Archive for February, 2010

26
Feb
10

Protests were held in Madrid, Barcelona and other citiesPutting the final touches to tomorrow’s Newshour show at 1200, 2000 and 2100GMT, when Claire Bolderson will be taking an in-depth look at old age, which, as someone once quipped, is a high price to pay for maturity. It’s also a more explosive political issue than ever. In Spain, there have been mass protests this week over plans to raise the retirement age; and right across the industrialised world, the economic downturn has intensified the debate about how best to support people in old age. Occupational pension schemes face an uncertain future, government finances are in crisis, there’s a rapidly ageing population, and many young people have no retirement plans at all. So we’ll be asking: what is the best way to look after our older citizens? Does the idea of retirement have a future — or does it need a far-reaching and radical rethink? Is it right for younger workers who don’t have pensions to support older colleagues with generous retirement plans? Or should the industrialised world learn to value the elderly more, whatever the cost?

26
Feb
10

The worst concert ever?


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26
Feb
10

On air: Should animals be kept for our entertainment?

This would have been our topic yesterday if we hadn’t had the fantastic opportunity to speak with Prof Sandel. And it hasn’t gone away as a talking point. Here’s the original post:

Hi I’m Ed, I’m an International Journalism Masters student at UCF helping produce today’s WHYS show.

It’s one of the most popular stories on our BBC website right now and it’s being reported right around the world as you can see here, here and here. Continue reading ‘On air: Should animals be kept for our entertainment?’

26
Feb
10

Broadcasting from University College Falmouth

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26
Feb
10

Friday’s videos from Cornwall


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26
Feb
10

Videos from Thursday’s programme

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25
Feb
10

On air: Four questions from Michael Sandel

Our special guest on today’s show -presented from Cornwall – is  Harvard Professor and Reith Lecturer Michael Sandel.

Here’s a few questions he’s putting to you :

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