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Can We Just Ask aims to inspire positive change by starting conversations that matter. Our current show is a ten minute positive news bulletin every Tuesday and Friday in which we'll share amazing stories, inspiring initiatives and anything in between that anyone is doing around the world, with the hope of shining some light in the dark.


Hosted by author Annie Clarke and journalist Will Clempner, this podcast is ultimately our way of sharing positivity, through discussions and interviews.


Come and join us in starting conversations that matter.

Can We Just Ask Annie Clarke & Will Clempner

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Can We Just Ask aims to inspire positive change by starting conversations that matter. Our current show is a ten minute positive news bulletin every Tuesday and Friday in which we'll share amazing stories, inspiring initiatives and anything in between that anyone is doing around the world, with the hope of shining some light in the dark.


Hosted by author Annie Clarke and journalist Will Clempner, this podcast is ultimately our way of sharing positivity, through discussions and interviews.


Come and join us in starting conversations that matter.

    What's The Good News? Ep17 | Dad, how do I?, Hainan gibbons population boom

    What's The Good News? Ep17 | Dad, how do I?, Hainan gibbons population boom

    Episode 17 is here - after the bank holiday weekend in the UK we are back and ready to share our favourite bits of good news.


    The population of the Hainan gibbon has tripled in the last 17 years.
    https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/rare-gibbon-population-triples/


    A new solution to the plastic problem is on the way, thanks to a biochemistry company in the Netherlands.
    https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3789/The-End-Of-Plastic-New-Plant-Based-Bottles-Degrade-In-1-Year


    Dad How Do I? - a new Youtube sensation with almost 2 million followers since launch just a couple of weeks ago shares videos to help fatherless children (and adults) with some of the things dad might have taught you. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNepEAWZH0TBu7dkxIbluDw/videos


    And finally, a park in the US has created human parking spots to help enforce social distancing in communal space.


    Please keep sending in your good news, we are on social media @canwejustask
     
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    What's The Good News? Ep16 | Uplifting cranes, 6 ways to build a fort

    What's The Good News? Ep16 | Uplifting cranes, 6 ways to build a fort

    Happy Friday - we have lots of good news today for episode 16!


    We are thrilled to have been nominated for the ‘Best Live Episode’ category in this year’s British Podcast Awards. Voting is now open for the ‘Listener’s Choice’ so head to https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote to vote (for us, or your favourite podcast!)


    Text for Humanity is the first texting switchboard offering the opportunity to put a smile on someone’s face.
    https://www.textforhumanity.com/


    Lost stock is tackling the humanitarian crisis resulting from cancelled clothing orders by leading brands due to Covid-19. Aiming to support 50,000 workers and their families by the end of the year, Lost Stock have set up a site where you can buy a box of lost stock clothing to support workers.
    https://loststock.co/


    A manufacturing company in Belgium have been using their fleet of cranes to help lift families up to visit their elderly relatives in high rise care homes. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/coronavirus-crane-family-reunion-lockdown-belgium-a9513906.html




    Ikea have released instructions for the 6 best blanket forts to bring a little childhood magic to lockdown.
    https://www.standard.co.uk/tech/ikea-forts-dens-designs-lockdown-entertainment-a4444781.html


    An artist in Freshford (near bath) has come up with an idea to help children comet together and create a masterpiece despite social distancing. They have been painting rocks and carrying them on their daily exercise to a field in the middle of the village, arranging them to slowly create a rainbow.


    Please keep sending us your good news, we are on social media @canwejustask
     
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    What's The Good News? Ep15 | Drive-thru raves, Taika Waititi reads Roald Dahl

    What's The Good News? Ep15 | Drive-thru raves, Taika Waititi reads Roald Dahl

    It's Mental Health Awareness Week, and so we're back and sharing a little bit of kindness in today's show. We have loads more good news stories, including:


    German clubs have started hosting drive-thru raves
    The increase in the humpback whale population is having a positive effect on C02 levels in the environment
    Damien Hirst is selling original pieces of art for NHS Charities
    Taika Waititi is doing dramatic readings of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach with his celeb friends to raise funds for Partners in Health


    We hope you enjoy the show. Please keep sending in your positive stories, and get in touch with us @canwejustask
     
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    What's The Good News? Ep14 | Gender-equal playing cards, Drive-in cinemas

    What's The Good News? Ep14 | Gender-equal playing cards, Drive-in cinemas

    Today we're sharing loads more good news. Thank you everyone who's been in touch to either share your story, and let us know where and how you're listening. Please keep messaging us on social media @canwejustask.


