With just four days to go until voters finally decide on the next president, the BBC World Service is in Minneapolis. We’ll be hosting the third in our series of “Talking America” debates - an illustrious panel will discuss the challenges that face the next president. There’ll be a live audience here asking the questions, but what does the rest of the world think? There’s a big focus on the economy here, but what happened to the other big issues - Iraq? Immigration? Trade? Post any questions here, and we’ll try to fit them in. Continue reading ‘Final Talking America debate’
Archive for October 31st, 2008
The Red Cross is calling the situation in Congo a human catastrophe, and a quarter of a million people have been displaced already. We’ll do two things today.
Continue reading ‘On air: Is the world letting Africa down again?’
After Mark’s post yesterday detailing why we’ve stopped our experiment with external moderators on this blog, lots of you have expressed an interest in setting up a WHYS blog of your own. Just so you can all be in touch with each other, if you’re interested in getting involved, post your details and what you suggest here.
Should the world talk to the Taliban? Governments in the region are certainly entertaining the thought, but as attacks continue like this one against the Afghan government – should this even be considered? Tom has been working hard over the last couple of days to set up a programme where you can speak directly to a spokesman from the Taliban. Continue reading ‘Talking Points 31st October’