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Analysis showcases lectures, documentaries and research with the core aim of providing a learning experience. Content will vary in subject matter - from visual arts, to music, to anthropology to psychology - no topic is off limits. This programme will challenge and inspire listeners through unique insight and perspective. 



For the love of dance

Hannah St. George

Produced by Hannah St. George, the Analysis program is proud to present ‘For the Love of Dance’  -  a three part series exploring styles of dance and individuals local to Ramsgate that have dedicated their lives to it. 


In this series Hannah talks to: 


Josephine Johnston, founder of Thanet Stage School of Performing Arts. Known as ‘Miss Josephine’ by her students. The school prides itself on the incredible achievements of their students, with many of them progressing into professional settings.

Sarah Louise Al-Chamaa, teacher at HMA School of Irish Dance. Sarah was a professional dancer with Riverdance for seven years before setting up her own school. Many of her students have gone from complete beginners to representing England in the World Championships of Dance.

Melissa Brill, a professional deaf dancer and teacher, specialising in commercial dance at Stage Door Arts. The two discuss accessibility within the Performing Arts industry and examine Melissa's experiences within the sector. 




Street Photography
In Analogue

With Dean Scutt & Wayne Waterson

To the person behind the camera, street photography forces them into the reality of the frame, even as an observer. It’s a challenge at the best of times, but to then confine yourself to capturing the moment on an analog format, requires a huge amount of awareness of just how delicate the shot is. Not only do you have to get your settings right before you release the shutter, you must time it perfectly. 

But beyond the craft itself, this kind of photography is ultimately about saying; I see you, I see the complexities, I see what others might not.

In this episode we talk to Wayne Waterson and Dean Scutt (two street photographers) about their experience, their motivations, why they work with analog, and all of the key questions surrounding the importance of street photography in a world of ‘perfect’ images. 

Marianne Dissard

Marianne Dissard

‘Hands, Faces, Ramsgate: The Year Christmas Was Cancelled’

In August 2021 we visited Marianne Dissard at her photographic installation in Ramsgate Port. Marianne’s documentation of lockdown throughout Christmas is quite simply staggering. The installation is dedicated to the ‘lost to Covid’ echoing the  Sailors Church at the Royal Harbour which is to the ‘lost at sea’.

In this exclusive Analysis programme, we walk through the installation with Marianne, discussing the work and the stories behind the photographs. 

Music of Protest

Music of Protest

by George Lincoln

In this four-part series, we explore protest music from around the world, the inspirations and struggles behind the music, as well as the impact and legacy those artists have had on our life and culture. Each episode will examine one of the following themes: Black Lives Matter, War and Conflict, Environmental Action, and Class and Capitalism. Through each song, we’ll also be examining what turns an ordinary piece of music into ‘protest music’.


Episode 1:

In this episode, we examine music that has been inspired by the struggles of people of colour throughout the centuries, and the fight for equality.


Episode 2:

In this episode, we look at music written about war and conflict around the world, and examine the different conflicts that inspired our songs, such as the Vietnam War, Falklands War, and the Spanish Civil War.


Episode 3:

Episode 3 looks at music inspired by climate change, deforestation, and environmental destruction.


Episode 4:

In the final episode, we look at music which has been inspired by class politics, capitalism, and the policies of left-wing and right-wing governments. 

American Hate

Unhinged;An American Hate Story

'Unhinged, An America Hate Story', is an investigation into the growing climate of hate in the United States. Originally produced by the incredible Arizona based News21, Ramsgate Radio has adapted the original work into an exclusive two part audio piece.As part of our ongoing Analysis programme, this work provides Ramsgate Radio listeners with a stark analysis and exploration of hate culture in America; examining the legacy of intolerance, racism and hate crimes, looking at what it means to the country today.


The work contains depictions of extremely violent acts, which some listeners may find disturbing. 


We'd like to thank the outstanding work of News21, a national multimedia reporting project produced by the nation’s top journalism students and graduates. Led by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jacquee Petchel, and direction from leading news veterans, including Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of The Washington Post, each year students selected into the program report in-depth on a single topic of national importance.


Over the years, participating schools have produced projects on health, religion, senior citizens, energy, education, the economy, diversity and politics, among other topics. In addition, News21 students have produced national investigations on voting rights, transportation safety, food safety, veterans issues and gun law in America.


RIP:A Remix Manifesto

Our first series showcases Brett Gaylor’s documentary in which he examines and challenges the concept of intellectual property within music. The documentary will be presented in four parts and as a response to the work, Ramsgate Radio will share it under a creative commons licence. Research materials focusing on related topics will also be made available. 

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