On the horizon…

We don’t always just throw it all together on the day at WHYS, whatever you might think. Just occasionally, we actually PLAN a bit, so here’s a few things i hope you’ll look forward to…

* December 15, we’ll be looking at the Iranian blogosphere  with  with contributions live from Tehran…

* During Christmas week we were going to come from Europe’s biggest shopping centre – the Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush, but their PR company were so rude, we’re going to look for somewhere  else….and there’s me thinking there was a credit crunch……

* and we’ll be doing a special programme on and from Pakistan….

* We have a series of guest editors/presenters during the week after including (it is hoped ), friends of the show  Dr Saeed Khan and Ivor Dembina……they will suggest topics close to their heart, blog about them and get on air and talk to you..

* At the end of that week we’ll present from a Cuban bar (not actually in Cuba sadly but in London) to look at the 50th anniversary of the revolution. We’ll be linking up with people in Santiago de Cuba on the day…

* In the New Year we will of course be live at the Obama inauguration, though whether Ros will get in to any of the balls remains open to question…

* just after, we hope to be broadcasting from one of our partner stations – WGCU – in south west Florida ….

* and we’ve done a deal to broadcast from Google, with a chance for you to put questions to one of their top executives on a date to be announced…

We are also hoping to go to Mumbai as soon as we can – a place where we’ve broadcast from before- for some debates…

As always, i’d like you to tell us where we should be (allowing for tight budgets) and what we should be talking about…it’s sort of the point of the show….

5 Responses to “On the horizon…”

  1. December 5, 2008 at 12:49

    Rap and Grass Roots!
    TEHRAN – Spoilt, yes. Tolerated, certainly but also liked! I like being liked. It’s so simple. I say silly things, do silly things but I have learnt to love and hate!
    The American way is: “come and find out what’s it all about!” doubtless there are great things happening in the States, but this is not London or Paris, it is plain old Tehran. The meandering streets off Mowlavi Street down South and the posh villas of North Tehran. The lush pastures of the Caspian and the arid shores of the Gulf. This is my kind of town, can’t someone hear me?
    I have worked with youngsters in editorials who have picked up the vernacular in a couple of months and become wizards on the net. They tend to cut corners, so what! This may be their only break in life, a chance to make a living and perhaps carve out a name for themselves. It is so hard for me to be subjective, but how else is a youngster going to aspire to be someone?
    The boat and not the crew, that’s what I was taught in the best tradition. I have learnt the hard way to give, and go on giving until these lads and young girls get a grip on themselves and learn the ropes and govern.

  2. 2 DENNIS
    December 6, 2008 at 04:11

    It is always nice to have a plan of action for upcoming programmes….

  3. 3 Luci Smith
    December 6, 2008 at 11:47

    @ On the Horizon…

    Dropping Westfield sounds like a good idea. My girlfriend went there and said that the floors were very hard and that once you came back out into the real world, Shepherd’s Bush had never looked so good!

    Personally, I prefer to spend my time on the hard floors of Museums. Maybe you could send from the Cold War Exhibition at the V&A or The British Museum at Christmas. There are often exhibits in London that are as difficult to get into as the Obama Inauguration (or at least it feels that way!) and you could always be nice to us culture vultures and send from Mummies or Terra Cotta Men from China whatever else is happening. What about the Elgin Marbles, and the whole issue of who artifacts belong to?

    Just a few suggestions from cold and cloudy Copenhagen, where the morning news that wasn’t about the absconded local IT-millionaire ( scandal ) or about an innocent Burmese man who was stabbed to death while waiting for a bus last night was about how Bjørn Lomborg is going to use the very large grant he got from his friend, Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen to promote his agenda up to the UN Climate Conference here. And how most students at the Danish Gymnasium are being taught with outdated Geography textbooks that don’t adress the problem of man -made climate change. Oops – we are the hosts. A lot of people here are making a big effort to organize the conference, but ….

    I personally think that New Zealand ought to host the UN Climate Conference in 2009. They are so much more aware, they are tops at recycling and they are not just talking the talk. I believe in putting your money where your mouth is and being straight about things. That is why I am not a politician!

  4. 4 DENNIS
    December 17, 2008 at 04:04

    * December 15, we’ll be looking at the Iranian blogosphere with with contributions live from Tehran…

    –I was very glad, to see that the show on BLOGGING with contributions
    from Iran’s capital Tehran….

    January 27, 2009 at 12:56

    I would also like to visit in the Iranian Blogosphre.

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