When does bad behaviour get so serious that a young person should be permanently excluded from the mainstream school system? No More Exclusions, a campaign Lana co-founded, says never. For Lana, doing so is the result of a failed and often racist system. As an educator with decades of experience in Bristol and the region, Lana has a powerful vision that refuses to give up on any child.
But what about the other 29 pupils who just want to get on? Neil and Lana chat through the politics and practicalities of a renewed education system, including why teachers have had enough and might be joining many other workers on strike this year.
‘We had to fight so hard to get here’, says aunt of boy struck with paddle as attacker convicted
Police have apologised to 12-year-old Antwon Forrest and his family, who say the force’s initial poor response was because of the boy's race.
‘This is a film about justice.’ The long-awaited I am Judah documentary premieres in Bristol
The 'I am Judah' documentary depicting the brutal tasering by the police of community elder Ras Judah premiered this week and raises ongoing concerns with the racist policing of Bristol’s Afro-Caribbean communities.
‘I’m not taking any more asylum seekers’: Stagecoach ‘urgently’ investigating discrimination claims
Asylum seekers who are being temporarily housed at a remote Holiday Inn near Bristol Airport have complained of racial discrimination at the hands of bus drivers on the one route connecting them to the city.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with cricketing legend David ‘Syd’ Lawrence, the first Black president of a county club who’s had bananas thrown at him on the field
Fast bowls, nightclubs and bodybuilding – Syd Lawrence is an outspoken local sporting icon who's been around the block in Bristol.
Listen: Henrietta Lacks by Daniel Edmund
Your Bristol Life is a new series of five podcasts shining a light on underrepresented aspects of Bristol's history. This BCfm series was made with the Bristol Cable, Bristol History Podcast and In The Dark.
Sound of the South Asian underground
After the explosion of the South Asian music scene in recent years, the Cable sits down with the Bristol-born Pakistani siblings who are bringing representation, raves and revival to Bristol.