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The Academy FM Podcast
39 minutes | May 6, 2021
Episode 17 - The World is Full of Knockers (it's a type of bread roll)
This podcast is packed full of Paul Rutter interviews from his Saturday Breakfast Show.The first interview is with Helen Whitcher of Education People and Rebekah Shaxted from ASK programme about apprenticeships and how they are a good way getting into the career that you want.After that Paul speaks to Clare Thomas, the CEO of Bright Shadow, which is a charity that helps people who have or are affected by dementia.Then Paul talks to Jill Martin who runs the Town Kitchen in Deal on Saturdays about her homemade take-away food and how everyone loves her Knockers. The final interview is with the Artistic Director of POW! Thanet, Amy Raymond, about the how they were able to put on this years POW! Festival by going online. The festival helps to raise awareness of female artists and feminist issues.This interviews were originally broadcast in February and March 2021.
56 minutes | May 1, 2021
Episode 16 - Thanet's Fishing Fleets Struggle For Survival
On this episode you will hear the extended interview with John Nichols. He is the head of Thanet's Fisherman's Association about the problems that the small fishing fleet around the local coast face due to covid-19 and life post-Brexit.A shorter version of this interview was broadcast on 20 February 2021
40 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Episode 15 - On The Spot Fines and Mental Health
Rob talks to Cllr Steve Albon - the cabinet member of Operational Services about Thanet District Council plans to use anti-social behaviour legislation to allow people to receive an on the spot fines of £100 for breaking the local laws. He also talks about the controlling the use of powered water craft around the local coastline. This interview was originally broadcast on 20/02/21Paul Rutters catches up with Dean Stalham author of the SOS book about surviving suicide and Lee about looking after your mental health during lockdown 3.
21 minutes | Jan 9, 2021
Episode 14 - Seeing the Wood for the Trees
Paul Rutters spoke to Kent County Councilor Barry Lewis talks about his view on the past year including his views on: the Covid-19 pandemic and how it can be fought this year; the Kent Parkway announcement; food bank projects and his hopes for 2021.In the second interview, Paul talks to Peter, Frances and Karen from the Isle of Thanet Tree and Woods Initiative about their successful in planting more trees in the local area and why more trees are needed to be planted. They also discuss their upcoming plans for 2021.
26 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Episode 13 - Sir Roger Gale MP talks about November's Tier 3 Restrictions
This the extended interview that Rob Cox did with Sir Roger Gale, the MP for North Thanet, about the then new Tier 3 restrictions that the British Government introduced in November 2020.The topics that were discussed include: why Thanet was place into the new Tier 3; why the last lockdown was not successful; closing the schools early for Christmas; has enough been done to help businesses and self-employed people; when will the economy recover and finally the use of the former airport at Manston being used as a proposed lorry park.This interview was made on 28 November 2020 and before the introduction of the Tier 4 restrictions and the Manston being used as a lorry park.
31 minutes | Dec 20, 2020
Episode 12 - Ambassadors, Dogs on the Beaches and the RNLI
Episode 12 has two interviews with Cllr Steve Albon, who is a Cabinet Member at Thanet District Councils. The first interview is about the two new "Covid Ambassadors" that the council has employed to help people and businesses follow the ever changing Covid regulation changes in the UK.The second interview covers the consultation that Thanet District Council entered into concerning new Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) that limit or stop people walking their dogs on the local beaches at certain times and the hunting of animals on council land.The final interview is with Guy Addington - the RNLI's South East Water Safety Manager and member of Margate's life boat crew. He explains the changes that are happening at Margate's life boat station, why the area has two life boat stations and water safety.The Interviews with Cllr Albon were broadcast on 5 December 2020 and the interview with Guy Addington was broadcast on 24 October 2020
17 minutes | Dec 12, 2020
Episode 11 - Art and a Parking Fine Fight
In this episode, Paul talks to Karen from the New Kent Art and Studio in Albion Street, Broadstairs about the exhibitions that they put on for the local community.We also bring you Jon from the Pilgrims Hospice who tells us about how they are installing photographs of the local area in the hospice to help improve the experience for the patients.Finally, Rob's talks to Gordon Clarkson who has been fighting to change the way that private car parking operate after receiving a parking notice following just driving on one site un by one of these companies.The first two interviews were originally broadcast on Academy FM 107.8 on 21/11/2020 and the interview with Gordon Clarkson was broadcast on 17/10/2020.
21 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
Episode 10 - Chris West Discusses Protecting the Elderly and Keeping the Theatres afloat
Welcome to Episode 10.In this episode, Academy FM's breakfast presenter, Chris West interviews Josephine McCartney. She is the Chief Executive of the Kent Community Foundation about their Knock and Check scheme which aims to help protect the elderly over this winter. We also bring your his interview with Sandra Daruwala, the owner of The Recovery Well in Ramsgate about the heath treatments that she provides to her clients.Finally, Chris talks to Paul Palmer from Your Leisure about they are trying to keep the two theatres in Thanet afloat during the economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.These interviews were originally broadcast in October 2020.
