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.
This week in Bristol: Fears for Bristol Central Library reignited despite council U-turn
Councillors say relocation of the Central Library from its historic location is off the table for this year only.
Construction errors delay Lockleaze’s factory-built homes, leaving buyers in the lurch
Modular homes at Legal & General's Bonnington site have been hit by six-month delays in completion, after a 'serious mistake' meant brick walls had to be dismantled.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with the doctor prescribing ketamine to assist therapy
We chat to Dr Ben Sessa, co-founder of Awakn, a company leading the burgeoning movement offering therapy assisted by psychedelic drugs.
Council’s SEND social media spying inquiry facing further delays
An independent inquiry into allegations of social media surveillance by Bristol City Council has been put on hold until a separate Ofsted inspection is complete, councillors heard.
MPs recommend government funding to ‘revive’ local journalism
In a new report, MPs acknowledge that local journalism is in crisis, saying major outlets have compromised quality for clicks and more funding is needed to support local public interest journalism.
Watch: ‘I was a conspiracy theorist for 15 years. Now I’m on a mission to bring others back to reality.’
Brent Lee Regan from Bristol describes his journey down the rabbit hole of internet conspiracies and back to reality, and how it led him to creating his podcast explaining how conspiracy theories work.