In this week’s show we talk about our recent trip to the cinema to see Paddington Bear2 and how Paddington’s ability to see the good in everyone brings people together in ways that others can only dream of. We then go onto discuss the general level of violence in films and TV and question what that is doing to our brains.
We continue with our regular updates on Wayne Dixon and Koda as they travel the country litter picking and we share news of some of the plastic reduction initiatives which are happening right now, including Surfers Against Sewage new programme entitled Plastic Free Schools – a positive, investigative, action packed vision for stopping plastic pollution at source. We also highlight Anna and Ella from Salcombe with their Plastic Clever campaign which was picked up by BBC Spotlight and BBC Radio Devon this week.
We then discuss the story in the news about Tops Day Nurseries who have banned glitter and talk about an eco alternative we can all switch to.
We move onto talk about World Clean Up Day scheduled for 15th September 2018 which is an initiative from Let’s Do This World and which will form an epic green wave starting in New Zealand with new countries joining in at their time zones and ending in Hawaii with a big concert.
We go on to shine the spotlight on Ododow – the platform for community groups and charities which enables people to find the help they need in their local area and also to provide help too and we highlight one of the projects on there entitled Metamorphosis Open Cinema based in Lancashire which uses the medium of film to bring together people in recovery from addition with the wider community.
Local news follows in which we share news about upcoming events in Torbay to see in the Christmas season.
Our focus switches to National Tree Week which starts on November 25th and we talk about the Tree Council website which is a directory for events happening in your local area. We then shine the spotlight on University of Exeter who have conducted a study which has found that trees could serve an additional function in the battle against air pollution.
We follow this with a feature on Playing Out, which is an initiative to activate street play in your neighbourhood, before going on to talk about new ways of bringing young and old together including news of a pen pal scheme between a school in Kidderminster and a local care home as well as news closer to home from Great Parks Community Centre who are starting their Grow Gap Project to turn a strip of wasteland into a community space where people can share time and skills.
We finish the show with a reflection from Rise Like Air which encourages us to dare to be bold!
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Songs in the show include:
Juanes – Yerbatero
Erma Franklin – Whispers Getting Louder
Neil Young – Harvest Moon
Unsung Lilly – Hear Us Roar
Classico Latino – La Feria De Manizales
Eleanore & The Lost – The Calling
Fleetwood Mac – Peacekeeper
John Lunn – The Suite for Downton Abbey
Santa Esmeralda – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
John Mayer – Stop This Train
Michael Wycoff – Looking Up To You