For a Black History month segment, “What’s Occurring” host Calin Epure invited 2016 BBC Radio New Comedy Award Finalist, Michael Odewale and me Chloe May, as Greenwich Feminist society president.
Michael Odewale is a recent Greenwich university graduate who worked as a stand-up during his tuimes studying. .
With comedy, and his experience as a black man he gives a perfect balance when discussing serious topics from Brexit, to The Oscars, political blackness and the relevance of black history month in this day and age.
“Good evening everyone and welcome to this week’s edition of What’s Occurring.”…. Sound proof walls intact, scripts ready and microphones on. At the flick of a switch the show begins.
Speaking on the American presidential election, Michael gave advice on how Americans should decide their vote.
“The best politician is one you can trust to bury a body with.You may not necessarily like them, but they would get the job done.
Donald Trump would be boastful and blow your cover, whereas Hillary would be sneaky and able to help you get away with it.”
Later explored, was the Uproar surrounding The University of Kent. According to The BBC, Former One Direction member Zayn Malik of Irish and South Asian descent was chosen as a headline act for Black History Month.
In agreement, it was clear all members felt more should be done to involve the Black British community when decisions for black history month are made in the future.
This is a taste of the discourse “What’s Occurring” offers to its listeners. The audience is able to explore the views of many, whether feminist, socialist, conservative or Leninist. There are no boundaries.
Do you have opinions which deserve to be heard? What’s Occurring is a radio show run by The Politics Society at Greenwich University. Encouraging diversity in political beliefs, a variety of voices appear on this show.
Every Wednesday at 7PM, learn more about Politics domestically and internationally. Guests are from a variety of backgrounds, and the occasional light hearted comedy brought by comedian Michael Odewale.
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