On the Clear Spot at 8pm – Arghhh……. that bloomin’ ash cloud! revisits the events of April 2010, when the eruptions of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland resulted in the closure of European airspace, causing unprecedented global travel disruption and grounding of international air traffic. Using the archive of audio interviews carried out by oral historians Babs Gibson and jp, we will hear some of the dramatic stories about how people unwittingly became caught up in the events and how they did or didn’t get on!
Jp of hear&now projects, and Babs Gibson of Spoken Histories have worked together on various oral and public history projects and have experience of producing podcasts and audio walking trails. Babs is currently working on an oral history of the WW2 Arctic Convoy interviewing veterans who were deployed on this mission. Jp is developing her website and continuing to archive for the Ash Cloud revisited project, which this program emerged from. [Repeated Thursday at 9am.]
Today on Out In South London at 6.30pm presenter Rosie Wilby talks to writer Martin Walker, who covers the Edinburgh Fringe for ScotsGay Magazine. He’ll offer an insight into the acts presenting early summer warm up shows in preparation for the Fringe. Comedian Andrew Doyle talks about his appearance on the ‘One Pound Cabaret’ at The Kings Arms in Waterloo on 20th April and his new show ‘Zero Tolerance’ which will be at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Acrobats Chris Willoughby “Chrisalys” and Paul Evans present their show show ‘Puffball’, part of the CircusFest at the Roundhouse.
[Repeated Sunday 10am.]
Radio Ecoshock at 1pm is a global environmental news show with Alex Smith. On today’s show Alex raises the question “Are Christian fundamentalists derailing climate action?” and talks to The Rev. Michael Dowd. Alex also discusses a new report from UNEP showing that alternative energy was strong but slightly down in 2013. For more more information visit www.ecoshock.org. [Repeated Thursday 6am.]