Posts Tagged ‘Michael Jackson

08
Oct
09

On air: Should we have more of a sense of humour about race?

This act on an Australian TV talent show seems to have offended a lot of people – including an American celebrity on the judging panel. 

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03
Sep
09

Is the West too reliant on drugs companies?

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Drugs company giant, Pfizer, has agreed to pay a record 2.3 billion dollars in a settlement about improperly marketing its drugs in the US and giving doctors perks to encourage them to write prescriptions.

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29
Jun
09

Michael, Neda, and us.

nedaThe death of two people last week has got you talking – and some of you making comparisons between the two.

Neda Agha-Soltan was shot dead in the street in Tehran, and Michael Jackson died after a cardiac arrest at the age of 50.jacko cds

When the Iranian protests began, we spent 7 of the next 8 days discussing the issue on-air, and here on the blog.

When Michael Jackson died, it was a huge story (i realise that’s a massive understatement ) but for some of you it wasn’t worth spending any time on.
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03
Apr
08

Would you like to be famous?

Hi I’m Janet in Oregon (I listen on OPB) and I want to talk about fame. Do you want it and how would you react if you got it? And have you ever given someone famous your attention – asked for an autograph or taken a photo? Did you think about how they feel when you did it?
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