Archive for September 18th, 2008

18
Sep
08

Talking Points 19th September

Thanks to Ahmad for looking after the blog. Lots on the ugly face of capitalism, a bit on the ugly face of Betty, and also rich kids do better in school

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18
Sep
08

Michael Jordan meets Tchaikovsky

“Poetry in motion!” That’s a description applied to some of the best moments in sport. But instead of poetry, what about music? Chinese pianist Lang Lang – the 26-year-old who played at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics – has been speaking to the BBC about some of his sporting inspirations as he caresses the keys. When he plays Tchaikovsky? It’s basketball player, Michael Jordan, who comes to mind. But Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt also fill his fingers with fire. Is it the same for you? Do you forever link some sport or sports stars with pieces of music? Or do they inspire you to other works of art? And why?

18
Sep
08

On Air: Is this really a global crisis?

We’re hearing plenty about the crisis on the world’s main financial markets, but is it affecting you? How much does what goes on on Wall Street affect your day to day life? Continue reading ‘On Air: Is this really a global crisis?’

18
Sep
08

Talking Points 18th September

Hi it’s Karnie with you again today. Thank you to Maria in the US for keeping the debate flowing over night. Today’s stories have got you all talking already, so let’s continue the conversation… Continue reading ‘Talking Points 18th September’