On this edition of Monday Matters broadcast on 106.9 SFM.
On the day that former Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he was quitting as an MP – we will hear what he has to say and the reasons why. We will also hear Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn’s reaction to the news.
The featured artist is Barry White celebrates his birthday on Sep 12, 1944. Jason plays 4 songs including taking requests from listeners.
The Palace of Westminster is due for a critical £7bn refurbishment. Darren McCaffrey went to the house to find out more.
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 about how it works – we also hear how Facebook is trying to force Littergram to change its name.
On the 12 Sept 2003 Johnny Cash died and we have music & interviews from his life.
Dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by Bruce Weber in the New York Times, Billy Collins is famous for conversational, witty poems that welcome readers with humour but often slip into quirky, tender or profound observation on the everyday, reading and writing, and poetry itself.
We start with sport and hear from three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome. Prime Minister Theresa May has said that “nobody wants to return to the borders of the past” during her first visit to Northern Ireland. We hear from Mrs May in The World Tonight.
Mick Jagger is our featured artist tonight. He’s one of the most influential figures in the history of rock and roll as frontman of The Rolling Stones and celebrates his birthday on 26 July.
After 8pm Jason we hear how Shamed Sir Philip Green has threatens to sue MP Frank Field who said he was ‘much worse’ than Robert Maxwell for ‘plundering BHS’. We have the latest report.
Paul Doust trained as an actor at the Guildhall School, London and then took to play writing and TV scriptwriting (BBC’s Eastenders / Holby City). He now now runs theatre workshops all over Kent. He joins Jason live in the studio in the final hour.
Monday Matters with Jason McCrossan as broadcast on 106.SFM.
On the show tonight:
It’s International Mandela day – after 9pm Jason speaks to a biographer of Nelson Mandela – Martin Meredith – about the Mandela’s early life, later life and struggles which saw him go from spending 26 years in a prison cell to becoming the first black President of South Africa.
The Prime Minister says she would be prepared to authorise a nuclear strike. Theresa May’s made her first Commons speech since entering Number 10, during a debate about renewing the UK’s nuclear deterrent – we’ll discuss the pro’s and con’s with Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and former First Sea Lord and former Security Minister, Lord West.
Our featured artist tonight is Don Henley who is 69 on Friday. The drummer, singer, composer, and co-founder of The Eagles who has also pursued a successful solo career, releasing hits like The Boys of Summer.
Also we have The World Tonight; Not In The News and the latest music news and releases.
On Breakfast this morning with Jason: Jan has your travel; Calum the sport.
Between 7am & 8am
NEWSQUIZ? What’s The Story? Jason plays a clip from the news – but can you work out the story?
In TRANQUIL TIME our poem is How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear by Edward Lear.
Between 8am & 9am
Katy Perry has released her first new single in 3 years – we play it around 08:10
Also this hour we play Treasure Hunt: We’ll send Jan up in the SFM Helicopter with Jock McSporran – but can you guess where she is?
A report out this morning from the AA says on average seven children need rescuing from locked cars every day Jason talks to Edmund King from the AA.
Between 9am & 10am
Pick of the number one Pops, playing songs that were number one on this day from; 1970; 1980; 1990; 2000.
It’s Milton Creek – Art In The Park – we cross live to the event with Colin Jones & Pete Flynn and also today is the Newington Village Festival: Sue Flipping will join Jason on the phone.