Leicester Builds Back Better Stories Episode One

The Covid-19 pandemic, and Leicester’s extended lockdown, has got many people thinking about what happens next and how we get ready for the challenges of the future. I’m Rob Watson, and I’ve been chatting with people in Leicester over the summer about what they think building back better means, and what we may need to do if we’re to be ready to face the next set of dilemmas. Are slogans like ‘building back better’, ‘levelling up’ and ‘renew normal’ just slogans; or do they represent a practical set of changes that will positively affect the way that we live, work, learn and go about our lives?

Over the course of six programmes, we’ll hear from people who are working to make sure we are ready to cope with the next set of challenges we’re likely to face as a community. In this first episode, we’ll hear from Kieran Breen, the CEO of Leicestershire Cares, and Julian Harrison, who promotes mental wellbeing awareness through the Mind Apples online support network.

Interview 01: Kieran Breen, CEO Leicestershire Cares, 8th July 2021, Mandela Park, Leicester.

Interview 02: Julian Harrison, Mind Apples, 11th August 2021, Leicester Coffee House, Granby Street, Leicester.

Programme Transcript: LBBBS-Episode-001-Radio-Edit-Transcription-2021-09-05

To keep the conversations shared in these programmes moving forward, share your thoughts with us on one of the Leicester Stories Social Media platforms. Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube

Extended Episode: Right Click to Download

Broadcast Dates:

  • Leicester Community Radio, 12pm Wednesday 29th September.
  • Kohinoor Radio:
  • Radio Seerah:

Leicester Builds Back Better Stories is broadcast on Leicester Community Radio, Radio Seerah and Kohinor Radio, and is supported by the Audio Content Fund, and was developed with assistance from De Montfort University, the Documentary Media Centre and the Zinthiya Trust.

Thanks to Ryan Clayton for additional content production.

This is a Decentered Media production by Rob Watson.








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