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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 – Geneva 11/19

November 27, 2019
In November 2019 I accompanied a group of volunteers and staff from Trocaire, to observe the negotiations of the UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights where we also spoke directly to representatives of the Irish and UK Governments. We amplified the voices of the 8,163 people from across Ireland who took action urging our

The Global Hub- University Of Sanctuary 2019

August 27, 2019
In this week’s show we feature the welcoming evening which took place at UCC for the University of Sanctuary scholar awards.  As a University of Sanctuary, UCC welcomes asylum-seekers and refugees who is not eligible for the state Free Fees scheme, SUSI grants and/or the state pilot support scheme (documentation of status will be required).  The scholars have met the academic

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 – Tree People 04/19

April 27, 2019
My colleague Eanna Dowling presents “Tree People”

The Global Hub – Féile Bríde 03/19

March 27, 2019
www.mixcloud.com/GertrudeCotter/the-global-hub-féile-bríde-0319 Spring 2019: A Time of Hope – Féile Bríde My colleague Eanna Dowling at CRY was out and about at Féile Bríde where he speaks to Caoimhe de Barra CEO of Trocaire, Michael Doorley of Concern and Joe Murray Programme Manager of Afri Ireland. He was also out and about in Cork where he met

Life in Limbo 05/02/19

February 5, 2019
ASYLUM SEEKERS FETAC 3 RADIO COURSE UCC in conjunction with CRAOL and Community Radio Youghal ran  a Radio Skills course to coincide with Refugee Week, January 21 to 25th 2019. The course was available to those currently living in Direct Provision Accommodation Centres. Congratulations to Asad, Dolapo, Nassim, Ozwell, Sultan, Blerina, Uzma (Full names not

THE Global Hub- 2018 review 11/11/18

November 11, 2018
  2018 Review, part 1 Broadcast date: 11th December 2018 Vox Pop: Mná na gCorcaigh Interview: Dr Jacqui O'Riordan Song: Woman Without Pride, The Cranberries Clip: Somali Women's Radio Interview: Tom Crowley from Trócaire on Justice for Guatemalan women Public Talk: Mona, a farmer from Palestine, talks in Carrigaline Interview: Senator Frances Black discusses the

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- Romero Interview 09/10/18

October 9, 2018
  Oscar Romero Broadcast date: 9th October 2018 Audio clip: Recording of the shooting of Archbishop Romero, while saying Mass Interview: Tom Crowley, Trócaire's Head of Region for Latin America, presents a portrait of Oscar Romero, and reveals Trócaire's role in supporting social justice and development work in El Salvador. Interview: Professor Dermot Keogh talks

The Global Hub – Latin America Conference 18/09/18

September 18, 2018
Programme 6             Latin America, first show of 3  Broadcast date:           18th September 2018  Feature Interview:    Professor Dermot Keogh discusses issues affecting Latin America, focussing on recent developments in Nicaragua, the role of the Church, and on Argentina.    Interview:                  Peader King, presenter of the RTÉ documentary series What in the World, discusses contemporary life in Honduras, drawing on his experience

The Global Hub- Visit of the Pope 14/08/2018

August 14, 2018
  Pope Francis and the family Broadcast date: 14th August 2018 Feature Interview Part 1: Fr Donal Dorr, author of “The Pope Francis Agenda”, explores Care for the Earth, and Care for the Poor. Poem: Benjamin Fitzgerald, age 9, reads a poem about Family. Song: Ag Chríost an Síol, Liam Ó Maonlaí Interview: Avril Warren,

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- Faith in action 17/04/18

April 17, 2018
Faith in Action Broadcast Date April 17th 2018 Interview Féidhlim Harty, environmental scientist and member of the Society of Friends, talks about Environmental Engagement as Spiritual Expression, exploring the theme of Faith in Action from a Quaker perspective. Studio Chat Co-presenters Gertude and Éanna reflect on the issues raised by the Féidhlim Harty interview. Reflection

The Global Hub- Gender and Women’s Empowerment 13/03/18

March 13, 2018
Programme 1             Gender and Women’s Empowerment  Broadcast date:           March 13, 2018      Mná na gCorcaigh 1. A selection of women ranging in age from 8 to 90+ were asked two questions, (1) What are the main issues facing women in the world today? (2) What are the main issues facing women in Ireland today? The first item

The Global Hub- Lesvos 04/10/16

October 4, 2016
This radio show recounts the journey of some teachers from across Europe who spent a week in Lesvos on a study trip.  Only a small section relates to the visit to the Moiria refugee camp, so it may not interest my usual audience!  However, for anyone interested in getting a feel for the lovely island

The Global Hub – Latin America Conference 2016

August 26, 2016
Gertrude prefaces the Latin American Conference in Maynooth 2016 by discussing her own personal interest in Latin American justice since her postgraduate degree. Chris O’Connell then talks about LASC, or the Latin American Solidarity Center, which he chairs; this organization was founded in 1996 in conjunction with Maynooth College to promote social justice campaigns and

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 and Women 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

