Mon, 25 March 2013
Alex Salmond addresses the SNP on the subject of child care, Ed Davey talks through the UK's commitments and Lesley goes to the movies. Her reactions, as ever, are livley and insightful.
Direct download: Shovel_ready_early_years_wind_turbines_and_Northern_Lights.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 2:15pm UTC
Wed, 13 March 2013
Lesley chaired sessions at the 2013 COSLA Conference in St Andrews. She reports back from a conference where the architect of the ‘Bedroom Tax’, Lord Freud delivered a presentation and where Nicola Sturgeon ‘debated’ with Alistair Darling; in the first clash of the political heavyweights. She gives you some of the colour and atmosphere of these particular sessions. You may well get annoyed as Lesley by some of the attitudes. Finally, Lesley and Andy Wightman were invited to take part in a ‘Comrie Conversation’; a community that came together to talk about ‘independence’ at the grassroots.
Direct download: Cosla_Bedroom_Tax_the_Clash_of_Titans_and_Comrie_Conversations.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 11:27am UTC
Tue, 5 March 2013
We tried this week to round up the highlights from a Nordic Horizon event 'Beyond NATO' ( fascinating ), the departure of Cardinal O'Brien ( thought provoking ) and the all the cross border issues thrown up with the current state of the independence debate ( perplexing ). There is a lot to pack into this week's @lesleyriddoch podcast.
Direct download: Nordic_Defence_Cardinal_Sin_and_the_Alien_Nation_.mp3
Category:The Lesley Riddoch Podcast -- posted at: 2:03pm UTC