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Little Curtis, Birmingham Hospital And Michelle Butler discussed on AP News Radio

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 3 weeks ago

Little Curtis, Birmingham Hospital And Michelle Butler discussed on AP News Radio

"Little Curtis means is only sixteen months old but he's a world record holder Curtis weighed less than a pound when he was born at the university of Alabama at Birmingham hospital in July of twenty twenty his mother Michelle Butler also gave birth to a twin boy who did not survive she was pregnant for only about twenty one weeks about half the time of a full term pregnancy little Curtis spent two hundred seventy five days in the hospital defying the odds getting stronger and stronger after three months they were able to take him off of ventilator and following months of round the clock care little Curtis went home in April a moment is mother will always remember she says the world's most premature baby to survive says Guinness world records I read a folate

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 Alabama boy named world's most premature infant to survive

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 3 weeks ago

Alabama boy named world's most premature infant to survive

"Means is only sixteen months old but he's a world record holder Curtis weighed less than a pound when he was born at the university of Alabama at Birmingham hospital in July of twenty twenty his mother Michelle Butler also gave birth to a twin boy who did not survive she was pregnant for only about twenty one weeks about half the time of a full term pregnancy little Curtis spent two hundred seventy five days in the hospital defying the odds getting stronger and stronger after three months they were able to take him off of ventilator and following

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Malala Yousafzai Announces Her Marriage

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 3 weeks ago

Malala Yousafzai Announces Her Marriage

"Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala has sweats Malala Yousafzai the noble laureates an education activist announced her marriage on Twitter the Pakistani human rights campaigner pasted images of herself and her grandma somatic on the social media websites today marks a precious day my life he said so I write aspirin I tied the knot to be partners for life the couple wed in a small ceremony in Birmingham with their families use the site was shot by the Taliban in twenty twelve because she insisted on a girl's right to an education she traveled to the English city of Birmingham for medical treatments and her family eventually joined her I'm

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The Unexpected Story of a Man and His Bear, Winnipeg

Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

02:13 min | 2 months ago

The Unexpected Story of a Man and His Bear, Winnipeg

"The toys from our childhood. Stay with us long after we stop playing with them as adults we may lose track of a beloved stuffed animal or a fun action figure but we keep the memories. We remember how safe they made us feel and darkened bedroom or how much fun we had zooming them around the house as if they were flying and yet no matter what we all grow up and leave childish things behind but thanks to one man's impulsive decision. we learned. We don't have to let the past slip away. Not only can we hold onto it but we can share it with the people we love and keep that joy alive for generations to come harry. Colbourn was born in birmingham england in eighteen eighty seven. When he was eighteen years old he moved to ontario canada where he studied to become a veterinarian surgeon upon receiving his degree he settled in winnipeg in manitoba but duty would eventually call. Harry joined the military when world war one became too great to ignore and he hopped a train to quebec for basic training. It was on his way to the camp when he encountered an odd sight. A hunter had killed a black bear and taken. It's cub to sell at a local trading post. Harry gave them twenty dollars and in exchange he took possession of the bear cub which he named winnipeg after the town where he'd been living. His plan was to raise winnipeg for a little while before releasing her back into the forest. Unfortunately harry's plans change very quickly. Winnipeg became a hit among other troops. They played with her and let her stay in the bunks where. She slept under harry's kat that she grew however winnipeg got too big to live indoors and was relegated to outside like a kind of watch bear for the soldiers. The more time they spend together the harder it became for harry to let go. He in winnipeg had grown close. So close that. When he was ordered to go back to england to fight on the western front he refused to release the bear back into the wild he instead snuck her into the ship with the other troops together. They traveled to the second canadian. Infantry brigade camp near stonehenge in england. Harry let her roam free for a while they were there. She enjoyed playing on the large stones but he soon understood that he would have to give her up. There was just no way for winnipeg to go all the way with him to the front

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Alabama infectious disease expert urges masks in schools

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 4 months ago

Alabama infectious disease expert urges masks in schools

"A number of infectious disease experts across the country are urging school systems to require the children wear masks in school Alabama is a hard hit state with the delta variant spreading rapidly at the same time youngsters are returning to school so the co director of the university of Alabama at Birmingham's division of pediatric infectious diseases says he's worried about what lies ahead urging mandatory masking in school that's also the view of Dr Indy Shane with Emory University who says children are vulnerable because they can't be vaccinated what we do know is that children can be in school basically if mitigation methods are geared to so that means universal masking masks in school have become a flashpoint across the nation some parents are demanding the protection others see it as a punitive action or harassment of their children I'm Jackie Quinn

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'I'm Sorry... It’s Too Late': Alabama Doctor on Treating Unvaccinated, Dying COVID Patients

Mike Gallagher Podcast

02:01 min | 4 months ago

'I'm Sorry... It’s Too Late': Alabama Doctor on Treating Unvaccinated, Dying COVID Patients

"Here's a story out of birmingham alabama according to dr brittany kobe. She's witnessing young unvaccinated patients begging for the cova nineteen vaccine as they fight for their lives. Now everything about this story in the new york post i. I'm a little bit cynical about because we don't hear a whole lot of of many young people for struggling to live. But according to dr britney kobe she says i'm admitting young healthy people to the hospital with very serious cogan infections. And they're begging me to give me the shot. The vaccine and i have to tell them it's too late. She wrote this on facebook on sunday. She works at grandview. Medical center in birmingham alabama. She said one of the last things they do before. They're into baited is begged me for the vaccine. I hold their hand. I tell them i'm sorry but it's too late. She's been forced to turn down desperate pleas from corona virus patients unvaccinated who are about to be placed on ventilators. Now the doctors account according to the new york post has drawn scrutiny by skeptics. Who have pointed out online that the number of deaths in alabama is far below last spring author. Jeffrey tucker described the doctors post as just to perfectly crafted in some way it tells a story that fits the prevailing narrative in every respect but leaves out any details about age and health of severe effects and in envoys predicting impending doom for massless kids in school. And we know. That's the kind of the less

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The Things We Eat For Others

Bon Appetit Foodcast

02:28 min | 4 months ago

The Things We Eat For Others

"We're closing off our six part series talking about food and relationships with writer baker and fellow food lover. Zoe dent berg. We recently published an essay from. Zoe called. never again will. I go vegan for a man about how in pursuit of a romantic connection. She stopped eating meat and dairy almost entirely. I found it's so relatable it's just part of being in a relationship that we don't really talk about a lot and usually for my experience. The person with the stricter diet tends to influence the other. so today. we're gonna get into all of that and more with zoe as well as ben. Weinberg the man who's zoe tried going vegan for welcome to the podcast. Both of you. And i am excited to get nosy. Things manda beer. So if you haven't read zoe's essay yet here's a bit of background. Zoe and ben went to the same college. The even had some mutual friends but they actually didn't meet until they separately moved to birmingham alabama for jobs after graduation. So tell us now about the first time you hung out one on one. How did that happen. We talked a little bit about how much we both liked cooking so then invited me over apartment downtown to cook. It was like this super-buick when you are when you're having this conversation does say he's vegan. His veganism was a running joke. It was one of the things that i learned about. Van nuys like. You're actually vegan. So i i did know that he was again. I did not know how we would cook together considering. I was allergic to half of his diet. Okay wait what are you allergic to. So i'm allergic to gnats in sesame all nuts all nuts and meanwhile i put like i love homocide. I love putting. That's is one of my favorite spices which zoe taught me has sesame in it. A lot needs in that one. Yeah yeah okay. We're gonna do this together. We're going to hang out and we're gonna cut. Yeah and then also do not tell me what you're gonna beforehand. He just like call me and gave me a gris relaxed. Because i didn't know what we were to cook beforehand. You know three hours before you're gonna hang out of van. I remember. I got there and you had the recipes pulled up your laptop and i was like oh like we can go off of this and you know we have to do the recipe when ben has a recipe is very adamant about sticking to it. Even though he's very chaotic in the kitchen. I feel the same way. It's all or

