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The Alex Salmond Show

RT

Former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond hosts a new political chat program, ‘The Alex Salmond Show’, on RT, where he vows to battle the mainstream media narrative and take the news “out of the Westminster nexus.” ‘The Alex Salmond Show’ will take viewers inside the Welsh, Irish and Scottish parliaments, also looking at the government of Northern Ireland, not forgetting Westminster.

Aug 6, 2020 10:47

Edinburgh festival in lockdown

In the week when the Scottish capital should have been hosting the largest arts festivals in the world, the Alex Salmond Show examines the consequences of the pandemic for the arts. Alex speaks to star of screen and stage Elaine C Smith and veteran drama producer Gareth Wardell about the Edinburgh Festival being forced into virtual performances.

Jul 30, 2020 08:53

Realignment in Ireland

The new coalition Government between historic rivals Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael has changed the political landscape in the Republic of Ireland, but how are the Greens, the minority partners in government, going to fare?

Is the opposition party Sinn Féin set to make further progress and what do these dramatic changes in the south, mean for the politics of the north? Alex Salmond speaks to the Green Party Lord Mayor of Dublin, Hazel Chu, Sinn Féin rising star Eoin Ó Broin, TD (member of parliament), and the doyen of political journalism, Éamonn Mallie, to discuss Ireland's political realignment.

Jul 23, 2020 08:21

Global Ireland

The Irish Republic’s historic and rival parties of state, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, have formed an unprecedented coalition to shut out the electoral rise of Sinn Féin, and the new government has inherited a stunning diplomatic success in the election to the UN Security Council. Alex Salmond talks to former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, the man who led Ireland through the Good Friday Agreement peace process, who spells out both the challenges and opportunities ahead, and urges caution on the timescale, but not the objective, of Irish unification.

Jul 16, 2020 08:13

New Zealand kills the virus?

The Alex Salmond Show interviews top public health academic, Professor Michael Baker of Otago University, who details the reasons for New Zealand’s success in eliminating Covid-19 and warns of the worldwide dangers yet to come. Meanwhile the author of ‘Pandemic Century’, Dr Mark Honigsbaum, explains why some countries have succeeded in taming the coronavirus when so many others have struggled.

Jul 9, 2020 08:31

Trouble for Trump

Behind in the polls, under sustained fire for his handling of the Covid-19 crisis, and facing a tanking economy, President Donald J. Trump has but four months to turn his political fortunes around. Alex Salmond speaks to key Republican strategist Ed Martin and the Trump 2020 campaign’s senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis, and asks: Just how much trouble is Trump now in?

Jul 2, 2020 08:32

Calling time on racism

Professor Sir Geoff Palmer OBE came from Jamaica as part of the “Windrush generation.” As an academic, he developed a revolutionary process for the brewing industry and is now achieving further distinction as a human rights activist. Alex Salmond interviews him about his extraordinary life and career – and his personal take on the resurgence of the anti-racism campaign and the current war on slavery statues.

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