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13
Jan
10

WHYS drinks in Naples Florida

OK, we have a plan. We’ll be in the Avenue Wine Cafe in Naples (483 Fifth Avenue South) between 6-8pm this Thursday (14th). If you’d like to come along, say hi and let us know what you do and don’t like about the programme, we’d love to see you. You’re welcome toemail Ros to let us know you’re coming, or just show up. Hopefully see some of you there.

04
Jan
10

On Air: Can profiling stop terrorism?

If you are from one of 14 countries – including Nigeria, Afghanistan and Cuba, and flying into the US you will now face enhanced screening, including body pat-down searches and carry-on baggage checks.

 These countries have been selected because the American authorities deem to be a security risk. Many of you say this leads to profiling, which we discussed a little on WHYS last week  but has continued ever since. 

Continue reading ‘On Air: Can profiling stop terrorism?’

31
Dec
09

Good year bad year?

Today is New Year’s eve and  it’s the time of year we look back on how we’ve done, if the year that went by was good for us, for our family and our friends.
For me 2009 was a busy year, it was the year I joined WHYS and back in April got caught in Mexico City when swine flu was declared an epidemic which was an interesting time but also worrying. Continue reading ‘Good year bad year?’

24
Dec
09

On air: Does Facebook improve your life?

In our meeting today we all were able to come up with a story regarding Facebook. From the case of Anthony Stancl the American teenager who blackmailed fellow students at his secondary school into having sex after using their Facebook images . And to a story here in the UK about Craig Lynch, he is on the run from police after absconding from prison three months ago, but is still finding time to update his Facebook page. Continue reading ‘On air: Does Facebook improve your life?’

23
Dec
09

Ear for an ear does the punishment fit the crime?

A Pakistani judge has ordered two men to have their ears and noses cut off, as punishment for doing the same to a woman who refused to marry one of them. The government prosecutor Ehtisham Qadir said the punishment had been awarded in accordance with the Islamic principle of “an eye for an eye”. Continue reading ‘Ear for an ear does the punishment fit the crime?’

14
Dec
09

On air: Do you feel sorry for Silvio Berlusconi?

It was a pretty vicious shot for a bar-room brawl, let alone for a Prime Minister surrounded by security men. Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s controversy-ridden Prime Minister, is going to spend a second night in hospital after a man assaulted him, breaking his nose and two teeth when he was greeting crowds in Milan. Continue reading ‘On air: Do you feel sorry for Silvio Berlusconi?’

08
Dec
09

On air: Do sceptics deserve to be part of the climate change debate?

Yesterday’s debate on WHYS got many of you emailing, calling and blogging. We invited on the programme Iain Dale, a conservative blogger here in the UK, who is not a climate change denier but does question global warming.
Continue reading ‘On air: Do sceptics deserve to be part of the climate change debate?’




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