Norwich Today with Mike Stonard


Local community news, views and discussion
  • Wednesday 12-2pm
On Air Time: 
12:00 - 14:00

Mike Stonard interviews Keith Driver, Cabinet member for neighbourhoods and community safety, about the recycling of cooking oil


9:26 minutes (17.26 MB)Mike Stonard interviews Keith Driver about a new scheme the council and Anglian Water have recently released on the recycling of cooking oils and fats. Keith Driver is our current cabinet member for neighbourhoods and community safety and was also the Lord Mayor last year. Norwich City Council has released a scheme which will make it easier to recycle cooking oils and fats to help improve upon the environment. They propose that they will use the recycled oils and fats to create bio diesels for cars.

Mike Stonard speaks to Matthew Agarwala, Senior Research Associate on the Global Enviroment at UEA, about Natural Capital


14:59 minutes (34.3 MB)

Matthew Agarwala speaks to Mike Stonard about a recently release study of Natural Capital. Matthew is the lead researcher behind the study and is the Senior Research Associate for the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Enviroment (CSERGE) at the University of East Anglia. Matthew is also a doctoral researcher at the Grantham Research Institute and Department of Geography and Enviroment at the London School of Economics.

Mike Stonard speaks with acupuncture & chinese medical expert Naji Malak


17:09 minutes (39.25 MB)

 Naji Malak has 30 years experience practicing chinese medicine, including acupuncture, to treat numerous conditions including stress. He's also a specialist in facial diagnosis, able to read information from people's faces. 

Kate Roma speaks to Karen Pinniger from Norwich Penguins


7:42 minutes (17.65 MB)Kate Roma speaks to Karen Pinniger from Norwich Penguins about Norwich Penguins Swimming Club.

Mike Stonard speaks to Phil Wright & Emma Fletcher about The Coastal Walk Challenge


11:37 minutes (26.58 MB)

Mike Stonard speaks to Phil Wright & Emma Fletcher about The Coastal Walk Challenge. The challenge is organised by The Riverside Lesuire Centre to raise money for Community Sport Foundation Trust. The challenge itself is a 47 mile walk taking place over 24 hours. The event takes place on 13th June 2014.

Mike Stonard speaks to Olly Lawer & Andy Parker about 'White Space', a new hub for digital tech and creative bunsinesses


16:58 minutes (23.32 MB)

 Mike Stonard speaks to Olly Lawer & Andy Parker about a new hub for digital tech and creative bunsinesses aiming to provide anuturing enviroment for fldgling business in the digital tech and creative sectors. The hub launches on Tuesday 25th March in Norwich City Centre.

Dr John Ford & Dr Augustine Pereira speak to Mark Gracey about the dangers of smoking


11:26 minutes (15.72 MB)

Dr John Ford & Dr Augustine Perreria speak to Mark Gracey about the dangers of smoking and what exactly is in a cigarette.

Raymond George talks about his journey into hypnotherapy and tries to cure Station Manager Terry Lee of his wasp phobia


22:24 minutes (30.78 MB)

Raymond George, a Future employee dealing with Behavioural Disturbed children at Future Education talks with Mike Stonard about his journey into Hypnotherapy and his past. Station Manager & Breakfast presenter Terry Lee joins both Mike and Raymond in the studio to discuss his phobia of wasps and take part in an experiement to try and cure this phobia with Raymonds guidance.

Mike Stonard speaks to Bruce Hansen of the Broads Authority about their new Broads Visiting Guides


12:17 minutes (28.12 MB)

Mike Stonard speaks to Bruce Hansen of the Broads Authority about their new Broads Visiting Guides. The Broads Authority have produces 2 guides to help visitors to make the most of their visit to the Broads. The first is the 'Enjoy the Broads' guide featuring popular activites to enjoy. The second is the 'Eating Out Guide' showcasing the best places to grab a bite to eat on your visit.

Mike Stonard speaks to Simon Hughton from the Broads Authority about free climate workshops


14:11 minutes (25.97 MB)

 Mike Stonard speaks to Simon Hughton from the Broads Authority about upcoming free climate workshops for children helping the younger generation to care for the Norfolk Broads. 

Matin Scaiff speaks about the Digital Youth Orchestra


10:51 minutes (24.82 MB)

Aimed at young people aged between 10 and 18, the project will run from September 2013 – May 2014 and will involve workshops, recording sessions, trips to gigs and concerts and two final performances.

Norwich City Hosts - Mike Stonard talks to Maggie Wheeler


7:39 minutes (7.01 MB)

Mike Stonard talks to City Host Maggie Wheeler about this local initiative based  on a a successful scheme at London 2012.

RSA East of England Conference 2013


4:08 minutes (9.45 MB)

Future Radio's Terry Lee and Lauren Cooper went to the RSA East of England Conference in Cambridge on Saturday June 29th 2013. Whilst there, they spoke to some key individuals to find out more about the work of the RSA and its Fellows.

