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Listen: Hartcliffe born Green Party activist Tony Dyer on south Bristol, class politics and never joining Labour

The Hartcliffe raised activist cannot attract the usual stereotypes associated to the party

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Trinity Centre CEO on fighting for arts and grassroots culture in the time of Covid

Listen: Bristol Unpacked, with Zakiya McKenzie on Black in the green movement and why people shouldn't be so polite

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Poet Lawrence Hoo, on decolonising education, and if he's now in the establishment

As part of the Cable's Black History Month coverage, Neil and Lawrence talk about the renaming of Colston Hall to Bristol Beacon, how education and the arts are key to building positive paths for young people and the role a poet plays in the political process of the city.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Extinction Rebellion activist Chloe Naldrett, on getting arrested and where next for XR

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Paul Smith, the council's housing boss, and how a socialist can be ‘credible’ with developers

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Desmond Brown, on knife crime, the justice system and being called a ‘police informant’

Desmond has been accused by some of being a police informant, due to his work with local institutions and the police, a claim he strongly refutes as ridiculous.

Watch: The struggle for the future of Britain's best street

A furore has kicked off over proposals to pedestrianise one of Bristol's most iconic streets, St Marks Road, with famous shop Sweetmart threatening to leave! Easton native Neil Maggs investigates whats going on behind the headlines.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Sam Williamson, head teacher on education in one of the UK's most deprived areas

Children's futures almost stolen, inequality made worse by algorithm and education in the time of COVID-19 in some of the UK's most deprived neighbourhoods.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Krazy, the local hip-hop heavyweight who punched a racist

As a white man he has been accused of cultural appropriation, despite growing up in the scene.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with David Goldblatt, on how sport can help save us from climate change

Local football clubs are gonna need gondolas to get supporters to flooded pitches and sports fans are untapped climate change champions, says the leading voice on sport and society.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Jimmy Galvin, the artist who hadn't read a book at 20

Growing up in poverty on north Bristol council estate Lawrence Weston, Jimmy didn’t read a book until he was 20. His life changed when his girlfriend took him to the Tate gallery in London.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Marti Burgess, the first Black Merchant Venturer

Marti is the first Black person to join the Merchant Venturers, the 500 year old club of slave trader Edward Colston.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Delroy Hibbert

Delroy Hibbert is a Black Lives Matter backer. But he also attended the ‘All Lives Matter’ demonstration in Bristol the week after Colston fell.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Cleo Lake

Season 1, Episode 1: Founding member of Countering Colston, Green party city councillor and former Lord Mayor, Cleo Lake has a lot to say on the big questions of politics, race, history and the future of Bristol and beyond.

Watch: Resilience - An uplifting story of young mums on one of the UK's oldest council estates

A short documentary of young mums overcoming stigma through friendship on one of the UK's oldest council estates, Hillfields in Bristol.

WATCH: Bristol South and bloody Brexit

On the eve of this unpredictable election, Neil Maggs went to Labour-held Bristol South to talk to people about trust in politics, Jeremy Corbyn and Brexit, which divides people.

Watch: Authenticity in Cadbury Heath

Janice has been working at a family run community project for 22 years in Cadbury Heath, which is trying to fill the gaps left by austerity.

Watch: Hartcliffe Aspirations, a short doc with Paul Holbrook

A moving short film about Hartcliffe and aspiration with local lad and award winning film maker Paul Holbrook.

A complicated victory: Bristol, European City of Sport 2017

Bristol has won European City of Sport 2017. What does it mean for the city?

Football has a problem. Where are the tools to fix it?

How can we help our football teams reflect the diversity of our local communities?

How local are our football clubs?

Last season saw two open-top bus tours and huge celebrations in Bristol, as City and Rovers both gained promotion..

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