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audio Let's Talk

Let's Talk is a panel discussion programme hosted by Falklands Radio. 

The programme is presenter-led and can include live phone-ins from the public.

The show is usually on every second Wednesday at 1900. 

~COVID-19~ The programme will run intermittently during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact Falklands Radio for more information.

audio News Review

A weekly round-up of all the news from the Falkland Islands.

The programme is broadcast on a Saturday at 1830.

~ COVID-19 ~  The News Review will be replaced by a news bulletin on a Saturday.

 

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Checking Islands For Rats Popular

Tagged in British Overseas Territory, Conservation, Documentary, East Falkland, endangered species, Environment, Environmental research , eradication, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conservation, Falklands Radio, Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands , Harbour, Island Communities, OT, radio, Radio Documentary, rats, rodents, Science and technology, scientific research , scientist, Small Communities, South Atlantic

Join Sammy, the rodent detector dog, as he sniffs around the Falkland Islands for rats!

Rodents were introduced to the Falklands by man and cause problems for ground-nesting birds. In recent years efforts have been made to stop the spread of rodents to islands they haven't reached and to eradicate them from islands they have colonized.  

Great and Tickle islands were eradicated in 2016 and to confirm their status as rodent-free, Samurai took a trip out with his handler.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on September 15, 2020.


 

Creating A Soil Map Of The Falkland Islands Popular

Tagged in British Antarctic Survey, British Overseas Territory, Commonwealth, East Falkland, Environment, Environmental research , Falkland Islands , Falklands Conservation, Falklands Radio, Island Communities, radio, Radio Documentary, Science, Science and technology, scientific research , scientist, Small Communities, South Atlantic, South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute, South Georgia, Southern Hemisphere, Stanley

The Falklands is known for peat, but how much of it makes up the Islands?

Dr Stephanie Carter has been working on creating soil maps for the Falkland Islands. For the past two years she has visited over 200 sites and created multiple maps of all the different soil compositions. Dr Carter talks about the classification methods used and answers the burning question; just how much peat is in the Falklands?

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on August 13, 2020


 

Of Sponges and Scientists Popular

Tagged in Cruises, Environment, Environmental research , Falkland Islands , Marine research, SAERI, scientific research , scientist, South Atlantic, South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute, Southern Hemisphere, sponge

Did you know a sponge has a skeleton?

Research scientist and sponge aficionado, Claire Goodwin, shares what makes these animals fascinating. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on December 2, 2019


 

Restoring A Lighthouse Popular

Tagged in Cape Pembroke Lighthouse, East Falkland, Education, Engineers, Environment, Falkland Islands , Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, Harbour, Historic Building, History, Island Communities, Island Life, Lighthouse, Military History, National Monument, radio, Radio Documentary, Seafarers Mission, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere

Will the Cape Pembroke Lighthouse ever work again?

Years of neglect have left the lighthouse on East Falkland in disrepair, is hope lost for the historic structure? We speak with the National Trust and a lighthouse technician from Trinity House about the fate of this national monument.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on July 6, 2020


 

Sea Anemones in Southern Seas Popular

Tagged in anemone, Environment, Environmental research , Falkland Islands , metridium, SAERI, scientific research , Sea anemone , Shackleton, Shackleton Scholarship Fund, South Atlantic, South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute, Southern Hemisphere

Metridium is a sea anemone commonly found in the northern hemisphere, so why can it be found in southern seas?

Heather Glon is the recipient of a Shackleton Scholarship to study the biodiversity of anemones found all over the islands and metridium is her speciality subject. Listen as she goes rock pooling with a local children’s group and helps them identify different marine species found in the shallow waters of the Falkland Islands. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on November 14, 2020


 

South Georgia Right Whale Project Popular

Tagged in BAS, British Antarctic Survey, Environment, Environmental research , Falkland Islands , Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands , Marine mammals, Marine research, radio, Radio Documentary, scientific research , South Atlantic, South Georgia, Southern Hemisphere, Southern Right Whale, Whales

Members of the South Georgia Right Whale Project share their experience of working in the antarctic. 

The project is a dedicated population survey of southern right whales, in their feeding grounds off South Georgia, since whaling ceased in the 1970s. The scientists aim to find out how many southern right whales use these waters and where and what they are feeding on. They are also measuring the genetic diversity and health status of the population. The surveys use advanced acoustics to locate whales. The team then take photographs for photo-identification, collect skin samples, and attach satellite tags to identify and track them. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on February 19, 2020


 

Stanley Common Management Plan Popular

Tagged in British Overseas Territory, Cape Pembroke Lighthouse, Commonwealth, Conservation, debate, Documentary, East Falkland, Environment, Environmental research , Falkland Islander, Falklands Conservation, Falklands Radio, Island Communities, Lets Talk, OT, Politics, radio, Radio Documentary, Small Communities, Stanley, Stanley Common Management Plan

Should there be restrictions on how the public land around Stanley can be used?

Stanley Common is public land that surrounds the capital, Stanley. In recent years the use of the common has changed from primarily grazing to recreational activities. The area is a National Nature Reserve and Cape Pembroke is an ImportantPlant Area. A draft management plan for the area suggests limiting certain activities like dog walking and off-road driving in the area and has caused some debate within the community.  

Host, Mike Summers, is joined by MLA Leona Roberts, FIG Director of Policy Diane Simsovic, vehicle user Jay Moffatt, horse owner Grant Munro, and Esther Bertram from Falklands Conservation to discuss the topic.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on January 23, 2019


 

What's In a Map? Popular

Tagged in biosecurity, British Overseas Territory, Commonwealth, Drones, Environment, Environmental research , Falkland Islands , Falklands Radio, Falklands War, Island Communities, Ministry of Defence, Planning and Building, Small Communities, South Atlantic, South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute, Southern Hemisphere

Maps can be used for more than directions. Town planning, military, surveyors and environmentalists all use maps to track and compile data.

To draw attention to all applications maps are used for in the Falkland Islands, the Environmental Department hosted a 'Map Day'. Stalls showcasing hand-drawn maps and computer models, as well as offering interactive activities, set-up in the town hall on November 29. Throughout the afternoon a series of talks were given from members of the community who use mapping in their everyday lives including drone surveying, wildlife tracking and distributing water.

Falklands Radio was there and spoke to some of the participants.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on December 3, 2020.


 

World Albatross Day 2020 Popular

Tagged in ACAP, Agreement on conservation of albatross and petrels , Albatross, Antarctica, atlantic, Black browed Albatross, British Overseas Territory, Commonwealth, Conservation, endangered species, Environment, Environmental research , eradication, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conservation, Falklands Radio, Fish, Fisheries, fishing, Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands , Island Communities, Island Life, Islander, Marine mammals, Marine research, radio, {sci

The first World Albatross Day was celebrated this year to honour these birds and highlight the conservation crisis they face.

The Falkland Islands is home to around 70% of the world's population of black browed albatross and in the late 90s, the species was in decline. Today, the population is stable with around 500,000 breeding pairs. What has the Falkland Islands done to achieve that?

This documentary highlights the action and collaboration between government, researchers, and the fishing industry that has branded the species a conservation success.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on June 19, 2020  

Photograph by Megan Tierney