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Selfridges Andrew Keith on Post-Pandemic Retail

The Business of Fashion Podcast

01:50 min | 5 months ago

Selfridges Andrew Keith on Post-Pandemic Retail

"What can you tell us about. What's being planned to accelerate if you will the return of shoppers in a very. You know people are still a bit afraid of being in crowds and in the public. I think that what we creating within the selfridge's stores in all older locations. We're in for all four. Locations is a destination and so it's about being able to create a space where people want to go for the day. You can go. You can have a dinner. You can be on the soul cycle. You can have a full head to toe facial treatments and the fact that there is no where else that brings that together with the spirit of community and being able to talk to the local community through these hubs is something that's unique to us. So when each of these stores each of these destinations we're working with local creatives. We're working with the local charities around the charities that support our vision around mental health the homelessness and sustainability. And we're able to bring that together so that people can really feel eleven of connection that is unique to those stores and so the experience that you get within selfridges oxford street is then curated differently to reflect the experience in manchester in exchange square and likewise in birmingham because each of these communities has diversity. It has its own entrepreneurial kind of environment around it and it's important for us to be able to reflect that so what we're seeing. Is that footfall. All of the locations is improving with deepening the relationship with the customers particularly with the domestic customers in these cities where really building market share throughout the uk with that domestic customer and that combined with a really compelling digital of means that you've got the synergy between the two which really is working for us

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MLK's Right-Hand Man Wyatt Tee Walker Rejects Critical Race Theory

Mark Levin

01:49 min | 5 months ago

MLK's Right-Hand Man Wyatt Tee Walker Rejects Critical Race Theory

"Again. I pull out my book, American Marxism. There were in our prominent critics of critical race theory who were active in the early civil rights movement, including the late Reverend Martin Luther King, Junior's chief of staff, confidant and friend. Dr Wyatt T. Walker. Walker was a legend in the civil rights movement in his own right, his friend and frequent collaborator in the school choice movement, Steve Kalinsky. Rights that Walker was King's field general in the organized resistance. Against notorious Birmingham Safety Commissioner Bulk counter. Now keep something in mind. Martin Luther King, and that entire movement. Was not anti American was not trying to overthrow a white dominant society. It was a movement demanding then under the Constitution of the United States. That black people be treated like human beings. It was not a war on society. It was not a Marxist movement. Now, Walker Compiled and named Kings the letter from Birmingham Jail He was with King for the march on Washington. That produced the I have a dream speech and in Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize. Walker emphatically rejected critical race theory in 2015 Clint Ski, and Walker Co authored an essay in which they wrote in part Today, Too many so called remedies such as critical race theory, the increasingly fashionable post Marxist postmodernists approach. It analyzes society as institutional group power structures. Remember what Candy said. We're not talking about individuals talking about groups. Rather than on a spiritual or 1 to 1 human level. Taking us in the wrong direction, he

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Dr. Jill Biden Is A First Lady For All of Us

Vogue Podcast

03:05 min | 5 months ago

Dr. Jill Biden Is A First Lady For All of Us

"Jill biden visits community colleges which is a lot these days. She was received in highly choreographed. Settings by governor say were members of the public as the nation's first lady but to administrators teachers. She has dr. Jill biden college professor at salt community college in illinois. There were pink and white flowers out. Everywhere befitting her visit the even matched her white dress and pink jacket but there was also a welcome. Dr biden sign so huge that the period on the doctor was as big as her head. It felt like a subtle rebuke to that scolding. She was subjected to back in december for using the title. She has every right to indeed in all the places she goes lately. She is honored as a woman with several degrees. Who has worked really hard her whole life at the most relatable job there is. Everyone has a favorite teacher. After all on our visit to the navajo nation. In april dr biden was introduced by someone came to think of as the ruth bader ginsburg of indian country chief justice of the navajo nation. Supreme court joanne. Jane a tiny woman with hair pulled back in a tight ponytail. Winning doc martens dr biden. Millions reap inspiration from your quote. Teaching isn't just what i do. It is who i am in birmingham alabama. She was introduced by a lawyer. Liz huntley a sexual abuse survivor whose parents were drug dealers. I want to thank dr biden from the bottom of my heart for the role that she plays not just the first lady but for her heart for educating she told me she's grading papers on the plane. Y'all what who does that. They say being an educator as a calling in your life that you can't resist and she just won't let it go. December debate of titles seems awfully small in the face of all of this. Jill biden schools visiting vaccinations sites traveling to red states to sell the american rescue. Plan telling folks that help us here. The role she's fulfiling on these visits is in many ways neither first lady nor professor but a key player in her husband's administration a west wing surrogate and policy advocate and underestimated asset. As mary jordan the washington post reporter written a book about melania trump. Put it to me. It's hard to imagine. Joe doing this without her which is not to say that dr biden who is constitutionally shy doesn't take special delight in these visits she becomes looser goofy and more expansive. You generally hear her before you see her because she is often laughing. She is quite simply a joy multiplier as part of her elevator pitch for free community college part of the one point eight trillion american families plan president biden proposed to congress in april. She likes to talk about one of most dedicated students. A military interpreter from san came to america to start a new life a few semesters ago. I got a text trimmer. It was like six in the morning on my way to the hospital. Have my baby research. Paper will be laid to which. I replied excuses excuses.

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Massive Bitcoin Mine Discovered in UK After Police Raid Suspected Cannabis Farm

Dailycast News

00:17 sec | 6 months ago

Massive Bitcoin Mine Discovered in UK After Police Raid Suspected Cannabis Farm

"Bitcoin mind that were stealing. Thousands of dollars. Worth of electricity has been found by police near the british city of birmingham west midlands. Police were looking for a cannabis farm in an industrial unit when they stumbled across the bitcoin. Mind according to a police report released thursday.

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4 Police Officers Shot During Search Warrant Execution in Alabama

Understanding Your World

00:15 sec | 7 months ago

4 Police Officers Shot During Search Warrant Execution in Alabama

"For police officers in Alabama shooting happened in Birmingham is officers were looking for a suspect in an earlier shooting all of the officers who were hurt or expected to recover Two officers were hit by gunfire. Two others were grazed to Chicago Police

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Birmingham Mayor Pardons Past Marijuana Convictions for 15,000 People

On The Edge With Thayrone

00:21 sec | 8 months ago

Birmingham Mayor Pardons Past Marijuana Convictions for 15,000 People

"City, is issuing blanket pardons for more than 15,000 people with misdemeanor marijuana convictions dating back to 1990. Birmingham's mayor says the pardons will allow them to rejoin the workforce and provide for their families, noting that many have a hard time finding work because of drug convictions, the pardons from municipal court convictions or automatic A long time.

