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Maya Angelou – I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings


Read by Gill Fraser Lee

From: 106.9SFM Breakfast with Jason McCrossan 7:50am every Saturday morning.  www.sfmradio.com

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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.

Dark Tourism

Catherine Roberts is an Associate member of the Institute for Dark Tourism Research at the University of Central Lancashire, currently researching and writing a thesis on Dark Tourism & Other Death -Mediating Relationships in Contemporary Society. She spoke with Jason McCrossan about her research.

Injured in battle, hurt in life

Rifleman Paul Jacobs from Ramsgate, of the 2nd Battalion The Rifles was injured by a Taliban roadside bomb blast while serving in Afghanistan. In 2010 he collected the George Medal for bravery from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. He spoke with Jason McCrossan about Remembrance day, the explosion which took his sight – the lack of care since leaving the army and how his family life and charity work is his main motivation

Monday Matters tribute to George Harrison

Born on the 25th February 1943 George Harrison was lead guitarist, songwriter and singer with The Beatles. Although often overshadowed by the partnership of Lennon and McCartney during the band’s lifetime, he emerged as a significant talent in his own right.

As a solo artist he had the 1971 US No.1 album ‘All Things Must Pass’ and the 1970 worldwide No.1 single ‘My Sweet Lord’. He was also a member of the Traveling Wilburys with Tom Petty and Bob Dylan. Harrison

Monday Matters paid our tribute to his life by playing a mix of his music and interviews from his life.

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Steamy Windows with Bill Gyles


On the show today, Jason speaks to from BBC Weather broadcaster Bill Gyles to get a better understanding of what is causing the current stormy and wet conditions.
Also on the show, the featured group is Space Tommy Scott, singer with the group was born on 18th February 1966. Had a No.14 single Female Of The Species – also Kyra has the gig guide and latest music news.

In Music Matters we play interviews and music from the life of Tina Turner and the Last Word to actor and theatre producer Christopher Malcolm whose death was announced on this date and whose roles included the original Brad Majors in the Rocky Horror Show and Saffy’s gay dad in Absolutely Fabulous.

Bill Gyles IS the weatherman!

Former Weatherman Bill Gyles’s (OBE) broadcasting career began in 1972 when he transferred to the London Weather Centre to become part of the team forecasting for BBC Radio moving to television forecasting in 1975. Here he talks to Jason McCrossan about the recent spate of bad weather that has hit Britain.

Monday Matters 10th Feb 2014

Gyles Brandreth is Looking for Happiness
Gyles Brandreth is Looking for Happiness

On the show today, Jason speaks to writer, broadcaster and former MP Gyles Brandreth who is currently on tour with his one-man show called Looking for happiness. Gyles is a reporter on The One Show on BBC1 and a regular on Radio 4’s Just a Minute, his many books include The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries and the No 1 best-seller: The 7 Secrets of Happiness.

Also on the show, the featured artist is Peter Gabriel who turned 64 years old during this week and Kyra has the gig guide and latest music news.

We aslo feature music from: Tom Petty, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Paul McCartney, Shivaree, MØ, Broken bells, Pink Floyd, Ultravox, Suzanne Vega and Jack Johnson.

And we give The Last Word to cultural theorist Stuart Hall who died at the age of 82 on the 10th February 2014.  Stuart coined the term ‘Thatcherism’ and profoundly influenced New Labour.

For more information about Gyles you can visit his website at http://www.gylesbrandreth.net/


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Monday Matters 3rd February

Jessica Zhu
Jessica Zhu

On this programme Jason speaks to musician and Chinese-American pianist Jessica Zhu. Jessica made her orchestral debut in 2006 at the University of Houston, when she played Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Houston Symphony. She’s since performed with many orchestras in America. In 2009 Jessica was awarded the highly coveted Marshall Scholarship with which she completed a Masters programme with distinction at the the Guildhall School of Music & Dramas.

Also on the show, the featured group is The Kinks as we say happy birthday to Dave Davies, guitarist and founding member who celebrated his 67th birthday today.

Also,  Kyra brings us her all round geeky knowledge, the gig guide and latest music news.

We feature music from: Blondie, Crystal Fighters, Buddy Holly, Sara Bareilles, Empire Of The Sun, Trench City, Fickle Friends, The Waifs and Tori Amos.

And we give The Last Word to American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who died on 2nd February 2014.  Philip had won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 biographical film Capote, was nominated three times for Best Supporting Actor, and received three Tony Award nominations for his work in theatre.

For more information about Jessica Zhu you can visit her website http://www.jessicazhu.com/