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William and Kairin are joined by David Patrick author of "Front-Page Scotland Newspapers and the Scottish Independence Referendum" https://www.routledge.com/Front-Page-... A discussion concentrating on the importance the economy played in the 2014 Scottish referendum campaign and how it was covered by the mainstream print media. 00:10 Welcome from …
 
This week's guests are three young activists who were busy calling out polluters during COP. Host Marlene quizzes them on how it feels to take direct action such as disrupting a meeting (maybe doing a little research?) and their hopes and fears for the future.By YesCowal Podcasts
 
Fascinating discussion in the wake of COP26 and a tantalising glimpse of the kind of future Scotland could be part of at this Nordic Horizon's event. Hosted by Lesley Riddoch, the panel of experts in the fields of renewable energy, district heating systems, fuel poverty and more are: Viktoria Raft, energy journalist, Sweden Tore Furevik, Professor …
 
Dr Mark McNaught's guest this week is Believe in Scotland's Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp. Fresh from organising the delivery of an 8 page pro-independence newspaper to a million homes in Scotland, Gordon sets out his thoughts on GERs, the Wellbeing economy, likely future indyref campaign tactics and some tantalising glimpses into polling information that …
 
The role of particular scientists in opposing policies to slow and halt global warming has been extensively documented. The role of economists, however, has received less attention. Until now. We are joined by Ben Franta as part of our Road To Cop 26 series to talk about big oil and the role the industry played (supported by Economists) to deny the…
 
Welcome to episode 5 of "There is no planet B", our series of conversations with climate activists. In this episode host Marlene Halliday chats with activist Ruth Watson about the alternative COP that took place in Kirriemuir throughout the Glasgow COP26 fortnight. The video version of this interview is also available on Independence Live's Youtube…
 
William Thomson and Kairin van Sweeden talk to Claudia Sahm, an American economist. She was formerly director of macroeconomic policy at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and a Section Chief at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and creator of the Sahm rule https://fred.stlouisfed.org/release?r... We ask Claudia her views…
 
Round up of the most interesting jigsaw pieces this month, which was of course dominated by COP26, although there were plenty of other items too. 00:35 Nicola Sturgeon speech at Strathclyde Uni - Scotland's COP26 ambitions 08:33 Rhoda Grant MSP /Emma Roddick MSP - land reform and the threat of the "green lairds" 20:56 Nicola Sturgeon interviewed by…
 
In episode 4 of our series of conversations with climate activists, host Marlene Halliday chats with Justin Kenrick of Extinction Rebellion about the role of grassroots activists in pressing governments to tackle the climate emergency. This is the podcast version of the original livestreamed interview which took place during the COP26 conference in…
 
An in-depth look at the importance of land and housing to the economy in Scotland. Why is Scotland an outlier when it comes to private ownership of land? And what impact does this have on Scottish society? Should people's homes be other people's assets? The role of land in a green economy: can so much of it remain in private hands? Are rent caps th…
 
A LIVE session with Richard Murphy https://twitter.com/RichardJMurphy covering: In 2008 you created the framework for a green new deal. Can you remind us of the economic conditions at the time and what spurred the idea? What is a green new deal in its most basic terms? Considering the wafer-thin economic policies between the two big Westminster par…
 
Welcome to episode 2 of our new series to tie in with COP26. In this episode presenter Marlene Halliday continues her conversation with Commonweal's Head of Strategic Development Robin McAlpine. Topics include the need for a "coalition of the willing" to encourage trade with environmentally responsible countries and also some novel ideas on public …
 
A wonderful conversation with Fadhel Kaboub https://twitter.com/FadhelKaboub 00:10 Welcome from William and Kairin 01:00 Hypocracy at COP26 so far 03:30 A wee bit of detail on emissions from Kairin 04:20 Introduction to tonight's session 04:50 Can the global south take the same journey as the global north? 05:20 Fadhel outlines the VERY different p…
 
An in-depth look at the wonderful land and interesting economy of Iceland with Olafur Margeirsson, an economist and an alternate member of the Supervisory Board of the Central Bank of Iceland. https://twitter.com/IcelandicEcon 03:30 A short story from COP 25 (in the leadup to COP 26) 04:10 Introduction to Olafur Margeirsson 05:15 Introduction to Ic…
 
On this very special episode, we are joined by Jane Gleeson white as we discuss the discipline of economics as well as the makeup of the economics profession. Read Jane's moving and powerful essay: What really counts? How the patriarchy of economics finally tore me apartBy YesCowal Podcasts
 
AS COP26 descends on Glasgow with the world eagerly awaiting the outcome, Indylive Media present a new series of conversations with climate activists. In this first episode, Robin McAlpine, Director of Strategic Development at Commonweal, joins presenter Marlene Halliday as they share their feelings about progress - or lack of it - and their hopes …
 
Chaired by Corrie Wilson for Voices for Scotland, this is a wide ranging discussion on the subject of currency in an independent Scotland. Participants are Peter Ryan, Dr Tim Ridout, Kairin Van Sweeden and Robbie Mochrane. There are many aspects on which the participants do not agree with each other and it is refreshing to have respectful debate on…
 
William Thomson and Kairin van Sweeden talk to Professor Steve Keen about the role of economists and economists in the climate crisis. We ask Professor Keen his views on the Scottish Government as well as UK Government policies and discuss the latest IPCC Report published in August. Timestamps and links coming this week! https://twitter.com/ProfSte…
 
We are grateful to the Independence for Scotland Party (ISP) for sharing the meeting of their climate change group with guest speaker Dr Keith Baker, expert in fuel poverty, energy policy and built environment asset management. Keith is also a member of Commonweal's energy working group. Topics covered in this discussion include: 1. Energy Performa…
 