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Tui Plane in ‘Serious Incident’

Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast

01:49 min | 8 months ago

Tui Plane in ‘Serious Incident’

"Are at first item in the news notebook Tui plane in serious incident in quotes after every myths on board was assigned child's weight. This is from the guardian and let's see a software mistake caused a two flight to take off heavier than expected as female. The title miss m. i. s were classified as children. An investigation has found the departure from birmingham airport to majorca with one hundred. Eighty seven passengers on board was described as a serious incident by the air accidents. Investigation branch an update to the airline's reservation system while its planes were grounded. Due to the coronavirus pandemic led to thirty eight passengers on flight being allocated a child's standard weight of thirty five kilograms as opposed to the adult figure of sixty nine kilograms. This caused the load sheet produce for the captain to calculate what inputs are needed for takeoff. The state that the boeing seven thirty-seven was more than twelve hundred kilograms lighter than it actually was. Investigators described the glitch. Everything's glitch as a simple flaw in an it system. It was programmed in an unnamed foreign country where the title miss m. i s s. is used for a child and m s for an adult female ms despite the issue thrust used for the departure from birmingham an off birmingham on twenty one. July twenty twenty was only marginally less than it should have been and the safe. Operation of the aircraft was not compromised The same fault. 'cause to other two flights take off in the uk with inaccurate inaccurate. Load sheets later. That day

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PK Problems

You Had Me At Black

02:02 min | 8 months ago

PK Problems

"So growing up in the black church. It always felt like home. Always commute with a smile with with a hug with the kiss was love. Everyone knew we spent all day and service. I mean literally we were. We were the charges that would go and start at like eleven and then in three and then have a break and go to church chicken and then come back at five or six and stay all night until it was like okay. We have to go to school tomorrow. Can we please go home. And my dad being a pastor and my mom being bring really involved in the ministry it was family. It wasn't perfect. You know it was messy at times. It was in a drama it was. You didn't really have to stand up and tell all your business by you sentiment testimony time right but it did feel like home. I would always tell people you know when they asked. When i was really young wannabe and i would always tell them. I wanna be a pastor. I want to be a preacher in a like my my father all really new so in twenty fourteen married and we had moved into a community called fairfield alabama. Just right outside of birmingham and we really felt called to invest in the community that was majority black. A my wife had worked at a group home in that community. We had friends that were still house parents at that group home. I was working at that time. In city government also ministry. And so we're like. Hey how can we. How can we invest in and really give back. The church we were at the church. Plant was a majority white church. We were the first one of the first african-american families that were really a part of that church. We felt call to invest. We knew people. And so we're part of this church community that we feel really connected to and were part of a actual community And fairfield that were really connecting with until we find ourselves living in those two worlds and some ways really trying to bridge them together and then michael brown gets

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Amazon union organizers deflated as vote tilts against them

Up First

01:59 min | 8 months ago

Amazon union organizers deflated as vote tilts against them

"Workers at a warehouse in bessemer alabama voted against unionizing defeating. The hopes of labor organizers that this would be amazon's first unionized workplace in the united states would have been a rare victory and they traditionally add a union south but workers voted overwhelmingly against unionization by a margin of more than two to one here to talk to us about that. Is stephen basan. He is with our member station w. b. m. in birmingham. Hello good morning. Was this outcome. Surprise won't for a lot of people here yes. There was a lot of excitement. A real sense union had a chance now where this house is located about. Twenty minutes outside of birmingham surrounded by trees. Really not much else in on that. Drive there from birmingham. You see lots of pro union signs. There've been lots of rallies here with big headline names like actor danny glover bernie sanders coming through a congressional delegation but add the six thousand workers that actually work at this warehouse. Very few were showing up at these rallies. Mostly it's been crowds with out of state organizers for the unions or locals in alabama democrats shirts and not many people actually working for amazon so really we didn't know what most workers were thinking until the actual vote count this week where they delivered a definitive. No i mean so much. Attention has been sort of lavished on this vote. How is the mood. Change to after it was pretty crushing. Defeat more than two to one against the union and union. Try to keep up a brave face during a zoom press conference on friday. After the results organizers in the couple of workers spoke including emmett ashford who works at the amazon warehouse there. He sent a message to workers telling them to not get discouraged. The floodgates opened. We can't stop it. So i hope everybody has to get day this news as not discouraged as and we are holding our head high marching or and we will get what we deserve.

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Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Forming a Union

NEWS 88.7 Programming

00:51 sec | 8 months ago

Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Forming a Union

"More than 2 to 1 is w. B H M's Steven Masson How reports The retail Wholesale Department store union says it will challenge the results. The union says Amazon has broken laws by intimidating and coercing employees to vote. No In a message directed the Workers. Pro Union Amazon worker Linda Burns says they will keep on fighting and I know you probably a little discouraged. But this think of it as a you know, just test is just a test because at the end of the day Moving forward. It's gonna get better. The union says Amazon broke the rules for the election by getting a United States Postal service mailbox installed at the warehouse for workers to drop off mail in ballots. Labor organizers say they will file multiple unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board for NPR News. I'm Stephen Masalha in Birmingham, Florida

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Amazon Beats Back Union Effort in Alabama

Markley and Van Camp

00:23 sec | 8 months ago

Amazon Beats Back Union Effort in Alabama

"The queen. Workers at a giant Amazon warehouse in the south have rejected a bid to unionize. CBS is Jim Chris Sula. The national labor relations Sports is 1800 workers at Amazon's facility and best Summer Alabama near Birmingham voted against a union with nearly 740 voting in favor. 55% of the workers at the warehouse cast ballots in the biggest union pushing Amazons 26 year

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"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

04:01 min | 1 year ago

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

"That when disagreements arise that they are handled with tolerance. and how have you handled. Strong feelings If i rise in the group highs they that sort of communication angle dealt with as it were. I'm i feel as though we're just beginning to find a way with how to to to hear each other and to recognize that there are very different strong emotions on both sides and different narratives that and we haven't necessarily heard each other's narratives truthfully and so. I feel that it's a long journey that we're setting out zone and the trust we need. We need to be able to trust each other to to hear and to listen and to to beth things that feel very difficult to bear and i feel. There's another mirror they're witches. I recognize that for both jews and muslims. We are held sometimes almost personally responsible for the actions of ah this who are members of our faith group who we don't necessarily agree with and yet those subtleties awesome tons not recognized so again. It's a chance to recognize those difficulties and two. I keep saying to be able to to speak into. Listen to each other and coming back to what monday was saying about being held responsible for what people in our faith community do. I think most Point because being muslim. You always seem to be you know making excuses for explaining or trying to offer reasons. Why is happened to haul. You're not part of terrorism and you do disown tell you do denounce. It feels forever quantify expanding people. Y'all not fat person and also the jewish muslim thing athena's abune standing level. Because you know we don't we don't agree with what other people unevenly our communities not faith groups do but sometimes it's difficult to get your voice heard out there is always controversial things that get hurt. It's never happy. The the peace keeping the positive stories can always make make a breakthrough. So it's nice to have how group where we cannot stay shadows ideas and say you know it's great to be some well. We can talk honestly about these things and say you know what. Hey i'm just a muslim. You know i'm not. I'm not i resold on a would to be perceived like that so i think it's safe space I would add as well that that. That may be conflicted feelings. Bones that you feel despite disagreement within within your face group. I think i feel. It's very complicated. Series of connections that we as as as up to says we're able to to begin to unpick and explore together in the group and isn't it absolutely crucial that we're having these conversations and that these creative conversations are starting to happen more and more for example line on part of a race affinity group the birmingham buddhist center and i found in discussions that we have that. Sometimes i feel words get stuck in my throat because i have this fear of causing offence being clunky not knowing the right form of words but the brilliant thing is that the conversations are happening and we are moving forward. Where would being heard together and it sounds very much. As if that's what goes on in your group. Yes and i was going to say after referred to an incident in south birmingham in july where there was one of our members spotted a hurry..

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"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

02:43 min | 1 year ago

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

"Welcome to the birmingham fest. Presents podcast sues on kids of all i've worked with the festival. Director chantal edwards as guest curator issues podcast series. Each day across the next few months will be releasing new episodes of the podcast including wonderful discussions about writing poetry big ideas and social issues. Today's say brings together three midland winning office monty. Ross optical enroll scott in conversation about the importance of literacy check in creating connections and fostering empathy as members of interfaith organization nation. She manzi opt up on a monthly book club that brings together muslim. Jewish women h month. They read a book written by a jewish or muslim woman. Finding within the pages under discussion more things that unite them than divide them in conversation with ross dot they talk about the.