Mike Stonard talks to Adam Clark, the coordinator of the community advice network


16:53 minutes (38.63 MB)Mike Stonard talks to Adam Clark, the coordinator of the community advice network about Welfare Reform. Visit www.norfolkcan.org.uk for advice.

Mike Stonard talks to Stephen Bett - the New Police and Crime Commissioner


17:21 minutes (39.71 MB)Mike Stonard talks to Stephen Bett - the New Police and Crime Commissioner

Phoebe O'Donnell and Norwich Talks Feature part 3


15:33 minutes (35.61 MB)The Norwich Talks Feature associated with Living Norwich will speak to a member of the community once a month for the next year about their favourite things in Norwich. This month Phoebe O'Donnell and Roxanne Matthews talk to Trevor Abs at Age UK on Marion Street about the history of book binding and his love of maps.

Mike Stonard talks to a Survivor of Domestic Abuse- as part of this week's White Ribbon Campaign


14:45 minutes (33.76 MB)Mike Stonard talks to a Survivor of Domestic Abuse- as part of this week's White Ribbon Campaign

Phoebe O'Donnell and Norwich Talks Feature part 2


9:48 minutes (22.42 MB)The Norwich Talks Feature associated with Living Norwich will speak to a member of the community once a month for the next year about their favourite things in Norwich. This month Phoebe O'Donnell and Roxanne Matthews talk to Ray Loveday about his memory of St Benedict's Street from 1942.

Mike Stonard talks to international guitarist Carlos Bonell


11:52 minutes (27.16 MB)Mike Stonard talks to international guitarist Carlos Bonell about Classical guitar and his concert at The Norwich High School for Girls on Friday 23rd November at 7.45pm. Visit his website for tickets and more info http://queenguitarrhapsodies.com/

Mike Stonard talks to Iain Temperton - County Casualty Reduction Mananger


6:49 minutes (15.6 MB)Mike Stonard talks to Iain Temperton - County Council Casualty Reduction Mananger. The Norfolk County Council are launching a drive to recruit road safety volunteers.

Mike Stonard talks to Geoff Prescott about project Life Through a Lens - Gypsy Culture


11:54 minutes (27.25 MB)Mike Stonard talks to CEO of the Ormiston Children and Families Trust Geoff Prescott about exhibition Life Through a Lens - Gypsy Culture. From from Saturday 16th November until Saturday 22nd December. For more info visit www.ormistonlifethroughalens.org

Mike Stonard talks to Nigel Pickover- The new editor of the Evening News and the Eastern Daily Press


21:52 minutes (50.04 MB)Mike Stonard talks to Nigel Pickover- The new editor of the Evening News and the Eastern Daily Press.

Mike Stonard talks to Maggie Wheeler


11:59 minutes (27.43 MB)Mike Stonard talks to Maggie Wheeler from the new Norfolk & Suffolk NHS foundation trust about Wellbeing Wednesday. An event exploring emotional wellbeing, tips on how to reduce stress and hear from experts on all manner of health and wellbeing issues. On Wednesday 31st October from 1-7pm at the Forum.

Mike Stonard talks to Lynn Botelho from the University of Indiana, Pennsylvania


17:34 minutes (40.2 MB)Mike Stonard talks to Lynn Botelho from the University of Indiana, Pennsylvania. Lynn is a historian who studies 17th century East Anglia.

Mike Stonard talks to Glenn Hoy from Best Bar None


17:39 minutes (40.4 MB)Mike Stonard talks to Glenn Hoy about the Best Bar None Scheme, apprenticeships and promotes the apprenticeship open day at the Forum tomorrow, the 20th, from 9am-4pm.

Mike Stonard talks to Dave Hart from the Institute of Food Research


12:41 minutes (29.05 MB)Mike Stonard talks to Dave Hart from the Institute of Food Research about anosmia (losing your sense of smell) and is put to a taste test!

Future Radio’s Mike Stonard interviews Heather Griffin


18:10 minutes (41.58 MB)Future Radio’s Mike Stonard interviews Heather Griffin, Deputy Director - Norwich Samaritans.

Mike Stonard Interviews Joy Beresford Frye and David Frost


19:39 minutes (9 MB)

Mike Stonard Interviews Joy Beresford Frye and David Frost about the upcoming production of the "Mask of the Unknown Woman" which they are producing

Mike Stonard Interviews Kirsty Barlow


12:24 minutes (5.68 MB)

Mike Stonard Interviews Kirsty Barlow from CCN about how Apprentiships could be a very attractive qualification

Mike Stonard Interviews Martin Warrell


32:33 minutes (14.9 MB)

Mike Stonard Interviews Martin Warrell about historical geology walks through norwich, and learns about turning home brew beer into a business

Mike Stonard Interviews Penny Coult


11:51 minutes (5.43 MB)

Mike Stonard Interviews Penny Coult about food hygene and upcoming events from the FSA

Mike Stonard Interviews Billy and Annie from the National Youth Parliament


19:03 minutes (8.72 MB)

Mike Stonard Interviews Billy and Annie from the National Youth Parliament and finds out about young peoples oppinions on politics, voting and many other aspects of the NYP

Mike Stonard Interviews Dr David Plume


14:36 minutes (6.69 MB)

Mike Stonard Interviews Dr David Plume about Cancer Awareness for esophagus and gastric cancers.

