The Global Hub- Covid 07/07/20

August 27, 2020
The global pandemic Covid-19 is having a huge impact on the lives of people in many and varied ways across the world. As well as the direct health effects, there are enormous economic and social impacts; all of these are further increasing already major inequalities within and between countries. In this show we are grateful

The Global Hub – Student Teacher Training 25/07/19

July 25, 2019
This programme features student teachers from UCC who have been working on a number of projects relating to development education.  It includes an interview with  Dr. Stephen O’Brien of the School of Education.  

The Global Hub – Sally Sanchez O’Neill Tribute 05/19

May 27, 2019
It was with deep sadness that I learned of the death of Sally O’Neill Sanchez who has died aged 68 in April 2019, following a horrific motor accident in Guatemala.  Also killed in that accident were her colleagues  Ana Paula Hernandez, Daniel Tuc and Ana Velasquez. Sally worked for the charity Trócaire, which she joined

The Global Hub – Latin American Series 2018 Part 1

November 1, 2018
As part of our ongoing work with Trócaire, who fund the Global Hub as one of their strategic partner projects, we are producing a series of three shows on the theme of Latin America. The first programme, The Global Hub: 21st September 2018, focuses on Nicaragua, Honduras and Argentina and features the following speakers: Professor

The Global Hub-Legislative responses to Palestine and to Climate Change 10/08/18

August 10, 2018
  Broadcast date: July 10th 2018 Field recording: A round of applause greets Palestinian farmers at a public meeting in Carrigaline. Interview: Gerry Liston, legal officer with Sadaka, the Ireland Palestine alliance, explains the legal and political background to the Occupied Territories Bill. Public Talk: Mona from Palestine shares her experiences of farming in the

The Global Hub-Education and Global Development 05/07/18

July 7, 2018
  Education and Global Development Broadcast date: June 5th 2018 Presenter Gertrude Cotter explains the Id Est programme at UCC, which introduces student teachers to global development issues. Interview with student teacher, Ms O’Shea from the Nagle Rice Secondary School in Doneraile explains what she learned from the Id Est programme and how she applied

The Global Hub – TTIP 2016

August 26, 2016
Delighted to report that my radio show The Global Hub has been awarded a Distinction Award by CRAOL the Community Radio Forum of Ireland. “An excellent production showcasing a rich local and global history. Excellent example of teamwork” (CRAOL) Having run a ten week course in Development Education and Radio at Youghal Local Radio (funded

The Global Hub- Moving On 2016

August 25, 2016
“Moving On” is the story of two people, Valerie Brown and Matthew Whitney. It is primarily the story of their move out of residential care for people with disabilities. Valerie and Matthew both lived in residential care for many years and have been engaged in a long process of preparation to move to their own

The Global Hub-Gender Equality 2016

August 25, 2016
Delighted to report that my radio show The Global Hub has been awarded a Distinction Award by CRAOL the Community Radio Forum of Ireland. “An excellent production showcasing a rich local and global history. Excellent example of teamwork” (CRAOL) Having run a ten week course in Development Education and Radio at Youghal Local Radio (funded

Ireland in the Wider World Series 2016

July 29, 2016
In 2016 I carried out a series of interviews with people with a link to Ireland, who had worked in different ways, in different decades in different parts of the world and in different jobs!  Here you will find a flavour of these interesting conversations which also form an oral history of the Irish connection

Radio Interview with Féilim Ó HAdhmaill

April 12, 2016
Interview with Féilim Ó HAdhmaill, Lecturer, Applied Social Studies, University College Cork on The State of the Community and Voluntary Sector in Ireland et al. Date: April 2016 Radio station: Community Radio Youghal, Co Cork Interviewer: Gertrude Cotter Presenter of the Global Hub  

Bernadette Connolly Interview – Cork Environmental Forum

January 12, 2016
Below is my interview with Bernadette Connolly, Coordinator of the Cork Environmental Forum. Cork Environmental Forum’s vision is for a sustainable world which prioritises environmental quality, protects and restores habitats and biodiversity, where consumption and economics take cognisance of the limitations of our one planet and where there is a fairer and more equitable share

Rosari Griffin on Malawi Visit

January 12, 2016
Hi, everyone! Please take a listen to Rosari Griffin, also a Youghal Radio host, who talks about her experience of linking University College Cork and Mzuzu University in Malawi.  Rosarii Griffin lectures at the Centre for Adult Continuing Education at University College Cork, Ireland, and publishes widely on international education.  

Tanzania Group Interview

January 12, 2016
Three young people ten to three young people who just returned from Tanzania on a program called Insight, run by Development Perspectives.  DP is an Irish organisation working in the field of Development Education.  Its mission is to contribute to lessening poverty, inequality and climate change through transformative education and active global citizenship. Their work

The Global Hub – Mark Cummins Comhlamh

January 12, 2016
Head of Comhlamh Mark Cummins updates us on Comhlamh’s work. Best!    

Live from Kenya Interview with Martin Balatyne

January 12, 2016
Live from Kenya, Martin Balatyne CEO of Midleton based NGO Friends of Londiani talks about their work in Kenya. Action Lesotho is an Irish NGO whose aim is to bring humanitarian and development aid from Ireland to the Kingdom of Lesotho. Their work is carried out in the spirit of service to others, by which

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Chapter 4 Part 2

August 3, 2015
Chapter 4 Part 2: Key Concepts: The antidialogical action and its characteristics: conquest, divide and rule, manipulation, and cultural invasion; The theory of dialogical action and its characteristics: cooperation, unity, organisation, and cultural synthesis. The second part of Freire’s fourth chapter explores in more depth some of the concepts put forward in the first part

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Chatper 4 Part 1

August 2, 2015
Key Concepts in Chapter 4: Antidialogicity and dialogicity as opposed theoretical frameworks for cultural action: the first serves oppression and the second, liberation. Antidialogicity and Dialogicity frameworks for cultural action Chapter 4 examines the broader cultural context in which the educational programmes described in chapter 3 take place. Just as the “banking system of education”

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Chatper 3

June 4, 2015
Reflection on Chapter 3 of Paolo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed Key concepts: The Word, Dialogue; Generative Themes; Critical Consciousness The Word In Chapter 3 of Pedagogy of the Oppressed Freire talks about The Word, which he says has two dimensions, reflection and action. To exist humanly is to name the world truthfully with a

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Chapter 2

June 1, 2015
Reflection on Chapter 2 of Paolo Freire’s Peadagogy of the Oppressed Key Concepts: The Banking Concept of Education; Biophily and Necorphily The teacher-student relationship and The Banking Concept of Education Paulo Freire is famous for his “Banking Concept of Education”. Just what is this concept? Basically he is saying that the traditional model of education