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For news lovers everywhere. Join former BBC reporter and broadcast journalist Angela Walker as she engages in thought-provoking conversations with inspirational individuals about current affairs and under-reported issues. We examine stories mainstream media don’t cover: issues of social justice and campaigns that aim to improve society and the world we live in. We look at issues around government, climate change, the environment and world around us. In this podcast, we aim to shed light on i ...
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Send us a Text Message. Thousands of patients were lied to and given blood products that infected them with HIV and Hepatitis. Doctors knowingly infected hundreds of children and then covered it up. @AngelaWalkerReportsInterviews Medical professionals and politicians put vulnerable patients at "unacceptable risk" the UK"s Infected Blood Inquiry rep…
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Send us a Text Message. Two million scientific experiments were carried out on animals in the UK in 2022. More than four thousand Beagles were among them. Home office figures published in April 2024 show that in 2022 there were 175 cases of non-compliance to government regulations regarding the welfare of animals used in testing. More than 16,000 a…
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Send us a Text Message. Around 100,000 people in the UK are living with HIV. 75% of them say they face discrimination because of it. Why is that and what can be done about it? In this podcast episode, journalist Angela Walker interviews Matthew Hodson, Executive Director of the charity aidsmap about the stigma surrounding HIV and what can be done t…
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Send us a Text Message. Imagine going in for routine day surgery to help stop occasional bladder leaks and being left permanently disabled needing a wheelchair or stoma bag. That's what's happened to thousands of women around the world. When Kath Sansom of Sling the Mesh began her campaign, she never imagined it would resonate with so many. This ep…
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Send us a Text Message. A look forward to upcoming stories in the series Angela Walker in Conversation with topics ranging from animal testing to medical negligence. And a reminder of some of the stories we've covered so far - including disability discrimination and environmental destruction. Also, how you can get involved and support independent j…
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Send us a Text Message. Body image concerns related to weight and appearance are now prevalent on a global scale, leading to widespread mental health pressures. This conversation explores the topics of body image, self-acceptance, and the impact of social media and advertising on our perception of beauty. Alexandra Vince, a boudoir photographer, sh…
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Send us a Text Message. Bite size. Full length version available. Bottom trawling is a destructive fishing method that indiscriminately catches everything in its path, causing damage to the seabed and releasing carbon. Over the past 150 years, bottom trawling has depleted fish populations and harmed marine biodiversity. Efforts have been made to mi…
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Send us a Text Message. 95 percent of fish stocks in the North Sea have been depleted due to over-fishing and bottom trawling. Bottom trawling is a destructive fishing method that indiscriminately catches everything in its path, causing damage to the seabed and releasing carbon. Over the past 150 years, bottom trawling has depleted fish populations…
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Send us a Text Message. Jim Smith has sold one million children's books and his graphic novels inspire children all over the world who might otherwise not pick up a book. He won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2013 for his second book “I am still not a Loser” and the second book in the spin-off series Future Ratboy won The Laugh Out Loud Children's B…
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Send us a Text Message. The UK is in the middle of a chronic housing shortage. The government wants 300 thousand new homes built every year, but where should they go? Local authorities are under pressure and campaigners want to protect green spaces. How can we get the balance between the need for new homes and sustainability? Join me as I discuss t…
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Send us a Text Message. Imagine losing your child to a highly poisonous gas while he's asleep in his home. This is the heart-wrenching reality that our guests, Zane Gbangbola's parents, Kye Gbangbola and Nicole Lawler lived through. Listen as they walk us through the series of events that led to Zane's death. They tell of environmental negligence, …
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Send us a Text Message. Two years ago BBC sports reporter Chris Slegg was told the unexpected news that he needed a heart transplant within a year. He was only 41. Married, with two children, the news plunged him into a deep depression as he feared for the wellbeing of his children. https://www.doctors.net.uk/AngelaWalker I first worked with Chris …
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Send us a Text Message. Every time untreated sewage is dumped in our rivers millions of microplastic particles also make their way into the water. When these discharges take place during low river flows, the microplastics settle on the riverbed, coated in a cocktail of chemicals and pathogens. These particles can be mistaken for food by hungry fish…
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Send us a Text Message. EXCLUSIVE. Government commits to reviewing new evidence in Primodos scandal for first time. Families who believe miscarriages and devastating birth defects were caused by the NHS-prescribed pregnancy test Primados say it's a fantastic positive that the British government has told this programme it is "committed to reviewing …
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Send us a Text Message. Are you ready to unravel the complex world of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)? This in-depth discussion with Sarah Hamilton from Ehlers-Danlos Support UK is set to provide an enlightening perspective on this rare connective tissue disorder that affects roughly one in 500 people. From offering a closer look at the myriad of symp…
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Send us a Text Message. Imagine receiving the life-altering news that your child has been diagnosed with a serious illness and then losing your job when you take time away to look after them. Christina Harris has lost her job of 19 years because she is looking after her daughter Skye who has been diagnosed with leukaemia. Christina courageously sha…
