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The All Points North podcast has everything you need to know about the news in Finland this week. 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 presented by Ronan Browne, Zena Iovino and Egan Richardson. This podcast is produced by Yle News, a unit of the Finnish Broadcasting Company.
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This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Panu Willman.This week we ask why the left surged in Finland, while the far-right made gains elsewhere in the European Parliament election. What did the Left Alliance do right to secure a record result for leader Li Andersson? Why did the Finns…
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This week we ask if people in Finland are falling out of love with their social media apps.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Miyuki Jokiranta. The sound engineer was Matias Puumala. Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909 or at allpointsnorth@yle.fi.6 June 2024 / All Points North / Yle News…
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We hit the streets, talk to experts and turn the EU trivia on ourselves in this week's show. This episode of All Points North was presented by Matthew Schilke and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Panu Willman.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909 or at allpointsnorth@yle.fi.30 May 2024 / All Points North / Yle News…
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This week we ask if Finland is doing enough to tackle cybercrime after a spate of high-profile hacking cases.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Miyuki Jokiranta. The sound engineer was Matias Puumala. Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909 or at allpointsnorth@yle.fi.23 May 2024 / All Points Nort…
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We hear what's on voters' minds as we head into European elections in June, and find out how MEPs are held accountable for everything from their own expenses to legislation on bottle caps. This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Matias Puumala.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp …
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Is it difficult to make friends in Finland? Studies have shown that newcomers often report feelings of isolation. We explore different paths to combating loneliness. This episode of All Points North was presented by Miyuki Jokiranta and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Juha Hjelm.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909 or at …
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We assess how the government's latest round of austerity measures will impact everyday life.This episode of All Points North 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 or at allpointsnorth@yle.fi.18 April 2024 / All Points North / Yle News…
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All Points North examines Finland's gun culture in the aftermath of a shocking shooting incident at an elementary school in Vantaa.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Miyuki Jokiranta. The sound engineer was Anders Johansson.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909 or at allpointsnorth@yle.fi.4 Apri…
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All Points North probes the allegations of worker exploitation and human trafficking that may mean Finland's berry crop withers on the bush this summer.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Joonatan Kotila. Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909 or at allpointsnor…
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All Points North delves into a recent ARA report which revealed that homelessness is going up among Finland's immigrant population, but down for all other demographics.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Miyuki Jokiranta. The sound engineer was Anders Johansson.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 09…
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All Points North looks into Finland's latest wave of political strikes and asks if a resolution can be found.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Egan Richardson. The sound engineer was Anttoni Wikström.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909 or at allpointsnorth@yle.fi.14 March 2024 / All Points No…
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We ask if Finland is ready to sign euthanasia into law as a citizens' initiative calling on the government to legalise the practice garners 50,000 signatures of support.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Egan Richardson. The sound engineer was Anders Johansson.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 09…
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This week we examine Finland's debate over dual citizenship. Is the government going to change the current regime? Why do some regard certain groups of dual citizens as more acceptable than others? What does reciprocal dual citizenship mean?In this episode of All Points North presenters Egan Richardson and Miyuki Jokiranta seek to answer these ques…
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We ask how Finland's new president will manage Russian relations, what his views are on China, and what are the implications for Åland's demilitarisation with a National Coalition Party FM, PM — and now president in office.This week's show was presented by Ronan Browne, Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino, with additional reporting by Miyuki Jokiranta.…
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As Alexander Stubb and Pekka Haavisto head for a second round run-off, the show asks what actually sets the two middle-of-the road candidates apart?This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino, with additional reporting by Ronan Browne and Matthew Schilke. The sound engineer was Juha Hjelm. Let us know what you …
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The latest episode in our election series asks what role voters of foreign background can play in the Finnish presidential election.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Miyuki Jokiranta. The sound engineer was Juha Hjelm.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909 or at allpointsnorth@yle.fi.25 January …
