Wednesday 28th November 2012 is ‘Disability Awareness Day’ of White Ribbon Week. Domestic violence is a particular issue for disabled people. Many people find it hard to believe that disabled people can experience domestic violence. A disabled person may find it harder to protect themselves or to access sources of help. They may also rely on their abuser for support to live independently and fear losing their independence if they leave the relationship.
On Future Radio we have been helping Norfolk County Council raise awareness of domestic violence issues for those with a disability; running public service announcements and having broadcasted two special interviews on the subject on our Norwich Today show (12pm – 2pm weekdays). Click here to listen to the podcast of the interview on Tuesday 27th and click here for a podcast of the interview from Wednesday 28th November.
Congratulations to Raevennan Husbandes who won the Future Radio Next Big Thing last Saturday at OPEN. It was a great night, but Raevennan was a worthy winner. Hear more material from Raevennan on Future Radio in coming weeks, and see her perform at OPEN again on November 21st, supporting Martin Rossiter.
On Thursday 15 November 2012, for the first time ever, the public across England and Wales will elect a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) who will be accountable for how crime is tackled in their police force areas. Norfolk is one of those areas.
Future Radio wants to help you make sense of this election. We will be speaking to each of the 5 candidates running for election in Norfolk to find out their views and policies, to help you make an informed choice before you go to the polls.
Tune in to Norwich Today, weekdays from 12 - 2pm for all the latest news and information about this historic election, and to hear the interviews with the candidates.
Our interviews with the candidates are scheduled as follows:
Monday 5th November at 1:30pm: James Athill (Conservative) (Click here to listen to the interview)
Thursday 8th November at 1:05pm: Steve Morphew (Labour) (Click here to listen to the interview)
Monday 12th November at 12:30pm: Stephen Bett (Independent) (Click here to listen to the interview)
Tuesday 13th November at 1pm: James Joyce (Lib Dem) (Click here to listen to the interview)
Matthew Smith (UKIP) unfortunately had to cancel his appearance on Norwich Today, and so was not interviewed.