Priyanka Raval

Podcasts

Listen: The Debrief – why does transparency matter, and is the council getting any better at it?

It’s almost six months since the Cable asked why Bristol’s performance on FOI requests was so poor. As the city’s political system prepares for change, Alex Turner talks to Priyanka Raval about why this is important, and whether we can look forward to more open local government.

Listen: The Debrief – Bristol is ditching its mayor, but what can it learn from Sheffield?

Listen: The Debrief, digging deeper into revelations of institutional racism at a local NHS trust

Podcasts

Listen: The Debrief – how and why we’re joining a citywide campaign to tackle knife crime

Cable journalists Sean Morrison and Priyanka Raval sit down to discuss why we’re joining the Together for Change campaign against knife crime.

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Features

Whistleblowers reveal institutional racism at local NHS trust

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Podcasts

Listen: The Debrief, as seven Palestine Action activists are found guilty of criminal damage to Bristol’s ‘murder factory’

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Salma Najjar on experiencing the Gaza war as a Palestinian in the UK

Salma, a lawyer who spent her childhood in Gaza, shares the 'dystopian' experience of life under occupation and knowing your family are in a war zone, as well as discussing happier memories and pro-Palestinian activism in the UK.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Ruth Pitter on the role of the charity sector, pioneering Black theatre and her recent MBE

Neil chats to Ruth, a daughter of the Windrush generation, on her decades of work with Bristol's voluntary and community groups, how that's changed as public services have been cut – and whether she feels conflicted about receiving an honour associated with empire.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with ACORN’s Wesley Bear on activism, the Barton House evacuation, and frosty relations with the council

Relations between Bristol City Council and community union ACORN have become increasingly fractious, with recent clashes over council tax and the evacuation of a Barton Hill tower block. Neil asks Wesley why, and whether there's a way back.

Barton House tenants ‘treated like second class citizens’ in temporary hotel accommodation

People displaced from the Barton Hill high-rise evacuated in November say cramped and unacceptable living conditions in the Holiday Inn they've been moved to are affecting their mental health.

Cable Live: Moya Lothian-Maclean discusses the future of campaigning journalism

Moya Lothian-Maclean, contributing editor at Novara Media and presenter of the Human Resources podcast, on her journey into journalism, bad experiences working at the BBC – and why new models of media offer hope.

Barton House evacuation: Was the chaos and confusion completely unnecessary?

With a lack of clear information from the council, rumours and speculation ruled as residents decanted from their homes were left in the dark about what was going on. Campaigners say the authorities could have planned this better.