Coast & Country: Episode 2

NEW BEGINNINGS:

The return of pine martens to Wales.

Plus the artist using the landscape as inspiration after a life-changing accident.

That’s Coast & Country with Ruth Wignall.

Wales This Week: Something In The Air

Wales This Week is back.

And we are beginning the series with a two-part special taking an in depth look at our environment.

In this first programme we take a look at the impact of air pollution on our day-to-day lives. We know that air pollution in our towns and cities is getting worse - but what does that really mean? And how does that affect us here in Wales?

Sharp End March 2nd

As the the UK government's started talks with the EU about our future relationship, Adrian Masters speaks with the First Minister about those talks.

Also on the programme, Owain Phillips reports on the Erasmus Plus scheme and asks whether warnings about it ending is scare-mongering.

And are we doing enough to tackle air pollution? Adrian speaks to Transport Secretary Ken Skates AM about the issue.

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 24th

As the political fallout from the recent floods continues, Adrian Masters asks who should pay what and which government should take responsibility for which part pf the clean up and repair work.

Also on the show, why hospital cutbacks will always be a political as well as a medical issue. Adrian speaks to AMs Huw-Irranca Davies and Leanne Wood, who have been campaigning about A&E department at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

And Owain Phillips asks what will the jobs of the future look like in Wales?