Posts Tagged ‘McCain

05
Nov
08

On air: The day after the night before

Well he’s done it. Barack Obama has made history by becoming America’s first black President. But as the euphoria subsides the hard work begins to deliver the change he’s promised. You can call us now on country code 44 20 70 83 72 72. Continue reading ‘On air: The day after the night before’

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’

01
Jul
08

On air: Is patriotism poisoning politics?

In a speech to mark Independence Day Barack Obama said

“We must remember that true patriotism cannot be forced or legislated with a mere set of government programs. Instead, it must reside in the hearts of our people”.

Few would disagree…..he then went on:

“The question of who is – or is not- a patriot all too often poisons our political debates, in ways that divide us, rather than bringing us together.” Continue reading ‘On air: Is patriotism poisoning politics?’

26
Jun
08

What’s on John McCain’s ipod?

Barack Obama has told the world what tickles his musical fancy. Howlin’ Wolf, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones and Jay Z tick most of the electoral demographic boxes on his wannabe presidential ipod (where’s the Latino artist though?) What might be on his rival John McCain’s MP3 player? Any suggestions?

04
Jun
08

Your advice to John McCain and Barack Obama

Both men have plenty to ponder today. What advice would you give them as they try and win the Presidency? What are the critical things that they need to do if they are to overcome their opponent? Here are the suggestions of one commentator. Let’s hear yours.

03
Jun
08

Talking points June 4

Good Morning, it’s Priya for the second time this week with some suggestions for today’s programme. Thank you ZK for watching the blog overnight and all of you for continuing the conversation while we were all asleep.

YOU SOLVE THE FOOD CRISIS

So, the Food Summit continues in Rome. World Leaders are attmepting to come up with solutions, although a fair few of you think that it is little more than a talking shop. So, what are your solutions?

Continue reading ‘Talking points June 4’

04
Mar
08

Stories for Wednesday 5 March – OH, TX primaries

Iain here updating Peter’s post.. We find ourselves in the WHYS office this morning mulling over whether to devote the whole of today’s programme to the US election campaign, or to look for something else to talk about…

Continue reading ‘Stories for Wednesday 5 March – OH, TX primaries’

08
Feb
08

Sharia law in the west?

Dr Rowan WilliamsOn the front page of most UK newspapers today is what the Daily Mirror calls “a barrage of criticism” after the Archbishop of Cantebury appeared to back the adoption of some aspects of Sharia law in the UK.

Continue reading ‘Sharia law in the west?’

06
Feb
08

Is America showing the world how democracy should work?

Hello. Richard, Archy and Melinda in Oregon, Fomba in New York City, Abda in Cleveland, Hiam in Chicago, Anthony in Dar-es-Salaam, Jackson in Sudan and Job and Penny in the UK – thanks for signing up. Continue reading ‘Is America showing the world how democracy should work?’




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