Positive Negative creates discussion with a wide range of people around the same set of questions, building a picture of how a certain topic or event is affecting them.
In series one we’re discussing the Coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. With COVID-19's sudden and dramatic spread across the globe, we'll be connecting with people from varying personal and professional backgrounds to see what impact the virus, and its repercussions, are having on them personally, professionally, economically, emotionally, physically and more
Beginning with those within our own broad networks of friends and colleagues, we'll spread the net as far and wide as we can, to help capture stories that shine a light on the breadth of experiences going on in the world around us in this unusual and challenging time.
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Ep16| "The solutions need to be structural" - Dr Sara Reis, Women's Budget Group
Josh speaks with Dr Sara Reis, Head of Research & Policy for the Women's Budget Group (WBG). They discuss the impacts the lockdown has had, is having and will continue to have on women.Episode LinksDr Sara Reis: TwitterWomen's Budget Group: Website...
Bonus | “It’s about the years and years and years of being stood on and stamped on” - Black Lives Matter Protest in Cardiff
Black Lives Matter is an international human rights movement which began in 2013 with the #BlackLivesMatter in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer and has been active ever since. The killing of George Floyd on May 25th sparked international protests, such as the one held in Cardiff. In this episode, Laurence took a microphone, on a makeshift boom pole (to enable social distancing) and listened to what people in the crowd had to say.
Ep15| "It's amazing that we're having to issue guidelines about face masks" - Melissa Lee, Aerospace Project Manager & Pole Dance Instructor
In this episode, Laurence chats to Melissa Lee, an Aerospace Project Manager and award-winning pole dancer and instructor. They discuss life in lockdown just as restrictions begin to ease, as well as adjustments Melissa has had to make by working and...
Ep14| "There's power when we work together" - Kirsty Haigh, Social Justice Activist & Chef
Josh talks to social justice activist and chef, Kirsty Haigh. She's currently working for Edinburgh's Food For Good Coalition, who've - to date - cooked around 30,000 meals for the people of Edinburgh (the "second cash richest city in the UK", at...
Ep13| "I feel it's going to shape the future in a very positive way" - Godwin Josiah, The Critics Company, Nigeria
In today's episode Laurence speaks with Godwin Josiah, one member of The Critics Company; a group of young filmmakers in Nigeria. Last year they gained global recognition for their work on the short film Z: The Beginning which went viral mainly due to...
Ep12| "The planet will not keep going if we don't make changes" - Kelly Edney, Owner & Managing Director of The Dust Dolly
Josh speaks with Kelly Edney, Owner and Managing Director of The Dust Dolly, to find out the impact that the pandemic and lockdown has had on her as a small business owner and employee of 10. As well as the financial and administrative hoops, she also...