Archive for May, 2008

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May
08

Blank page No.9

Hi all, Ahmad and Dwight are your hosts this weekend.

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30
May
08

On-Air; Time to talk to Al-Qaeda ?

He could become London’s top policeman, and he oversaw the end of the IRA ,  so people are taking the words of Sir Hugh Orde  seriously. He’s not the only prominent figure to suggest negotiating with the architects of 9/11, and numerous atrocities from Bali to Baghdad.
Continue reading ‘On-Air; Time to talk to Al-Qaeda ?’

30
May
08

What’s the secret for the perfect voice?

They say the right voice can take you far in life, especially when you work in radio. Today we’re doing a piece on what makes a great voice. We’re interested in your thoughts. Is it accent? tone? Intonation?
Researchers think they’ve found a mathematical formula for the perfect human voice – but is having a great voice that simple? Can it be boiled down to an equation? Tell us who you think has a great voice.
30
May
08

Five for Friday 30th May

One of Britain’s most senior police officers has said Britain should negotiate with the leaders of al-Qaeda to bring to an end its violent campaign.

Sir Hugh Orde, who is head of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, said the experiences of his force tackling the IRA had convinced him that policing alone would not defeat al-Qaeda inspired terrorism. Continue reading ‘Five for Friday 30th May’

29
May
08

Talking points for 30th May

We leave you now in the capable hands of Steve in Virginia, and ZK in Singapore. This is your chance to suggest what you’d like us to talk about on Friday’s programme…….

29
May
08

Should Florida and Michigan count?

Big wigs within the US Democratic Party will meet this weekend to decide whether the votes cast in the Florida and Michigan primaries will count in the race to the party’s Presidential nominee.  Many see it as Hillary Clinton’s last throw of the dice….is she right to chase these votes…surely if you lived in Florida or Michigan you would want your vote to count…. or is it unfair given that neither candidate campaigned in either state and Barack Obama’s name wasn’t even on the ballot in Michigan.

29
May
08

Should celebrities get involved in global politics?

American film actress Sharon Stone has put her foot in it with these comments on China. Essentially saying the Chinese earthquake might be punishment for the country’s policies on Tibet. Are celebrities better off keeping their mouths shut when it comes to geo-politics? Or do they bring much needed attention and publicity to political campaigns? George Clooney has tried it with Darfur. Sean Penn with the Iraq war. Do we care what they think?