Author Archive for Priya Shah



22
Oct
08

Adoption – who’s right?

Madonna is getting divorced. And the real father of her adopted son David is not too happy with his son being brought up by a single mother.

But he gave up his son didn’t he? Should he now get a say in how little David is brought up?
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20
Oct
08

Talking Points for 20th October

Ros and Mark are in San Francisco and currently asleep, but when they do wake up, they’ll be broadcasting tonight’s show from KALW. They have a live studio audience there who are keen to talk about Afghanistan…

Is the war there failing? Do we need a surge in Afghanistan like the one in Iraq?
Continue reading ‘Talking Points for 20th October’

13
Oct
08

Talking Points 14th October

The world’s share markets are happier today, as government’s all over the world intervene. George Bush is expected to announce another multi billion dollar bank rescue. It’s a partial nationalisation from an administration that championed deregulation and ‘hands off’ government. A surprise to some, but not to everyone.
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09
Oct
08

Is there an upside to the credit crunch?

It’s been a miserable few weeks hasn’t it? The world as we know it is apparently collapsing… everyone seems to be worried. I haven’t slept that well myself. Here in the WHYS office we’ve just been trying to cheer ourselves up a bit…surely there must be something positive amidst the doom and gloom? Continue reading ‘Is there an upside to the credit crunch?’

01
Oct
08

ON AIR: Should you be forced to vote?

The team is on it’s way to Dublin for tonight’s programme… 

TN2020 participant Gabriella Kessler from New York suggested we talk about compulsory voting today. Continue reading ‘ON AIR: Should you be forced to vote?’

23
Sep
08

Talking Points 24th September

Pakistan is still very much on the brinkis this the country we should all really be worried about?

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22
Sep
08

Talking Points 23rd September

Morning campers!

Thank you to Brett and Jen for taking good care of the blog overnight.

A nuclear country on the brink of becoming a “failed state”, is Pakistan the place where the world needs to see peace and stability most?

Continue reading ‘Talking Points 23rd September’

31
Jul
08

On air: Should all births be natural?

WHYS regular Lydia in Canada got in touch with a great talking point idea. I asked her to write a blog post which is faithfully reproduced below… 

Should home births be banned? Should elective Caesarian-sections be outlawed?

When it comes to giving birth, how do we best balance the wishes of the mother and the preference of medical personnel? Continue reading ‘On air: Should all births be natural?’

31
Jul
08

Talking points 31 July

Good morning, good evening and good night,

Thank you Will for moderating overnight. Who wants to do it tonight? Let us know.

A couple of stories struck me this morning as I decided what to wear…

The outgoing head of UN peacekeeping has said that the UN has “reached the outer limits of its ability to police world trouble spots”

Continue reading ‘Talking points 31 July’

29
Jul
08

Talking Points for 30 July

Thanks Nelson for looking after us last night.

On to some ideas for today’s programme…

World Trade is dead, or at least it has fallen into a deep sleep.
Continue reading ‘Talking Points for 30 July’




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