Ep.12: Home; Mehereta Baruch-Ron; Ibeyi
We explore four distinct takes on Home, covering Grenfell; Rohingya; Venezuela and Homelessness.
Six months after the tragic Grenfell fire in London, we discuss what home means to a Grenfell survivor and meet two campaigners behind Justice4Grenfell, including Judy Bolton, who lost her uncle Moses in the fire.
Venezuela is afflicted with ongoing political and social unrest and we hear from a 61 year old woman who recently has left her home country for good, heading for Europe.
Next, we go straight to the urgent humanitarian crisis affecting the Rohingya people who were forced from their homes in Myanmar. We speak to a journalist on-the-ground in Bangladesh, where authorities are creating one of the largest refugee camps in the world, to house 800,000 Rohingya people. We also look at homelessness in San Francisco visiting Jazzie’s Place - the first ever LGBTQ dedicated homeless shelter in the USA.
We profile MEHERETA BARUCH-RON, the Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv. An Ethiopian-born Jew who went from illiterate child refugee to heart of the Israeli political elite. We hear her unique story and find out more about her political ambitions.
And lastly, we met IBEYI - the French-Cuban twins, signed to XL records, to discuss their latest album, Ash.
We cover the inspiration behind their album, their heritage and influences, collaborating with Beyonce and artist JR; and more.