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Good Afternoon with Alison H

16th February 2012
Posted by Gateway 97.8

Good Afternoon with Alison H


Greetings 2 u, now I’m getting hang of the technology, well proud Dawn French can’t even use a PC lol!


Each week I will update a many links that have been plugged on the show for future reference, which makes life so much easier than grabbing that lost pencil & paper.

I get a right buzz for linking people together & gathering resources, always ask me question I’m sure I know someone that can!

Who is this lady who is some what at time chaotic, humorous and off the planet, well I can only say my life has felt some times like I have been here 50 times in this life with the wonders of my experiences in my short time on this planet, and I thank all those beings that have crossed my path, I learn something new each time, its just sometimes it may take years to realise!


Thank you to my guests who have been on the show today:-

Nader from Kazar a Rythum & Dance Studio

Sharon White from Allium Garden & Property Services

Sharie Griffiths


I will continue this month celebrating Lesbian & Gay History Month.

This link is very informative of the events from this community’s history and the effects to all our lives:

Under Nazi Germany every prisoner had to wear a concentration camp badge on their jacket, the color of which categorized them into groups. Homosexual men had to wear the Pink Triangle. Other colors identified Jews (two triangles superimposed as a yellow star), political prisoners, Jehovah’s Witnesses, “anti-social” prisoners, and others the Nazis deemed undesirable.

While the number of homosexuals in German concentration camps is hard to estimate, Richard Plant gives a rough estimate of the number of men convicted for homosexuality “between 1933 to 1944 at between 50,000 and 63,000.”
After the camps were liberated at the end of the Second World War, many of the pink triangle prisoners were often simply re-imprisoned by the Allied-established Federal Republic of Germany. An openly gay man named Heinz Dörmer, for instance, served 20 years total, first in a Nazi concentration camp and then in the jails of the new Republic. In fact, the Nazi amendments to Paragraph 175, which turned homosexuality from a minor offense into a felony, remained intact in both East and West Germany after the war for a further 24 years. While suits seeking monetary compensation have failed, in 2002 the German government issued an official apology to the gay community.
In 1995, after a decade of campaigning, a pink triangle plaque was installed at the Dachau Memorial Museum to commemorate the suffering of gay men and lesbians.
On August 3, 2011 Rudolf Brazda died at the age of 98, he was the last known homosexual deportation survivor. In 2000, the documentary film Paragraph 175 recorded some of their testimonies.


Kayzar Dance on Facebook and   

I was on the radio this morning, and I asked if anyone knows anyone that is offering any form of sponsorship.

Message flagged Thursday, 16 February 2012, 16:04To Sir/Madam,

I am writing as a volunteer at Kayzar Urban Youth services. We are a registered charity (XT29860), who helps the youth of Essex and the surrounding areas achieve their potential in the dance and performance, no matter what their background is, we believe all children should have the same opportunities to excel. We offer dance classes to the Youth in Basildon, Brentwood, Southend and Wickford.

Earlier this month, we took 80 of Kayzars students to the British championships in Brean Sands in Somerset which is affiliated by the United Dance Organisation (UDO). We were so proud of the young dancer’s achievements during this weekend as we achieved 11 Titles, including our all girl crew “Xposed” being crowned the Over 18 Newcomer team, Will Smith taking the Over 16 Locking title, Kieran Lai taking the Under 16 Popping Solo, Senior All Star and Champion of Champions titles – Solo winner of the whole competition.

Second places were awarded to “Riots” in Under 10 Newcomer team, “Ninjas” in Under 14 Advanced team, “K-Lic” in Under 18 Advanced team and “Kayzar Allstars” in Over 18 Advanced team. “Legacy” took 3rd place in the Under 18 Newcomer team category.

Oakley Gusau took the Under 8 intermediate title, while Joshua Constanzo won the Under 12 intermediate title and Tony Heirs took the Under 12 Advanced title. Dwain White won the Over 16 Advanced category while Maddison took the Under 16 B-girl title, followed closely by Lauren Powell in 2nd place. Issie Olley took the Over 16 B-girl title. Kieran Lai was runner up in the Under 16 Locking category, Will Smith was runner up in the Over 16 Popping category while Lee Pratt was runner up in the Over 16 Locking category.

