Archive for March, 2009

31
Mar
09

On air: The G174

_45509344_obama2_afp226bBarack Obama’s arriving in the UK today and the build-up to the G20 is in full swing. Tomorrow we’ll be concentrating on what the twenty most powerful countries should be doing about the global economic turndown. But what about the rest of you? How do you feel being on the outside looking in? Continue reading ‘On air: The G174’

30
Mar
09

On air: Pakistanis on their country

At least 20 people have been killed at a Lahore police academy. On Friday a suicide bomber killed at least 50 people in the north-west of the country. Also on Friday, Barack Obama called the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan the most dangerous place on earth. Continue reading ‘On air: Pakistanis on their country’

30
Mar
09

WHYS TV G20 preview

On air on BBC World News at 1530GMT on Wednesday 1st April.

27
Mar
09

On-Air : Is racism more acceptable if it’s aimed at white people ?

lula“It is a crisis caused and encouraged by the irrational behaviour of white people with blue eyes.”

The words of the president of Brazil explaining the global financial crisis.
Continue reading ‘On-Air : Is racism more acceptable if it’s aimed at white people ?’

26
Mar
09

ON AIR: Talking to teenagers around the world

Today we’re handing WHYS over to the enthusiastic pupils of Brentside High School in London and linking up with students in Johannesburg and Budapest. Have a look at the Flickr stream of the show here. They’ve come up with three great issues they want to talk about so I’ll hand you over to them…….
Continue reading ‘ON AIR: Talking to teenagers around the world’

26
Mar
09

Thinking ahead…..

gay-choiceAs the show is being edited by kids at schools in west London, Budapest and Johannesburg today, i thought it might be useful to have a look at a couple of things we might talk about tomorrow.

Therapists in Britain  are still – despite no evidence that it actually works – offering “treatments” for homosexuality.
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26
Mar
09

Young reporters on the BBC

chicago2101As WHYS is being taken care of, by school kids today, I thought it was worth letting you know how Your Story is working with under 18’s for their perspective on the news.

For a view on sex education in schools, I worked with teenage mums from Southampton on contraception.   There are also these three teenagers from Chicago who are recording about their lives in a failing school system, where there is poverty and violence.  To get involved, check out the Your Story blog.