matters with Jason McCossan of 2014 includes the Quiz of 2014 with Kyra Cross and Nicky B; Crap Karaoke and a look back at the year in music including those who passed away.

Also, Jason and Kyra pay a visit to Santa on the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Santa Train and how else to finish but with the story ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Sittingbourne & Kemsley Santa Train

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The Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway is the preserved southern half of the former Bowater’s Railway built to move the raw materials for paper making and also the finished products around the mill at Sittingbourne.

Jason & Kyra from Monday Matters on 106.9 SFM took a trip on their Santa train – and even got to meet santa.

For more information please visit: http://www.sklr.net/

John Lennon Special

John Lennon famously ordered a white grand piano from Steinway for Yoko's 38th birthday
John Lennon famously ordered a white grand piano from Steinway for Yoko’s 38th birthday

In the final hour of Monday Matters Jason had the John Lennon hour – which included music as well as an edited 20 minutes of the final interview John ever did with the BBC’s Andy Peebles on 6th December 1980 – two days later he was shot five times by 25 year old Mark Chapman outside the Dakota building in New York City.

Chapman had been stalking Lennon for days and asked for an autograph as Lennon walked through the courtyard. After he signed a piece of paper Chapman fired. Lennon was pronounced dead from a massive loss of blood at 11.30pm.

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Team Rock Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro

Monday Matters reporter Bonnie Britain spoke to Noel Sullivan, Lauren Samuels and Dan Fletcher who are embarking on a trek to Mount Kilimanjaro on the 2nd December 2014 for two charities: The lullaby trust and Bliss.

When Noel was younger, his family suffered two devastating tragedies; at only 6 months old, his brother, Dominic, was lost to sudden infant death syndrome. Just three years later, his sister, Alicia-Monique died prematurely aged nine days of complications relating to a brain tumour.   Noel wanted to find a way to honour his siblings memory and felt these charities best serve this purpose.  He will be joined by both Lauren and Daniel a mammoth 8 day trek to an altitude of 19,341 feet!

Mount Kilimanjaro map
Mount Kilimanjaro map

For more information and to donate please visit their page:  http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Rocktrek

Memphis the Musical

Photograph Bonnie Britain
Photograph Bonnie Britain

Monday Matters reporter Bonnie Britain was back out and about in London this time chatting to the writers and cast of Memphis the Musical: David Bryan, Joe DiPietro, Waylon Jacobs and Rolan Bell.

Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS the Musical follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break.

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Hong Kong Democracy ProtestThe demonstrations in Hong Kong also known as the Umbrella Movement or Umbrella Revolution, began in September 2014 when pro-democracy campaigners, angry at China’s plans to vet candidates when they hold elections in 2017, protested outside the government headquarters and occupied several major city intersections.

Dr Pak Lee is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent and spoke with Jason McCrossan.

Monday Matters – Dark Tourism

On the show today, Jason speaks Catherine Roberts about the subject of Dark Tourism – people who visits places or sites that have been the location for an event involving death or murder.

Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash

Also the featured artist is US country singer, songwriter and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century Johnny Cash whose birthday is on 26th February. Kyra has the gig guide and latest music news.

George Harrison
George Harrison

In Music Matters we play interviews and music from the life of George Harrison who would have been 71 on 25th February. George was the guitarist and vocalist with The Beatles, the world’s most successful group. As a solo artist he had the 1970 worldwide No.1 single ‘My Sweet Lord’. He was also a member of the Traveling Wilburys with Tom Petty, Roy Orbison & Bob Dylan.

Harold Ramis in Ghostbusters
Harold Ramis in Ghostbusters

And we give the last word to Harold Ramis died at the age 69

Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis

Monday Matters with Jason McCrossan on 106.9SFM – broadcasting to Swale in Kent and to the world on www.sfmradio.com.

Monday Matters – Dark Toursim

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On the show today, Jason speaks Catherine Roberts about the subject of Dark Tourism – people who visits places or sites that have been the location for an event involving death or murder.

Also the featured artist is US country singer, songwriter and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century Johnny Cash whose birthday is on 26th February. Kyra has the gig guide and latest music news.

In Music Matters we play interviews and music from the life of George Harrison who would have been 71 on 25th February. George was the guitarist and vocalist with The Beatles, the world’s most successful group. As a solo artist he had the 1970 worldwide No.1 single ‘My Sweet Lord’. He was also a member of the Traveling Wilburys with Tom Petty, Roy Orbison & Bob Dylan.

And we give the last word to Harold Ramis died at the age 69

Monday Matters with Jason McCrossan on 106.9SFM – broadcasting to Swale in Kent and to the world on www.sfmradio.com.