Archive for August, 2008



27
Aug
08

On air: Is it time to isolate Russia?

I’m sure I don’t need to explain this to you. When the French Foreign Minister says he doesn’t want war but he fears it, clearly the situation in Georgia has reached a stage where many of us are paying close attention.
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27
Aug
08

Talking Points for 27 August

Goodmorning, it’s Karnie with you today. Thank you to Will in Canada for looking after the blog overnight.
Russia’s recognised the independence of two breakaway republics inside Georgia. The backing’s being condemned by the US, Britain, France, Germany and other western countries. Continue reading ‘Talking Points for 27 August’

26
Aug
08

On Air: How do you define nationality?

What defines your nationality? Is it language? A set of values you believe in? Where you were born? Where your parents were born? Or is it simply the passport you hold? Sparked off by Barack Obama’s quest to prove that he’s “American enough” to be President this is what we’ll be discussing on the programme tonight. Help us reach a definition by the end of the show on what defines nationality. Check out the post below for some ideas to get you started.

25
Aug
08

Talking Points for 26 August

Hi there, it’s Madeleine here today. 

Thanks for all your contributions overnight.  A few of you touched on Michelle Obama’s speech to the Democratic convention where she again tried to prove her husband’s American credentials, to convince voters that he is indeed “American enough” to lead his country. It got us thinking – what defines your nationality? Continue reading ‘Talking Points for 26 August’

25
Aug
08

If they want to leave, why not let them?

Georgia’s breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are ramping up their demands for independence. Russian Parliament has asked President Medvedev to approve their bids for secession from Georgia saying they “have legal grounds and are morally justifiable”. So what right does Georgia have to stop them leaving?
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25
Aug
08

On air: Did China get away with it?

Did you watch the closing ceremony? It might be east to forget with Phelps and Bolt seared on our minds, but many people didn’t expect these Games to turn out like this. Continue reading ‘On air: Did China get away with it?’

25
Aug
08

Would you like to volunteer for WHYS?

Hello everyone. As a new member of the WHYS team Ros has asked me to take over the running of the Talking Points and Blank Pages for the next few weeks and I’m on the hunt for more volunteers….
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25
Aug
08

Did Obama get it right?

It was the top topic on the weekend’s Blank Page. Regardless of whether you support Senator Obama or not, do you think his choice will help or hinder his efforts to get the White House?

25
Aug
08

Talking points for 25 August 08

Goodmorning, It’s Karnie with you today…

I must admit it gets harder and harder to go through your comments on a Monday BUT it’s equally inspiring to see so many comments up! I have been very good and looked over them this weekend and have a good idea as to what you’ve been suggesting… Continue reading ‘Talking points for 25 August 08’

22
Aug
08

Blank Page No. 21

Jessica’s taking charge of the Blank Page from New York City. If you’d like to follow suit next weekend, let me know.
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