The Corona Virus lockdown has got many people who volunteer and work for community and civic society groups thinking about what it means to build back better in Leicester. What are the challenges of the future that we must anticipate, and how can we support a new generation of community leaders with fresh and innovative ideas, to engage with everyone as we try to learn and improve? I’m Rob Watson, and over the summer I’ve been spending time chatting with people who work for charities and civic society organisations in Leicester, about what they think Building Back Better means, not just as a slogan, but in practise. What do we need to start planning for, so we’re ready for the next set of challenges? Over six programmes we’ve been hearing from people across Leicester who’ve been telling us what they think about the city and in what way they think life in Leicester can be improved.
In this final episode, we’ll hear from Sarah De’ath, who’s a computing sciences lecturer. We’ll hear from Recce Stafferton, who’s the editor of the Leicester Citizen, and from Rukhsana Hussain, who’s a community campaigner.
Interview 01: Sarah De’Ath, Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University, Wednesday 25th August 2021, Leicester Coffee House, Leicester.
Interview 02: Recce Stafferton, Editor Leicester Citizen, Wednesday 11th August 2021, Leicester Coffee House, Leicester.
Interview 03: Rukhsana Hussain, Founding Organiser Outspoken, Thursday 5th August 2021, Esquires Coffee, Leicester.
Programme Transcript: LBBBS-Episode-006-Radio-Edit-Transcription-2021-09-05
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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 and Roy Mark Weller for additional content production.
This is a Decentered Media production by Rob Watson.