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The way we treat our dead tells as much about our attitude towards life as it does about our belief in an afterlife, and in this show we’ll be looking at the treatment of Sheffield’s dead at the beginning of the 19th century and asking what this can tell us about the birth of our modern city.
In this episode of ‘Mind Labs’, we take a listen to the early days of sound recording. Highlighting some of the very first recordings made. Featuring pioneering work by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell.
We are initiating a search for the soul of the City of Sheffield. The aim is to try to understand the fifth largest city in the UK through notes that we will be taking as a traveller, as a walker. As we travel Sheffield, we’ll stop in several places. Then, we’ll bring with us the impressions and we will broadcast them over the radio. In this way all the notes will return to the urban landscape where we believe they really belong.
Thursday, 25th June is the second anniversary of the 2007 Sheffield Floods when the River Don over topped its banks causing widespread flooding in the Don Valley area of our city. During this time a 14-year-old boy was swept away by the swollen River Sheaf and a 68 year old man died after attempting to cross a flooded road in Sheffield city centre. The Meadowhall shopping centre also had close due to flooding and the Sheffield Wednesday football ground, Hillsborough was under 6 feet of water.
This week ‘Mind Labs’ presents a report called ‘Martin Luther King – Auburn Avenue’ by Steve Buckley, the Treasurer for Sheffield Live! and President of AMARC, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters. The Programme was made last year, with recordings made during Steve’s visit to Atlanta, ahead of the 40th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination.