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The All Points North podcast has everything you need to know about the news in Finland this week. Published every Thursday, APN looks deeper into the stories making the headlines in Finland. Get in touch via WhatsApp or SMS on +358 44 421 0909, or at allpointsnorth@yle.fi. All Points North is produced by Yle News, a unit of the Finnish Broadcasting Company.
 
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Why are Kenyan students threatened with deportation from Finland? What's the best way to handle a mortgage interest rate adjustment? And what exactly is going on in the Jari Aarnio case?We answer all these questions and more in the latest episode of the All Points North podcast. This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richardson and …
 
Why is one of Finland’s grisliest murder cases making new headlines? How can Yle’s new election compass help you find your candidate in April’s parliamentary election? The show also covers all the latest developments in Finland from Nato news and a major bus strike to a controversial school rating tool.This episode of All Points North was presented…
 
All Points North explores Migri’s deportation decisions, looks at efforts to boost election interest across different language communities, and joins a field hockey game to learn how kids are helping to establish a minority sport in Finland.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Laura …
 
We meet a cancer patient who needs a stem cell transplant, but has an unusual heritage — and find out how easy it is to sign up as a donor. We also look at the latest round of strikes and pay talks, ask if Finland's unemployment benefit regime is fair, and take a trip to the library. This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richardson…
 
How do Finnish kids end up in Finnish classes for foreigners? The show also explores efforts to allow people to officially have more than one mother tongue. We also head to the cinema to find out what’s new at the DocPoint documentary film festival.This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer…
 
Is the decision by Finland's public health authority THL to temporarily suspend its activity on Twitter a sign that trusted sources are losing the disinformation war? We also follow some feisty early exchanges in Finland's parliamentary election campaign and hear about life in Lapland during the polar night.This episode of All Points North was pres…
 
Why are senior figures calling for a review of Finland’s private security industry? We also ask how culture wars might impact upcoming elections and find out how households can access immediate relief to help with soaring electricity bills.This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Ande…
 
This year has been full of rapid and unexpected changes. Join APN for a look back at the stories that defined 2022—from Finland's move towards Nato membership to the cost-of-living crisis. This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Matias Puumala. Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on…
 
In this week's show we unpack electricity support measures, ask what's wrong with Finnish seasonal food, and consider a licensing system for Santa Claus. This week's show was presented by Egan Richardson and Denise Wall, our sound engineer was Laura Koso and our producer was Veronica Kontopoulou. Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 4…
 
With Independence Day demonstrations becoming as much of a custom in Finland as the presidential gala, we ask if far-right sentiments will carry over into the general election next spring. All Points North also hears why long Covid patients in Finland face an uphill battle and answers burning audience questions. This week's show was presented by Ze…
 
All Points North finds out what Finand’s gendered labour market means for foreign women, asks why environmentalists are suing the government and hears what it's like living with Aids in Finland.This week's show was presented by Zena Iovino and Egan Richardson. The sound engineer was Anders Johansson.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 4…
 
Will labour immigration be the panacea Finnish politicians are hoping for? We also ask if boycotting the World Cup in Qatar makes sense and hear about one listener’s battle with their electricity provider after getting disconnected. This week's show was presented by Ronan Browne and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Joonatan Kotila.Let us know wh…
 
Finland has set itself ambitious climate goals, so why is it cool on EU plans to protect forests? With food inflation reaching new heights, the show hears how one international family is coping without breaking the bank. APN also hits the ice in Tampere. This week's show was presented by Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino, with additional reporting by…
 
Is Finland’s perception of China changing? We also ask if carbon offsetting your flights works and shine a light on driving during Finland’s dark months.This week's show was presented by Zena Iovino and Veronica Kontopoulou. The sound engineer was Anders Johansson.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.3 November 2022 / All Poi…
 
We hear about efforts to find jobs for foreigners in Finland and ask what’s driving "Rally English."This week's show was presented by Ronan Browne and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Mikko Kymäläinen. Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.27 October 2022 / All Points North / Yle News…
 
