crnr1 Weekly News Review

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Presenting a new program from citizenreporter.org, The Citizen Reporter Weekly News Review, which aims to go over global news stories with the help of guests in different corners of the planet.  This week being our first attempt at it, my guests are Bente Kalsnes in Norway and Atul Chitnis in Bangalore.

We cover:

  • The Earthquake in Haiti
  • Google and China
  • Laws against Homosexuality in Uganda
  • Ukrainian Elections
  • Fast Food tax in Romania
  • Copyright law changes in India
  • Public data portals online in Scandinavia, UK, US and beyond.

Please don’t bother commenting about the audio problems, I’ve listened many times and I know where its bad, Im working on this issue, but its a new program, so this will take time to get right.

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8 Responses

  1. Richard says:

    I like the idea of doing a news review with guests in this casual format and look forward to hearing more!

  2. Jesse says:

    I really enjoyed this format, and I hope you keep the weekly news reviews going!

  3. bicyclemark says:

    Jesse and Richard. I will try to do them once a week alongside my once a week normal program. I have to tell you arranging these shows is a headache, never mind the technical programs that may occur during. My point is, this is going to be particularly tough, but Ill keep at it.

  4. bicyclemark says:

    oh and by the way — WORD JEsse! you are missed over here man.

  5. Gretchen says:

    Interesting about the proposed fastfood tax in Taiwan…. I have a few little fatties in my kindergarten classes but it’s more to do with their doting grandmothers and confined living than McDonalds. American fast food restaurants are already pretty expensive compared to the piles of fattening and cheap local treats. Taiwan is also in the middle of a super bicycle craze and new bike paths are getting built all the time. Personally, I think that’s a better solution than taxes.

  6. bicyclemark says:

    Fair enough. As much as I may have cheered the fast food tax during the program, you’re right when it comes to priorities.

  7. mikeypod says:

    hey! i hear Gavin Castleton!

  8. bicyclemark says:

    Yes. It is thanks to you that I listen to both Gavin and Sweet Billy P~