Author: Neil Maggs
Confronting dodgy landlords and the desperate need for diverse working class solidarity, with Nick Ballard of ACORN
The community union are confrontational, successful and controversial.
Black, conservative and proud with Tory Bristol mayoral candidate Samuel Williams
Some conservatives of colour are speaking up in rejection of what they see as the dominant ‘woke’ views in raging debate on the legacy and current effects of racial injustice
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Trinity Centre CEO on fighting for arts and grassroots culture in the time of Covid
Emma is at the forefront of the struggle to defend and champion the sector as a whole, and stick up for grassroots community culture.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked, with Zakiya McKenzie on Black in the green movement and why people shouldn't be so polite
As a leader of Bristol’s Black and Green project, Zakiya is bringing a background in broadcasting and research to connect the inner city with the...
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with 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 Extinction Rebellion activist Chloe Naldrett, on getting arrested and where next for XR
Chloe's recent arrest has helped put XR back in the headlines, but how can the movement sustain itself in rebellion against climate catastrophe?
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Paul Smith, the council's housing boss, and how a socialist can be ‘credible’ with developers
The famously humorous Hartcliffe local was a city councillor in the 1990s, and then getting re-elected in 2016, bringing professional experience to the role of...
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.