All Points North

The All Points North podcast has everything you need to know about the news in Finland this week.

The All Points North podcast has everything you need to know about the news in Finland this week. All Points North is produced by Yle News, a unit of the Finnish Broadcasting Company.

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  • Finland plans to reform parental leave to encourage more dads to participate in child-rearing. The policy is seen as a move toward greater gender-equality in family roles and also as a much-needed boost for falling birth rates. But paternity leave can be isolating for foreign fathers in particular. Dad James Cramer and Fabrizio Turci of the family integration non-profit Familia join APN to discuss how to support foreign stay-at-home dads.
    17 October 2019 / All Points North / Yle News

  • Finnish policy on residence permits for highly-skilled migrants is under the spotlight this week, so we asked Melanie Dower from Supercell and Rasmus Roiha from Software E-Business Finland what needs to change and why. / All Points North / Yle News

  • Finland says foreign labour will help shore up the economy. But how does the country's education system serve multicultural, multilingual families?
    Anu Halvari from the Finnish National Agency for Education and British father Steve El-Sharawy help us explore this topic.

  • Finland aims to be carbon neutral by the year 2035, but what changes does that demand? And what adjustments can you make to your everyday life to help? We ask Riina Pursiainen, vice-chair of the Finnish chapter of Youth Agenda 2030, and Amanda Rejström, CEO of the social enterprise Spark Sustainability, to help us answer these questions.

  • What's it like to live with a gambling addict? We ask Pinja Hiltunen how her mother's addiction affected her childhood. She wants slot machines removed from kiosks and grocery stores. Hannu Rinkinen, Veikkaus' manager for responsible gaming, provides the gambling monopoly's view.
    19 September 2019 / All Points North / Yle News

  • This week APN looks at the latest in the Brexit saga as the UK prepares - maybe - to leave the EU on 31 October. What impact will the messy divorce have on British people living in Finland and Finnish nationals in the UK? Our guests today are the British Ambassador to Finland Tom Dodd and Helsinki University EU researcher Timo Miettinen.
    12 September 2019 / All Points North / Yle News

  • This week's APN takes a look at the residence permit roadblock that some higher education students face in their bid to study in Finland. There are an estimated 20,000 international students in higher educations insitutions at present, and more are being courted. What should potential freshmen know? Our guests today are Heidi Rättyä of the National Union of University Students in Finland and Leena Turku of the Finnish Immigration Service, Migri.
    5 September 2019 / All Points North / Yle News

  • The i's are all dotted and the t's crossed on the new cabinet and the government programme put together by Antti Rinne's five-party coalition. But what does it all mean in practice for ordinary people and how easy will it be for the administration to make good on its proposals? Political commentator Sini Korpinen and Helsinki University world politics professor Teivo Teivainen join APN to unpack the latest developments.

  • Many immigrants in Finland turn to entrepreneurship when they can't get a job. But while starting a business may seem quite straightforward, staying afloat can be challenging. Entrepreneurs Pamela Spokes and Vahid Mortezaei as well as business advisor Teemu Polo of Newco Helsinki join APN to talk about everything people considering entrepreneurship should know.

    31 May / All Points North / Yle News

  • Voters in Finland seem to be taking European Parliament elections seriously, as the latest figures show a bigger advance turnout than in 2014. All Points North looks at what's firing voters up, whether they're cooling on populist parties, and how the new parliament in Brussels could affect their future. Helsinki University world politics professor Teivo Teivainen and writer, activist and fearless commentator, Maryan Abdulkarim join the discussion.

    24 May / All Points North / Yle News

  • Should women in Finland be required to serve up to one year of military or civil service in the name of equality? Our guests are sociologist and former army chaplain Suvi Kouri, Minna Vähäsalo from the Committee of 100 peace organisation and Kaj Raninen from the Union of Conscientious Objectors.

  • Does status buy access into higher education in Finland? Our guests education sociologist Sonja Kosunen and Adina Nivukoski from the Union of Upper Secondary School Students explore the potential obstacles to getting a degree.
    10 May / All Points North / Yle News

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