The books called יחוה דעת were authored by Rabbi Ovadya Yosef. In the title page, it states that these books are essentially transcriptions of a radio show called פניני הלכה, with small additions. Are these radio shows available for listening? I’ve been unsuccessful in finding them thus far. Evidence of a radio show is found in the book of his predecessor Rav Nissim. It is dated 1971, two years before Rav Yosef assumed that position. It is unclear if this is the show of concern:

אני שולח לכב' רשימה שפרסמתי בעתון בלדינו "לה־בירדד" המופיע בתל־אביב בקשר עם אסור שהוכרז ברדיו ע"י הרב הראשי בעירנו, רבי עובדיה יוסף, על המנהג הנהוג מזה מאות בשנים בקהילות הספרדיות בבלקן, וביחוד בשלוניקי, שהנשים מחויבות לברך על הלולב בסוכות, מנהג שמוכרחים לבטלו, לפי דעת רבנים שונים.

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    I would totally go for that too! Great question!
    – Shalom
    Jun 6, 2019 at 1:28
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    I doubt they are, or even will become, available. If you haven't done so yet, you could try contacting Kol Yisrael, who aired the radio programs, or the Israeli Chief Rabbinate, as he was the Sephardi Chief Rabbi at the time. It may also be worth baring in mind that these radio shows were broadcast on Israeli Radio in the 70s and 80s. It may take a lot of effort, on the technical side, making them available to the public (assuming usable recordings even exist).
    – Tamir Evan
    Aug 23, 2019 at 8:14
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    Adding to my previous comment, from what I gathered, the religious programs of Kol Yisrael, from what I've gathered, eventually moved to Kan (כאן 11). They eventually re-started the Kabbalat Shabbat program which decades ago featured the פינת ההלכה that had the q&a with Rav Ovadyah, though they have other programs now for such q&a. From what I've gathered from their site, it's possible to contact them for old shows, so that might be a lead; perhaps they have access to the archives of פינת ההלכה.
    – Harel13
    Feb 16, 2021 at 14:38
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    Moreshet Maran has forums - it may be worth asking there as they seem to be the people who would know. Feb 17, 2021 at 2:47
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    @PopularIsn'tRight thank you I have started a coherent dialogue over there
    – Dr. Shmuel
    Feb 17, 2021 at 7:39

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The Shiurim from Rabbi Ovadia Yosef were from פינת ההלכה that were played on 'רשת א of רדיו קול ישראל. Although to the best of my knowledge I am not aware of all the Shiurim being available, you can obtain many Shiurim from Rabbi Ovadia Yosef on Halachic issues at this link.

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