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

07:44 min | 1 year ago

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

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"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

05:31 min | 1 year ago

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

"Big is and social issues in this week's episode all the ceremony meghan hunter joined writing. West midlands owned livia chapman to discuss their lightest novels. Some of sir and the hoffy. Both novels offer sharply observed of an unsettling insight into the characters intimate relationships as well as the interactions. With strange's in this podcast they discuss ranting about relationships creating unnerving fiction and the expectation placed on rises to make sense of the time that we live in. This episode of the birmingham lit fast presents. Podcast is brought team in partnership with us in university for formation about studying michigan aston of further information about the school of social sciences and humanities. Please see that website to be. Ww dot aston dr ac uk unless social media channels at aston s s h. Hello welcome to me. that's festival. Thanks for joining us. I'm elvia chapman on one of the team at the festival. Along to be talking to two novelists that. I admire today ceremonies and meghan hunter. Sarah is going to be talking to us mainly about her seventh novel which has just published this summer and he's cooled. Some water is gonna trusted characters who are living not having the on holiday in a caravan park in scotland where it's just doesn't stop raining on. Its focused on one particular day. Megan is going to be talking to us about her. Second book the harvey which was out in june and has been delayed to the to the autumn because of the pandemic and the hawk. He is one of the most unsettling and kind of go under my skin novels. I've read this year flakes around one family on the relationship between a husband and wife when she discovers infidelity. So i'm willing to fee to be joining us. Sarah and welcome thank you. I wanted to start by asking both of you. But i'm gonna start with megan about writing relationships writing specifically a marital relationship. You both do it exceptionally well. I very much join your writing on that particular relationship. But megan i wanted to ask you about the dynamic between the husband and wife in in the hoppy that you can tell from the start that they're not happy it kind of goes further..

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"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

08:11 min | 1 year ago

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

"The pitch document so it was it was all not town and so then i just went on from research. Reginald material The subjects on then amended. Jill veins fuse to support the out. So i mean it's it's quite different surprising fiction. It's much more like a great big. this project. Virus writing fiction is much more or capco mice to on the wall unless this character nuts. Carrots aren you just have to sit down every time to it. Whereas i didn't price in the same way so so fiction versus nonfiction is a it's structural different soul Engaged emotionally differently with project. Yeah i mean this was. This project was Repress as well. But i think it's fiction is up. It's very solid chain. I mean i could get ready. It's really strange. Fiction writer in united states climate. We have spent so much time studying your book but the rest of your time is spent like sitting at your desk or you'll bet just writing in your head with made up people and whereas this this is non-fiction much more journalists than i think it comes more naturally meets to it. I like writing fiction. I'm always ready. Quake school finished unwitting Realized that you wants to be a writer was writing books about feeding. Need when you Inviting so apart from the has She's spending time on voting rights. I wanted to write stories when i was little an iot. We have a nine. We were set. It was really hard project. Nine year olds. We was set this project. We had to write a forty page story on only two of us in the cost finished pies gets forty dots. Thirty on remember. The teachers thanked me. Needs this because you'll look back when you're older and you'll see why i'm laughing on. It was a light hiscox for his three foot. Six kind thing then. I went the united school. I went to. It wasn't a school wet. Hates thought to do anything like You know. I remember going to create a teacher in the on saying i once. I haven't you've session with smash hits and face. The teacher is what you what would you want. What your plans. While i want to work on smash hits. I want to be a journalist. I won't be doing that. And he just looked when goss like using things like that teacher. I'm both of those jobs are incredibly important. Good jobs but that was that was so to like out and go for teacher. Well some girls slow you. Don't ask quite an extreme kind of trigger. I imagine when you go into much in a bonding to all publishing company to apply for the job or one of britain's premia high fashion titles and the guy tells you goes that you get jobs like this no wall. It was only set that just not when i sat gaels like he's helped michael. It's you know. I've written a whole book. This is not the first into your of thought about it. And i thought that was the point. I realize that's what happens recommendation. Life on the that's will happen when he said thoughts me when he come from the right background to this job Makes sense me that that lici push me. I've advantage on that coming up on slide. Nobody from hand reading. Your book really recharged fem. I'm not as an awesome. i would. I'm not as good a feminist as you. Are you read. The books will Late me realize just. We still got a long way to go. The best semi-finals from our culture about feminists about female illness still really so negative. So now on a niece of eleven absurd spot by. I think that generation are going to be awesome Around blowing us to to see how they they what with it. But but we are generational still living in a very sexist coach texas culture. Yeah yeah you know you really relive that fire in that fury of Especially when you're in a relationship everybody can just settled down into their roles as it may let the buddy looney basket through the window. Sometimes i think that really happens. happened since through lock town. It's like the number of people who use who of my friends who set relationship at eight colon. Now you know that one's worrying about home schooling and in thing with one. Suddenly they found once during the cleaning. And i think there's lots on but feminists the most so it needs. It needs to be more to sit need all society. It's not just about people that light. You got spit coats. Wise them is scott speed. If you will. I mean i i don't wanna get and he law but if he'll if the job of a feminist myth is fighting such sultanate one putting at then all sorts All women subject smithsonian such all in a trans women. Black women were cuss women. When oiling it's gotta be program. It's plus experience in office. I think it's really important that replacing olsen well. You've done a great job with this book to i'd Big wide systems are microsoft. Fail if not falker bowl than just fanatic tastic or knives. Tell me what's next what's next. Oh gosh i don't know really. I mean i just kind white since the books out since september. I'm just waiting. See how it goes. Some ways have response saif. Aw that's a podcast Which is really about celebrating. Women who knowles have forty also shift and that launched on tuesday and that will run the plans for that. It will definitely run. We cancel christmas. And i hope powell gift to make pay enough just to keep going so very concerned So first season of issue. That's the absolute is tough the perry next week in case search boys a sovereign collins carries make ratio wiley You just thought suits filming the next season which so far as Lucky nick matthews Shaky pico sinise meena ans load small lineup so yes radio slicing is just so fascinating soaking today's appointment between roughly forty five upper. It's just about their experience. And the compensation see half cool well with the book. I loved it goodbye. Goodbye couple for Mine highlights like to hear on sloppy to see you again and i will see yes Some baker thank you so much. Thank you for listening to this. Week's of the birmingham knit fast presents. Podcast if you enjoyed this episode. Would love to lay the review in writing find us on instagram to facebook at bahama nick fast and take him program on our website at www dot com nature festival dot. Org you download our latest. Podcast episodes every thursday from places. You would normally get your podcasts. Until then happy we did. The birmingham best presents podcast is curated by chantal admits and produced by eleven thirty. Am bam podcast. You days writing west begins..

