September 15, 2021
William Thomson and Kairin van Sweeden talk to Mike Small, Editor of Bella Caledonia and Author of "Scotland's Local Food Revolution" about Scotland's food security and food sovereignty.
00:12 Scotland has such huge food resources so why are we not food sovereign?
00:58 Obstacles to food sovereignty in Scotland
02:02 How do we improve matters - and the "Fife diet"
03:23 A need for more connection between farmers and the community in Scotland
04:25 Breaking down food sovereignty
06:00 The impact of the IPCC report and the opportunity to do things differently
06:57 Can we really double the size of the Scottish Food and Drink industry in Scotland?
08:30 Export powerhouse Scotland can't square the circle with net-zero Scotland
09.25 Can Scotland really have food sovereignty without independence?
11:00 The hugely negative role and impact of supermarkets in Scotland
13:00 The need for more connections between farmers and the community in Scotland (part two)
14:00 We have an artificial food chain
14:45 The link between provenance and carbon
15:20 How we build more food sovereignty
16:10 Mike's book Scotland's Local Food Revolution Book
17:45 How do we confront landed power?
19:25 BREXIT and COVID have highlighted Scotland's lack of food resilience and lack of food sovereignty.
September 14, 2021
Nicola Sturgeon's speech from the SNPs virtual conference Sept 2021
September 14, 2021
The weekend of 11th Sept saw two party conferences. Here is the closing speech from Alex Salmond at the Alba conference held at Greenock Town Hall.
August 24, 2021
James E chats to Joy McNaughten, mother of Olympic Champion swimmer Duncan Scott about the making of a champion, the cost and the frustrations of the lack of media coverage for a sport in which Scotland excels.
Scots are 8% of the Uk population yet make up 14% of the British Olympic Team, 21% of the Olympic swimming team and achieved 25% of the medals. Yet the sport barely gets any coverage in mainstream media.
Next on the sporting calendar is the International Swimming League which you can follow on youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBoEDuW0Lg7AmCkts1j8LyQ
and next year will be another busy year with European Championships and Commonwealth Games.
You can find out more about the Scottish Swimming team here https://www.scottishswimming.com/compete/swimming/national-squads.aspx
Duncan Scott is the ONLY British Olympian to win 4 medals in a single games and he is still only 24 .
He is also an ambassador for the Learn to Swim programme - an essential life skill for Scottish children in a country with 90% of the UK's fresh water supply. Find out more here https://www.scottishswimming.com/learn-to-swim.aspx
We are grateful to Joy for joining us to help promote Scottish sport and once again, our congratulations to Duncan and all those who took part in the Olympic Games 2021.
#DuncanScott #ScottishSports #Olympics2021
August 22, 2021
In the week collectively known across Scotland as "GERSmas", when the estimated accounts of Scotland as an administrative region of the UK are published, Dr Craig Dalzell urges us to think outwith the box.
This week, Craig talks to SNP Policy Development Convenor Chris Hanlon and Agnes MacAuley from SNP Greenock & Inverclyde about the latest GERS figures and what they mean (and don’t mean) for Scotland, independence and the post-pandemic recovery. They then discuss up and coming motions to the SNP conference that have been influenced by or based on Common Weal policies including one for a National Transport Company designed to help decarbonise our cars and other vehicles. Finally, they discuss the role of non-party think tanks in Scottish politics and what they can do that party affiliated policy groups cannot.
You can find out more about Commonweal, including access to all the policy papers in their policy library on their website https://commonweal.scot/
August 21, 2021
This week's episode of the Locker Room including Olympic action, swimming and yet more football
August 20, 2021
Continuing the theme of measuring Scotlands economy, a special episode from the Scotonomics team with special guest political economist, chartered accountant and academic Richard Murphy, taking questions from Kairin van Sweeden and the Independence Live audience.
Richard's previous explanation of why GERS is C.R.A.P is on his Youtube channel here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycq1dizIug8&t=2s
August 19, 2021
How should we measure the success of an economy? What do GDP and GNP tell us anyway? And more importantly what doesn't it tell us about the economy? In this episode, we will look at how we measure the economy in the UK as a whole and in Scotland. We will also take a side look at GERS (Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland) as well.
0:00 GDP explained introduction
2:18 GDP goes up when people pollute!
5:00 BREXIT and Inequality
9:00 GDP across the country and across society
10:22 Geni Coefficient
14:00 Happiness measurement of an economy
18:00 Relative wealth and relative poverty
21:50 Are teenagers less materialistic?
25:30 Growth as THE driver for our economy
31:50 GERS - how we currently measure the Scottish economy
37:50 What Kairin picked out from the interview
42:15 What is happening in episode six
Robert Kennedy's brilliant speech on GDP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FAmr...
August 17, 2021
Hi, welcome to the Indylive.radio team' audio newsletter for July and August! Find out what we've been up to as Covid restrictions start to ease and meet some new team members. Also, hear about our plans for the next few months
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August 15, 2021
Very important discussion on the impact of the newly published IPCC report on the climate emergency hosted by Dr Craig Dalzell, head of Policy Development at Commonweal
#climateEmergency #commonweal #IPCCreport