Radio


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Patrick has been asked to comment on various social justice issues on the radio, such as unemployment, gang culture, educational failure and poverty. He has also taken part in many debates on current affairs and headline news.

Patrick has been featured on Radio 1, Radio 4, Radio 2, Radio 5 live, Capital FM, LBC 97.3, BBC London 94.9 and many other programmes. Below are a selection of some of Patrick’s radio interviews.

UCB Radio

Paul Hammond and Patrick Regan OBE

Patrick discusses faith, mental health and the upcoming When Faith Gets Shaken tour.

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Premier Radio

Maria Rodrigues and Patrick Regan OBE

Patrick talks about finding God in the midst of the trials of life with Maria Rodrigues.

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BBC Radio Suffolk

Jon Wright and Patrick Regan OBE

Patrick was interviewed on 14 different local BBC Radio stations, including Radio Suffolk about faith, mental health and the upcoming When Faith Gets Shaken tour.

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LBC Radio

Iain Dale and Patrick Regan OBE

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Patrick responds to a discussion about whether the streets have become more dangerous and whether knife crime is on the rise.

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Radio London

Nikki Bedi and Patrick Regan OBE

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LBC Radio

Sheilagh Fogaty and Patrick Regan OBE

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Chuka Umunna suggests that we do not care about the deaths of gang members, Patrick Regan and youthworker  Zoe Lavec discuss.

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BBC Radio 5 Live

 Dan Walker and Patrick Regan OBE

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How can we nurtured trust, belief  and change within young people who have become accustomed to living in fear.

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BBC Radio London

 Penny Smith, Paul Ross and Patrick Regan OBE

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In the lead up to XLP’s Tacking Britain’s Knife Crime Conference, Patrick Regan speaks with Penny Smith and Paul Ross

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BBC Radio Leicester

Monica Winfield and Patrick Regan OBE

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Patrick Regan talks about the inspirations behind his latest book When Faith Gets Shaken 

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BBC Radio Leicester

Monica Winfield and Patrick Regan OBE

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Patrick Regan share his thoughts on a report that indicates crime figures have fallen.

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BBC Radio

Mark Forrest and Patrick Regan OBE

 

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Patrick Regan talks about the need for effective engagement alongside enforcement.

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BBC West Midlands

Iain Lee and Patrick Regan OBE

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Following the tragic death of school teacher Ann Maguire, Patrick Regan

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BBC Radio Leicester

Jonathan Lampon and Patrick Regan OBE

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Following the tragic death of school teacher Ann Maguire, Patrick Regan and Carolyn Robson (Executive Headteacher of Rushey Mead School, Leicester) discuss what should be done now to protect school children and teachers.

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BBC Radio 5 Live

Stephen Nolan, John Pienaar and Patrick Regan OBE

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Should all British high schools have airport style metal detectors following the death of school teacher Ann Maguire? Hear the discussion with Patrick Regan and Ann Oakes-Odger MBE (Founder and CEO at KnifeCrimes.Org.

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BBC Radio 5 Live

Victoria Derbyshire and Patrick Regan OBE

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A national survey shows that police have found young people to be carrying a variety of weapons to school. Patrick Regan,  MP Neil Carmichael and former School Liaison Officer and Police Officer ‘John’ consider the reasons why a young people carry weapons and discuss the solutions.

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BBC Radio 4

Jumoké Fashola and Patrick Regan OBE

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Patrick Regan talks about the findings in the XLP and CSJ Girls and Gang report which was released in March 2014.

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BBC Radio 4

Shaun Ley, ‘Rachel’ and Patrick Regan OBE

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Patrick Regan and young person ‘Rachel’ talk about the challenges that young girl face when they become associated with a gang.

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LBC Radio

Andrew Castle and Patrick Regan OBE

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Patrick Regan comments on whether trust in the police can be rebuilt in the wake of Mark Duggan’s death.

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BBC Radio 4

David Eades and Patrick Regan OBE

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Patrick Regan explains the multiple factors that impact a young persons choice to join a gang and highlights how long term prevention is the only way to bring about lasting change.

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BBC Radio 5 Live

Nathan Turvey and Patrick Regan OBE

 

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Patrick Regan comments on the latest Home Office report on youth and gang violence.

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BBC Radio London

Vanessa Feltz and Patrick Regan OBE

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Following Newham Council’s request for YouTube gang videos to be banned, Patrick discusses with Vanessa Feltz the factors that combine to drive young people into gangs. He talks about providing alternatives and how a young person’s past doesn’t have to determine their future.

