Archive for April, 2014

The people shall be heard – Final election debate for 2014

30/04/2014

logoIXSAThe final in our series of 5 debates around the national and provincial elections for 2014 takes place in Kraaifontein on Thursday, 1st May 2014 (Worker’s Day).

Please note this debate which will once again be broadcast on 89.5fm and online will be earlier – 2pm to 4pm.

Details:

Time: 14h00 – 16h00

Date: 1 May 2014

Venue: Bloekombos Community Hall, Sam Njokozela Avenue, Kraaifontein

Remember to join us at the venue or tune in and send your sms to 32158 to have your voice heard.

Heading for poll position – Election debate 4

30/04/2014

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Today from 6pm to 8pm Bush Radio will again host a debate between the various political parties contesting in the 2014 elections.

Members of the community in Joe Slovo Park are invited to Sinenjongo High School where they will have the opportunity to pose questions to the parties.

Bush Radio listeners, or those unable to make it to the venue can send us questions on 32158 and tune in via 89.5fm or online.

Details:

Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Date: Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Venue: Sinenjongo High School, 4 Khozi Drive, Joe Slovo Park, Milnerton

Saying goodbye to Cape Town…a sum of parts

30/04/2014
Drew presenting a staff development session at Bush radio discussing his hometown

Drew presenting a staff development session at Bush radio discussing his hometown

Recently our intern from the University of Connecticut, Andrew (Drew) Brathwaite returned to the United States after almost 4 months at the station. A requirement of every foreign intern at Bush Radio is that they host at least one hour of programming a week during their stay – sharing their interests and experiences with the broader Cape Town.

In Drew’s final programme he read a poem which he wrote about his Cape Town experience. We thought we would share it here.

Listen to a clip from Drew’s programme and him reading his poem – Click here

A Sum of Parts

This is the part where I get reflective and emotional, where I summon tidal waves of gratitude and mixed feelings of excitement and disappointment. This is the part where I talk about all the wonderful things I’ve learned and the fantastic people I’ve met, how my life has been irrevocably changed for the better, my mind expanded and open, my horizons broadened.

This is the part where I balance my experiences on a series of metaphors and wax poetic about having taken advantage of once in a lifetime opportunities.

This is the part where I use words like “unforgettable”, “profound”, “extraordinary”, “amazing”, “incredible”, the part where I spout superlatives like “Best”, “Kindest”, “Nicest”, “Sweetest”, “Craziest”, “Saddest”, “Strangest”, “Oldest”. This is the part where I make note of important life lessons I’ve learned and committed to preserving in my heart.

This is the part where I assure you that I am DEFINITELY coming back.  Here is a picture of me at a moment of spectacular bliss.

Here is a picture of me walking, running, hiking, climbing.

Here is a picture of me thoughtful, pensive, attentive, deliberate, focused.

Here is a picture of me with some delightful children.

This is the part where I tell you that there’s no way I can summarize Cape Town in a single post. This is the part where I proceed to summarize Cape Town in a single post. This the part where I highlight my firsts and lasts, my highs and lows, and my sadness at the thought of leaving.

This is the part where I tell you “There’s no place like Cape Town”.

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Election debate heads to Mitchells Plain

29/04/2014

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The third in a series of election debates will be from Mitchells Plain from 6pm – 8pm on Tuesday the 29 April 2014. Everyone is invited to attend but remember if you can’t get there it will be broadcast on 89.5fm and online.

Details:

Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Date: Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Venue: Mitchell Heights Primary School, Tafelberg Street, Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain

We call upon you, the community to come and voice your concerns to the political parties!

 

 

A Bush tour teaser (video)

29/04/2014

Bush Radio interns put together this short teaser which they hope to develop into a full documentary on the station.

If you would like to help with this project (donations, sponsor, advice, direction, filming, editing, scripting etc) please mail ideas(at)bushradio(dot)co(dot)za

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Community election debates heat up

24/04/2014

2nd election debate 2014

The first of Bush Radio’s election debates last night (23/04/2014) in Khayelitsha had a massive turnout (see below) and political parties and their supporters had heated discussions.

Tonight we bring you another broadcast, this time from the Simunye High School in Delft. The debate, which is also broadcast live on 89.5FM and online, will start at 6pm.

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Live elections debates on 89.5FM

22/04/2014

As part of the run-up to the national elections on May 7, 2014 Bush Radio is hosting a series of debates in various parts of our broadcast area.

The first debate, which will also be broadcast live will be at the Andile Msizi Hall, Site B, Khayelitsha from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday, 23 April 2014.

Come and voice your concerns to the political parties!

Remember to keep checking this blog/facebook/twitter or on 89.5fm for details of more debates.