Barack Obama’s arriving in the UK today and the build-up to the G20 is in full swing. Tomorrow we’ll be concentrating on what the twenty most powerful countries should be doing about the global economic turndown. But what about the rest of you? How do you feel being on the outside looking in? Continue reading ‘On air: The G174′
Archive for March, 2009
At least 20 people have been killed at a Lahore police academy. On Friday a suicide bomber killed at least 50 people in the north-west of the country. Also on Friday, Barack Obama called the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan the most dangerous place on earth. Continue reading ‘On air: Pakistanis on their country’
On air on BBC World News at 1530GMT on Wednesday 1st April.
“It is a crisis caused and encouraged by the irrational behaviour of white people with blue eyes.”
The words of the president of Brazil explaining the global financial crisis.
Continue reading ‘On-Air : Is racism more acceptable if it’s aimed at white people ?’
Today we’re handing WHYS over to the enthusiastic pupils of Brentside High School in London and linking up with students in Johannesburg and Budapest. Have a look at the Flickr stream of the show here. They’ve come up with three great issues they want to talk about so I’ll hand you over to them…….
Continue reading ‘ON AIR: Talking to teenagers around the world’
As the show is being edited by kids at schools in west London, Budapest and Johannesburg today, i thought it might be useful to have a look at a couple of things we might talk about tomorrow.
As WHYS is being taken care of, by school kids today, I thought it was worth letting you know how Your Story is working with under 18′s for their perspective on the news.
For a view on sex education in schools, I worked with teenage mums from Southampton on contraception. There are also these three teenagers from Chicago who are recording about their lives in a failing school system, where there is poverty and violence. To get involved, check out the Your Story blog.
…sound like a good idea? These schools in the UK will allow girls of 11 and upwards to request the morning after pill by sending a text to a nurse. Make sense to you? I heard this getting a big reaction on Radio 1 yesterday, and am interested to hear what the kids taking part today make of the idea. If you’re a parent of a teenager, would you support this at their school?
Meet the kids from Year 8 at Brentside High School in Ealing, West London. They’ve got plenty to say, and they want to talk to you.
Continue reading ‘School Report’
“Political Islam is not a threat. The threat is if the people become disenchanted with the political process and democracy, and opt for violence.”
Not the words of a Islamist politician, or even a committed left-wing anti-war activist. Those are the views of a former CIA boss, who also advocates talking to Hamas and Hezbollah, both banned by the American government as terrorist organisations. He is our guest on today’s show. Continue reading ‘On air: Your questions to the CIA’