Daily Helsingin Sanomat discovered discrimination when the paper rounded up four high-profile Finns and sent out their resumes with Roma-sounding names. Head of the National Advisory Board on Roma Affairs Henna Huttu and journalist Sam Kingsley join All Points North to discuss why these kinds of exposés are problematic and ponder why we still need mainstream voices to tell stories about minority experiences. 9 November / All Points North / Yle News
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Foreign dads seek community during parental leave
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
Is Finland welcoming enough to foreign workers?
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
Back to school: Can Finland teach in English?
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.
Climate Change policy: Is Finland doing enough?
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.
All Points North: Gambling with addiction -- does Finland have a problem?
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
Brexit: The unknown unknowns
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
Obstacles for international students in Finland - and other useful info
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
All Points North: The "Famous Five" begin their four-year government adventure
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.
Entrepreneurship in Finland - what you should know before taking the plunge
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
Europarliament election - what's at stake for voters in Finland?
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
All Points North: Women in Finland's military - voluntary, obligatory or not at all?
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.
How equitable is Finland's higher education system, anyway?
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