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Waffle Ep 23 - Long Lee Primary School

Waffle Ep 23 - Long Lee Primary School

February 16, 2020

This week Paul has the pleasure of working with Long Lee Primary School in Keighley doing poetry workshops. We hear from the teachers and the children themselves about how the workshops work and integrate the curriculum and what skills they are secretly learning underneath all the fun.

First broadcast on Rossendale Radio 09.02.20

Waffle Ep 22 - Empathy Lab

Waffle Ep 22 - Empathy Lab

February 9, 2020

This week Paul is back out on the road talking about fascinating new work from the Empathy Lab who are working with schools to encourage reading for not just literacy but also social awareness and empathy.

He talks to teachers in Wales who are integrating the programme into their curriculum and the team behind the project.

First broadcast on Rossendale Radio 02.02.20.

Waffle Ep 21 - Adam Chase

Waffle Ep 21 - Adam Chase

February 2, 2020

This week Paul talks to teacher Adams Chase about how to engage children with literacy and encourage them to with their own writing.

First broadcast on Rossendale Radio 26.01.20

 

Waffle Ep 20 - Emma Speed

Waffle Ep 20 - Emma Speed

January 19, 2020

This week Paul talks to Emma Speed about her long career working in radio, tv and the time she got to interview Princess Leia.

First broadcast on Rossendale Radio 12.01.20

Waffle Ep 19 - Rowan Ardill 202020

Waffle Ep 19 - Rowan Ardill 202020

January 12, 2020

This week Paul chats to Rowan Ardill about his serious fundraising endeavor of 202020 running 20 marathons in 20 days in 20 different cities in the hopes of raising £20,000 fin aid of homelessness,  as well as his work with Parkrun and Ramsbottom Running Club.

Paul also reads some of his own running inspired poetry.

First broadcast on Rossendale Radio 05.01.20

Waffle Ep 18 - Best of 2019

Waffle Ep 18 - Best of 2019

January 5, 2020

To mark the end of 2019 Paul has hand selected some highlights from the Waffle interviews from the past year. 

Highlights include live music, a young grime artist and moving remembrance poetry from th'owd chap.

Waffle Ep 17 - Ian McMillan

Waffle Ep 17 - Ian McMillan

December 29, 2019

This week Paul was privileged enough to meet up with poet, journalist and BBC broadcaster, Ian McMillan at the 'unfurling' of a new poetry exhibit focusing on Dementia awareness.

First broadcast on Rossendale Radio 22.12.19

Waffle Ep 16 - Ian Eagleton

Waffle Ep 16 - Ian Eagleton

December 22, 2019

This week sees Paul chat to Ian Eagleton, teacher and creator of The Reading Realm, a new literacy app for younger readers, about books, apps and Mariah Carey.

First broadcast on Rossendale Radio on 15.12.19

Waffle Ep 15 - Tony Horne

Waffle Ep 15 - Tony Horne

December 15, 2019

This week Paul chats to fellow Rossendale Radio presenter Tony Horne about his other life as a ghost writer and what it means to be anonymous in the publishing world.

First broadcast on Rossendale Radio 08.12.19

Waffle Ep 14 - Elke Lowe & Sean Smith

Waffle Ep 14 - Elke Lowe & Sean Smith

December 8, 2019

This week Paul speaks with young vocalists and songwriters Elke Lowe and Sean Smith who have very different styles but share a common bond; they were both students of Paul's from his teaching days.

First Broadcast on Rossendale Radio 01.12.19