What does a wellbeing economy look and feel like? In this episode, we talk to Katherine Trebeck to understand how Scotland could lead a global movement towards a wellbeing economy. 03:20 How the wellbeing economy alliance came into being 08:20 Growth or de-growth? 10:46 The need to repurpose the economy 11:55 Growth has had its chance 12:40 How doe…
 
Welcome to the Indy Jigsaw Podcast, a monthly selection of the best clips from indylive.radio's weekly politics show, building up the picture of an Independent Scotland piece by piece. This episode features Lesley Riddoch, James Hawes, Dr Philippa Whitford, Tony Guiliani, Lorna Slater, John Swinney, Joanna Cherry and George Kerevan. You can catch t…
 
Organised by the Edinburgh Yes Hub, the Big Indy Debate took place at the Queens Hall in Edinburgh on 21st September. It was an excellent evening's entertainment with music and satire as well as debate. The core of the event was a debate panel chaired by Lesley Riddoch. Panel members were Robin McAlpine from Commonweal, Colin Fox from SSP, Michelle…
 
Novelist and popular historian who has also written screen adaptations for two of his works. "'Speak for England' foreshadowed Farage, May and Brexit with such unnerving accuracy it deserves some kind of prescience prize" (Observer 23.4.2017).By YesCowal Podcasts
 
This week, Craig talks to David Patrick, author of recently published book Front-Page Scotland which looks at how stories about Scottish independence were reported in the newspapers throughout the 2014 independence referendum campaign. They discuss how the framing of stories on topics such as economics depended largely on whether the points favoure…
 
The Green Savings Bond. There are a whole host of ways that a government can take to encourage a shift to a greener economy. The Green Savings Bond, the latest idea from the Westminster Government, is not one of them. Over the summer UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a plan to direct £15B of funding towards green projects to help decarbonize the …
 
William Thomson and Kairin van Sweeden talk to Mike Small, Editor of Bella Caledonia and Author of "Scotland's Local Food Revolution" about Scotland's food security and food sovereignty. 00:12 Scotland has such huge food resources so why are we not food sovereign? 00:58 Obstacles to food sovereignty in Scotland 02:02 How do we improve matters - and…
 
James E chats to Joy McNaughten, mother of Olympic Champion swimmer Duncan Scott about the making of a champion, the cost and the frustrations of the lack of media coverage for a sport in which Scotland excels. Scots are 8% of the Uk population yet make up 14% of the British Olympic Team, 21% of the Olympic swimming team and achieved 25% of the med…
 
In the week collectively known across Scotland as "GERSmas", when the estimated accounts of Scotland as an administrative region of the UK are published, Dr Craig Dalzell urges us to think outwith the box. This week, Craig talks to SNP Policy Development Convenor Chris Hanlon and Agnes MacAuley from SNP Greenock & Inverclyde about the latest GERS f…
 
Continuing the theme of measuring Scotlands economy, a special episode from the Scotonomics team with special guest political economist, chartered accountant and academic Richard Murphy, taking questions from Kairin van Sweeden and the Independence Live audience. Richard's previous explanation of why GERS is C.R.A.P is on his Youtube channel here h…
 
How should we measure the success of an economy? What do GDP and GNP tell us anyway? And more importantly what doesn't it tell us about the economy? In this episode, we will look at how we measure the economy in the UK as a whole and in Scotland. We will also take a side look at GERS (Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland) as well. 0:00 GDP e…
 
Hi, welcome to the Indylive.radio team' audio newsletter for July and August! Find out what we've been up to as Covid restrictions start to ease and meet some new team members. Also, hear about our plans for the next few months Get in touch with us studio@indylive.radio if there is anything you would like us to cover in the next issue You can also …
 
Our Guest Podcast this week welcomes first time podcaster Gem Donnelly as she shares the impact of Covid on her life as a student, as a mother and on her wedding day. Gem has just started her own podcast channel called Gem's Thoughts, so if you would like to hear more from her, give her a followBy YesCowal Podcasts
 
Our weekly Scottish sports podcast look back at this weeks European action and preview this weekend's football. There is also an update on the British Lions tour and the Olympics. You can follow and contact the Locker Room team on twitter @LockerRoomIndy The team desperately needs some women's voices to take part in the discussion, so get in touch …
 
James E interviews Scottish author , Scots language advocate and sociologist Colin Burnett about his first book "A Working Class State of Mind" . The central character Aldo has been described as "Begbie for the twitter generation" and the book is written in Scots. A Working Class State of Mind is published by Leamington Books and is available at al…
 
Dr Mark McNaught's guest for this episode of Building the Scottish State is Dr Tim Ridout who answers questions from the audience on the subjects of Scottish Currency, Modern Monetary Theory , the relative merit of EFTA vs EU membership and much more. This is the podcast version of a Youtube video which is also available to watch in the "Building t…
 
The Indylive.radio team is grateful to Aberdeen Independence Movement for sharing their event on the vexed question of "what's next for the fishing industry?" Recorded in Feb this year, Karen Adam (now) MSP is in conversation with Elaine Whyte of the Clyde Fisherman's Association and taking a range of questions from the audience…
 
James E interviews Evelyn Laurie, a Scots singer who is bringing a jazz twist to some Scottish classics. Evelyn's new album I know where I'm going is out on 5th August 2021. You can listen to Evelyn's music on spotify here https://open.spotify.com/artist/6MSbN... Find out more about Evelyn from her website here https://www.evelynlaurie.com/ #evelyn…
 
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