Posts Tagged ‘Obama



06
Jul
09

On air: Can the US and Russia ever get on?

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President Obama’s in Moscow with nuclear weapons top of the agenda. He says he’s confident that the discussions could offer “extraordinary progress” on several fronts. Not all of you are so optimistic, and not just because of what may or may not be agreed during these talks.
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03
Jul
09

Obama and Africa

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President Obama makes his sub-Saharan Africa debut with a visit to Ghana next week and WHYS is doing a TV special to discuss it. We’re looking for African and American guests in London, Johannesburg, Lagos, Washington and New York to take part in the discussion (that’s where we have TV studios), so let us know if you’re interested in participating. Continue reading ‘Obama and Africa’

01
Jul
09

Should politicians’ kids be off limits ?

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President Obama says photographers cannot take snaps of his children unless they’re at official events. 

 But if it’s OK to use your kids when you want to get elected, can you then decree when and where they get their picture taken once you’re in power? Continue reading ‘Should politicians’ kids be off limits ?’

09
Jun
09

Why won’t Israel stop the settlements ?

_39119656_westbankPresident Obama is very clear :

“The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. This construction violates previous agreements and undermines efforts to achieve peace. It is time for these settlements to stop. “

_45792522_isr_us_afp226bBenjamin Netanyahu is equally clear : (according to a spokesman)                         ” I have no intention to construct new settlements, but it makes no sense to ask us not to answer to the needs of natural growth and to stop all construction, there is no way that we are going to tell people not to have children or to force young people to move away from their families”.

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26
Nov
08

Talking Points 26th November

Hundreds of Thai protestors have taken over Bangkok’s international airport demanding the removal of the current government. The escalating protests have disrupted thousands of passengers from around the world and but have lead to a quick response from army chiefs. Are disruptive protests effective? And are violent protests are justified? Continue reading ‘Talking Points 26th November’

07
Nov
08

Talking Points 7th November

Good morning/afternoon/evening – Obama dominated headlines immediately after the election, but now world leaders are competing for the US President-elect’s attention. Continue reading ‘Talking Points 7th November’

06
Nov
08

Talking Points 6th November

There is one story that the world is still talking about – the next US President Barack Obama and what he will do in power. The world has huge expectations of President Obama but are global expectations too high?

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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?
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28
Aug
08

Talking Points for 28th August

Hello, it’s Kate with you today. Thanks to Nelson for moderating, if you’d like to try moderating just let me know.
Ex-US President Bill Clinton publicly gave his full support to presidential-hopeful Barack Obama yesterday…

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15
Jul
08

Talking Points July 15

Special thanks to Steve in Virginia for the overnight thread handling.

WHYS venue for Tues 15th July

Don’t forget, tonight’s show comes direct from this church in Johannesburg.
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