Feb 2014 - Owen Jones

20 February 2014 by Pure Radio

Socialist, political commentator and author Owen Jones visited his childhood home of Stockport at the weekend.

The 29-year-old has a weekly column in The Independent, and his first book ‘Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class’, was published three years ago.

He told Under the Rainbow that he is working on a new book, due to be released later this year.

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Sep 2013 - LGBT People in Russia

19 September 2013 by Pure Radio

Over the past few months, Under the Rainbow has heard about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Russia.

There have been a number videos posted on the internet showing violence against members of the community, since the country passed a law banning the promotion of non-traditional relationships.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Rob, who is a political blogger. He’s been explaining why people in Stockport should be concerned about what’s going on in Russia.

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Sep 2011 - Queer Question Time

29 September 2011 by Pure Radio

Queer Question Time is an LGBT political debate in the style of the BBC’s Question Time. So if you’re interested in politics, and the LGBT community – this Saturday afternoon get yourself along to this event. Darren Knight from the Lesbian and Gay Foundation told Under the Rainbow what you can expect.

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