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LBC Radio

Clive Bull and Patrick Regan OBE

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Following David Cameron’s ‘Earn or Learn’ speech at the party conference, Patrick responds by cautioning against using language that can generalise and stereotype. He stresses that we should be equipping young people to take advantage of opportunities and to remaining committed to them in the long-run.

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LBC Radio

Iain Dale and Patrick Regan

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Patrick responds to a discussion on intergenerational unemployment by describing how XLP uses mentoring to raise hope and aspiration amongst young people, which in turn helps to tackle the issue of educational failure in the UK.

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Radio 5 Live

Nicky Campbell and Patrick Regan

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Patrick participates in a lively discussion about the lack of good role models for young men in the UK. He advocates providing community-wide solutions whilst working to engage both absent and disengaged fathers.

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BBC Radio Derbyshire

Colin Bloomfield and Patrick Regan

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Patrick explains that young people are most at risk when a number of factors, such as poverty or educational failure, combine with an absent father figure. He encourages greater support for single parent families.

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BBC London Radio

Vanessa Feltz and Patrick Regan 

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Both the country’s most notorious crime hotspots are in London. Patrick and Vanessa discuss what could be going wrong.

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LBC Radio

Larry Lamb and Patrick Regan

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Patrick and Larry Lamb agree that a lack of hope amongst young people is a huge issue. Patrick urges the government to invest in early intervention through mentoring relationships, which can help boost a young person’s self-esteem and encourages them to take advantage of opportunities.

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BBC Radio Manchester

Mike Shaft and Patrick Regan

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Patrick and Steven Ekpenyong join Mike Shaft to discuss educational failure, its effect on social breakdown and about how mentoring young people can prevent it. Steven talks from his own experience how being mentored gave him a sense of belonging.

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LBC Radio

Emma Barnett and Patrick Regan

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Following a report from The Centre for Social Justice, Patrick discusses educational failure and how by identifying and investing earlier, money can be saved on forms of alternative education such as pupil referral units. He says that there needs to be more joined-up thinking to improve young people’s prospects.

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BBC Radio West Midlands

 Richard Wolford, Patrick Regan and Steven Ekpenyong

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After comments made by politicians that faith groups could do more to stop young people joining gangs, Patrick and Steven talk to Richard Wolford about the XL-Mentoring programme. Patrick talks about the importance of consistent relationships and speaking value into young people’s lives and Steven reflects on his own personal experiences of having his life turned around.

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BBC London

Dotun Adebayo and Patrick Regan

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Following XLP’s first conference ‘Tackling Britain’s Gang Culture’, Patrick celebrates the cross-party response to this complex issue but urges earlier investment into young people’s lives through mentoring. Steven Ekpenyong also discusses from his own experience some of the issues that combine to encourage gang membership.

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BBC Radio Leeds

Johnny l’Anson and Patrick Regan

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Ahead of XLP’s conference on ‘Tackling Britain’s Gang Culture’, Patrick discusses how girls are being exploited in gangs and how intervention needs to take place earlier, before disasters are allowed to occur.

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Radio 5 Live

Phil Williams, Caroline Barker, Eleanor Oldroyd and Patrick Regan

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On the day of XLP’s conference on ‘Tackling Britain’s Gang Culture’, Patrick explains the root causes of gang culture and asserts the need for a joined-up approach in delivering tough intelligent engagement that offers alternatives and long term solutions.

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BBC Radio London

Vanessa Feltz and Patrick Regan

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Police in Tower Hamlets sent Christmas cards to suspected gang members and others suspected to be involved with crime. Vanessa Feltz and Patrick Regan discuss whether or not this is a good idea.

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Radio 4

 Jane Little, Patrick Regan and Steven Ekpenyong

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One year on from when Mark Duggan was shot and killed by police, Steven speaks to Jane Little about his experiences of being given hope for a better future by people who cared and listened to him. Patrick also speaks about educational failure, how improvements in character need to be society wide and how deeper investment can bring longer term solutions than tough enforcement.

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Radio 5 Live

Tony Livesey and Patrick Regan

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With the scrapping of ASBOs, Patrick asserts that, as well as enforcement, engagement and early interventions need to occur for long term solutions to be successful.

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Radio 4

Libby Purves and Patrick Regan

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Patrick discusses with Libby Purves how arts and music no only bring cultures together but can also be used as a tool to turn young people’s lives around.

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