FreshAir News Hour with Ollie Lewis with Ollie Lewis

FreshAir News Hour with Ollie Lewis
Catch up on episodes of the FreshAir News Hour from Edinburgh's student radio station, hosted by Ollie Lewis, Head of News (@_ollielewis). The FreshAir News Hour aims to cover all the big stories of the week, with reporting and analysis from the news team, led by Ollie and his co-hosts.

#GirlsNightIn, The Budget & COP26

As the #GirlsNightIn nightclub boycott comes to a head, Ollie is live from Edinburgh where the campaign began. Featuring an extended interview with The University of Edinburgh's Feminist Society, the show takes a look at the motivation for the boycott, how it has grown so successfully and the possible implications going forward. Also on the show, analysis of Rushi Sunak's budget, and speculation of what the COP26 summit might hold. Ollie is joined in the studio by co-host Rosa Georgiou (@rosagg_). To get in touch with the FreshAir news team, email news@freshair.radio

COP26 Special

As COP26 gets underway, Ollie hosts special coverage of the summit so far. The show includes a special report from FreshAir news correspondent Eliška Suchochlebová on the ground in Glasgow, as well as discussion about the role of the Royal Family, Greta Thunberg's impact plus much more. Ollie is joined in the studio by co-host Brigid McMorrow. To get in touch with the FreshAir news team, email news@freshair.radio

Sleaze & Edinburgh Abortion Protests

Ollie solo-hosts topical analysis live from Edinburgh. In the week when the government and other MPs have been on the receiving end of serious accusations of sleaze and corruption regarding outside interests, Ollie breaks down why the scandal is turning into a crisis for the government. Also on the show, an investigation into pro-life protests at Edinburgh's Chalmers Sexual Health Clinic organised by a group that originated in Texas. To get in touch with the FreshAir news team, email news@freshair.radio

2021 News Review

In the final episode of this semester, Ollie hosts a chatty news and politics review of 2021. What a year it has been: Matt Hancock's snog...Piers Morgan storming off GMB... 'Awards' for the best interview, speech, journalist and more are discussed, with some new music from this year thrown in! Ollie is joined in the studio by co-host Somhairle MacLeòid. We will back in 2022! To get in touch with the FreshAir news team, email news@freshair.radio

Protests on Campus and Cressida Dick

Ollie delivers a special report covering protests on campus against Edinburgh University's handling of complaints about sexual violence by students. Tune in to hear from the protest organisers and people in the crowd about what they really think of the culture surrounding sexual assault in Edinburgh. Lucy Jackson from The Student joins the show to review this week's news, including the strike action due to affect students across the country. In the last few moments of the show, the news breaks that Cressida Dick has resigned as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police - Ollie gives his instant reaction. To get in touch with the FreshAir news team, please email news@freshair.radio

BONUS Special Report: protests against sexual violence in Edinburgh

In this report, Ollie Lewis (Head of News, FreshAir Radio) examines the growing movement calling for justice for victims of sexual violence, who claim to have been mistreated by the university in the processing of their cases. He heads to a protest on campus at The University of Edinburgh and chats to protestors and organisers to hear their stories, and what change they want to see. Tune in each Thursday at 6pm for the FreshAir News Hour.

Introducing the FreshAir Interviews, News Roundup & music

FreshAir's Head of News, Ollie Lewis, is proud to announce a series of interviews that will be broadcast on the News Hour in the coming weeks. Ollie will be sitting down with four big names from Scottish politics, each of them from one of the UK's major political parties. In this show, hear the first interview with Ian Murray MP from Labour, who currently serves as Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland in Keir Starmer's shadow cabinet. The discussion covers all manner of topics from international affairs to local Edinburgh issues. Ollie gives his reaction to some of what Ian says, and its relevance for students. Tune in to find out who else we'll be speaking to, and when you can hear from them! To get in touch with the news team, please email news@freshair.radio

IN FULL: Interview with Ian Murray MP (Labour)

Hear Ollie Lewis's full interview with Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland and Edinburgh South MP, Ian Murray.

Ukraine, Interview with Scottish Conservative MSP & University finances

Ollie presents the News Hour on the day that Russia launches an invasion of Ukraine. He also brings listeners FreshAir's interview with Miles Briggs MSP from the Scottish Conservative party. The interview includes a discussion about why Miles has called for Boris Johnson to resign as prime minister, as well as his views on Scottish independence and the UK government's record throughout the Covid pandemic. The show also features a chat with Edinburgh student Ed Holtom on his investigative journalism about the profits that UK universities have made throughout the pandemic. To get in touch with the news team, please email news@freshair.radio

IN FULL: Interview with Miles Briggs MSP (Conservative)

Hear Ollie Lewis's full interview with Miles Briggs MSP, from the Scottish Conservatives.

2022 EUSA Presidential Debate

Hear the full broadcast of FreshAir's 2022 EUSA Presidential Debate. Ollie Lewis moderates discussion between 6 of the candidates for President of Edinburgh University's students' union. The debate touches on issues facing students and staff at The University of Edinburgh, including sexual violence, strikes, the relationship between EUSA and the university, and more. The candidates present in this debate were: Marco Garcia-Mendez, Jeremy Pestle, Fredrik Mohr, Mukai Chigumba, Hugh Beaumont, and Niamh Roberts. Get to know the candidates and their positions on key issues. Voting opens on Monday 7th March. To get in touch with FreshAir's news team, email news@freshair.radio

Interview with SNP MP & News Review with The Student

Ollie brings listeners his latest interview with a senior Scottish politician, speaking this week with the SNP's Tommy Sheppard MP, who has served Edinburgh East since 2015. The 30-minute interview covers Tommy's response to Nicola Sturgeon's comments about NATO and a no-fly zone in Ukraine; his personal justification for arguing for Scottish independence; and his views on the latest round of UCU strikes that are affecting Edinburgh students. Also this week, Freya Buxton (News Editor at The Student) joined Ollie live on the programme to review the week's news in Edinburgh, focussing on the EUSA election campaign that has just come to an end and the visible support for Ukraine being shown by students on campus. To get in touch with the news team, email news@freshair.radio

IN FULL: Interview with Tommy Sheppard MP (SNP)

Hear Ollie Lewis's full interview with Tommy Sheppard MP, from the SNP.

Sit down with striking UCU + reaction, and interview with LBC host

In this programme, we broadcast Ollie's sit down interview with Iain Dale of LBC. In the fascinating half-hour conversation, Iain speaks about his career in politics and broadcasting, recounting some of his most thrilling on-air moments and says why he thinks LBC's phone-in model is attracting such journalistic talent at the moment. Also on the programme, Vivek Santayana (VP of Edinburgh's University and College Union branch) sits down to chat about the motivation for the latest round of strikes, and the direction that future industrial action might take. Plus reaction and analysis of Edinburgh-based news with Susanna Siddell from The Student. To get in touch with the FreshAir News team, email news@freshair.radio

IN FULL: Interview with Iain Dale of LBC

Hear the full version of Ollie Lewis's interview with broadcaster, journalist and writer Iain Dale of LBC radio. Iain speaks about his career in politics and broadcasting, recounting some of his most thrilling on-air moments and says why he thinks LBC's phone-in model is attracting such journalistic talent at the moment. Why were Theresa May's advisors fuming with him after he interviewed the PM? How could someone forget that they'd interviewed Donald Trump before he became US president? What is it like to interview Boris Johnson? Take a listen to find out! To get in touch with the FreshAir News team, email news@freshair.radio