Third places were awarded to Danny Braybrook in the Under 6 Newcomer category, Shane Lucas in the Under 16 Newcomer category and Lauren Powell and Ellie Gower in the Under 10 Intermediate Duo category.


If we do not go on the trip, the students will not be able to pursue their titles any further. This would be a great shame, as they won’t be able to fill their potential and also their ambitions.

We are currently looking for sponsors to support England’s Best Dance School to continue pursuing these titles and the students dreams of being number 1 in the world. So potentially we could be looking for sponsors for the World’s Best Dance School, but we cannot achieve this without your help!

The cost of the Europeans Championships with travel, accommodation and competition fee is £200 per person.

If you are able to help us in anyway at all, please get in touch with us on 07762669594 or at [email protected] . We are willing to wear your company logo on our costumes, perform at any fund-raising events you may be running and really train hard to ensure we bring the European Title back to the UK!

Many thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Emma Braybrook
Kayzar Urban Youth Services


The Potting Shed

Sharon White  Allium Garden & Property Services

0780 6630012 or e-mail [email protected]


Home-made compost is a great soil conditioner and plant food. Good compost will take about six months to produce if you turn it regularly.

Sharons‘s compost recipe

What should you put on your heap? The simple answer is anything that has lived. But I exclude all meat, fat and anything that has been cooked, as these will attract vermin. I also avoid citrus remains because they are slow to rot and very acidic, which reduces worm activity.

Very few plants contain the right balance of nitrogen and carbon on their own to make perfect compost. Most piles have too much nitrogen, especially if the main source is from grass cuttings and kitchen waste – the result is an evil-smelling sludge. Equally, an excess of carbon will significantly slow down the composting process.

Nitrogen typically comes from lush green material and carbon from woody stems. For every barrow load of cut grass, you should mix in the same volume of straw, sawdust or cardboard. Ensure any woody material is broken into small pieces or shredded.

Except for gloss or colour-printed paper, all packaging can be composted. It should be scrumpled up and mixed in equally with the normal vegetable waste to allow plenty of air to get in, rather than placed in lasagne-like layers.


How to do it

1Find a sunny corner of your garden, on soil, where you can site either a plastic compost bin or build a compost bin using wooden pallets or similar. Setting your bin up on soil will allow worms and other micro-organisms from the earth to speed up the composting process.

2Start adding organic waste, aiming for an equal mix of green and woody waste (see Monty’s compost recipe above). Build up your heap in layers, or mix the ingredients as you go.

3You can speed up the process by turning your heap occasionally with a garden fork, to aerate it, mixing the outside ingredients to the inside. Make sure you cover your bin to keep the rain out.

4When the mixture turns brown and crumbly, and very slightly sweet smelling, the process is complete.

Sharon’s  tip

Avoid sickly plants, such as brassicas, if they have clubroot, and blight-ridden potato and tomato plants.

Autumn is a good time to either dig your compost into the soil, or spread it on the surface, allowing winter frosts to break it down even further. Try sieving compost it first.

Keep your compost warm by covering it with a layer of old carpet or plastic sheeting.


Programme Updates from Show 16/02/2012

Welcome to National Nest Box Week

“National Nest Box Week is great for birds. Starting on St Valentine’s Day, it’s the time we remind ourselves to provide homes for dozens of species, from Blue Tits to Barn Owls.
If you’ve never built a nest box before, why not give it a go this year? Or if you haven’t got the time, it’s easy to buy a good one. Go on, take part for Britain’s birds!”



Shopping Event
Fryerns Community Centre, Whitmore Way, Basildin, Essex SS14 2NN
Date: Sun 19th Feb 12 Contact Details Beckie Email: [email protected]   12pm – 3pm
Fryerns Community Centre, Whitmore Way, Basildon, ESSEX

Stallholder spaces still available (FULL for cupcakes & jewellery


Next week live in the studio 

South Essex Paranormal Team will be discussing the Bremuda Trinagle
and the Devils Triangle and explore theorys behind them we will even
have Adrian our UFO Ologist so if any one has any questions about it
please contact us on air 1-2 23rd Feb 2012

Thanks for listening see you next week
Regards Alison H