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The latest episode in our election series asks what issues will be on voters' minds as they go to cast their ballot.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Miyuki Jokiranta. The sound engineer was Mikko Kymäläinen.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909 or at allpointsnorth@yle.fi.18 January 2024 / All…
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This week we're asking what the presidential election is all about and what first-time voters think about it. This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino, with additional reporting by Matthew Schilke. The sound engineer was Mikko Kymäläinen.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909 or at allpo…
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APN takes a month-by-month look back at the big news stories from a seismic year in Finland.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Panu Willman.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909 or at allpointsnorth@yle.fi.28 December 2023 / All Points North / Yle News…
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The show unpacks some Finnish Christmas traditions and hears from Ukrainians in Finland changing the date of their celebration as an act of defiance. This episode of All Points North was presented by Zena Iovino and Matthew Schilke. The sound engineer was Katri Koivula.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909 or at allpointsnorth…
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This week we explore the fraught debate in Finland over Israel, Palestine and Gaza. This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Matias Puumala.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909 or at allpointsnorth@yle.fi.14 December 2023 / All Points North / Yle News…
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What is Finnish Independence Day all about? This week we ask what goes on at the presidential reception, why people protest on 6 December, what we have to be grateful for and find out how 4th-graders in Vantaa get to celebrate. This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino, with additional reporting by Miyuki Jok…
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This week APN delves into the world of voluntary work, hearing about the experiences, benefits and legal pitfalls.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Veronica Kontopoulou. The sound engineer was Juha Hjelm.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.30 November 2023 / All Points North / Yle News…
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We ask why Finland is struggling to manage its eastern border, and what solutions might be on the way. As winter approaches, we also look at why ski tracks are strictly separate from walking paths in the great Finnish outdoors. This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richardson and Ronan Browne. The sound engineer was Tuomas Vauhkone…
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A police index has revealed that incidents of violent crime committed in public places are increasing in some Finnish cities, so APN asks if Finland really is becoming less safe.This episode of All Points North 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 4…
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As ethnic and specialty stores continue to grab a small but growing share of the Finnish grocery market, APN asks if Finland's eating and shopping habits are changing.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Veronica Kontopoulou. The sound engineer was Laura Koso.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.…
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The show meets with Turku's foreign community and gets the official and unofficial take on life in the city. We dive into the region's job market and hear how newcomers there are navigating working life.This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Panu Willman.Let us know what you think v…
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All Points North catches a ride on Finland's newest tramline, learns how the pandemic is still impacting commuting and asks if the capital region could see free public transport. The show also hears what audience members have on their mind in Turku and catches up with Finnish members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. This episode of All Poi…
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APN finds out what happened to some of the Kenyan students who said their study in Finland programme wasn't all it was cracked up to be. This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richardson with additional reporting by Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Tuomas Vauhkonen.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.19 Oc…
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The north of Finland offers one of the best chances in the world to see the stunning natural light phenomenon. This week APN hears how aurora enthusiasts can avoid disappointment when chasing those elusive flashes in the sky.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne, Veronica Kontopoulou and Daniel Kähler. The sound engineer wa…
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Can people in Finland keep eating herring in the future? The show casts a wide net to learn how a small oily fish became the centre of a big debate involving a traditional dish. The show also travels to Finland's far north as well as to Vantaa for the city's tribute to the country's acid-green Eurovision sensation.This episode of All Points North w…
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This week APN follows a variety of protests as unions, students and foreign workers voice their opposition to the government's austerity plans. We also guide a visiting German colleague through a Finnish culinary rite of passage.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne, Zena Iovino and Daniel Kähler. The sound engineer was Pan…
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In this week's show we look at discrimination in the healthcare sector, after a survey showed problems faced by foreign nurses. We also offer some Finnish delicacies to our German guest presenter, and check out a useful recommendation for a weekend film. This episode of All Points North was presented by Denise Wall, Daniel Kähler and Egan Richardso…
