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Monday Matters Tony Blair & the Chilcot Report 11 July 2016

Tony Blair gave a 2 hour press conference to defend his actions
Tony Blair gave a 2 hour press conference to defend his actions

On Monday Matters with Jason McCrossan this week.

After 8pm Jason discusses a research out today which suggests nine in ten people think that drink or drug drivers who kill someone should be charged with manslaughter. Jason speaks to Gary Rae from the campaign charity BRAKE about these findings.

The Pet Shop Boys are our featured group. Neil Tennant celebrated his birthday yesterday. He was 62.

Also celebrating her birthday is the Award-winning singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega. After 9pm Jason will play 4 songs from her live album – In Concert (Live at the Coach House, San Juan Capistano) 1993.

The Chilcot report was published last week Jason speaks to Professor Ruth Blakeley from the University of Kent. We also discuss a project Professor Blakeley is running in conjunction with Westminster University called The Rendition Project – which looks at the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation (RDI) programme.

Monday Matters Motoring edition 04 July 2016

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On the show tonight we have reaction from another day of resignations – as Ukip’s the latest political party looking for a new leader – after Nigel Farage announced he’s standing down. Nigel said last month’s referendum result means he’s achieved what he set out to when he first entered politics.

The music news is after 8am and a survey out today says that one in eight cars on the roads in east London do not have insurance, according to analysis which names the capital as the worst place in Britain for uninsured drivers. Jason chats to Mark Chiappino is from Churchill car insurance.

The featured artist is Bill Withers who is 78 years old today. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007, his song “Lean on Me” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

A report’s been published suggesting replacing T-junctions with mini-roundabouts could reduce the number of crashes involving older people. Ian Crowder’s from the AA joins Jason after 9pm.

Monday Matters Robotics Week 27 June 2016

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 00.40.53In what has been a tumultuous week in our politics – we have reaction from the House of Commons where the Prime Minister spoke for the first time since announcing he was quitting – he was telling MPs about the next steps following the referendum.

It’s a big day for sport – we’ll hear from Wimbledon’s centre court as England Club chief executive Richard Lewis spoke to Richard Newman on Centre Court.

England’s attempt to make the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 starts in the next
hour. They face surprise-packages Iceland in the last 16 in Nice.

A new era of innovation and discovery opens with the beginning of the first Robotics week here in the UK – after 9pm Jason McCrossan chats to Professor Yang – the Director and Co-founder of the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery at Imperial College London.

The feature artist tonight is noted songwriter, pianist, arranger and producer Tony Hatch who is 77 on Thursday – we play 4 non-stop TV themes – from him after 8.

Monday Matters 20 June 2016

JM MM JOURNALST.jpgMPs were recalled to parliament to remember the murdered MP Jo Cox, who was killed on Thursday. We will bring you some of the statements, many emotional, from the house.

It’s thought that over-eating could cause 7 million new cases of cancer, heart disease, strokes and diabetes within 20 years – I’ll speak to Jenny Rosborough from the health group – action on sugar – about the governments delay in tackling the issue.

Jason speaks to the author, journalist and lecturer Sarah Lonsdale – who has written a book which tells the history of – the journalist – through works of fiction and how they have been portrayed in novels, films and theatre.

Lionel Richie the Legendary R&B singer is our featured artist. He recorded such hits as “Dancing on the Ceiling,” – it’s his birthday – he’s 67.

Hilda Murrell – Murdered By The British State?

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In 1984 Hilda Murrell, a 78-year-old distinguished rose-grower turned anti-nuclear campaigner, was found brutally murdered outside her home town of Shrewsbury, England. The case became one of the biggest, most bizarre and baffling British murders of the 20th century involving political conspiracies surrounding the nuclear industry and the Falklands War.

After a cold case review, in 2005 Andrew George, who was a 16-year-old petty thief from a foster home, was convicted. In 2011, Hilda’s nephew, former British Navy Commander Robert Green, does not believe Mr George committed the murder – but who did? Robert spoke to Jason on Monday Matters.

Monday Matters Orlando Shooting 13 June 2016

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Jason has more reaction to those terrible events over in America as President Obama says the Orlando gunman, who shot dead 49 people at a gay nightclub, was a home-grown terrorist. Omar Mateen’s father has condemned his son – saying he’s “sad” but also “mad” about the attack.

We will hopefully cross live to Orlando and get the latest news and reaction.
After 9pm tonight we talk about another murder – but on British soil and one that happened over 30 years ago. Hilda Murrell was 78 and an anti-nuclear campaigner – when she was abducated from her home – stabbed and left to die in the Shropshire country side. Her nepher, former naval commander Robert Green – insists that she was killed by the state and or nuclear interested parties.

There is the latest music news and we may even hear from Nigel Farage who was in ‪#‎sittingbourne‬ ‪#‎kent‬ today.

The featured artist is Paul McCartney who turns 74 on Saturday – after 8pm we have 4 non-stop songs from the man with Wings.

Monday Mattters Buddy Holly Show 29 February 2016

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Monday Matters with Jason McCrossan is broadcast on 106.9 SFM in Kent. On the show tonight we hear the latest news from around the world; the latest from the Oscars and the featured artist is Buddy Holly who would have toured in the UK from 1st March 1958 – and it would be less than a year later the 22 year old was killed in a plane crash.

In the final hour – we play more Buddy Holly songs and hear interviews from his short, but amazingly productive life.

Monday Matters EU Referendum Show 22 February 2016

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On Monday Matters for the 22nd February, it’s been announced that the EU referendum will be held on Thursday June 23rd. But apparently, we Brits are 60 times more likely to talk about reality TV with our friends than discuss the merits of the EU.

The prime minister presented his case for Britain to stay in the EU today in the commons. Well have more on that later. Yesterday Boris Johnson said he’d campaign for Britain to leave the EU – we will hear his statement after 9pm.

George Harrison who would have been 73 years old this week, as it was he died of cancer on November 29th 2001 – aged 58.

Reporter Bonnie Britain reports from Coppafeel!

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Monday Matters reporter Bonnie Britain returns with a look at an event aimed at breast cancer awareness called Coppafeel. Boobball is a charity game held in the olympic park and Bonnie managed to get interviews with some of the players. Tom Fletcher from Mcfly, Ashley James, Gaby Roslin, Dan Edgar and Kate Write from TOWIE and Kristin Hallenga all spoke to our Bonnie.

Monday Matters Terry Wogan Tribute 01 February 2016

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On Monday Matters we pay tribute to broadcaster and entertainer Sir Terry Wogan who died aged 77. He was one of Britain’s national broadcasting treasures and had a career spanning 50 years, including TV chat shows, the Eurovision Song Contest, Children in Need, and of course his hugely successful and long-running Radio 2 breakfast show.

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Also in the show Jason talks live to reporter Bonnie Britain who was at the CoppaFeel! charity event which encourages us all to check our boobs regularly – that includes us men (some actually do have boobs too!!)

And in the final hour Jason chats to Nigel Boulton – former detective and original designer of the multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH) – which seeks to identify children and vulnerable adults at risk of abuse – including identifying children at risk of radicalisation.

Jason is joined by Kyra who provides the latest music news and some of Tels best quips from Eurovision and the feature group is the Steve Miller Band.