Archive for September 5th, 2008

05
Sep
08

Blank Page no. 23

Hello all and welcome to another Blank Page. Here you have free rein to suggest ideas for WHYS and continue the global conversation. Amy in the US and Nelson in Nigeria will be keeping you company. Over to you…

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05
Sep
08

On Air: Does people power no longer work?

Thailand, Zimbabwe, Burma, Tibet: the last year has seen a string of failed peoples’ uprisings. So does people power no longer work? Continue reading ‘On Air: Does people power no longer work?’

05
Sep
08

Have you recently lost your job in the US?

Tonight (at 4pm EST) Newshour is looking at the new jobless figures published in the US which show that 84,000 jobs were lost last month, bringing the jobless rate to 6.1%, the highest in nearly five years. Since January this year, a total of 605,000 jobs have been lost in the States. We’re keen to talk to someone who can help us give those figures a human dimension. If you’ve lost your job since the beginning of the year, or are seriously worried about your job security, and you want to share your experience with our listeners, please drop us a line – we’d like to hear from you.

05
Sep
08

Is it right to use poverty to sell high fashion?

    What would you feel about seeing this: 

An old woman missing her upper front teeth holds a child in rumpled clothes – who is wearing a Fendi bib ( retail price, about $100).

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05
Sep
08

Talking Points 5th September

Hello, it’s Karnie with you today.  Thank you to Kelsie in the US for looking after the blog for us. First up, 3 teenage girls in Pakistan defied their families and chose not to marry men of their (the family’s) choice. They were buried alive in “honour killings”. Continue reading ‘Talking Points 5th September’