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

Inside Education and Nigeria in 1960s : July 5, 2016

July 5, 2016
Inside Education and Nigeria in 1960s : July 5, 2016    Gertrude Cotter interviews Dr. Stephen O’Brien; School of Education, UCC     Irish in the Global World series:  Gertrude Cotter Mrs. June Barry; lived in Nigeria during 1960s [Part of Irish in the Global World series]    Audio Link: https://soundcloud.com/user-89946576/steve-o-brien-and-june-barry-5-july-2016    Summary: Dr. Stephen O’Brien reviews his recent pedagogy-focused published work on learning power, personal learning,

Global Hub: Local Agenda 21 Radio Series

June 14, 2016
Below you can listen to a series of three programmes was funded by the Local Agenda 21 Partnership fund, Cork County Council in 2015. The programmes are presented by Gertrude Cotter who presents a programme at Community Radio Youghal called the Global Hub. The three programmes feature examples of local projects which are funded by

Interview with Valerie Browne: Life with disability

May 9, 2016
Valerie Browne talks about living with a disability. In particular she talks about her recent move out of residential care for people with disabilities. She lived in residential care for many years and last year moved to her own home in the community.

Global Hub CRAOL Award 2016

May 9, 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

Cork Calais Solidarity Group

February 1, 2016
Elaine Murtagh of Cork Calais Group before and after convoy to Calais in support of refugees living there.  

Family Carers Cork: January 12, 2016

January 12, 2016
    Family Carers Cork: January 12, 2016    Gertrude Cotter interviews members of Family Carers Ireland: Mary MacDonald, Peter Cox, Pat O’Malley, Kitty O’Donohue      Summary: Ms. Cotter introduces Family Carers Ireland as a nonprofit, political organization, based in Cork, which aims to be a voice and support system for those who take care of family dependents. Mary MacDonald takes care

Lorna O’Mahoney Interview – Cork Nature Network

January 12, 2016
Below is an interview with Lorna O’Mahoney who works with Cork Nature Network.  This is one of a series of three programmes was funded by the Local Agenda 21 Partnership fund, Cork County Council in 2015. The programmes are presented by Gertrude Cotter who presents a programme at Community Radio Youghal called the Global Hub.

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

Interview with Chinedu Onyejelem

January 12, 2016
Chinedu Onyejelem is the Editor and Publisher of Ireland’s multicultural weekly Metro Eireann.Chinedu has played a leading role in the promotion of cross-cultural relationships in the emerging multiethnic community in Ireland. He is a native of Nigeria and has lived in Ireland for 14 years and is now an Irish citizen. After moving to Ireland

Anti-Deportation Ireland Interview

January 12, 2016
Radio interview with Joe Moore of Anti-Deportation Ireland. Anti-Deportation Ireland (ADI) is a national, multi-ethnic grassroots network/alliance of activists, asylum seekers, refugees, community workers, trade unionists, and academics who have come together to campaign against forced deportation in Ireland, and for the abolition of the direct provision system. ADI believes that deportation is inhuman, unnecessary

The Global Hub – Mark Cummins Comhlamh

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

Alice Darcy on “Green Campus” UCC

January 12, 2016
Hi, everyone! In this interview, I talk to Alice Darcy, of University College Cork, about the idea of a ‘green campus’ — and a positive action for the environment right here in Cork! Best listen below!        

Family Carers Cork

January 12, 2016
Listen to Peter, Kitty, Mary, Pat and from Family Carers Ireland, Cork Branch, speaking about life as a family carer. This radion interview is part of the “Behind the Curtain” project (http://behindthecurtain.gertrudecotter.info/) was set up in 2015 by a group of older carers at the Cork Carers Association. Its purpose is to raise awareness about

Professor Siobhan Mullaly speaks about Syrian Refugee Crisis

January 12, 2016
Professor Siobhan Mullaly, University College Cork Law Lecturer, discussing the current (2015) Syrian Refugee Crisis. https://soundcloud.com/user-215187443/theglobalhub

Piaras Mac Einir-Paris Bombings 11/15

November 25, 2015
On the night of last Friday 13 November Paris experienced bombings by gunmen and suicide bombers who hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars, almost simultaneously – and left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded.  Dr. Piaras MacEinri, Dept. of Geography, UCC gives some perspectives on the events.

UCC Cork & Cologne Twinning Project

August 25, 2015
As part of my collaboration with the School of German at UCC, with Dr. Claire O Reilly I taught a second year German class the theme of Intercultural Communications.  This project was funded by Cork City Twinning Grant and is in Collaboration between the German Department at UCC, and the Institute for Business Economics, Cologne University

The Global Hub- Niyi Kolawole Interview 2015 – Racism in Irish Health System

August 25, 2015
Niyi Kolawole, a current University College Cork PhD candidate, discusses the current state of the Irish health system. Focusing on structural racism in the health system.

The Global Hub: Sheila Dillon on Development Education

August 3, 2015
Shiela Dillon, former Development Education Officer at Trócaire, speaks to me at my very first radio interview.  Her professionalism helped to relax my nerves!   Thank you Sheila. [mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/GertrudeCotter/interview-with-sheila-dillon-010715/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1 light=1]