International Women’s Day Full Line Up 8 March 2021


Rise and Shine with Andrea Williams 7-10am

Rise and Shine with Andrea who is in for 3hrs starting International Women’s Day with lots of great music, information and interviews….

Joining Andrea will be Caroline Smith from Ulverston Resilience Group.  Caroline Smith has worked tirelessly with the communities in Ulverston throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic to support people in need. One of the founders of the Ulverston Isolation Group, she has helped deliver up to 100 meals a week, delivered shopping and arranged for vital medical supplies. She now heads up the Ulverston Resilience Group which is doing an amazing job organising the roll out of vaccinations. She talks to Andrea about the challenges faced in the past year and her own personal journey of discovery.

Andrea will then be talking with Lauren McKenny from St Mary’s Hospice.  Lauren McKenny has worked through the darkest days of the Coronavirus Pandemic at St Mary’s Hospice. She chats with Andrea about the challenges faced by the Hospice over the past year and how she maintains her own work/life balance.

Also chatting with Andrea is Janine and Lena from Furness Multicultural Community Forum.  Janine and Lena run the Furness Multicultural Community Forum which aims to forge links between all our different communities, combat isolation and break down barriers. They have a host of activities planned for International Women’s Day. They talk to Andrea about the work they do, what’s on offer and how you can get involved.

Louise Tidbury – Gone running 10-11am

Join Louise Tidbury from 1oam when she will be chatting all things running.  Did you know since the pandemic started there has been a big increase in runners… this and more from Louise

Gilli Goodfellow Memories in Music 11-12pm

Gilli is celebrating challenge – particularly the everyday challenges that women go through… especially in lock down. .and as it’s the kids first day back in school… the challenge of getting them out of the door on Monday morning. Also giving big ups to the challenges of caring, whether for kids, family, parents or as a professional.

Deborah Millegde – The Classical Hour 12-1pm

Deborah’s programme will feature music by female classical composers from 11th century polymath Hildegard of Bingen to today. Famous names include Barbara Strozzi, Fanny Mendelssohn (some of whose music was published under her brother’s name, shocker!), piano virtuosa Clara Schumann, opera star Pauline Viardot (who lived in a ménage à trois for most of her married life) Ethel Smyth (suffragist who spent 2 months in Holloway for her violent activism).  Also, Lili Boulanger and Morfydd Owen, who both sadly died in their twenties, already well established as successful composers. I will explain how composers write for the musical resources available to them, which is why women have tended to compose on a smaller scale until recently. Though as always, some women bucked the trend. An hour of lovely varied music, 12 till 1.

“50 & Me”…. the realities of life with Deb Henry 1-2pm

Joining Debs will be Katy Wall who has spent her career working in environments that have been traditionally seen as male roles. Today she talks to Deb about her career in the Merchant Navy and the gender bias and inequality she experienced as a young woman and the changes she has seen in the workplace for opportunities for women in the maritime industry as she has progressed through her career to where she is today.

Bekah’s International Women’s Day Special Mixtape 2-3pm

Bekah will be focusing on old artists, alternative in her own special mix.

Movie Magic with Caitlin 3-4pm

In Movie Magic with Caitlin she will be talking about only the best and brilliant. Female heroes! I’ll be talking about who’s stronger? Superman or Supergirl (psst Supergirl ?). Ill also be pointing people in the direction of great female lead hero movies and shows. Like Wanda Vision, Supergirl and Wynonna Earp! Might even get a few pitch perfect references in. Because if those ladies aren’t heroes, I don’t know who is.

Drivetime with Mai Harrison 4-6pm

Mai will be getting a special insight into public life as she chats with Ulverston Mayor Sharon Webster sharing her personal experiences as Mayor during a difficult year.

Also Special reporter Tia, from PRU in Barrow, interviews Kezz Turner about her work as an actor and voice artist.  Tia completed a radio taster day and showed off her on-air skills during this chat about acting, dream jobs and what it takes for a performing career.

Being Human with Joanna and Sally-Anne 6-7pm

is about our connection as humans. We will discuss how we need connection, how it is often instantaneous, and how connection has been for us during lockdown.  We will talk about dating during lockdown and loss of connection too, and we will touch on loneliness.

Local Music from our talented local Ladies 8-9pm

Tune in for an hour of music from local female musicians.

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