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"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

07:57 min | 1 year ago

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

"To go into. Wasn't thought i didn't think consensus a populate. The sunday couple of charges. That would be i think once i saw it with two things really i mean. It's not disingenuous cyber cup of shops especially at the ends when writing a book. When you get to the end it so must be like riding a bike downhill the rest of writing. The book is like is like a big up slow but this Prevented has been partly sun. Kuna who mice. And then you just typing talking typing frantically and it will come spewing out sunday a couple of chances at the end were really like that and the bravery chuck particular. It wasn't the Right when i sat down and wrightson but you know. I wrote two very quick king on wednesday sets my husband. Oh i think maybe needs to this summit. Will you think he he went whoa. I didn't know you're gonna design but actually one of the drives if the book to me is the. I just think that we all talked about it more. If it menopause with just the thing that we talked about in the way that young women now talk about periods just would be issue. Is i think it was stopped to address office. Societal problems around the way owes women treats it. So i got to that point on. I just feel in order for this sars like righteous pigs for this narrative off to make sense. I need to tell the truth about the resolution that menopause gatemen near not meant. I had felt. I had striped break reach after it as everything makes sense. And that's fit stephanie. One of the reasons why. I feel so much facet within myself than i have a house because instead of spending my life fighting against the mixed of mixed emotions would be something. We're not understatement. The abusive relationship me. I dealt with it and i take me. She is to deal with so it was really really important to say that. I mean i've kate the sorry vagina. Lachey chapter a dental Toll rising that. I'm not felt conscious. My mum rating at pullman. But for me it's me emotional stuff. That was a little more. Yes simone dubai runs anjem jemaine grid by kind of more or less saying that she. It's a good time when you meant good time and i i was bouncing shame in once and he eat he said to me. This is a great time for your about to come into your power. You know if you pause on our side you may on eight shots but the book is about physical and the mental shit. We will go through but also the mental stuff that we need to go through exactly what you were talking about that. Do you think paul confronting the pools. It's not just about. Hr not to identify and vaginal. Atrophy sweats in this. Neil but easy about confronting. The demons in our lives does menopause oskar to confront our demons. I would like that. I think the thing that i found. When i was talking to women when i was researching the book was the why does is it. A gives you permissions. Put yourself first. And that's whether that's because of the drop in east agenda Fiction disability. Hormone out whether whether it's in they sue fat whether it's to do with life stage whether it's too for women who have children with children having last the every woman i spiked to almost without exception has reached a point in had live somewhere between forty five and fifty five in the main west. She had gone enough enough. I am not hurting out for this animal. And whether that was a psychological relationship poppers were f- we single one had reached that point in. I found absolutely fascinating therapist day. He said that i mean he was generalizing around around middle-age men tend to narrow that focus in shot down whereas women's focused really widens out a nice look to the world for adventures whereas men really just all about that tiny narrow rituals in their routines of many of the women. I spoke to set the Of that relationship not one of the most fascinating chapters. Roy was the one those vows sex relationships and the number of women who i'd say fifty percent of them has either next departments a wanted to leave palmer's and the ones who on seven awesome. I mean this one comment which was but one of them saying basically heaton. He's a nice bloke. He's perfectly protests. Been but you know all he wants rating wants to play goals. Have pinal the white bacne. compact prune Against moore yes. I will not the woman who's letter For years when her children were more or less older and she said Friends just couldn't accept but she had left someone else that she glass for her and she went to see a therapist. They set this so common that know this age women lethal thousands and it's very very rare on keeping husbands but it was many in sexual contacts a very very well that mainly just to leave Nine must always leave someone else which was estimating your books. Very well researched You wear such very very lightly. As i say is. It's quite aerob- Rich stuff in the about increase in eating disorders in a menopausal women and higher rates of suicide to through some of the things that you've done that i mean i have to say when i was reading so many things was a bit of a penny drop light when i when i started got becoming menopausal at kennedy fussing by fostering don't necessarily think it was a bad thing but i did get slightly into kind of obsession about eating stuff. The took me through some of the things that you discovered it surprise you. I mean because i will say sane menopausal women really get their shit together when it comes to looking awesome selves and you actually have a chapter about that but women you know realizing thicker lacoste themselves ago. Yeah took some of the surprising things you learn about. Well fifty saying the real at real turning point cutlets women sense of fitness and waste. Last week i went out for a drink. Some friends and the guy was selling. He's like oh my wife She couldn't come because she's going kayaking kayaking. She's probably but she's i think she's mayes fifty four says. She always been sporting site when she was think. I think it's partly stupid light. You've got one buddy but it so say that point when you realize you're not is changing and it feels out. He'll control having the white that you'll blowing an adolescent Your body changes and that in a winless young young people young women develop eating disorders that point point when that body salsa spiral out of control and. I think it's really interesting that that's.

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"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

04:13 min | 1 year ago

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

"She's lasted this long and designing odd books. Actress said well said many as that she had a half decent life. I couldn't how getting choked up and then the floodgates and told them what he'd been like for me putting her first in six years old never knowing why was gonna come back to and i told him about the time. She came news a knife but she is a hairbrush and she kept fooling with the neighbors. And they'd have a with tommy that cooler police on top to move again that before his job. Shrink wrapping bacon joints martin's. The best bunch should girls on the planet. I've had a proper home so any friends and my sister married. Someone from abroad doesn't keep in touch monster. she's poaching. forget about me. An old girl wrote my back instead. Nice then the stall again. Bring beach back. They said deadbolt crane because his dommage bottles back and when we asked nigel new managing retro plays. What would happen if they disappeared. He said it was impossible. Flowing on the on a branching peru. if he doesn't sees it hasn't made happened and we're joined lots. They said to say he'll ask nigel. Four of us to have our holidays at the same time goes right because she found him. Don't you come with us. They said rate so beautifully Going to be an audio version of the collection yes the reason audio version and showns before the knock time. I chose all the handpicked every also at some of the annual every region. Some of them were office of friends of monster. the were actors and then the pandemic stroke and couldn't get them so penguin arranged for some great metesz and i've listened to the actual the army schwann's irish the black ones black so it's great i love the oj. Really really works wins. come on. i can't wait to hear when it's yet cameras a week ago. Yeah brilliant allow. Daphne be out that check. So you've got you've got your collection either minutes and zam and what. What can we expect next from this to multi genre. Bending offer kept coming up to things wong. I'm working on novel. We try to average. He's very hard always. I'm what i'm stuck right in the middle of when every to just go wall to my david. How can nice. And that's where i am. I also want to writes a memoir. I'm hoping to stock simultaneously and they much screen rising and also shines have a life. I have zero social stats. I'm really honestly to try. And have some kinds of good time alongside having a very very busy create. Well i'm into that. He wanted to go to the disco sometimes ads at listen. Thank you so much as lovely talking to you. And you and i hope everyone goes out and by supporting cast which is published by penguin. And if you haven't read any of hip before you could also check out. My name's leeann unattractive time of her two novels and an ad on her. Tv shows as well at thank you to birmingham literature festival for inviting us out to do the interview. I hope you've enjoyed it on the check out some of the podcast for the festival. Thank you for listening to this. Week's episode of the birmingham knit fest presents. Podcast if you enjoyed this episode with levy to buy it. May the review in a writing. Find us on instagram to on facebook at

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"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

03:50 min | 1 year ago

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

"You need something like where they are gathering the cast that working at locations and stuff like that it's definitely happening and they have power nly cast leon as we speak united. A boy finally find the child. She's fascinating a allow. Angie it said is lenny. Henry's production company. Yes it's a. It's a production between the bbc at. He's in it isn't he. Are you going to power. They yes man. I was told he was going to be Characters playing he is probably going to be playing one of the. Gosh may not meant. But i don't now Which will call. yeah. I can't see i'm sure there's a lot of people out there that count see I wanna go back even before you wrote. My name's leeann and I think the first time i met you is loan showy festivals. That right yes yes and you you were. You were so. You're writing short stories before you. Yes you're not. Because i've seen collections combined after two novels and some i y ingham's all you know that actually it looks like oh. She's now turned her turned her hansi choice but actually rewriting them right from the beginning if not before right yet. I rising these before levels. Yes so you that. Love heart dot Originally tina was up something from readings short stories. When you're a child or was it your first attempts at writing or that all come from my first attempts shoes toys but actually have flash fiction and they were flushed fiction because they were bits of that. I have do my creative wanting him. I And also on mistakenly thought that she was always easy novels. You know just the all. You bang design even So we've only two thousand words not knowing that it's an absolutely different scale completely. It's also hard ref- anything because you are constraints that if you're entering if you if you're watching the show swing for competition. You really are constrained by work which you want to know so yeah it was. It was definitely the state. Because i thought this was going to be my routine to know who rising not completely completely different discipline. What playing writing screen watching. Of course it's will rising in storytelling. But actually the skills and the structure and is the stuff that you've got to know appreciate is never to do a just different skills to novel was myleene. Name is leeann your first novel by the way Often writers have have a couple of the drawer that they didn't they didn't send our didn't make it was. It was your personal. I so i had ten on before us. Wrong rules Blue in green and that was about Party the icees on partied present. Die and that. I nearly really i needed published as on gotten agents and i had to publish. It was entrusted. But could he could get it salt to the recipes. Green then is another one cool tomorrow. setting birmingham. She's by amish man on one. That was my agent. the time to sit is rubbish. Then absolutely gutted oil. I often see pay poll on twitter elsewhere. Saying how disappointed tonight..

