Archive for October 16th, 2009

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Oct
09

Is a sibling the greatest gift you can give your first child?

On Friday’s programme Lydia in Canada argued passionately that the answer to this question is yes. Robert in Washington, who has one childm strongly disagreed. I said I’d put a post up about this, and here it is. And Lydia’s just sent me a column she wrote a few years ago about this. If you’d like to see it, read on… Continue reading ‘Is a sibling the greatest gift you can give your first child?’

16
Oct
09

WHYS on TV – part one

Here’s part one of ‘Are we over-educated’ live on BBC World TV earlier. Click for part two and part 3.

16
Oct
09

End hunger ? stop having children….

hunger 2The agriculture minister in Bangladesh has no doubt what causes hunger in her country : over-population.

The director of the UN’s  organisation for food and agriculture (the FAO) says that’s a myth. Continue reading ‘End hunger ? stop having children….’

16
Oct
09

School life…

All week I’ve been talking with students from around the globe.school

Some of them have been sharing what school life is like for them via email and here’s what they had to say.
Continue reading ‘School life…’

16
Oct
09

A “victory for freedom of speech ?”

I feel that the more Islam that we get in our societies the less freedom that we get “wilders  –   Dutch MP Geert Wilders .

The Europe Today programme are looking at this story today (writes editor Michaela) .

The Dutch MP has told a press conference in London that his arrival in Britain is a “victory for freedom of speech”.

Continue reading ‘A “victory for freedom of speech ?”’

16
Oct
09

On air / TV: Are we over-educated?

school 1 Here’s the list of the kids taking part, and a seperate post where you can leave questions for them.

All week long the BBC’s Hunger to Learn series has heard about the extraordinary efforts that children make to get to school. Continue reading ‘On air / TV: Are we over-educated?’

16
Oct
09

What would you ask this group of kids?

On today’s TV show, we’ll be joined by Nathan, Anita and Jordan in London, Jamu in Nairobi, Jahanara in Delhi, and Zeyki in Berlin. They’re all teenagers and still at school. We’re going to start off by talking about if it’s possible to over-educate kids, but you can ask them about any part of their experience at school. If you post your qs here and Krupa will read some of them on air.