The Toby Gribben Show Highlights
Season 2021, Ep. 252
Angel Richards is the 9 year old who survived cancer and is working on his first book titled Childlike Faith.
Dr Decoteau J. Irby
Season 2022, Ep. 231
Dr Decoteau J. Irby is a creator, activist, musician, author, consultant, and professor.He creates teaching and learning experiences, music and stories, and opportunities for people to be in the community.Dr Decoteau is a songwriter, guitarist, and reluctant singer. He creates music that is a timeless blend of deep soul, funk, and psychedelic rock, all within the expansive tradition of Black American music. He taught himself to play the guitar.He is the author of several books, essays, and academic journal articles. He writes to show how Black people have always struggled and progressed against tremendous odds, to reach for liberation.He consults districts, schools, organizations, and community groups in the areas of organizational leadership and improvement for racial equity.Dr Decoteau is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he teaches and advises excellent educational leaders and works with colleagues.
Dominic Littlewood & Ed Fisher
Season 2022, Ep. 230
With many of us eager to make our homes and gardens Summer ready, people need to keep vigilant on the signs of a dodgy deal, especially with crooked invoices and rogue scammers on the loose.The two crimes - one old and one new – form the two sides of the same coin when conning people out of their hard-earned money for work that is either done shoddily or in many cases not at all.Although many of us do our research when it comes to looking for tradespeople – 65% take recommendations from family and friends, women are more like to do so than men (75%), 46% use websites like check-a-trade and 43% look at reviews, just under one in ten (9%) would choose a tradesperson based on the lowest price and nearly half (44%) know someone or have had someone do work on their home that was such as poor standard they had to get it fixed. More than half of people (54%) have had someone knock on their door offering to do work on their home according to new research from the Nationwide Building Society.Of those that did have to fix some unacceptable work, it cost, on average, £4,514 for kitchens, £3,300 for bathrooms and £2,861 for electrical work. Surprisingly, 15% of people thought did nothing about it.Worryingly, there is a lack of knowledge when it comes to spotting these fraudsters with 35% not knowing they could intercept genuine emails or texts, and 21% of people authorising payments even when the bank has flagged it looks suspicious – rising to 36% of 16-24s, with 34% admitting to having been left out of pocket.Rogue Trader catcher, Dominic Littlewood, has joined forces with Nationwide Building Society to explore people’s lack of knowledge and awareness around Rogue Trade scammers and point out how to look out for those dodgy deals to stop more people from being tricked in the future.
Season 2022, Ep. 229
Jackie Weaver is the Chief Officer of the Cheshire Association of Local Councils. In December 2020, she acted as facilitator at a meeting of the Handforth Parish Council. Since a recording of the meeting went viral in February 2021, Jackie has found herself catapulted to fame.