Sharp End Special: Crisis in Care?

Adrian Masters is at Ely Court Care Home in Cardiff to discuss two things that are part of all our lives - getting older and the NHS. Around eight hundred thousand people here in Wales are over 60 and that number is rising. We're living longer and while that is a good thing, it's also something that presents challenges to the health service and social care providers here. Prof Dame June Clark, the Emeritus Professor of Nursing at Swansea University, Jeff Richards from the National Pensioners Convention, Angela Burns AM and Health Minister Vaughan Gething AM share their views on social care in Wales.

Sharp End February 17th

After two storms in two weeks, Adrian Masters is joined by Conservative AM, Andrew RT Davies and Pontypridd MP Alex-Davies Jones, as they talk about whether Wales is prepared for wild weather being the new normal. Plus, the Welsh Government has suggested firefighters should take on extra medical duties when it comes to call outs which has led to a row with the union representing firefighters.

And, Rob Barker from the addiction charity, Barod, and Katy Holloway from the University of South Wales discuss if a minimum unit price for alcohol will reduce the amount people drink, as a new law comes into force in March.

Sharp End February 10th

As the latest rough sleeping count revealed over 400 people living on the streets in Wales, Carole Green went to a drop-in centre in Wrexham to talk to those in need and the people trying to help them, while Adrian Masters asked Housing Minister Julie James what the Welsh Government is doing to help. He was joined in the studio by Katie Dalton from Cymorth Cymru and Caroline Jones AM from the Assembly's communities committee.
Elsewhere Independent AM Neil McEvoy told Adrian of his plans to launch a new political party - the Welsh National Party. And as the commission set up to look at alternatives to the M4 relief road gave an update to AMs, Adrian was joined by Cardiff University's Mark Barry to discuss what those alternatives could be.

Wales On TV: Episode 11

The story of Wales - as seen on the small screen.

In 1988 it’s ‘eyes down’ for the opening of a Swansea bingo club.

In 1995 Pavarotti flies in for a night at the eisteddfod.

Sharp End February 3rd

We're now out of the EU, technically at least, so what next? Adrian Master's talks the future of the union with Brexit Minister Jeremy Miles, while David Wood is joined by Plaid Cymru's Liz Saville Roberts and Craig Williams in Westminster.
Elsewhere, Rob Osborne takes a look at what an independent Wales could look like and Adrian discusses whether there will be a Welsh Indy referendum before the decade is out with Labour's Carwyn Jones, Andrew RT Davies for the Welsh Conservatives and Plaid Cymru's Delyth Jewell.
Labour's leadership hustings come to Cardiff and we discuss the issues around paying for social care with Care Forum Wales chief executive Mary Wimbury and Older People's Commissioner for Wales Helena Herklots.