Food prices in Finland are rising, but as consumers feel the pinch, the show asks who’s benefiting from the crisis. Social media is blamed for many ills, and now scientists say these platforms hold a clue to Finland’s falling fertility rate.This week's show was presented by Zena Iovino and Matthew Schilke. The sound engineer was Laura Koso.Let us k…
 
All Points North dives into Baltic blasts, scrutinises security on the Russian border and hears from foreigners learning Finnish from each other.This week's show was presented by Ronan Browne and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Anders Johansson.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.29 September 2022 / All Points North / Yl…
 
On this week's show, we follow the trail of gas shipments from Russia and ask why Finland is still granting Russians tourist visas. This week's show was presented by Zena Iovino and Ronan Browne. The sound engineer was Laura Koso.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.22 September 2022 / All Points North / Yle News…
 
Some Ukrainians’ living conditions in Finland serve up food for thought, and can Finland realistically attract more foreign labour without making English an official language?This week's show was presented by Zena Iovino and Mark B. Odom. The sound engineer was Joonatan Kotila.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.8 September …
 
With inflation rates and energy prices rising to record levels, severe staff shortages in the healthcare sector, and Finland's Nato accession reaching a critical juncture, All Points North looks ahead to an autumn of political turmoil.This week's show was presented by Ronan Browne and Veronica Kontopoulou, with additional reporting by Zena Iovino. …
 
This week's show discusses how a MeToo scandal is rocking Finnish politics, examines homophobic discrimination in the workplace, and hears about the magic of Finnish Midsummer.This week's show was presented by Ronan Browne and Veronica Kontopoulou. The sound engineer was Joonatan Kotila.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.23…
 
Why is starting a business the only option available to some foreigners in Finland, what does Turkey want and how can travellers beat the queues at Helsinki Airport this summer?This week's show was presented by Ronan Browne and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Anders Johansson.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.16 June 2…
 
We ask if pay increases are the answer to Finland's rising inflation rate, discuss the latest social media storm, and examine why Finns climb statues to celebrate sporting success.This week's show was presented by Ronan Browne and Veronica Kontopoulou. The sound engineer was Panu Willman.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.2…
 
We ask whether Turkey can block Finland's Nato bid, hear what lurks beneath the surface of some of Helsinki’s famed bunkers, and hear how Finland's treasured buckets could save your life.This week's show was presented by Mark B. Odom and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Joonatan Kotila.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.…
 
In this week's show we look at Finland's final steps towards applying for Nato membership, discuss Finnish-language barriers for third culture kids, and look ahead to Tampere and Helsinki hosting the ice hockey world finals.This week's show was presented by Ronan Browne and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Anders Johansson.Let us know what you t…
 
In this week's show we look at how the much-hyped 'activation model' is shaping up, ask why there seems to be so much racism online, and delve into the mysteries of why exactly people play cricket in Finland.This week's show was presented Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino, with additional reporting by Veronica Kontopoulou. The sound engineer was Juha…
 
In this week's show we examine the reality of 'third culture kids' in Finland as they look to navigate the intersections of Finnish society. We also cover the aftermath of the UPM strike, ask if a sober Vappu is desirable, and look at the latest developments in Finland's security policy debate. This week's show was presented by Zena Iovino and Egan…
 
In this week's show APN tackles disinformation efforts from Russia, including a video that prompted scary headlines in other countries. We also ask if nurses really need to resign to get a pay rise, and explore a programme aimed at helping foreign spouses into the workforce. This week's show was presented by Zena Iovino and Egan Richardson. The sou…
 
A major nurses’ strike is exposing cracks in Finland's healthcare system, which nurses say doesn’t pay a livable wage. We also explore what kinds of jobs Ukrainian arrivals are landing as they gain instant access to the job market.This week's show was presented by Zena Iovino and Egan Richardson, with additional reporting by Adam Smith. The produce…
 
