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PodMag June 2016

Featuring: Audio Audio
PodMag June 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 10 Jun 2016
PodMag is the monthly update of news, views and interviews from the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University.

On Brexit, Hamsters & Hungry Pythons!

On Brexit, Hamsters & Hungry Pythons! Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Catherine Pain © The Open University New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Jun 2016
As the referendum on UK's membership of the EU draws to a close Simon Carter asks what will be the effects on the NHS and healthcare?

Why it is a huge mistake to get rid of parent governors on school boards

Why it is a huge mistake to get rid of parent governors on school boards Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University
Updated 25 May 2016
By scraping elected parents from school boards, the government is removing a vital source of knowledge and undermining a democratic system of...

Banking crimes without end

Banking crimes without end Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 May 2016
Has the UK financial sector become the 'serial offender' of corporate crimes with mis-selling of products like PPI and pensions...

PodMag May 2016

Featuring: Audio Audio
PodMag May 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 13 May 2016
PodMag is the monthly update of news, views and interviews from the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University.

Immigration detention: what's the problem with privatisation?

Immigration detention: what's the problem with privatisation? Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Catherine Pain © The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Apr 2016
Who's profitting from the misery of the detainees? This article questions the issue of privatisation in Immigration Removal Centres.

PodMag April 2016

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PodMag April 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 14 Apr 2016
PodMag is the monthly update of news, views and interviews from the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University.

Why New York-style rent controls would not work in London

Why New York-style rent controls would not work in London Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Catherine Pain © The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Apr 2016
Alan Shipman explains why the New York rent control model can't be easily copied by cities in the UK.