Category Archives: Monday Matters

Monday Matters health & nutrition 17 October 2016

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The featured artist is Julian Cope – who celebrates is birthday on 21 Oct. He was also lead the singer for the band The Teardrop Explodes.

The first stage of the operation to retake Mosul started. Joint forces will do this from the north, east and south. The west will be left open deliberately, allowing Islamic State fighters a route of escape. It is largely desert in this direction so drones will monitor the terrain and pick off IS fighters as they flee. Mosul is a big city – it is estimated there could be as many as 1.5 million people left inside. Lise Grande is the UN Humanitarian co-ordinator and talks of the issues facing the civilians

Breakfast is seen by many as the most important meal of the day and we have known that many cereal staples, that make up our breakfast, can be full of sugars. Health and nutritionist Amanda Hamilton – who is the UK based spokesperson of a new healthy breakfast cereal called Quinoa Crack – who tells us how we can get a free trial cereal box.

Monday Matters Trump v Clinton 10 Oct 2016

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They say politics is – show business for ugly people – well, new Chancellor Philip Hammond claimed that Ball’s Charleston was better than his economic forecasting…well, we will hear from Ed Balls about Strickly, the EU referendum and the future of the Labour party.

Our featured artist of the week is: Singer-songwriter and producer Kirsty Maccoll who released pop hits like “They Don’t Know.” If she was alive – she’d be 57 years old – as it was she was killed in a boating accident in December 2000 – aged 41.

Secretary of State David Davis made a statement in the House of Commons on the next steps in leaving the European Union. He used his appearance to tell EU leaders including that any attempt to damage Britain “is not a good strategy to pursue”.

In the final hour Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debated in a town hall setting during the second presidential debate of the 2016 election. We will hear some of the memorable moments from the debate

Monday Matters #CPC16 HIV cure 03 October 2016

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We have the World Tonight where we hear stories making the headlines around the world. In NOT in the News: a time wasting woman dialled 999 to request an ambulance to take her home after she’d been shopping and now had SORE FEET.

After 8pm a British man who is undergoing a pioneering treatment for HIV hopes to become the first person in the world to be cured of the virus. After 8pm we’ll talk to Dr Mark Samuels from the National Institute for Health Research.

Our featured group is the REO Speedwagon – as Kevin Cronin celebrates his birthday on Thursday.

It’s the Conservative Party conference taking place in Birmingham and we will hear from the chancellor Philip Hammond about his plans for the next year. The chancellor suggested Ed Ball’s performance on Strictly Come Dancing – was better than his economic forecasting. Will Mr Hammond live up to the hype?

Monday Matters, AA Roads & Labour Party Conference 26 September 2016

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Cambridge born Olivia Newton-John is the featured artist and we will be playing 4 non-stops songs back to back.

It’s party political season at the moment and the Labour party were in Liverpool. We will hear from Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell who announced he would introduce a “real living wage” of at least £10 an hour in 2020 if elected.

An AA poll shows 8 out of 10 drivers think removal of hard shoulder for Smart Motorway makes motorway more dangerous. Drivers feel that this is not enough to avoid broken down vehicles being forced to stop in live running lanes, with the danger of being hit from behind.

When asked by AA to describe their thoughts on the lay-bys, phrases such as “death zones”, “foolish planners’ promised land” and “desperate unreachable havens” were used. Jason spoke to AA President Edmund King about the findings.

Monday Matters Housemartins & Rob Auton 19 Sept 2016

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The featured artist is the Housemartins.

There has been a rise in the number of children calling the Childline helpline reporting online abuse and grooming. We have a report after 8pm.

Award winning writer, performer and comedian Rob Auton is currently on tour with The Sleep Show. It follows on from the success of performing to packed audiences at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

He will be performing at the Margate Theatre Royal on 25-Sep and then at Canterbury Marlow on the 13 April 2017.

He spoke to Jason McCrossan on 106.9 SFM.

Monday Matters Barry White & Johnny Cash 12 Sept 2016

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On this edition of Monday Matters broadcast on 106.9 SFM.

On the day that former Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he was quitting as an MP – we will hear what he has to say and the reasons why. We will also hear Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn’s reaction to the news.

The featured artist is Barry White celebrates his birthday on Sep 12, 1944. Jason plays 4 songs including taking requests from listeners.

The Palace of Westminster is due for a critical £7bn refurbishment. Darren McCaffrey went to the house to find out more.

Litter currently costs Britain £1bn per year and Jason’s guest tonight has set up a smart phone app which lets users report sights of litter directly to their council to clear it up. Danny Lucas developed the Littergram app over a year ago and as well as chatting about how it works – we also hear how Facebook is trying to force Littergram to change its name.

On the 12 Sept 2003 Johnny Cash died and we have music & interviews from his life.