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On The Road

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On The Road is a podcast for Gyspy, Roma and Traveller communities which will also be broadcast in prisons across the UK on National Prison Radio. Hosted by Terry a Romany Gypsy and former prisoner alongside NPR producer Nancy Prentice the series will explore topics that affect GRT communities such as discrimination, housing, health and education. Each show will feature representatives of GRT organisations, activists and community members sharing their stories and experiences.

Latest Episodes

The Best of On The Road

As we come to the end of the current series of On The Road we look back at some of the highlights. Terry also reads out some poetry.

33 MIN2019 JUN 14
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The Best of On The Road

The Traditional Traveller Singer Thomas McCarthy

As it's now Gypsy and Traveller History month in the UK we hear from award winning Thomas McCarthy who sings traditional songs passed down through the generations of his family. He also shares his knowledge of the history of Irish Travellers.

27 MIN2019 JUN 6
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The Traditional Traveller Singer Thomas McCarthy

David Donaldson

David Donaldson is a young Scottish Traveller whose experiences growing up have made him to determined to change things for the better. Despite struggles with the education system he is now at University and now sits in Scottish Parliamentregularly fighting for the rights of Scottish Gypsies and Travellers.

36 MIN2019 MAY 30
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David Donaldson

What Brexit might mean for GRT people

In this week's episode we hear from Mihai Bica from The Roma Support Group about how Brexit may impact Roma people in the UK as well as how other GRT people may be affected. We hear again from Jonathan Lee from the ERRC about the impact of far right politics in Europe and Gypsy leader Billy Welch gives his opinion on Brexit.

25 MIN2019 MAY 23
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What Brexit might mean for GRT people

Jonathan Lee at ERRC

Jonathan Lee is a Welsh Romany Gypsy who works at the European Roma Rights Centre in Brussels. In this episode of On The Road he talks about his life, the experience of Roma people throughout Europe and the worrying implications of the rise of the far right in European politics.

38 MIN2019 MAY 20
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Jonathan Lee at ERRC

Sabrina's Story

Sabrina Stewart is a proud Scottish Traveller who has spent most of her life living on the road. She is a mother of 6, a trained nurse and activist. She talks about her experiences of discrimination and abuse as well as how she is hoping to bring about change by working alongside the GRTPA ( Gypsy, Roma, Traveller Police Association)

39 MIN2019 MAY 10
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Sabrina's Story

Negotiated Stopping with Leedsgate

We head to Leedsgate to speak to Helen Jones and Kim Maloney MBE about a unique pilot scheme they have set up with Leeds council which allows people living on The Road to stop for longer and negotiate with the council and community.

24 MIN2019 MAY 2
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Negotiated Stopping with Leedsgate

Inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities The Report

In this week's On The Road we look at the report published by the Women's and Equalities Committee into the the shocking inequalities faced by GRT people in the UK. We hear from people who have fed into the report and discuss it's recommendations.

25 MIN2019 APR 25
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Inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities The Report

One Call Away - The Helpline to support Gypsy and Travellers

One Call Away is a helpline set up by Romany Gypsy brother and sister Caroline and Mark to help prevent suicides in the Gypsy and Traveller communities. They tell us why they set up the helpline and how it works. They also talk about the reasons why there appears to be a suicide epidemic in Gypsy and Traveller communities.

26 MIN2019 MAR 15
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One Call Away - The Helpline to support Gypsy and Travellers

Joseph Jones - Life and History

Gypsy activist Joseph Jones tells us about his life and what led him into activism and also explains the history around an offensive term that is unfortunately still widely used. We also hear about an important announcement made by The Church Of England.

22 MIN2019 MAR 8
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Joseph Jones - Life and History

Latest Episodes

The Best of On The Road

As we come to the end of the current series of On The Road we look back at some of the highlights. Terry also reads out some poetry.

33 MIN2019 JUN 14
Comments
The Best of On The Road

The Traditional Traveller Singer Thomas McCarthy

As it's now Gypsy and Traveller History month in the UK we hear from award winning Thomas McCarthy who sings traditional songs passed down through the generations of his family. He also shares his knowledge of the history of Irish Travellers.

27 MIN2019 JUN 6
Comments
The Traditional Traveller Singer Thomas McCarthy

David Donaldson

David Donaldson is a young Scottish Traveller whose experiences growing up have made him to determined to change things for the better. Despite struggles with the education system he is now at University and now sits in Scottish Parliamentregularly fighting for the rights of Scottish Gypsies and Travellers.

36 MIN2019 MAY 30
Comments
David Donaldson

What Brexit might mean for GRT people

In this week's episode we hear from Mihai Bica from The Roma Support Group about how Brexit may impact Roma people in the UK as well as how other GRT people may be affected. We hear again from Jonathan Lee from the ERRC about the impact of far right politics in Europe and Gypsy leader Billy Welch gives his opinion on Brexit.

25 MIN2019 MAY 23
Comments
What Brexit might mean for GRT people

Jonathan Lee at ERRC

Jonathan Lee is a Welsh Romany Gypsy who works at the European Roma Rights Centre in Brussels. In this episode of On The Road he talks about his life, the experience of Roma people throughout Europe and the worrying implications of the rise of the far right in European politics.

38 MIN2019 MAY 20
Comments
Jonathan Lee at ERRC

Sabrina's Story

Sabrina Stewart is a proud Scottish Traveller who has spent most of her life living on the road. She is a mother of 6, a trained nurse and activist. She talks about her experiences of discrimination and abuse as well as how she is hoping to bring about change by working alongside the GRTPA ( Gypsy, Roma, Traveller Police Association)

39 MIN2019 MAY 10
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Sabrina's Story

Negotiated Stopping with Leedsgate

We head to Leedsgate to speak to Helen Jones and Kim Maloney MBE about a unique pilot scheme they have set up with Leeds council which allows people living on The Road to stop for longer and negotiate with the council and community.

24 MIN2019 MAY 2
Comments
Negotiated Stopping with Leedsgate

Inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities The Report

In this week's On The Road we look at the report published by the Women's and Equalities Committee into the the shocking inequalities faced by GRT people in the UK. We hear from people who have fed into the report and discuss it's recommendations.

25 MIN2019 APR 25
Comments
Inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities The Report

One Call Away - The Helpline to support Gypsy and Travellers

One Call Away is a helpline set up by Romany Gypsy brother and sister Caroline and Mark to help prevent suicides in the Gypsy and Traveller communities. They tell us why they set up the helpline and how it works. They also talk about the reasons why there appears to be a suicide epidemic in Gypsy and Traveller communities.

26 MIN2019 MAR 15
Comments
One Call Away - The Helpline to support Gypsy and Travellers

Joseph Jones - Life and History

Gypsy activist Joseph Jones tells us about his life and what led him into activism and also explains the history around an offensive term that is unfortunately still widely used. We also hear about an important announcement made by The Church Of England.

22 MIN2019 MAR 8
Comments
Joseph Jones - Life and History
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