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Katleen Gabriels interviewed by Belgian Radio 1 on 30 years of internet

In the show ‘Sofie’s world’ (De Wereld van Sofie) on the Belgian Radio Station Radio 1 Katleen Gabriels was part of the episode which was dedicated to ‘creative with the internet’. Katleen was interviewed on how the digital world defines our lives, and the pitfalls and trumps of the world wide web (which exists 30 years in 2019).

The full episode is available online.

Kiran Patel interviewed by German radio station on the EU in 2018

The public German radio station MDR looks back on 2018 from an EU-perspective and interviews Kiran Patel on the subject.

The interview was also broadcasted in the radio show ‘Tagesschau‘ from the channel Deutschlandfunk, part of ARD.

Lotte Thissen in Frisian documentary ‘Thús yn Taal’

In a country in which constantly more different languages are spoken, we keep on drawing the border more between “them” and “us”.

In early 2018 Lotte Thissen held her PhD defence about language and belonging, which is mostly based on fieldwork in Roermond. In the documentary ‘Thús yn Taal‘, which is broadcast by the regional TV station Omrop Fryslân, Lotte elaborates extensively on her research.

Ad Knotter interviewed about his valedictory lecture on L1 radio

In the L1 radio programme ‘De Stemming’ Ad Knotter was interviewed on, amongst other things, his valedictory lecture entitled: ‘Arbeid van vrouwen in Limburg in de twintigste eeuw: een stille revolutie’ (Labour of women in Limburg in the 20th century: a silent revolution).

The interview is available online.

René Gabriëls on regional TV 1Limburg about welfare families in Heerlen

In the TV programme ‘L1mburg Centraal: Aan tafel’ Renée Gabriëls was invited to shed his light on the fact that in Heerlen 1 in 7 kids grow up in a welfare family. This is over 2000 children.

The episode is available online.

Article on soundcupboard ‘Mia’ by Omroep Venlo

Omroep Venlo has published an article on the soundcupboard ‘Mia’, which is currently displayed in the Limburgs Museum in Venlo. The cupboard is built based on research by Jolien Makkinga and Leonie Cornips, who researched the impact of dialect on residents of a nursing home. It turns out that speaking dialect has a very positive influence. The cupboard should improve the well-being of residents of nursing homes.

Opinion piece by Floris Peters on online platform ‘Sociale Vraagstukken’

Floris Peters wrote an opinion piece on the online platform ‘Sociale Vraagstukken’ on the fact that naturalisation improves the integration of migrants. The full article (in Dutch) is available online.

Report on Guidolezing by Amanda Kluveld in Reformatorisch Dagblad

Amanda Kluveld held the Guidolezing this year, which is an annual event organised by the science institute of the reformed political party SGP (Staatkundig Gereformeerde Partij). The Reformatorisch Dagblad wrote a report (in Dutch) on the lecture, during which Kluveld says that: “Gender ideology is often not shared by common people”.

Karin van Leeuwen on national radio on Brexit

Last week, Dutch national radio 5 interviewed Karin van Leeuwen. She was consulted on the historical context of the Brexit treaty. The fragment is also published online.

Sally Wyatt and Michel Dumontier interviewed by ScienceGuide

Sally Wyatt and Michel Dumontier are interviewed by the national online platform ScienceGuide. Both have a very different view on digitalisation and would like to use this to make students think about the societal implications of big data and artificial intelligence. The full interview is available online (in Dutch).

Picture: Sacha Ruland

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