Lectures, book interviews and thought provoking programming that goes beyond the traditional Sunday media religious and sports extravaganzas.
Hour One: Local and regional event announcements. New World Notes latest on Glenn Greenwald and the NSA revelations.
Hour Two: Crimea votes to be part of Russia in a referendum. Putin’s speech – far right elements in new Ukrainian government. Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs (unelected), on the recent Crimea referendum. Marina Morris, who is Ukrainian, gives her opinion on recent events in Ukraine and Crimea. PMQs Ed Miliband and David Cameron vilifying recent Crimean referendum. Housing interview with @policytessa Tessa Coombes, former Bristol City councillor, blogger and writer for Bristol 24/7. She discusses why there is such a shortage of affordable housing in Bristol and why Osborne won’t do anything about it. Should be his top priority but Osborne’s budget this week does nothing to ease unaffordable rents & shortage of good value housing: Solving Bristol’s Housing disaster with former City Councillor & Bristol 24/7 columnist Tessa Coombes. Interview with Clive Menzies, from ‘Occupy London’ Economics Working Group, by our London correspondent Fran Scott. He explains their thinking on the power of the City of London and the influence of the EU and big corporations ‘hollowing out’ our democracy mentioning two films in particular Secret City and The Brussels Business. Italian ancient city state of Venice votes this week on whether Venetians want to secede from Rome. Credible sightings of missing MH370 Malaysian Airways 777 plane flying very low over the Eastern Maldives and heading South towards top secret US base at Diego Garcia.
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