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11
Jun
09

On-Air :U.S and Iran talk today

Update: Ros in Portland and Lyse Doucet in Tehran co-presenting the programme
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Is something changing in Iran ?

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Since a series of TV debates, the election campaign has burst into life.

Our BBC correspondents in Tehran say the outcome will be close, but it’s just possible that hardline President Ahmedinijad could be defeated by a “reformer” Mir Hossein Mousavi (pictured with his wife Zara Rahnavard).

Continue reading ‘On-Air :U.S and Iran talk today’

20
Mar
09

On-air: Should politicians do God?

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Tony Blair has urged world leaders to “do God”. Should they?
Continue reading ‘On-air: Should politicians do God?’

16
Mar
09

On air: Are employers killing you by making you work nights?

_45569807_niteshifts1261The Danish government has set a precedent by paying out compensation to women who have developed breast cancer after working night shifts. The move comes after the UN-backed International Agency For Research On Cancer found that there was an increased likelihood of developing cancer for those who worked nights.

Are you a night worker? Do you feel you’re risking your health for the sake of your job? Continue reading ‘On air: Are employers killing you by making you work nights?’

13
Mar
09

On air: Why is the world full of climate change deniers?

Polar bear in frozen Canada We’ve discussed the issue of climate change on many occasions on WHYS and as each month goes by more experts, more reports come out saying that we are approaching a “tipping point” beyond which we will struggle to reverse the effects on the planet. That’s exactly the message coming from scientists at a climate congress in Copenhagen this week.

Yet as the evidence continues to mount – why as individuals and countries are we failing to take significant action? Continue reading ‘On air: Why is the world full of climate change deniers?’

12
Mar
09

On air: Is this justice for the shoe thrower?

_45335225_006618519-1Back in December he took out his anger on President Bush by throwing his shoe at him during a trip to Iraq. A grave insult in Arab culture. Today that same journalist, Muntadar al-Zaidi, has been jailed for three years for assaulting a Head of State, despite being hailed a hero in the Arab world. Continue reading ‘On air: Is this justice for the shoe thrower?’

12
Mar
09

On air: Should there be a global drug policy now we’ve lost the war?

Bolivian man at Coca market in La PazWe are losing the war on drugs in almost every country according to a European Commission report out yesterday. There’s a major international conference in Vienna today to decide how the UN should to tackle the international drugs trade and according to the report the UN’s drug strategy has been a definite failure so far. So why is it so difficult to tackle the international drugs trade? Continue reading ‘On air: Should there be a global drug policy now we’ve lost the war?’

11
Mar
09

On air: Staring into the abyss?

stephen_nolan_bricks_2523Hello I’m Stephen Nolan. Today I’ve been asked to present World Have Your Say from my home town of Belfast. On my phone-in radio programme that went out on BBC Ulster today, I listened to Angela the wife of a police officer who told me how her son clung to her husband terrified he would be shot, begging him not to go to work. She echoed the fear and shock for many in our province that dissident factions have murdered two soldiers and one police officer in the last few days. Continue reading ‘On air: Staring into the abyss?’




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