Archive for November, 2008



24
Nov
08

On air: Sorious Samura on aid and Africa

Sorious Samura is a Sierra Leonian journalist and film-maker who explores Africa’s issues like few others. He’s coming on to WHYS today to discuss his new BBC documentary. It explores why the developed world has spent around 600 billion dollars on aid since 1958, and yet the number of sub-Saharan Africans living in poverty remains the same as in 1981. Here’s a chemist selling UN drugs.

This is the trailer for the film.

The film raises a range of questions for us to discuss… Continue reading ‘On air: Sorious Samura on aid and Africa’

24
Nov
08

Talking Points for 24 November

Is Africa addicted to aid? Why haven’t all those millions of dollars lifted the continent out of poverty?

Sorious Samura is an award winning journalist from Sierra Leone, he’ll be in the studio today taking your questions. Read Chloe’s blog and post your questions here.
Continue reading ‘Talking Points for 24 November’

21
Nov
08

How aid to Africa is lost, stolen and frittered away……

In the last fifty years the West has poured more than six hundred billion dollars of tax payers’ money into aid in Africa. But how much is there to show for it and why are so many Africans still living in poverty? Continue reading ‘How aid to Africa is lost, stolen and frittered away……’

21
Nov
08

On air: Do you want an end to US domination?

Is that a scenario that you would welcome? This report says US influence is on the wane. How do you feel about increasingly powerful roles for India, Russia and China?

See our Flickr stream from Austin City Limits. Comment on today’s debate below.

Listen live to WHYS at 1800GMT.

Read local news report about our visit.

21
Nov
08

Does government help stop us taking responsibility?

Friday’s show is again at the spectacular Austin City Limits Studio. This is a question which Americans are definitely talking about. A range of news stories from elsewhere suggests you are too. Let us your perspective. Continue reading ‘Does government help stop us taking responsibility?’

20
Nov
08

Live in Austin: Should private politics matter in your public life?

See our Flickr stream from Austin City Limits. Comment on today’s debate below.

The story: A membership list belonging to the British National party has been leakedContinue reading ‘Live in Austin: Should private politics matter in your public life?’

20
Nov
08

WHYS at Austin City Limits studio

On Thursday we’re broadcasting from the famous Austin City Limits studio, which has been at the centre of the self-proclaimed “capital of live music” for years (everyone from Fats Domino to Norah Jones has played here). Take a look at our set-up here.

20
Nov
08

3. Should gay marriage be legal?

Prop 8’s not going away as an issue. Continue reading ‘3. Should gay marriage be legal?’

20
Nov
08

4. Is homophobia ‘rampant’ in black communities?

This columnist says it’s the case in Britain – and it’s time it was said out loud. Continue reading ‘4. Is homophobia ‘rampant’ in black communities?’

19
Nov
08

Your questions to America’s servicemen and women

On Wednesday we’re driving north out of Austin to Killeen which is a Texan city adjacent to Fort Hood, an astonishingly big US military base which is home to over 33,000 servicemen and women. And some of them will be joining us to answer your questions. They are giving up their own time to do this, and will be representing no-one but themselves. It’s an extraordinary chance to speak directly to the men and women who make up the most powerful military force in the world. Please post your questions here, and they can be about anything right down to the details of day-to-day life.