Archive for the ‘media’ 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 Víctor Jara, who was tortured and ...

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 ...

Assessing the change of US administration

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Our January 2021 episode is now available for download (Archive.org link here). Following up on a reflection on the lessons to be taken by Irish observers from the attempted coup in the US, we interview Dr Caitlin Miles, a US-based media scholar about the rhetorical and material impact of the ...

2009-11-19 Afghanistan, Honduras, Grad unions

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Covering both international affairs and labor issues on this week's show, which brings us back from a long hiatus. We start in Afghanistan, and discuss the likelihood (and impact) of an escalation in U.S. troop numbers. Bob points to a day of action next Monday, where Peace Action West and others ...

Live from the DNC

Friday, August 29th, 2008

This week the focus of our show was the DNC, with Bob reporting live from Denver. However, we managed to fit in reports from Gaza and a world news bulletin, before connecting up with Bob. With Bob, we started by talking about how the DNC compared to other protest events, then ...