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"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

02:43 min | 1 year ago

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

"So I sometimes I do think all you being to Caucasia asking for too much and then I do my white gown litmus test not you'll know you asking for nearly enough night I would love to do something like that Might be a black seeing more of a seeing on in the business of setting people rubbish. So it would have to be done really well, boxing this cross. Yeah. You'll night one. Thing, that's the next thing. Arcade. Adult you dad will stop. Many impulsively to make really impulsive really important show at black nuclear family to show that in a black girl dusk in black goal can be confident and can talk about fame. Can you know talk about missiles thing? Not just the the the full the. Handful staff when. You keep going please. Like I. I think we all. Nothing. Set Up. This But read -gratulations really well done. You've done. So amazing I'm really rainy. Out of Santa Proud of you I call ready because I you might. But I'd be. King. Too much because it. It's been hard because as not even had that from family unites in. The Great. I'm GONNA keep trucking. No I think OPTIMA. Guy I'm gonNA keep covering this. Well, thank you so much. If you want to pay cup I am the Obama it's through the usual outlets and it's a fantastic radar think. Should read it. I do actually believe that decide that because Lima candies I keeping a radio million saiful read and really insightful look at late means to be a black woman in the Muslim world. So like you summit candies has been nothing talking to you you thank you for having me. Lucky to everyone missing in. Awesome. Thank you for listening to this week's episode of the Bam Fest Presents. PODCAST. If you enjoyed this side, we'd love you to talk tonight. It needs to review in a writing find us on instagram twitter facebook behind nick fast and taking the rest of this year digital program on our website at to be to be them defensible dot org, you can download our latest park associates every Thursday from all the places you only get your podcast until then happy we did. The Birmingham presents podcast is by chantal. And produced by eleven thirty am Birmingham podcast you days for writing West Mittens..

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"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

07:57 min | 1 year ago

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

"Trump for us. because it's really the only sort of validation that were needs as an oneself and in in in the minds and hearts of those. nuff have. He loves so yeah I just said I. I feel in life that we shouldn't be. He's. People who has used some people have told us that we're not nuts because when we pick us we all could not because we all. I think people have told us that we don't get enough is of. That on that violation from US and Sir I mean it's I felt bound writing. What we would sort of in one sense thing called as stereotype a black female stars like. I'm so often we see infection in films, etc.. black women portrayed a spot mothers as on as abusive as missionaries manipulative at central. On this, what done in revived very sorry that that's the case but that is the experience that I've had. As experienced the Jesse hot and so we need to look beyond this of the facts of this person is behaving not shooting at the reasons why the Hudson's Bay haven't been explicit about it. But you know I think that the inference is that but the welding which we even but is so slut. disdainful. Of the black female experience generally can cause an you know I'm not. Two months later but can cause. black women to. Is Thought Missile John Wall. Just sort of to behave in a way that is abusive than responsible. So I can't forgive my mother. I can't allow Jesse to forget his mother until she recognizes that. And that's something I. Feel that I've been privileged to recognize in tons of to give myself a wide education and to to to to regional to invest myself. Thus something. The fact that my mother has been able to do and indeed. Being a Hudson as-as allowed her to to forget about five and his. It's again, very, very easy for from my parents on Jess's parents the tunnel and say when you. Were raised and what they call the troops. a new site to reject Bob and live your life. That's your choice. It's the wrong choice. We investor with the privilege of knowing the truth, but you talked corner. and. So there's absolutely nothing that I can say to change their mind nothing. In doesn't matter how. Happy I am out in LAS has a slam. I still until I combat to Jehovah. I've still living against the principle that I've been privileged to have been raised it, and so it's just you know for once a battle freezes just folks for my mental health I'm. I just went sort of engage myself in on decision and so I didn't one Jessica throughout as I think that felt Ryan at today right at the end of the novel this but he again, that would have been the Hollywood ending a felt right. But he didn't take that journey back to his parents house way where that there's a kind of joyous on. Soothing. Baltic. Kind of reunion at the end of the novel. That is that. So My Question because I'm loving. This conversation as you know has been already celebrated. Day P duffle and very excited is to what might come next to know what? I. Think being a black British writer novelist now. I think the possibilities are endless on because. So much of our history has been written by other people. I'm really excited about the second year of Miami which spots in October I'm studying the main black. British. Writing at Goldsmiths. fuss coast its kind in the UK and I'm just learning so much about the site of Ohio before people like sl Maltin. I've never even had. Chessel. Before You. Are Now is just so much to long long-form and they think obviously cyber interested inviting about the black rich experience off the black precision experience because with been him as on post Windros sh- black people full. Up to sentence years but then you've got a generation before about you know people like Sale James. Mawson who came of Erin in the nineteen thirties was working for BBC starting Caribbean voices since really kind of an edge, the dollop or another that inspired the writing all the generation and a funding recently foot I'm during the what recall when just generation says late forties to early Seventies. Of A seventy books written by Africa. At published here. New, okay. So I'm just Interested and and you thought sort of the the mid to late twentieth century literary. Wild. Black walls in this country and at an wet outscoring yet I sort of have ideas for characters DNA family But what's our full not? Just, very early days weenie really really exciting and it's it is really exciting. Whole life. Thanks to have this conversation with you know you're in the wild it's no. You'll making Clem someone who's a second-generation? Therapy Hasson it carrying participant. There is something about how this store is story progresses how all story progresses here and I think it feels like it's really really safe house with us I'm really happy for that. Say Thank you so much for taking the time to. Connect with us today snow like. The lavish writing I think isn't a in a very, very good place right now. With up on the black rights That's just thought and you know that's a huge victory of the two hundred. Writers and Literature professionals on of whom Audette sets on increasing not but manifold and yard just creating much more space false oust to to reach ordinances and to. Life and culture and just too much about anything we want. But as black rights and I think that's incredibly exciting sir. I think ordinance members should a seat belts on and get ready for an amazing Johnny. Ensue. Lap Jewish cultural history being maimed definite may hold. Thank you so much. Thank you. Take cover. So yeah, you too. Thank you for listening to this week's episode of the Birmingham Knit Fest presents podcast. If you enjoyed this episode would love to us it may the review a writing find us on instagram twitter facebook at the hamlet fast and take a look at the rest of program on our website at www dot them nature festival, dot org you can download latest podcast episodes, every Thursday. From all the places you would normally get your podcasts until then happy we did. The Birmingham Fest Presents podcast curated by Chantal Edwards and produced by eleven say bummed podcast you days for writing. West Midlands..