People in Finland seem willing to accept pandemic life as the new reality, but how will the healthcare system cope as new infections reach all-time highs? We also ask if it's okay for lawmakers to slander minorities and learn that Finland's most affordable vacation spots are right in our backyards.This week's show was presented by Zena Iovino and V…
 
This week we examine what Finland is doing to help thousands of Ukrainians who are seeking sanctuary. This week's show was presented by Ronan Browne and Zena Iovino, the producer was Mark B. Odom and the sound engineer was Tuomas Vauhkonen.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.24 March 2022 / All Points North / Yle News…
 
In this week's podcast we look at the politics of deciding to join Nato, round up the week's major stories, and ask if you can grow your own vegetables in Finland.This week's show was presented by Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino, the producer was Mark B. Odom and the sound engineer was Katri Koivula. Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 …
 
This week we look at how Finnish politicians, companies and the public have continued to respond to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.This week's All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Veronica Kontopoulou. The producer was Mark B. Odom and the sound engineer was Panu Willman.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.10 Mar…
 
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is changing the world as we know it. This week we look at how the crisis is rippling through Finland.This week's show was presented by Zena Iovino and Egan Richardson. The producer was Mark B. Odom and the sound engineer was Anders Johansson.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.3 March 2022 / All …
 
APN asks why the term Finlandisation makes Finns cringe. We also look at wallet-saving strategies amid rising food prices, explore an annual kitsch-fest and dive into icy waters.This week's show was presented by Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino. The producer was Mark B. Odom and the sound engineer was Juha Hjelm.Let us know what you think via WhatsA…
 
APN follows the trail of questions left behind by the Convoy Finland demonstration and hears about the effects climate change is having on Finnish winter sports.This week's show was presented by Ronan Browne and Veronica Kontopoulou and our roving reporter was Melanie Hall. It was produced by Mark B. Odom and the sound engineer was Anders Johansson…
 
APN previews Finland's prospects at the Winter Olympics, follows up on a story about the exploitation of foreign workers, and tags along on an icy adventure.This week's show was presented by Ronan Browne and Egan Richardson. The producer was Mark B. Odom and the sound engineer was Laura Koso.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 09…
 
APN explores the concentration of political power in Finland, unpacks Finnish divorce practices, probes Posti and goes litter picking.This week's show was presented by Zena Iovino and Egan Richardson. The producer was Mark B. Odom and the sound engineer was Laura Koso.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.27 January 2022 / All…
 
This week APN looks at the ongoing security policy debate, as Russia continues to move troops and military materiel to its western borders. We also follow two APN listeners as they use Yle's election compass to decide who to vote for in Sunday's county council elections. This week's show was presented by Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino. It was prod…
 
This week APN looks ahead to Finland's historic, first-ever county council election and hears some shocking revelations about working conditions in Finland's food service industry.This week's show was presented by Ronan Browne and Zena Iovino. It was produced by Mark B. Odom, and the sound engineer was Laura Koso. Let us know what you think via Wha…
 
The final episode of All Points North in 2021 looks at a year that included a municipal election, the effects of- and responses to- global climate change, Covid-19's ups and downs, and much, much more.This week's show was presented, produced and edited by Mark B. Odom. The sound engineer was Anders Johansson. Let us know what you think via WhatsApp…
 
This week APN asks what impact the Omicron variant will have on Finland's second Covid Christmas and we also hear why an Elon Musk tweet became such big domestic news.This week's show was presented by Ronan Browne and Zena Iovino. It was produced by Mark B. Odom, and the sound engineer was Laura Koso. Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358…
 
In this week's show we look at far-right terror plots, politicians breaking their own rules on Covid, how to compel staff to get vaccinated and job-hunting outside Helsinki while foreign.This week's show was presented by Zena Iovino and Egan Richardson. It was produced by Mark B. Odom, and the sound engineer was Anders Johansson. Let us know what y…
 
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