Archive for May 6th, 2008

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May
08

Hillary, Barack and Brett

So it’s the last two big primaries in Hillary v Barack. We’ll all be in bed by the time the results start coming through but Brett in Virginia won’t. So he’s going to moderate this post. But of course you don’t have to wait until then, as finding talking points has never been a big problem with this story. Over to you, and particularly to Brett. Get the latest on North Carolina and Indiana here.
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06
May
08

On air: Is it right to use a natural disaster to bring about change?

The death toll from Saturday’s cyclone in Burma is now over 22,000. Hard as it, we’re going to try and hear from as many people there as we can. It’s unlikely I know, but if you are there, or have relatives in Burma, and would like to share your experiences, you’re welcome to get in touch.

Beyond establishing what’s happening as best we can, we’re going to on and talk about the political ramifications of this cyclone. Will this terrible event bring change in Burma?
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06
May
08

Talking points for 6th May

The Burmese authorities now say that at least 15,000 people died in Saturday’s cyclone, and that many more are missing. Reports coming out of the country describe scenes of total devastation.
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