Broadcasting

BBC Academy podcast

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Flora joined the BBC Academy podcast to talk with Charles Miller about Amazon Alexa, Google Home and other so-called digital assistants

It is an opportunity for those of us who are producing content, because every platform that is hungry for content has to be filled.

BBC Click

Tethering! What the heck is it? Flora sorts you out on BBC Click.

Saturday Edition

Flora was on Saturday Edition on BBC Radio 5 Live talking about technology, from phones that do everything to expanding the number of IP addresses. Calling Thorney 202!

CNN

Cruelly wind-swept hair didn’t stop Flora from discussing the Android security hole on CNN.

On BBC Click at Mobile World Congress 2011

Flora pundited on BBC Click at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona.

CNET UK Podcast 168: The best of CES 2010

Flora often shows up as a guest on the CNET UK podcast, but she hosted the first show of 2010 thanks to the rest of the crew being lost in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show. In 2010, Flora will be co-hosting the show with Ian Morris.

Digital Planet: Music games break out of the sittingroom

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This piece was also published as a written feature on BBC News Online.

Jon Kuniholm sits in front of the telly and plays Guitar Hero, the music video game. He’s sailing through Pat Benetar’s classic, Hit Me with Your Best Shot.

But unlike most players, he doesn’t strum a little plastic guitar with his hands; Kuniholm’s right arm is amputated just below the elbow

 

CBC Newsworld

Flora took a foray into business news for the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).

Science in Action: Fusion steel

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Flora reported from the UK Atomic Energy Authority in Culham, near Oxford—visiting a 200-year-old iron forge on the way!

One of the properties of iron and steel that have made than so good for building materials is that they are pliable at temperatures much lower than their melting point—making them easy to mould and work. But this property makes them fail at very high temperatures—this is what happened during the fires at the World Trade Centre.

Scientists working at the UK’s Atomic Energy Authority are hoping to develop a super-strong steel to withstand the million degree temperatures of their fusion reactors. But first they have to find out why steel goes weak when it gets hot—it’s all to do with magnetism.

Flora Graham reports.

 

Health Check: Chronic Daily Headache

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Flora reported on CDH for Health Check, and her interview with Dr Peter Goadsby was used for a Factfile segment on the same programme.

Headaches are common, but if someone’s symptoms persist for more than fifteen days a month, then they are said to be suffering from a condition called chronic daily headache.

Melanie Carpigo has headaches almost all the time ever since she had a benign tumour removed from the base of her brain five years ago.

She has to take so many painkillers that when she became pregnant there was a risk that her baby might be born with a dependency on drugs.

Luckily the baby was fine, but the headaches are still going on.

She talks to Flora Graham about living with chronic daily headaches.