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The Common Weal Policy Podcast.A weekly podcast explaining our policies as well as discussing Scottish policy news and events.
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Episode 109 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast You can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig talks once again to Tim Rideout. Currency expert and "controversial economist" who has campaigned for Scotland to set up its own independent currency so that its ready to launch "as soon as practicable" after independence. Last weekend he successfully won a vote at the SNP conference to instruct the party to draw up legislation to begin work on launching a Scottish Central Bank so that preparations can be started immediately after a successful independence referendum.During the show, Craig references his interview with borders and customs expert, Bill Austin in Episode #37 of the Policy Podcast. You can listen to that show here.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 108 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Craig talks to Robin McAlpine, Common Weal's Head of Strategic Development, about his observations of the COP26 conference, why the conference failed to deliver a plan to avert the climate emergency and what Scotland's strategy should be going forward from here.The Bloomberg article that Craig mentions can be read here.Common Weal's Common Home Plan can be downloaded here or purchased from our shop at the link below.https://commonweal.scot/shop/Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 107 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Craig talks to Marc Burgauer, a coach in Agile and other workplace improvements , on the ways that work is changing in the wake of the pandemic. Many of us have transitioned to working from home - in whole or in part - but even where this has been successful it has opened up various disparities in the world of work. Many jobs can't be worked from home. Many people do not have home environments that allow them to easily work from there. Even the transition hasn't always been smooth and various technologies and working practices have started to emerge to allow offices to operate in a decentralised way. The discussion asks if this can be done only in a way that suits the workplace or if it can be done in a way that fosters and maintains the social connections formed at work - connections that can be vital to solidarity, collective bargaining and workers' rights.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 106 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig speaks to Prof. Mark Smith about a question so fundamental to a National Care Service that it must be answered if one is to be built successfully. Just, what is care, exactly? They discuss how the care sector in Scotland has largely failed to answer this question in the past - which has led to the disjointed and profit-driven sector we have today and why the Rights-based approach taken by the Scottish Government, whilst well meaning, will not lead to adequate outcomes unless coupled with the resources to protect the rights and the ability to uphold them.Mark's paper can be read here.Robin McAlpine's article on Rights can be read here.And Mark's paper on trauma has been published in Issue 4 of volume 30 of Scottish Affairs (article paywalled).Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode #105 - Cop Out

Episode #105 - Cop Out

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Episode 105 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig talks to Prof. Richard Murphy of Tax Research UK. They discuss the UK Spending Review, published today, paying attention to the promises made that can't be kept and the negative impact that many of the ones that can be will have especially on the most vulnerable people in society. They also take a look at COP26 - what it should achieve if it is to live up to its name but where and how it is likely to fall short of those ambitions.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 104 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast You can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig talks to Dr Sarah Kyambi the Founder Director of the new think tank Migration Policy Scotland. They discuss the policy gaps in Scotland around migration, particularly outwith the areas of asylum and refugee migration, what Scotland is currently doing to close those gaps and where Scotland could be doing more. You can visit Migration Policy Scotland are their website and Twitter pages. The podcast with Colin Turbett on Community Hubs can be found here.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssImage CreditEllen DalzellScotland: An Atlas of OpportunityTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 103 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Craig speaks to Kathy Jenkins Secretary of Scottish Hazards - A charity committed to improving workplace H&S, H&S officer of her Unite not for profit branch which organisers social care workers. She is also a member of Common Weal's Social Care Reform Working Group which is currently working on a comprehensive blueprint for a Scottish National Care Service.Kathy talks about her latest policy paper for Common Weal on health and safety in the social care sector - both how it has been affected by the pandemic and the systemic issues that impacted the health and safety of social care workers before the pandemic struck.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 102 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast You can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig talks to David Patrick, author of recently published book Front-Page Scotland which looks at how stories about Scottish independence were reported in the newspapers throughout the 2014 independence referendum campaign. They discuss how the framing of stories on topics such as economics depended largely on whether the points favoured one side of the campaign or the other, which topics were given a disproportionate amount of time in coverage and which people and personalities saw more coverage than others. Finally, they discuss lessons to be learned from the last campaign that could be applied now such as how activists can better examine news stories to assess if the issues are being reported fairly.More information about the book can be found on the publisher's page here.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 101 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig speaks to Peter Ryan - expert on currency and banking systems and author of several papers for Common Weal and the Scottish Independence Convention on currency in an independent Scotland. They discuss recent radical changes to the global currency landscape with the creation of Central Bank Digital Currencies. These could potentially allow Central Banks to create money in the event of a future stimulus programme such as was needed in the wake of the Covid pandemic or the 2008 Financial Crisis but could do so in a way that means giving it directly to people rather than pumping up assets via Quantitative Easing and could allow Central Banks to avoid losing control of monetary policy due to the rise of cryptocurrencies or private digital currencies such as Facebook's Libra. Peter also discusses some of the risks of this policy such as the potential for the direct collection and control of data on what we buy and sell using our CBDC funds.Finally, Peter talks about his work in the Scottish Green Party to bring forward a conference motion on a Financial Health Service.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 100 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week marks the 100th episode of the Common Weal Policy Podcast. To celebrate, Craig Dalzell is joined by Ellen Dalzell who asks him questions submitted by our audience. Thank you to everyone who has listened to and supported the show for the past 100 episodes.The two blog articles that Craig refers to on the democratic routes to independence and the pressure campaign needed for it to succeed can be read behind the respective links. You can join the Common Weal mailing list to get our weekly newsletter here. Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 99 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast You can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig is joined by Marion Macleod - an expert in social care and education for children and author of Common Weal's latest policy paper on a strategic plan for childcare. They discuss the current patchwork state of child and early years care in Scotland, how the latest Programme for Government perpetuates that even if the policies themselves may be valuable and how things could be greatly improved by a strategic and holistic plan for care sitting within a National Care Service.Colin Turbett's recent appearance on the podcast was also reference along with his paper on how a National Care Service can be delivered through local Community Hubs.On episode 100 of the Policy Podcast, Craig would like to answer questions from the audience about any of Common Weal's policies or other work. If you have a question, please send it in to our Interim Director Amanda at amanda@common.scot.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 98 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig Dalzell is joined by Ellen Dalzell to discuss the Demographics of Independence. Ellen has campaigned for several years both for "New Scots" to be included in Scotland's democracy both through being able to vote - which they now can - but also for them to be better included in data that informs democratic campaigning. They discuss the current weaknesses in the data we have and how that has given rise to misconceptions about the voting intentions of New Scots. They then talk more broadly about the findings of Craig's latest policy paper that examines who has shifted from No to Yes since 2014 or vice versa.Ellen's article in Source on data about New Scots can be read here.Her article about current voting trends can be read here.The policy paper the Demographics of Independence can be read here.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 97 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast You can download the episode directly here.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 buy a copy of the Common Weal Common Home Plan here.Or read the ebook for free here.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 96 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig is joined by three guests. Keith Baker of Common Weal's Energy Policy Group, Douglas Chapman, SNP MP for Dunfermline and West Fife and Ali Anderson, Senior Researcher for Mr Chapman. The four of them discuss the IPCC report that came out this week. The discuss the implications for Scotland and the world if we fail to act on the climate emergency and why this report represents the last change to make those changes. They then discuss Common Weal's latest policy paper 21 For 21 which offers 21 actions that the Scottish Government should take immediately in light of the IPCC report. Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 95 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast You can download the episode directly here.This week Craig Dalzell talks to Shamus McPhee about his paper on and personal experiences of the "Tinker Housing Experiment", an attempt in Scotland to forcibly settle Gypsy Travellers in inadequate housing and to ethnically cleanse their culture and way of life. He speaks of his experiences growing up within the experiment and how it has left many people with irreparably damaged lives. He calls on the Scottish Government to issue a formal apology to the survivors of Scotland's treatment of Gypsy Travellers and to learn from these experiences to ensure that their voices are heard when making policies in the future.The Uglier Side of Bonnie Scotland: The Tinker Housing Experiments can be read here.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssImage Credit: Shamus McPheeTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 94 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig Dalzell is joined by Keith Baker, an energy poverty researcher at Glasgow Caledonian University and a member of Common Weal's Energy Working Group. They discuss Energy Performance Certificates - the framework by which building energy efficiency is measured in Scotland. Keith explains how EPCs work, the flaws in the models they use to generate their scores and what can be done to improve them.You can read the paper written by Keith and Ron Mould on EPCs here.You can sign up to Common Weal's new weekly and monthly newsletters here.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 93 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast You can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig talks to Chris Hellawell and Alice McGillicuddy from Edinburgh Tool Library. They discuss what a tool library is, why they are the future of how we use tools and other goods and their reaction to the news that the Scottish Climate Assembly has called for the Scottish Government to create and support a network of such libraries across Scotland.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssImage Credit: Craig DalzellTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 92 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig talks to Gillian Mair and Alison Watters the Co-Convenors of Now Scotland, a members-led, grassroots organisation campaigning for Scottish independence as soon as possible. They discuss what Now Scotland is trying to add to the independence movement in terms of facilitating cross-group discussions and campaigning as well as several policy motions that the members of Now Scotland are presently advocating for within the organisation; namely for campaigning and messaging training, training in non-violent direct action campaigning, a focus on the climate emergency and for an independent Scotland to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.You can find out more about Now Scotland, including how to join the organisation at https://www.nowscotland.scotCommon Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssImage Credit: Craig DalzellTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 91 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig Dalzell talks to Colin Turbett, retired social care worker and member of the Common Weal Social Care Reform Group, about his new policy paper for Common Weal. Care in Your Community anchors a Scottish National Care Service in and around local communities via a Community Hubs model where your local hub becomes your first point of entry if you need care but also if you need to access other services from Citizens' Advice, through GP services, banking or simply be there to be a place to be part of community. The model is not a new idea - Colin gives the example of a similar idea emerging out of the aftermath of WWII - but it is a radical idea that could fill a similar role as we emerge from the aftermath of the pandemic.You can read Colin's paper here.You can also read his previous paper on reforming social work here.You can sign up to Common Weal's newsletters here: https://commonweal.scot/get-involved/cw-mailing-list/Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here:https://commonweal.scot/product-category/support-us/The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssThumbnail image reproduced from the Army Bureau of Current Affairs paper Community Centres from 1945. Theme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 90 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig Dalzell talks to Kevin Anderson - a member of the Evidence Group of the Scottish Climate Assembly who recently published their final report listing 82 policy recommendations for the Scottish Government. They discuss the process by which the Assembly heard evidence from multiple experts (including Craig) on multiple aspects of climate issues, how the Assembly deliberated that evidence and formed it into their policy recommendations and which policies particularly caught Kevin and Craig's eye.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
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