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APN Podcast year-end special: What happened in 2020 (apart from Covid)?

Join All Points North for a look at the stories from a tumultuous year in Finland.

Happy holidays from Yle News! Our year-end special takes a look at some of the major stories behind the headlines in Finland over the past 12 months. Image: Yle

It has been an exceptional year in news, as Covid-19 has dominated headlines in Finland and across the world.

Join hosts Egan Richardson and Zena Iovino as they explore highlights from more than 40 episodes of All Points North over the past year, including several stories that are not related to the coronavirus pandemic.

You can listen to the full podcast via the embedded player here or via Yle Areena, Spotify (siirryt toiseen palveluun), Apple Podcasts (siirryt toiseen palveluun) or your usual podcast player using the RSS feed (siirryt toiseen palveluun).

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Find out why Finland's globally-lauded education system seems to be struggling to keep its top spot, how come Finland has no general minimum wage and whether Finland has a sick building problem. We'll also delve into Denise Wall'sinvestigation into the murky world of cosmetic skin lightening products and Ronan Browne'sreport on how 'no foreigner' clauses can still block apartment purchases for non-Finns.

The Covid-influenced sections of the show are not all doom and gloom, as Finland has--so far--handled the epidemic relatively well compared to many other countries.

Helsinki-based AFP news correspondent Sam Kingsley and Yle’s Finnish-language head of content planning Katariina Luoma alsoweigh in to help make sense of an extraordinary year.

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This week's show was presented by Zena Iovino and Egan Richardson. Our producer and show editor was Mark B. Odom and the sound engineer was Pekka Nisu.

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