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Send us a Text Message. Have you ever wondered what it takes to swim the English Channel solo? Meet Laura Reineke, a fearless woman, fresh from the challenge. She shares her riveting 15-hour journey, fighting harsh weather, jellyfish and huge tankers, all while maintaining a laser-like focus and determination. Laura's monumental feat wasn't just a …
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Send us a Text Message. More than half of mothers have experienced physical or psychological birth trauma leading them less likely to have more children because of their experience of maternity care. That's according to a study by Mumsnet instigated by Conservative MP Theo Clarke. She has founded an all-party parliamentary group on birth trauma to …
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Send us a Text Message. Meat reared overseas using practises that would be illegal in the UK is being sold alongside British meat to unwitting consumers. Jacob Rees Mogg, North East Somerset Conservative MP has called for the UK to import 'hormone-injected beef' from Australia and the scrapping of import tariffs on food to open up trade. He said: "…
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Send us a Text Message. Why do we never talk about involuntary male childlessness? A quarter of men do not have children and for many of them this is not through choice. Join me as I sit down with my guest, Dr. Robin Hadley, academic and author of 'How is a Man Supposed to be a Man?'. We explore male childlessness, the stereotypes that often stifle…
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Send us a Text Message. Imagine what it's like not to be able to eat, not because of a lack of food, but because of a rare disorder that prevents your body from processing it. This is the reality for our guest, Celia Chartres-Aris, living with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome. Celia's condition requires her to be reliant on a feeding tube for nutrition. Her li…
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Send us a Text Message. What if you could better understand the complex world of dementia and discover ways to connect with your loved ones affected by it? In today's episode we meet Shirley Pearce, the CEO and founder of Understanding Dementia. A retired occupational therapist, Shirley's compassion, personal commitment and years of experience have…
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Send us a Text Message. Water companies in the UK have been dumping ever-increasing amounts of sewage into our rivers and waterways. Now, a law suit could hit them where it hurts and cost them hundreds of millions of pounds. Law firm Leigh Day is leading a collective action accusing them of abusing their dominant position by over-charging customers…
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Send us a Text Message. Hundreds of deaths from epilepsy could be prevented every year if the condition was managed properly - according to the founder of a British charity. In the UK, at least 1,000 people with epilepsy die each year. In this powerful and informative podcast, journalist Angela Walker sits down with Jane Hanna OBE from SUDEP Action…
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Send us a Text Message. Imagine having unlicensed toxins injected into your face by someone with no training. That's what is happening across the UK every day - with disastrous results. Nurse Practitioner Sarah Healey and Ashton Collins from campaign group Save Face join me to discuss the alarming lack of regulation in the booming non-surgical aest…
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Send us a Text Message. Why are so many childcare providers in the UK feeling the financial strain, and are the government's budget promises enough to tackle the issue? Listen in as we chat with Ian Morgan from the campaign group Champagne Nurseries for Lemonade Funding and director of Little Ducklings Nursery in Berkshire. We delve into the challe…
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Send us a Text Message. What if you could overcome the limitations of a rare disability and achieve extraordinary feats? Join us for an inspiring conversation with Isaac Harvey MBE, who has done just that. Born with limbpelvic hypoplasia, Isaac has adapted to life without arms and short legs, using his feet as hands. In this episode, we explore his…
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Send us a Text Message. 3.8 million people in the UK experienced destitution in 2022, including around one million children. That’s according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report into destitution. This is almost two-and-a-half times the number of people in 2017, and nearly triple the number of children. There is an urgent need for action to tac…
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Send us a Text Message. Get ready to be captivated by the miraculous story of Bharti Dhir, a woman abandoned as a newborn baby in Uganda, who overcame unimaginable hardships in her life. We sit down with Bharti as she shares the life-changing moment when she was discovered and adopted by a local Punjabi Sikh family, and how her mother's prophetic d…
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Send us a Text Message. Thousands of people were infected with HIV and Hepatitis after being given contaminated blood by the NHS in the 1970s and 80s. Many have since died - more are gravely ill. The government has been directed to pay compensation to those affected and quickly, yet hundreds of people haven't received a penny. Jason Evans lost his …
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Send us a Text Message. Are you an entrepreneur seeking guidance on securing investment and navigating the start-up landscape? Join us for an insightful discussion with award-winning entrepreneur, Leroy Lawrence, and Matt Adey, the Director of Economics for British Business Bank. Discover the unique challenges facing start-ups in the UK, especially…
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Send us a Text Message. Why are victims of the infected blood scandal still waiting for compensation despite a directive from the Infected Blood Inquiry chair? Meet the extraordinary man who says his disability is his strength. Plus the nurse practitioner who says the UK is the "Wild West" of the non-surgical beauty aesthetics world. My guests Jaso…
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Send us a Text Message. Thousands of people were infected with HIV and Hepatitis after being given contaminated blood by the NHS in the 1970s and 80s. Many have since died - more are gravely ill. The government has been directed to pay compensation to those affected and quickly, yet hundreds of people haven't received a penny. Jason Evans lost his …
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Send us a Text Message. Join former BBC reporter and broadcast journalist Angela Walker as she engages in thought-provoking conversations with inspirational individuals about current affairs and under-reported issues. In this podcast, we aim to shed light on important topics that often go unnoticed, providing a platform for insightful discussions. …
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