Dr Shawn Sobers has been one of the key people behind ground-breaking film and community media exploring race and community in Bristol for some time. An Associate Professor at UWE’s Film and Journalism Department, Shawn is also on Bristol’s History Commission. Set up by the mayor in the wake of the toppling of Colston, the commission has attracted some flack for its membership and seemingly opaque goings on. Neil and Shawn dig into the context around the Meghan and Oprah interview and how the commission is coming along.
As Bristol's latest drug death rocks the city, can getting your drugs tested save lives?
The Cable speaks to Bristol Drugs Project about their harm reduction efforts amid safety concerns about young people partying after the recent reopening.
BAME hospital staff told to use easier-to-pronounce "Western" names", watchdog finds
Hospital manager told Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff to go by “Western names” while on duty because their own are too hard to pronounce, a shocking inspection has revealed
Pandemic evictions and the Police and Crime Bill leave travelling communities fearful of what comes next
As large-scale evictions of roadside camps and squats ramp up, and legislation criminalising trespass moves closer to becoming law, we talk to people in the firing line.
‘It’s like a pain that never goes away’ - Retiring Bristol Flyers basketball player Panos Mayindombe on racism in sport
Panos was 19 when he first experienced racism on the court. More than a decade later, he isn’t sure it’s any better.