75 minutes | Aug 16, 2018

Islamophobia, Parking, and Hot Air Balloons

In this week's episode of the Bristol Live podcast, our journalists look at an upsetting case of Islamophobia that took place on a Bristol bus.Education reporter Michael Yong and content editor Bethan Evans talk to host Alex Ballinger about how the story developed and how much we rely on brave people coming forward to talk.  Bethan and Michael also look at the difference between national and local coverage of a big story like this one. Next up on the show, reporter Krishan Davis and Alex look closer at a classic genre of local news - the parking story. Local and regional journalists across the country regularly come across all manner of parking stories, from airport nightmares to emergency services being blocked in roads. Krishan has been writing about some bizarre parking stories, so we look closer in this week's episode.And finally, what's on reporter Grace Earl spent a manic few days covering an iconic Bristol event - Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2018.This year's event struggled through the bad weather and Grace was flat out during the weekend, keeping everyone up to date.This will also be the last time Inside Bristol Live is hosted by regular presenter Alex Ballinger, who is leaving Bristol Live at the start of September.  But the show must go on!  Links to this episode's stories:Police launch hate crime investigation after young Muslim mum left humiliated by Bristol bus driverMystery as crashed car abandoned with number plates removed near Bristol AirportInside Bristol Balloon Fiesta's very different Saturday Night GlowIf you'd like to follow us or any of the reporters featured in today's episode, here are the links:Inside Bristol Live: @IBLpodcastHost Alex Ballinger: @ambhackMichael Yong: @Michael_YongBethan Evans: @BethanJVKrishan Davis: @Krishan_DavisGrace Earl: @Gracejtearl For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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