Archive for the 'Trips' Category

01
Jan
10

WHYS in Immokalee, Florida

As mentioned by Ros a wee while back on our trips page, we’re working with our partner station out in south-west Florida, WGCU.

This time next week, Ros, Alicia and I will be on our way to Immokalee.  It’s a small town not far from Fort Myers (where WHYS broadcast from the soup kitchen last year, see picture below). Continue reading ‘WHYS in Immokalee, Florida’

04
Aug
08

More than Five Friendlies

We’ve been in Beijing for 24 hours now and one thing’s for certain; if anything goes wrong with the Olympics it won’t be caused by lack of man power.

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30
Jun
08

Nairobi, Mwanza, Johannesburg and Robben Island

Hot off the heels of Glasgow, for those of you in or interested in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, we’ve got confirmed dates on shows from all three countries this month. As always there’s an open invite to come, and we’re after ideas of what we should talk about. Full details below.
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01
Feb
08

Live from Ghana: Do Africans need to ‘revolutionise their minds’?

We were up early this morning to appear on Skyy Power FM in Takoradi ahead of today’s show from Ghana. As the unerringly accurate weather forecast says every evening, ‘tomorrow will be sunny and hazy’ and so it was when we set off just before 7. More importantly, for the first time this week I have a little time to write to you properly. 

Continue reading ‘Live from Ghana: Do Africans need to ‘revolutionise their minds’?’

31
Jan
08

Let this attitudinal change stay

Hi, I am Inkenson, a resident of Takoradi in Ghana and a regular listener of the BBC’s World Have Your Say. Ahead of tomorrow’s programme I will like to share some thoughts with you.

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30
Jan
08

Can natural resources benefit everyone?

Hi everyone. We’re about to drive 70 miles north of Takoradi through the rubber trees and palms to a mining town called Tarkwa. We’ll be broadcasting WHYS from there today with the brilliantly named Dynamite FM (Power in the air – is their on air strap line).

Over the past 50 years, the region has produced millions of dollars worth of gold – but when we took part in a phone-in on Dynamite yesterday, one caller represented many others when he said the gold has ‘done more harm than good’.

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