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The News Agents

[Repeated from Saturday 2.30pm.] Experiments in news and arts with Jude Cowan Montague. This week music journalist David Stubbs discusses the rise of electronic music. His new book, Mars by 1980, examines the entire history and evolution of the genre. David shares his enthusiasm for artists including Sun Ra, Suicide and Burial. For more information see thenewsagents.blogspot.com.


Today's Highlights

11:00am - 11:30am

The Workplace

N.N.D. and guests discuss all aspects of work and workplaces. This week, in the first of this two-part episode to round off Black History Month UK 2018, NND talks to Sarah Atayero, a mental health practitioner and aspiring psychologist, about mental health career options and the intersections of race and gender in mental health. Sarah is one of the contributors to The Colour of Madness, a BAME-led and curated anthology that explores BAME mental health experience in the UK. [Repeated Friday 4.30am.]


1:30pm - 2:30pm

Around The World With The Lallas

Laura Pradelska and Lara Fraser share their international cultural interests, stemming from their respective careers as actor and producer as well as their joint DJ career as The Lallas. This week Lara and Laura sit down with singer, songwriter and tech engineer Estelle Rubio to talk about Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), music’s relationship with social media and what it’s like to be a woman in music tech. [Repeated Saturday 8.30pm.]

Programme Info

3:00pm - 3:45pm


Carole Finer presents a range of live music guests, ranging from the English modernist avant-garde (she was a member of The Scratch Orchestra) to bluegrass (she is also a keen banjo player), as well as field recordings from her extensive travels round the world. This week Carole’s guest is Alan Tomlinson, renowned trombonist, teacher and member of numerous ensembles, who will be talking about his past and present activities, regaling us with his inspired solo improvising and playing compositions written specially for him. [Repeated Saturday 5am.]