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Scotland in Reverse - this week's podcast

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Sometimes it feels like Scotland gets into reverse gear. The recent decision by Muirfield Golf Club not to admit women seems retrograde. Especially after the evident change in public perception about, for example, the Scottish Government Cabinet gender balance. Lesley picks this topic up and develops a theme about gender imbalance across the new media, the BBC, and the ways it can be addressed.

We also touch on local campaigns, #handsoffgeorge , the Fife Ecology Centre among others. Lesley also highlights the case of the Cupar postie. Note to our listener, it is recorded outside and there is ambient noise.


Eurovision and the Named Person policy - this week's podcast

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This week we try and make sense of Eurovision and also the 'Named Person' policy of the Scottish Government. Eurovision is a lot of fun and illustrates an intriguing ongoing appeal of the quirky; from music to voting.

The policy of 'Named Person' has flared up again following the reaction to last week's BBC Question Time from Aberdeen. It is a complex topic and requires a lot of knowledge to unpick its complexity. Or does it? Lesley has spent a couple of days writing about it and explains some of her thoughts.