Posts Tagged ‘religion



05
Aug
08

On air: Can discrimination be justified?

This was a conversation that started on here on the WHYS blog. This was the post from Bob in Queensland….

“On a theatre technicians forum I moderate, somebody has posted a job ad looking the crew to do lighting, sound, wardrobe etc. on a British tour of a musical. The production in question is based on a bible story and the ad specifies that the whole crew must be Christian.” Continue reading ‘On air: Can discrimination be justified?’

29
Jul
08

Talking Points for 30 July

Thanks Nelson for looking after us last night.

On to some ideas for today’s programme…

World Trade is dead, or at least it has fallen into a deep sleep.
Continue reading ‘Talking Points for 30 July’

28
Jul
08

Talking Points for July 28

Good Morning from Priya in London. Thank you ZK and Katharina for the weekends massive blank page.

A few ideas for today’s programme:
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08
May
08

On air: Happy Birthday Israel?

Israel is 60 today. Are you celebrating? Do you think Israel has justified its creation? And how would you like Israel to evolve?

07
May
08

Is coming out bad for your career?

This is a discussion that started on Steve and Zk’s Blank Page No.5 at the weekend. ZK suggested the discussion begin with the comments of X-Men 2 actor Alan Cumming. He’s said the media’s attitude towards homosexuality is scaring off gay actors from coming out. It turned in to a far broader discussion about whether gay people fear that coming out will damage their prospects at work. Do you think that’s the case? And they have reason to be concerned?
Continue reading ‘Is coming out bad for your career?’

23
Apr
08

On air: Do Muslims treat women badly?

This is an issue that has come up many times during WHYS discussions but we’ve never looked at it head-on. Here are some examples of articles, events and discussions on the topic.

Continue reading ‘On air: Do Muslims treat women badly?’

03
Apr
08

Talking points for 3 April

Good morning, today a question posed on the Today programme’s Thought for the Day by Professor Mona Siddiqui is “Why can’t Muslims take a joke?” You can listen here (if you try hard enough, and are reading this on Thursday). That was sparked by British comedian Ben Elton saying the BBC is too scared of jokes about Islam. What do you think?

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