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Holyrude Ungagged Episode 3.4 – “Brian’s Never Seen Eurovision”

David McClemont (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra Torrance (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian Finlay (@GeriHalloween) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics

NEWS

– Anti Abortion Protests at Glasgow Clinic

– Welsh Parliament to increase number of members

– Working From Home Now Part of The Culture War?

– Scottish Support for monarchy drops to new low

Music by @HippyMuzic

Art by @HeathPeaPict

Edited by @HeathPeaPict

Holyrude Archive HERE

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Worldbeat, With George Collins…

“An Entrepreneur in Scrubs…”

Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and Americans can’t seem to catch a break as new variants emerge and policy debates over lockdowns, school closures, and vaccine mandates dominate coverage. It’s pretty daunting for folks on the outside as we struggle to keep up with the breakneck pace of change, but what about the folks on the inside? Popular coverage of healthcare workers has been as hot and cold as leftover lasagna. From being hailed as essential workers and heroes to being demonized as liars and pill pushers and everything in between, it’s important to remember that these people are human. They have thoughts, feelings, and emotional responses to the crisis just like the rest of us, and today we’ll highlight one such worker’s experience in the field and the strategies being implemented to provide quality care both for their patients, and themselves. Former nurse manager and founder of Myles Parilla Consulting Myles Parilla joins WorldBeat to talk about his upbringing in the Philippines, the impact of his father’s entrepreneurial mind on his outlook towards nursing leadership, and his journey through nursing into the leadership consulting world.

The Insightful Nurse Leader podcast

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Fuad Alakbarov on Kazakhstan

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Ungagged Presents Worldbeat with George Collins.

George interviews Ungagged founder, Neil Scott – Part 1

Part 2 – The Scottish Independence Movement.

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Short Pod: Raging Not Hating, by Val Waldron

Short pod version of Val’s superb piece: Val differentiates between the feelings of rage and anger that drive us forward to effect change, and the gathering clouds of hatred that threaten to destroy us. See below for written version.

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Ungagged Scottish Independence Special!

With contributions from our own Val Waldron (Twitter: @scribblingval) and David McClemont (@DavoMc82), plus the Scottish Green Councillor, Marth Wardrop (Twitter: @MarthaWardrop), David Peutherer of Scottish CND (Twitter: @scottishCND), SNP Councillor Graham Campbell (Twitter: @ceeGraham1) and a view from the USA from our George Collins – All held together (and edited by) Neil Anderson (@BikerNeil).

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Ungagged Film Club: “Starship Troopers” (1997)

David (Twitter: @davomc82), Debra (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian (@WeeSociologist) are joined by Scott McDonald (@Scott_eff) of Edinburgh Radical Independence Campaign for a SPOILER FILLED discussion of the 1997 film “Starship Troopers”.

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Ungagged Interviews: Laura Bilton, BLM Edinburgh and Councillor Graham Campbell

Neil Anderson leads a conversation with Glasgow Councillor Graham Campbell and Laura Bilton of Black Lives Matter, Edinburgh on –

-the Radical Independence Conference and the way forward for indyref2.

-the non inclusion of black and BAME communities and their place in Scottish society.

– BLM and other movements for inclusion in changing societal views.

– BAME representation in elections.

Music from You Want Fox

(@youwantfox) | Twitter

with Dirty Little Damsel

(thanks to Loud Women!)

All Ungagged Podcasts available HERE

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{Latest Writing}

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Take a Drink

A review of Darren Loki McGarvey’s first episode of his new BBC Scotland series ‘Addiction’

Part 1 Alcohol

 

review by Val Waldron

 

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Connor Beaton interviews our very own, David McClemont who is Breaking New Ground…

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Sue Sparks… “The Whataboutery regarding Putin of some friends is utterly depressing…”

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Caring for All

Colin Turbett on Commonweal’s proposals for real, joined up care…

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The Digital Picket, Covid-19, & Unending Precarity

As the #UCUstrikes get underway, Luke Ray Di Marco Campbell stressing the importance of the digital picket, draws on vital contributions from strikers across the U.K., and offers insights into the type of casualisation that shaped the #FourFights campaign.

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Defend Our Betters…

By Ade Fox.

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Jimmy Carr and “the Acceptable” Face of Racism…

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A Whole Lot of Wind, by Guy Ingerson

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A Snapshot of 2021 by Val Waldron

Val takes a look at some of the many newsworthy events from 2021, some ongoing

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SUPPORTING SURVIVORS by Jo Edwards

Jo Edwards discusses whether current discourse is really furthering the discussion of sexual violence against women.

Photo; Hannah Busing on Unsplash

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No Sex (Survey) Please, we are British…

By Mhairi Hunter

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Glasgow’s Beautiful Strike

By N. Scott

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Glasgow Excluded Zone.

By N. Scott

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CALL IT OUT! by Mhairi Hunter

Drink Spiking, rape culture and other harmful normalisation of misogyny…

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Raging Not Hating

by Val Waldron

Val differentiates between the feelings of rage and anger that drive us forward to effect change, and the gathering clouds of hatred that threaten to destroy us.

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‘Clackmannanshire is a Shite-hole’ by Val Waldron

Don’t judge till you’ve read it! The Indy Movement, past, present and Future in 400 word prose!

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Several Frogs a boiling by Val Waldron

Another anniversary of indyref 1, and Val warns that we cannot possibly look back to recreate that initial campaign, as the political scene and the movement have changed beyond recognition.

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Why I support Trans Rights – Part Two – By Mhairi Hunter

Why it is important to support minorities during a culture war… by Mhairi Hunter.

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Has Labour Gone Full Tonto by Chris McCusker

Ungagged’s regular contributor Chris McCusker asks if Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer can realistically represent the views of Socialists

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Obstacles to Indy by Val Waldron

Val urges us not to take our eye off the ball and stay focused on the goal of independence, and ‘Know Thy Enemy’

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What and Who will take us over the Line?

Val Waldron looks beyond the reasons for leaving the UK, to the values that underpin our vision of a progressive independent nation.

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