Archive for July 17th, 2008

17
Jul
08

On Air: Happy Birthday from Robben Island

Nelson Mandela turns 90 today, and to mark the occasion, WHYS is broadcasting live from Robben Island, where he was imprisoned for 27 years. We’re the first foreign media to ever broadcast live from there. It’s a big coup for us, (and especially Fiona who did the deal !) and a great opportunity for you to talk with his fellow prisoners, former jailers and friends as well as the South African leaders, and young¬†people who’ll be joining Ros live at the former prison.

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17
Jul
08

Talking points 18 July

UPDATE : I removed some comments from here , in case you’re wondering. It’s an old-fashioned idea, but shall we let a court of law decide who’s guilty and who isn’t ?

Mark.

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18th July is Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday. Ros will be presenting WHYS live from Robben Island. We’re the first foreign broadcaster given permission to broadcast live programmes from the prison where Madiba was held for 27 years. But if there are any burning issues you think we should be discussing here is your chance. Your hosts for today, Mike in Portland, ZK in Singapore and Brett in Virginia will also be helping out…..

17
Jul
08

Is the Tour de France a waste of time?

Same old same old in cycling’s most prestigious event. Arguably the race’s most exciting rider this year Ricardo Ricco tests positive for performance enhancing drugs. Every year there is a scandal.¬†Every year we ask is the Tour de France dead? Is it?

17
Jul
08

On air: Should countries do whatever it takes to bring hostages home?

Today Israel buries two of its soldiers whose remains were returned from Lebanon by the militant Hezbollah movement, as part of a prisoner exchange. Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser are believed to have died when they were ambushed in 2006. The incident sparked a month-long war between Israel and Hezbollah. In exchange for the return of their bodies, Israel has released five Lebanese prisoners and the remains of 200 Lebanese and Palestinian fighters. This has been the reaction in Israel. Continue reading ‘On air: Should countries do whatever it takes to bring hostages home?’