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"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

08:24 min | 1 year ago

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

"Whole prime spacex lack. It's a false narrative threads but infringing pages. Takes in like seventy years of history takes in. Uh so much of of British Society British Society of on also coach with London Etcetera Etcetera does so much and. In order to sort of preserve speed fire tokens, fascists though certain things that ought to leave out I'm suing the on it. You know it's it was a joy to write this book. It was enjoy its rights to fiction as joy to sort of create a framework through which lots of subjects could be spoken about lightly. But profoundly enough as they happened bit of of weights and gravity but nothing with more weights will them pronounce Botswana, hope to cheat anyway. It's also it's also a really interesting exploration of. Black Masculinity and the Kohl's black masculinity sexuality you know the thing that I Rabi lent. Woman reading this book is how Tolchard it is Torch Camby Times space desire, and will site decide area. Had accounts of identities he may like. So Jesse's cold one point a black boy trying to be a white boy trying to be a black boy by group of Asian and white boys who had tried to be black boys. kind of set this whole layering of this appointive performances that going on. But also you know the kind of the deep insecurities also a comprised exploration of. The identity. So if you speaks Thompson, you're kind of Whether again, that was a conscious a johnny you taking spoke to Split, black masculinity in rape secure way whether that was just part of Jesse's identity Apple Janney. I think the latter. It's always something that's going to be at the top of my almost everything I do will be felted through tension in terms of being a black male looking in the mirror and seeing a black now but not really fulfilling other people's ideas of blackmail shouldn't be. I'm not something I lift through my whole life. You MAQASSAD grew up in white can cause area while the British national policy. News a stronghold Sundell strongholds vamping until. Some of the thousands. And I was sent to a second Russo. Festival I was had my primary school but despite. Despite his estranged wife but being one of two black boys in the whole year. Sixty percent white four percent Asian. An inmate on this black boy. But I was chosen this had boy and I think at that age and. I saw Steve McQueen's year three and residents as. Saying get three one catch us a seven eight years old. That's when they start to become aware of race class gender. And reversals. Thanks. But. Being ten years old and big. You know being appointed head boy you know for me you know people criticize you'll not professionally unstitched because you're black we'll ask them had always. In a that's any sense. But then my parents sent me to a second juice school. The was failing miserably that had the west reputation fol expulsions, tinge practices. You know violence and lets you said violence against off and the wasp on missiles and the whole borough off will, which is already a very bright deprived area. Simply because I've forever Jehovah's starting the same time. So I had to hunker lots of of racism overt covert is juvenile. From, being top of the clause per from being head blouse, suddenly sort of seen as a black boy. Teenage. Black. Boy. and because my parents have both grown up. In similar situations as well as as second generation West Indian immigrants for them I feel now and I'm. They exhibited internalized racism and the way that they. Raised me so both my parents. So Black the adoptive father kyw white adoptive father cartoon member is an invention by me to expl-. Sort of in a Melissa of easily. Digestible way. For readers in terms of explaining how difficult it is as all black child out be raised in this country in this still majority white country not still very majority white wack and 'cause. How difficult it is for a child to be raised with a black and steered sue the trust himself as a black man. Especially one lifeproof subs the education system prioritizes and exclusive you white male idea of lice. You know or the on Niche Trust Achi level for English. Shakespeare Thomas Holiday. Jamie Prese needs Tennessee Williams Scott Fitzgerald. You know if the poetry was all shems heaney and coverage and once left and Byron Shelley not his all pure pure shaw debt. You know. So again, you just not set of empowered as lack child to to feel like. You have legitimate place in life, and so you ingratiate yourself to wireless white students in particular and Jesse Ulcer is oxygen was witness and all of those. In his congregation all white man. With bricklayers over the day run, the station fog will talk pension decorate. So that's still elders and so as far as he's concerned that the meteors between himself and God and Sir, he fills the need to to ingratiate himself. It feels the need to to what to become like them. What's become one? And I think as he grows older and realizes that that's impossible but never going to be a white. the a new weights sort of ingratiate himself is to become is to be sexually attracted to them to be involved with them sexually. and that sort of feeds back into the level of honesty and explicit sex scenes in Jesse's not a normal. And investor Komo's possum you know he's been through so many things he's done star unique intersection. and. We've not seen sets like thought before by we don't see in films on television young black men from backgrounds having sex with older white men. It's just not something that happened. Visual operators is necessary. As is necessary to sort of write. About what is let's be weights or in a restaurant we didn't see. Even. Sir It just sort of became very important to to to explore about in in detail. But again, like I said, what's this? this file answer. That will be something that I will always be fighting through like this idea, all black identity and how it is applied masculine identity and how it is so often dictated to by the poor pellets would say is the white supremacist imperatives to this Patriarchal Latins And I think. Is, interesting by Jesse ends up on that because it is it's really uncomfortable following. Because you can see what's happening and And black people who have grown up in this country on some level of being complicit in that because for all the reasons that you say we've had choice but to be complicit in that and you, you'll very honest in the presentation of that but it's quite interesting why he ends up when he goes to Somerset I, don't want to give way two minutes spoilers..

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"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

06:08 min | 1 year ago

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

"That they didn't remember or changed the subject and I didn't with a bat being. obliged. British, person who I kind of unspent a sutton. So sensibility in times of avoiding subjects because that traumatic song kind of wondered whether that was the case with them whether they was suffering chalmers Sir didn't want to sort of reflect back on that on their lives and fifty sixty seventies living as black people in the UK and being chow blazes in tons of. The fast black people to I'm in huge numbers and all over the country live here amongst white can cost people. You know I grew up in that country while bone in the early eighties and suffered lots of racism. And that's me being lead generation immigrant. So I'm kind of wondering now like waltz the fuss generation has to deal with we have examples in the fiction all's. Andrew. Levy some salve. George lamming at how but I think every generation needs to find out a fresh what it was like to be a Jamaican All Africa Caribbean or African immigrants to the U. K. in the nineteen fifties and sixties because it was just a completely different world and it just seems like what we've seen happen this year in the United States, for example, and with Latin is maps oats freshly at the top of the agenda all over the world it does seem unfortunately that each generation needs to find out a fresh Y or White supremacy exists, but today system exists and is a strong his is as insidious as. On so Just in times of retrieving and rehabilitates the experience of a and four to six days so that we can learn from that as we consider, see over two or three generations what has changed what hasn't changed at many just explain. Noman story in the nineteen, fifty s really I think does explain a lot of what Jesus experienced subsequently is fifty years later. And there's also something around just taming you save at responsive. It's making me think about the way Wayne which Shane played a part in in both in all of those generations you know in that sense it like you saying carrots to Iraq in the fifties, there was some kind of circumspect relationship to the past and was that stupid trauma I owned was let's do shame and there's something kind of echo that. kind of shrouds the whole novel this almost like a colonial shame united that. All of the characters in a sense are experiencing. Just. Quite quite interesting. Yeah. Yeah. I think Sir Yeah Jamaica in my research i. Discussed was An really spot states. in the economy has prospects in pre independence. Nobody knew what was going to happen if Jamaica became independent from from Bristle. Devastated by so many hurricanes swallow the course of the on nine, thousand, four, hundred, fifty, I think the nine, hundred and forty four hurricane thinking was incredibly damaging. Not something that Norman would have lived through deeds than the moment mentioned. that's Devastates Inc island sort of put the economy back seat five years rather link what we're going through NAS posing tons of the coronavirus sleeping Britain, Bingham, ritual sort of advanced capitalist suppose state but. Jamaica. Just have such an unenviable instructions on issues at that time. The POPs did foster a sense of needing to escape in people and because of the colonial education the Jamaican children. I received. Written is being almost utopia or paradise. disingenuous. Of the British education system, the colonies fosters this kind of this feeling but the mother country is the place to to be. The person that you won't be and yeah I mean that just sort of makes the disappointment but they. Found when they got hedged even more. Profound. Really and I think. Because of the sort of situation of. This kind of colonial imposition I'm the education system affects Jesse in that affected me. You Know I. Grew up in a very sort of whitewashed can cost area. The BNP were very prominent. in myrow during the time that I was growing up. this toxic situation WHA is choking the black country Ovitz livelihoods the just instructing crush the unions of being put down. People out what and people necessarily the impoundment change to find new industries and new. Reasons to be on that then reflects back on the racism but I grew up receiving but at the same time like I said at the top of. The concision. My education was based almost entirely will actually entirely on on the writing all debt whiteman as someone who was raised with the Bible and someone who is you? Mariah young age very interested in in writing. Against at this sense of shame all being actually a black person but if I'm not seeing black people writing anything. I'm who do I think Kaya he knows and so was kind of very complex sensitive.

