Jason speaks to Magnus Appiah, the co-founder of ‘Squash Da Beef’. Many years ago, Magnus was put in a prison cell with a rival gang member named Nicky Harris – but instead of fighting each other to the death as the police may have hoped, Magnus and Nicky chatted things out. They realised that the power of reconciliation could help others escape the clutches of violent crime, and ‘Squash Da Beef’ was born. The pair now go into schools and put on workshops aiming to intervene in young lives before it’s too late.Thanks to Defenders Entertainment for hosting us at their terrific South London studio.
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