Archive for the ‘Audio’ Category

9-11, twenty years on

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

On the twentieth anniversary of the terror attacks in the US, and 48 years since the CIA-sponsored coup in Chile, we bring a special issue of our show. We open with UN News Headlines, followed by Christy Moore with his song about the Chilean songwriter VĂ­ctor Jara, who was tortured and ...

Summer episode

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Our latest episode includes a report from Team Ireland in Tokyo (thanks Heather!), and news features from UN Radio News.

The School Year Ends

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

For this episode, we invited some schoolmates of Tadhg and Noah to contribute to the show. The result is a joyous and sometimes anarchic celebration of childhood, as we round out a distinctly unusual school year. Noah continues to be fascinated by Pokemon, while Tadhg reflects on schooling during the ...

Matthew Hoh on Afghanistan – our latest episode

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Our latest episode is now available to download from A-Infos Radio Project and the Internet Archive. It includes an interview with Matthew Hoh of the Center for International Policy. He discusses the announced withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan. With reports that significant numbers of US personnel will stay ...

Policing in the United States

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Our April episode is now available online. Stream it from the Flirt FM Mixcloud feed, or download it from the Internet Archive or the A-Infos Radio Project. Our guest is Netfa Freeman of the Institute for Policy Studies and Pan-African Community Action. I spoke with him following the Derek Chauvin guilty ...

Producing community radio during a pandemic

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Our guest this month is Dr Josephine Coleman of Brunel University, London. She discusses her research on the production of local content in UK community radio - a timely topic given the impact of COVID-19. We also have our regular correspondents, Tadhg and Noah, talking about the blockage of the Suez ...

World Radio Day special!

Saturday, February 13th, 2021

It's World Radio Day - an annual celebration of radio, established by UNESCO and the UN in 2011. 13th February was chosen because it's the day in 1946 - 75 years ago today - that the UN set up its Department of Public Information, and UN Radio. Flirt FM - our ...

Trade unions, the organising model, and ICTU’s ONE movement

Monday, December 28th, 2020

This month, I interview Fiona Dunne of ICTU about the ONE movement, which provides a grassroots approach to trade unions, integrated with other civil society groups, such as student unions. We discuss the organising model of trade unions, and some of their recent projects, including a campaign to secure workers ...

New episode on air this Wednesday

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

The first episode of our new series is on air, on Flirt FM, this Wednesday 25th November at 2pm. Tune in, in the Galway region, on 101.3FM, or online at FlirtFM.ie. The show includes: An interview with Bob Naiman of Just Foreign Policy on the prospects for diplomacy and global peace under ...

Returning to the airwaves

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

A Critical Ear will be returning to the airwaves shortly, broadcasting on Flirt FM 101.3FM in Galway, and online.