Leicester Stories Programmes

These are the broadcast edits for the Leicester Builds Back Better Stories. Weekly updates will be posted to Leicester Stories. These programmes were made possible with the assistance of The Audio Content Fund.

Programme Duration: 28 minutes.
No Episodes: Six
Broadcast Times:

Leicester Community Radio: Wednesday 12pm, 29th September – 3rd November.

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Episode 01 (right click to download)

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Summary: 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.

 

Episode 02 (right click to download)

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Summary: As Leicester gets used to life after the lockdowns associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, many people are thinking about what happens next, and what changes we need to put in place to ensure we’re better able to respond to future crises. 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 need to do if we’re to be ready for the next set of crises. We’ll hear 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 second episode, we’ll hear from Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan, CEO of the Zinthiya Trust, and Jonathan Sturridge, who’s the rector of St. Peter’s Church in Highfields.

 

Episode 03 (right click to download)

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Summary: Returning to normal after the pandemic means looking at the big things that enable communities to thrive, but also the small things, such as the relationships that we have with one another. I’m Rob Watson and I’ve been chatting over the summer with people who work for charities and civil society organisations in Leicester, about what they think Building Back Better means, and what we need to do to be ready to face the next set of social and personal dilemmas. Over six programmes, we’re 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 third episode, we’ll hear from Dr Marie Lefebvre, a project worker at Quetzal, who help women recover from childhood sexual violence, and from Mackinder Chahal, a senior support worker at Trade Sexual Health, which is dedicated to preventing the spread, and reducing the stigma, of HIV.

 

Episode 04 (right click to download)

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Summary: Recovering from the coronavirus pandemic is going to take some effort and determination, which means we need to rethink what and how we approach the support that is available to people across Leicester. There’ll be no returning to the old normal, though we don’t yet know what the new normal needs to be. I’m Rob Watson, and over the summer I’ve been chatting with people who work for charities and civic society organisations in Leicester, about how they are planning to Build Back Better, and what we need to do to be ready for the next set of community challenges. Over six programmes we’re 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 fourth episode, we’ll hear from Charlotte Robbie Turner, who’s an education support champion with Leicestershire Cares, who helps young people who’ve been in care to gain employment. We will also be hearing from Shim Gooch, who worked for Reaching People supporting community leadership training. 

 

Episode 05 (right click to download)

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Summary: Recovery from 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. Coupled with the climate crisis, there will be no returning to what was the old normal. What the new normal needs to be, however, isn’t quite clear yet. I’m Rob Watson, and over the summer I’ve spent time chatting with people who work for charities and civic society organisations in Leicester, about what they think building back better means in practise and what we need to do, so we are ready for the next set of challenges. Over six programmes we’re 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 fifth episode, we’ll hear from Helen Patman, who is the editor of the Evington Echo, a community newspaper with a focus on local environmental issues, and from Ben Lowe, who is an environmental campaigner

 

Episode 06 (right click to download)

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Summary: 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