Mike Stonard Interviews Wayne Sharp


18:14 minutes (8.35 MB)

Mike Stonard Interviews Wayne Sharp for Tourettes Awareness Month, discussing how it affected his life growing up and his hopes for the future

Mike Stonard speaks to Grant Nicholas of top intenational rock band Feeder


9:41 minutes (4.44 MB)

Mike Stonard speaks to Grant Nicholas of top intenational rock band Feeder, ahead of their appearance at Playfest 2012

Susanne Anderson Interviews Rebecca Stott


16:06 minutes (7.37 MB)

Susanne Anderson Interviews Rebecca Stott for Wednesday Community Chest

Mike Stonard Interviews James the Juggler / Fire Eater


13:41 minutes (6.27 MB)

Mike Stonard Interviews James the Juggler / Fire Eater about life in circus training, the skills and how you can get started learning them.

Mike Stonard interviews Pierce Linton and Sam Watts about living with Tourettes Syndrome


23:42 minutes (54.24 MB)Pierce, aged 11, and his mum, Sam, speak to Mike Stonard about how Tourettes has made an impact on their lives, and the challenge that he has set for himself - the Tic Tastic Egg and Spoon Challenge (Diss Park, 3rd June). For more information on Tourettes Syndrome, visit www.tourettes-action.org.uk. To sponsor Pierce, please go to www.justgiving.com/Samantha-Watts3 All money raised will go to Tourettes Action.

Mike Stonard Interviews Alan Champion


13:07 minutes (6.01 MB)

Another chance to catch Mike Stonard's interview with Alan Champion, talking about beating his 50-a-day smoking habbit, and no smoking day

Mike Stonard Interviews Maggie Wheeler


18:34 minutes (8.5 MB)

Another chance to catch Mike Stonard's interview with Maggie Wheeler from Wednesday 2st Community Chest

Mike Stonard talks to singer/songwriter Stephen Langstaff


29:27 minutes (11.8 MB)

Mike Stonard talks to Liverpool's singer/songwriter Stephen Langstaff during his recent visit to Norfolk and Suffolk and Stephen plays several tracks live and unplugged

Mike Stonard Interviews Peter Andre


11:49 minutes (27.06 MB)Mike Stonard talk to Peter Andre about his upcoming show at the Royal Norfolk Showground and his ever expanding business ventures.

The Miserable Rich


38:06 minutes (15.26 MB)

Mike Stonard talkes to James de Malplaquet, vocalist with Brighton indie chamber-pop band The Miserable Rich, ahead of their live performance at Blickling Hall on Halloween as part of a national tour. Features several tracks from their new CD, Miss You In The Days, which was released on Monday 31st October and was recorded at Blickling Hall and on the Blickling estate in Norfolk.

Lawrie Hallett talks to Richard Maun, author of "Job Hunting" and "How to Keep your Job"


59:42 minutes (23.92 MB)

Lawrie Hallett talks to Richard Maun, author of "Job Hunting" and "How to Keep your Job"

Lawrie Hallett talks to Alicia from SEVA


31:14 minutes (12.52 MB)

Lawrie Hallett talks to Alicia from SEVA - the Sexual Violence Alliance

Foodcycle Norwich - Mike Stonard talks to Christopher Simmons


25:02 minutes (10.03 MB)

Mike Stonard talks to Christopher Simmons from Foodcycle Norwich about they use food discarded by supermarkets to provide nutritious meals to free of charge to needy local people

The Wherryman's Way Walk With Terry Lee - Part 3


26:29 minutes (24.25 MB)

The Wherryman's Way Walk With Terry Lee - Part 3

In this installment, Terry and Nellie walk from Coldham Hall to Cantley.

Crush Foods: Norfolk's Answer to Olive Oil


25:46 minutes (10.33 MB)

Mike Stonard talks to Brendan Playford of Crush Foods, producer of a locally produced cold-pressed rapeseed oil, which in rich in Omega 3 and 6, has a very high boiling point and has been described as "Norfolk's answer to olive oil" - but with only half the fat content.

Norfolk County Records Office finds the Will of a Norfolk soldier who fought at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485


23:19 minutes (9.34 MB)

Mike Stonard talks to Dr John Alban of the Norfolk County Record Office about how a recently discovered 526 year old Will has enabled them to identify a soldier from Norfolk who fought in "The Wars of the Roses" at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Dr Alban explains why the discovery is important and what it tells us about the role of Norfolk people in this defining point in English history.