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This week APN looks into Finland's efforts to save hundreds of critically endangered species from extinction, finds new friends, and joins the huddle at the Finnish gridiron grand final.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Zena Iovino, with additional reporting by Matt Schilke. The sound engineer was Anttoni Wikström.L…
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In this week's show we ask if the government is doing enough to combat racism, find out what's happening in Finnish football this autumn, and get some tips on good Finland-themed books to read on World Literacy Day. This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richardson and Veronica Kontopoulou. The sound engineer was Matias Puumala. Let…
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Does it make sense to buy or rent a home in Finland, and what's happening to the Finnish property market? We ask the experts and also hear from a tenant squeezed by an unprecedented rent hike in a Heka apartment subsidised by the City of Helsinki. The show also follows up on APN audience reactions to Finland's proposed swastika ban, and explores th…
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In this week's show we ask why the government wants to tie benefit levels to Finnish language skills and find out how you can save on your electricity bill right now. We also explore whether Finland is going to ban swastikas and why many dual citizens choose to perform military service. This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richard…
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All Points North looks at the controversy surrounding inclusion in schools, asks what happens when the media is vilified and hears about new ways to keep forests pristine.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Joonatan Kotila.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.…
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All Points North returns from its summer break with a review of the political turmoil that has beset the newly-formed government since it took office just before midsummer.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Veronica Kontopoulou. The sound engineer was Anders Johansson.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 4…
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Should foreigners in Finland be worried about the new government's plans to restrict immigration? We hear from members of the foreign community who say they’re tiring of hostile rhetoric. We also explore the incoming administration’s planned welfare cuts in light of new research that shows 10 percent of people in Finland don’t make enough money. An…
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It’s the start of the summer season. APN talks about the controversy surrounding free park lunches, finds out how to make use of free activities, and reconnects with a listener who’s raising awareness of stem cell donation.This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino, with additional reporting by Matthew Schilke…
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This week's show hears about a citizens’ initiative calling for a ban on conversion therapy, considers the strategic significance of the Åland Islands, and learns why seagulls may be targeting your ice cream.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Denise Wall. The sound engineer was Panu Willman. Let us know what you thin…
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BLURB: In this week's show we ask who won and who lost in the incoming government's deal on immigration and question if incentive traps are real.This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino. The sound engineer was Tuomas Vauhkonen.Let us know what you think via WhatsApp on +358 44 421 0909.1 June 2023 / All Poin…
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This week's show looks into an innovative attempt to reverse Finland's rural flight, catches up on the latest developments from talks aimed at forming Finland's next government, and hears from campaigners trying to save a popular Helsinki skatepark.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Veronica Kontopoulou. The sound en…
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This week's show hears from a group of parents fighting to keep their children in an international school, learns about an innovative attempt to reach Russian gamers with news from the war in Ukraine, and looks ahead to Finland's cha cha chances at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne an…
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Why is a member of the Kenyan community sponsoring a petition claiming that students in Finland are victims of human trafficking? The show also explores Volodymyr Zelensky’s surprise visit to Helsinki, and APN listeners sound off about kids’ smartphone usage.This episode of All Points North was presented by Denise Wall and Zena Iovino. The sound en…
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Is smartphone addiction becoming a problem in Finnish schools? Digital devices—laptops, tablets and smartphones—are ubiquitous in Finnish society, including in the classroom. We hear from the author of a citizens' initiative seeking to ban smartphones at school. We also talk to a Helsinki father urging the next government to stop what calls the ove…
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Finland’s lack of English-language upper secondary schools is leaving some 15-year-olds in limbo. All Points North also hears about efforts to combat structural racism and looks into Olkiluoto 3—the country’s first new nuclear plant in more than four decades.This episode of All Points North was presented by Ronan Browne and Zena Iovino with additio…
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The National Coalition Party came out on top in Finland's election, but what does that mean for Finland? We weigh up the winners and losers from Sunday's parliamentary election, as the country takes a more fiscally and socially conservative turn. This episode of All Points North was presented by Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino with reporting from V…
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