Archive for May, 2009



25
May
09

What are we celebrating ?

The video below has been watched nearly 24 million times.  I can only speak for here in Britain but Susan Boyle’s success has brought a smile to the face of a good few people at a time when not many people are feeling that cheerful..


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25
May
09

Mark Sandell aka “Old Grandfather Radio”

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I’m the one to blame if you don’t like WHYS. 
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25
May
09

On air: Are you scared of North Korea?

You can’t have missed that North Korea has carried out its second underground nuclear test this year. Barack Obama’s calling it a “threat to international peace,” but are you concerned?

Do you feel North Korea poses a genuine threat to your country and stability in the world? Or are we over-reacting to a country that’s trying to get the world’s attention?

And of course the follow-up to those questions is, how should the world, and in particular America, China and Japan respond to these tests? Your answers please…

24
May
09

Talking points: 25 May

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“We have successfully conducted another nuclear test on May 25 as part of the republic’s measures to strengthen its nuclear deterrent,” the official KCNA news agency said. Continue reading ‘Talking points: 25 May’

22
May
09

Curse of the Class of 2009..?

_45406166_lecture2_226It’s Saturday morning and the Newshour team is preparing for an in-depth look at university graduates struggling to find work.  We’ve received some interesting comments.  And we’re pleased that one of our distinguished guests today, the American entrepreneur Doug Hall, has joined the online discussion.  He writes: “There has never been a better time to be an innovator – no matter what your career, degree or passion. Industry has never had so many challenges, coming so fast.”  Are you a graduate still looking for work and do you agree with Mr Hall?  Is the recession an opportunity to be seized?  Continue reading ‘Curse of the Class of 2009..?’

22
May
09

On-Air: Do you trust the Catholic church with the education of your children ?

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One of the “darkest chapters” in Ireland’s history is how the Irish Deputy Prime Minister refers to the abuse of children in Catholic- run institutions.

Thousands of children were abused over 60 years according to a report which took 9 years to produce but will NOT be used for criminal prosecutions.
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22
May
09

On Your Bike…

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I’ve just taken a Royal Enfield motorbike for a test drive at their factory in Chennai.  (writes Dan Isaacs of Newshour) -Fantastic. I’ve had a bit of a thing for them ever since I lived in India a year or two back. Nearly bought one but my wife put the khybosh on it. The ‘Bullet’ is a classic British bike from the 50s, still being produced in India today. Was it a Bullet Steve McQueen tried to make his get away on in the Great Escape?
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22
May
09

Talking Points: 22 May

rosesWould you quit your job for love? That’s exactly what this Texan Mayor has done after it emerged that he’d fallen in love with his gay partner, who also happens to be an illegal immigrant from Mexico. Now that’s quite a big deal for Texas says this blogger. Some, like this writer are clearly impressed with the politician’s honesty and commitment to love.  Continue reading ‘Talking Points: 22 May’

21
May
09

On Air: What would you do with a Guantanamo prisoner?


He promised the prison would be closed by January 2010 but now President Obama faces complications to his plans as the senate refused the 80 million dollars needed to close the facility. The argument being that the American people do not want the prisoners to be transferred to United States soil. Continue reading ‘On Air: What would you do with a Guantanamo prisoner?’

21
May
09

Talking Points: 21 May

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  “The American people don’t want these detainees held at a military base or federal prison in their back yard”  Republican Senator John Thune said

The Senate voted yesterday against granting the $80 million requested by President Obama to close the detention center at Guantánamo Bay and to bar the transfer of detainees to the United States and its territories. Is there no alternative to Guantanamo? Continue reading ‘Talking Points: 21 May’