Opinion

'We need public leaders and institutions to be bold with big ideas, despite the risks and bad PR'

When we face existential issues like the climate crisis, or calls for radical changes to problems that affect us all, we need public institutions and leaders to not be timid.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked on a £23 million gap in the council's budget, with Craig Cheney the councillor holding the city's purse strings

Listen: Bristol Unpacked on acting in new drama Outlaws and living with real bank robbers, Longwell Record's Ian Aitchison

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Former mayor George Ferguson, on his highs, lows, beef with Marvin and being ‘radical’ as a former Merchant Venturer

The red-trouser wearing self-described “establishment rebel” and first and former Bristol mayor George Ferguson joins the podcast this week.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Listen: Bristol Unpacked on if Drill music is driving knife crime with youth worker Darren Alexander

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with new Green Party co-leader Carla Denyer on taking the fight to Labour and if the Greens are a party of government as well as protest

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Listen: Bristol Unpacked with actor Joe Sims on making it in the industry, and learning to be proud as a big, bald Bristolian

Joe Sims is a well known actor from Bristol. Having made it through the ranks of a notoriously elitist industry with a working class background, Joe has a lot to say on and off screen.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with the city's 'night Tzar' Carly Heath on sexual entertainment, drugs on the dancefloor and the recovery of a bruised sector

After a long stint working in Bristol's nightlife, in March Carly Heath was appointed by the council as Bristol's first ever Night-time Economy Advisor.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Tory Police and Crime commissioner Mark Shelford, on crime, riots and institutional racism in policing

The new PCC on the Police and Crime Bill, the riot and protests in Bristol and how policing can be just and effective.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Bristol South MP Karin Smyth on 'undemocratic' mayoral system, Labour's past failings, and why the Merchant Venturers must go

The Labour MP for Bristol South Karin Smyth talks about her background and her eventful six years in parliament.

A toxic chemical is being sprayed in Bristol despite pledges, but progress is being made

That circle of dead grass or shrivelled weeds surrounding a bench in a park is probably caused by a weed killer at the centre of a long-running controversy.