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"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

04:46 min | 1 year ago

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

"Everyone, and thank you so much for joining us across the miles, please very special Birmingham literature Festival podcast off. I'm least bury a poet and pints in a variety of West Midlands and I'm delighted to be introducing you to two of the brightest rising stars on the poultry see who pinned a call and I mean Auntie these two wonderful Midlands pallets bring us. What's best and most exciting about contemporary poetry True Heart and deep feeling a meeting of gorge just lyrical languages and engage with the stories and experiences which transform us. I'm going to introduce both the poet's to you and then we'll hear that poems and chat about work and the importance of poetry in difficult times. My first guest Romulan Auntie is a nurse award-winning poet and editor. She was born in San Sebastian a Philippines where she lived until she migrated to the UK 816 Roma's poems of non many awards including the prestigious poetry London prize and the Manchester poetry poems. Well musical founding editor of her an apology Journal a journal for public to write English as a second or parallel language this summer Roma published her first full collection with Tuttle empty emetic for homesickness. And it's already received rave reviews and acclaim being named an observer poultry book-of-the-month. My second guess is the wonderful rupinder Kaur rabindra is a Birmingham Jail be poet performer Workshop facilitator and creative curator her debut poultry bookroo. 2018 was published by Verve poetry press she's been awarded the voice C P Grant from the Arts Council to work on a next poetry collection and it's currently a BBC new creative developing audio. Peace with war will media rupinder.

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"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

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Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

05:33 min | 1 year ago

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

"Because you know, I would sort of I would I see aspects of my parents situation in a month. Um revealed back to me in a band lyrics and they just seem to be an uncanny kind of parallel certainly certainly my own my maybe not in real life. So what was happening between like my assistants and happen. But yeah the thing about the playlist I really I'm so happy, you know, know, it's great that the book is out in 2020 because you know, the technology allows us to do this, you know, like life of people kind of pink ping-ponging between the book and the playlist and sort of reminded himself. So Sons or even hearing them for the first time and think about the playlist. It's not like the book. It's not it took us about six hundred songs on it or something, you know, colossal like that and you know, a lot of them are not very good. At least a minute to it lot of people. I mean, I've got a lot of affection for for most of them, but I don't really sit around listening to the Barron Knights these days off. The thing is every song mentioned is the book it signs on the playlist. And so so that's it's just to give you a allow you to if wanted to immerse yourself further in the book as you're reading it off because it's hard enough to explain the concept of Barron Knights, you know. Anyway, yeah, I remember the Barron Knights perhaps too vividly and it strikes me that you're doing the same as Stewart is doing in life to to explore my mistress. My mistress eyes are nothing like the so do you know you're you're not just saying I love the welfare state. I love Birmingham. I love pop music. But in order to acknowledge that love you have to say about it does have a water in it snows, you know, it does have these features that aren't all that great and I know about that too, but I love it in spite of that and that the the sort of passing musical fads. All the comic music things are just as much a part of our wallpaper as the the grades but I noticed that you also speak unapologetically about listening to other people's album as great art. And that pop music is entitled to that claim. It's not a guilty pleasure for you. It's a common culture. Is.

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"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

04:56 min | 1 year ago

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

"Well, that's fine. That's fine. If we don't want to go do it and how stop paying taxes then but as long we do pay taxes and we have a Civic show responsibility, that's the point of the government to do stuff for people and not we don't think that's anathema in this country. And and I do as say, it's a glib joke, but it's one with a kernel of Truth as I say early on the book the people who moan about the nanny state are the people who had knowledge. It's like Jacob rees-mogg, etc. Etc. And I find it. I find it strongly and so I mean as you can tell I'm kind of angry about all this, but I hope it's not dead. Angry book. I hope it's more of a I hope it's funny and fist bump on the tables it work it is it Oliver and actually it has it a quality which I can only remember Richard Dawkins bringing about in me before which is that it made me furiously angry as I read it because I agreed with every word of it, right? You know, it made me laugh out loud. He's very funny. There are so many anecdotes and and personal starting point. And of course you frame it in terms of your own life, but it is also a book and the title brings me back to that. It is also a book in which the title is that clear in a statement it sits alongside wire no longer talking to white people about race or kit devolves common people or a car as Natives and I think Pete's book does this month as well in a very different way that you're you're putting your cards on the table and saying right. This is what this book is about and sometimes as with natives or common people the phrasing of the title. Is is reclaiming that which we have calmed it is it is a polemic but it's a it's polemic and and a polemic and it's got interviews. It's got travel in it, but it's not it's a choice an element of memoir in which not not as strongly as Peter's but I think it changed initially when I learned a p a nice books are coming out around the same time. I mean, was keen on US during summer events together, which I'm so glad we're doing this together cuz I did think that although they're coming from different angles. They have quite a lot. There's quite a lot should there's a commonality about the money thing. So now just totally agree, you know, there's so many sorts of things off, you know, it's a stretch but I liked about 2, it's buffee is obviously there is a lot of anger in it, but it's actually it's a very celebratory book as well. Where is it? Like the way that you know, I loved the almost incidental way that there are certain color parts of Birmingham that I found very beautiful as I was growing up in a completely, you know in a way that you don't analyze cuz you're young And and I really loved the way way the Stewart kind of celebrated those same places and you know in the.

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"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

05:26 min | 1 year ago

"birmingham" Discussed on Birmingham Lit Fest Presents….

"London Skyline bristles with Towers old and new bloody and Sleek monuments to Kings and to Commerce from the Giants of the Cities swampy money jungle to the high-rise Canyons of Camden visitor and Native steers and Orient by them lifting your eyes from your book or phone or your feet off the train exhales into Houston as the bus crests muswell Hill as you jostle do the West End whenever I Pace the narrow Lanes of Bloomsbury and fitzrovia, I look up for my favorite a grade two listed building more human and generous than a monstrosity is of Canary Wharf it's had many names and many lovers it looms over works by in McEwen the goodies Allenmore Harry Potter and Doctor Who it is part of our shared National iconography. It is a symbol of something. What? I think know glamor Vision Adventure the future that was coming early in the twenty-first century just as we were realizing that future wasn't coming for most of us down. Hope I had lunch at the top of that Tower in the restaurant that used to revolve the restaurant of failed dreams with a man who helped to build it. I was filming an interview with Tony Benn the ground on Firebrand of the labor movement about the towers history in nineteen sixty-six along with the Holiday Camp magnets Billy Brooklyn. He opened what was then called the GP or general post office tower. He was Postmaster General and the tower was designed by The Architects of the ministry of public buildings. Neither of those positions or organizations exist. Now with the coming of Margaret Thatcher's new changed Britain the tower as part of the privatization of the post office the first of many dead. It became first to Telecom and then the BT Tower and as we sat in the restaurant, Erie closed to the public for decades on the vague and spurious grounds of it being a terrorist Target. I could suck the mounting anxiety of the Slick besuited PR man. Eventually he came over to our table. Hey, I can't help noticing guys Stewart Tony that you're referring to the building has the GPO Tower. He laughed indulgently now, it's not been that for a long time guys. Can I just remind you? It's the BT Tower as in British Telecom who owned it off been fixed him with a stare that combined pity and Scorn. Excuse me. I commissioned this building I built it using British labor and skills with the money off of the British people who paid for it with their taxes..

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