    Today, we're talking about:


    - A German cafe is making their customers wear noodles on their head, to help enforce social distancing
    - Konnie Huq has found a brand new career path, after being required to help her husband in his work
    - The R rate in London for Coronavirus infection has dropped to 0.4
    - A young woman has raised money to create a gender-equal deck of playing cards
    - A drive-in cinema is coming to the UK


    We hope you enjoy the show!
     
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    What's The Good News? Ep 13 | Too many chips in Belgium, V&A Museum want signs

    What's The Good News? Ep 13 | Too many chips in Belgium, V&A Museum want signs

    It's been a turbulent week, so we're happy to be back with loads more good news, including:


    Belgians are being encouraged to eat more fries after the shut down of exports of potatoes from the country.
    https://abcnews.go.com/International/belgians-urged-eat-fries-potato-products-covid-19/story?id=70598620


    After hundreds of years, the first wild stork chicks are expected to hatch in Britain
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/26/uk-first-wild-stork-chicks-hatch-centuries?fbclid=IwAR2spTF5ZyqjOjE3gYpbvCZEuEBlESRHqryAlbQu8oGVzcRvgPTHv5ecjpk


    Draw For have raised over £10,000 on their launch weekend with #DrawForNHS
    drawfor.org


    The V&A Museum are collecting your signs showing support for the NHS, to be displayed in their Childhood Museum once lockdown is oover https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/12/victoria-and-albert-museum-rainbow-signs-lockdown-coronavirus-britain?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1589264507


    Finisterre have released an amazing sustainable, organic collection of clothes in collaboration with the x Natural History museum - showcasing hand-drawn designs and raising awareness for sustainable fashion https://finisterre.com/collections/natural-history-museum-finisterre-mens


    If you enjoy the show, please let us know @canwejustask
     
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    What's The Good News? Ep12 | Microbes to stop malaria, Draw for NHS

    What's The Good News? Ep12 | Microbes to stop malaria, Draw for NHS

    Episode 12 of What’s The Good News is a big one! Filled with some of the most uplifting news and initiatives we have come across so far this week. We won’t be here on Friday due to the Bank Holiday in the UK, so we hope this bumper episode keeps you going until next Tuesday :)


    Scientists in Kenya have discovered a microbe which they believe could help prevent the spread of malaria. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52530828


    The Nightingale hospital built in London’s Excel Centre has been placed on standby due to the low number of beds in use.


    Jupiter, Venus and the Moon will be aligning next week to form a very positive message from the sky :)
    http://www.physics-astronomy.com/2020/04/set-your-alarm-jupiter-venus-and-moon.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+physics-astronomy%2FwNJb+%28Physics-Astronomy%29&m=1&fbclid=IwAR3eu14kZ1_MS_IY5A_mDuY8kJVCIfyR0T6NS09Kz4ma1seP4ZJDBUAbuxM


    DrawFor is a new social enterprise celebrating artists and raising money for important causes. This week, they launch their first campaign #DrawForNHS, raising funds for NHS Charities Together, through the sale of limited edition prints. Find out more https://www.Drawfor.org.


    RudeHealth have partnered with Chef’s in Schools to launch a new campaign #Flip2Feed to raise more money to help Chefs in Schools feed vulnerable children. You can get involved at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/flip2feed


    Stacey Dooley is renting out her Strictly Come Dancing dressed to raise money for Rufuge Charit - you can find the information on her Instagram!




    Please do keep sending us in your good news and stories, you can find us on social media @canwejustask
     
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