Archive for October 1st, 2009

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Oct
09

It’s Rio!!

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Rio will be hosting the 2016 Olympics! We’re discussing this now on our programme. What do you think of the result?

Continue reading ‘It’s Rio!!’

01
Oct
09

Should paedophilies be castrated?

castrationFriend of the programme Nuala got in touch with this story.

Last week Poland’s lower house approved chemical castration in certain cases of pedophilia.

Today Russian lawmakers are considering it. Offenders would, in general, have the choice between chemical castration or a long prison sentence possibly life in prison. Continue reading ‘Should paedophilies be castrated?’

01
Oct
09

Can animal cruelty be justified for the sake of religion?

animalDashain is a fifteen day Hindu festival which celebrates the triumph of the Gods over wicked demons. It’s popular in Nepal. Animal sacrifices involving goats, buffaloes, sheep and chickens are made to the Goddess Durga in the hope that this will bring good fortune. This year a Nepalese animal rights group has organised protests against this practice. Many religions believe in animal sacrifice, but can animal suffering really be justified in the name of God? Continue reading ‘Can animal cruelty be justified for the sake of religion?’

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Oct
09

What causes these disasters?

indo quakeAn earthquake in Indonesia.
A tsunami in Samoa.
A flood in the Philippines and Vietnam.

In the last few days we’ve seen images of people covered in mud and chest-deep in water, against backdrops of smashed buildings and upended cars. We’ve seen naked grief, grim searches for bodies and entire villages washed away.

It’s got me thinking – why do we know so little about what causes such massive disasters? Continue reading ‘What causes these disasters?’

01
Oct
09

Helen Richmond

 

Profile PictureAt 7 years old I announced to my family that I wanted to work for BBC radio, to which my father, an avid BBC listener, responded that the BBC would never employ me with my strong Yorkshire accent, yet here I am today.

Before joining the World Have Your Say team I was working as an English teacher in China. During this time I also made a few embarrassing T.V appearances but the less said about those the better! I also started listening to the World Service and became a fan of World Have Your Say. Continue reading ‘Helen Richmond’




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