30 minutes | Oct 17, 2020
Episode 9 - The Search For a Covid Vaccine
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread and infect more people it is hoped that science will find a vaccine to the disease. In this episode, we bring you an extended interview with Kate Bingham who is the Head of the UK Vaccine Taskforce. She discusses how the search for a vaccine is progressing, who will benefit from finding one, what will happen if one is found and also answers a number of questions from our listeners.
15 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Episode 8 - Thanet's controversial new railway station and a book charting Ramsgate's history
Kent County Council granted planning permission for a new Parkway railway station near Cliffsend and the decision that was not popular with everyone. We also bring you an interview with Geraint Franklin about his new book "Ramsgate: The Town and Its Seaside Heritage".
30 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
Episode 7 - Sexual Health, The Margate Bookie and Our Kitchen Project
In this episode you will hear interviews about why sexual heath treatment was continued and is being promoted during the current pandemic, Paul Rutters interviews with the Margate Bookie and the Our Kitchen Project opening their new shop in Margate's High Street
21 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
Episode 6 - Cleaning up Margate beach, Thanet's Exam results and Drones
In this episode you can hear some of Paul Rutters interviews that he's made recently about how to use and fly drones safely, a discussion on the exam results for Thanet's children during the Covid period and the attempt to clean up the litter on Margate's Beach
35 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Episode 5 - Trevor and Simon
Episode 5 - Trevor and Simon This is an extended interview of the one that was broadcast on The Saturday Show on 15 August 2020 with '90's Saturday Morning TV legends - Trevor and Simon.Simon came on the show to talk about his 2020202020 challenge that he was doing to raise money for the Medicinema charity. The interview also covers how they first got into comedy, their time on Going Live and Live and Kicking plus what they have done since.There is also an update with Alistair Baldwin about his recent operation.
31 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Episode 4 - Thanet District Council's Budget, Traveller Sites and Alistair Baldwin's cancer battle
Episode 4 - Thanet District Council's Budget, Traveller Sites and Alistair Baldwin's cancer battle.The Saturday Show interviewed the Leader of Thanet District Council (TDC) Cllr. Rick Everitt about how the Covid-19 crisis resulting in a drop in TDC's income and the knock on effect this will cause to their budget.He also discussed the two proposed temporary travellers site's that TDC would like to set up in Thanet Villages Ward. In response, Cllr Reese Pugh, who's one of the three district councillors for the Thanet Villages Ward, tells us why he thinks they two sites are not suitable.We also speak to Alistair Baldwin, who is facing a series of operations to remove tumours that are on both sides of his throat which have to be removed but could result in him not being able to speak again.These interviews were originally broadcast on 1 August 2020
14 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Episode 1 - And so it begins...with Nick Mitchel
Episode 1 - And so it begins...Welcome to the very first Academy FM Podcast.The Academy FM Podcast will bring you the interviews that have been broadcast on Thanet's only local community radio station - 107.8 Academy FM Thanet.In this introductory podcast, we replay the interview that The Saturday Show had with Nick Mitchel. He has a Facebook page devoted to wild life conservation in the Thanet area and the problems that wild life, particularly the seal population at Pegwell Bay, faced during the Covid -19 lock-down This interview was originally broadcast on 27 June 2020
13 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Episode 3 - The Manston airport decision with Sir Roger Gale MP
Episode 3 - The Manston airport decision with Sir Roger Gale MPIn the third podcast from 107.8 Academy Fm Thanet, you will be hear the interview with Sir Roger Gale (MP for North Thanet) about the UK Government's decision to allow the return of an airport to Thanet after so many years.The decision in favour of allowing an airport to the area was a controversial one with strong feelings on both sides. Sir Roger Gale has campaigned for the return of the airport for many years and stated that if the decision had been to reject the return of the airport he would have resigned his seat.We also talk to him about the Government response to the financial pressure that Covid-19 has put on the country's economy.This interview was original broadcast 11 July 2020
20 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Episode 2 - Reopening the Pubs
Episode 2 - Reopening the PubsIn this episode, you will hear the interviews that were broadcast on The Saturday Show with Shaun Galven, who owns the micro-pubs - The Yard of Ale and Mind the Gap in St Peter's and Broadstairs. You will also hear from Phil Thorley from Thorley Taverns. Both of them discuss how the pubs in Thanet will be able to open their doors again after being closed during the Covid-19 crisis as well the financial pressures that their businesses have faced.These interviews were broadcast on 27 June 2020.
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