Posts Tagged ‘politics



07
May
08

Your questions to Jeffrey Sachs

All this week we’ve had a team travelling around Tanzania to find answers to the many questions raised by the current food crisis.¬†We talked about this on WHYS on Monday. And tomorrow at 0500 GMT, Jeffrey Sachs, a leading world economist, will be live on air to answer your questions which you’re welcome to leave here.
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07
May
08

On air: Do aid agencies sometimes need to take a moral stand?

If you’re in Africa, you’ll have heard John from Ireland in our second edition making a passionate case that aid agencies help undemocratic regimes to stay in power. By assisting people, he argued, they relieve pressure on authorities from inside and outside a country. And by dealing with the authorities, in some way they give validate their position. He argued the aid agencies should’t be Burma. Do you agree?
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07
May
08

Is this ‘the end’ for Hillary?

That’s how the BBC’s North America correspondent Justin Webb is describing the results in Indiana and North Carolina. Is he right? Is it time for Hillary to realise her dream of reaching the White House is over? Or should she fight on to the convention in Denver? Many thanks to Brett for moderating as the results came in.

06
May
08

Hillary, Barack and Brett

So it’s the last two big primaries in Hillary v Barack. We’ll all be in bed by the time the results start coming through but Brett in Virginia won’t. So he’s going to moderate this post. But of course you don’t have to wait until then, as finding talking points has never been a big problem with this story. Over to you, and particularly to Brett. Get the latest on North Carolina and Indiana here.
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06
May
08

On air: Is it right to use a natural disaster to bring about change?

The death toll from Saturday’s cyclone in Burma is now over 22,000. Hard as it, we’re going to try and hear from as many people there as we can. It’s unlikely I know, but if you are there, or have relatives in Burma, and would like to share your experiences, you’re welcome to get in touch.

Beyond establishing what’s happening as best we can, we’re going to on and talk about the political ramifications of this cyclone. Will this terrible event bring change in Burma?
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05
May
08

On air: Are we living beyond our means?

Stories from the UK, Bangladesh, Senegal, America, Nigeria, Somalia, Kenya, South Africa, and Tunisia (links below) all point us towards a discussion of how we all hope to live and what is realistic at the moment.
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05
May
08

To run-off or not to run-off

That is the question facing MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
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28
Apr
08

On air: Israelis and Palestinians

The World Bank says the Palestinian economy won’t grow primarily because of Israeli restrictions on movement. It’s been picked up by hundreds of bloggers because of course it raises far broader issues about the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians and the route they see to a peaceful and prosperous life.

We’ve invited two Israelis, two Palestinians and a representative of an aid organisation into the WHYS studio to talk with us and each other. We’re not going to set a question. We’ll just let them choose which way to take the conversation. Please leave comments or questions for them here.

25
Apr
08

On air: Does every country have the right to be nuclear?

No, would be the American government’s short answer. It’s accusing Syria of building a secret nuclear reactor with North Korean help. And of course, America is no more enthusiastic about the idea of North Korea itself and Iran doing the same thing. But this isn’t an American issue… The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is signed by 189 countries. Which suggests most of us would answer no to this question. Am I right?
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23
Apr
08

Should Obama and Clinton run together?

Hillary Clinton silenced some of the calls for her to pull out of the race for the Democratic nomination, for a while at least, by defeating Barack Obama in the Pennsylvania primary.
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