Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Agenda Podcasts

  • The Agenda - Financial Literacy 18.01.2017

    In a world where we’re all wanting more and are constantly trying to keep up with the Jones' we’re seeing high rates of credit card debts and a serious culture of spending. According to a new report by the number of credit card applications in the UAE increased by over half from 2015 to 2016 whilst another found that the UAE has the highest average spend per purchase (US$ 332). There’s no doubt our own financial habits and education are vitally important but what about our children? Are they money savvy?

  • Live from the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 17.01.2017

    The Agenda team broadcasts live from Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

  • The Agenda - A Year of Giving 16.01.2017

    President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has declared 2017 the “Year of Giving” in the UAE. The aim is to promote a culture of giving back to the community, and to enhance the spirit of volunteering and loyalty to the country. Special guest and former England cricketer Mike Gatting join us in-studio to discuss the importance of giving back, through the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity - The Lord’s Taverners.

  • The Agenda - Paper Review 15.01.2017

    The Agenda team discusses the headlines from the weekend papers.

  • The Agenda - The Influence of Social Media 12.01.2017

    Dubai has been ranked as the 4th most hashtagged city in the world on Instagram in 2016. A ranking that proves how influential social media platforms really are. We debate this with listeners.

  • The Agenda - Family Business & Nepotism 11.01.2017

    President elect Donald Trump has hired his son-in-law as a top advisor in the White House. This has caused a bit of a stir as some feel it could be nepotism whilst others argue he’s the right man for the job. What are your thoughts? And what are the challenges and benefits of working with family?

  • The Agenda - Household Gender Gap 10.01.2017

    According to latest news reports, the UAE is first in the region when it comes to gender balance and aims to be in the top 25 worldwide by 2021. A great aim to have in the workplace...but does that gender balance exist in our homes? Are women still doing more than men when it comes to housekeeping and child-rearing? Listeners share their views.

  • Being an Older Parent - Challenges & Benefits 09.01.2017

    Janet Jackson last week gave birth to a baby boy at the age of 50. But what are the benefits and challenges of being an older parent? Listeners share their thoughts.

  • The Agenda - Paper Review 08.01.2017

    The Agenda team discusses the headlines from the weekend papers.

  • The Agenda - "Family Only" Areas on Flights 05.01.2017

    Should there be ‘Family Only’ areas on flights? Or do you think people should just be more tolerant and accepting of families and children? The Agenda team discuss.

  • The Agenda - Detox, Diet, Addiction to Sugar 04.01.2017

    It’s that time of year – the need to detox, go back to gym, shift the festive season weight gain and generally become healthier is at the top of everyone’s agenda!

    Shockingly, according to new research children are consuming half their recommended sugar allowance before they even get to school in the morning!

    So where do we start? And do diets and detoxes really work?

  • The Agenda - Right to Disconnect 03.01.2017

    Employees in France are getting the legal right to avoid work emails outside working hours. The new law which has been dubbed the "right to disconnect" came into force on 1 January. Supporters of the new law say that always being connected adds to the risk of stress and burnout – and employees don’t get paid fairly for overtime. Do you think this practice could work here?

  • The Agenda - Paper Review 02.01.2017

    The Agenda team discusses the headlines from the weekend papers.

  • The Agenda - Top News Stories of the Year 29.12.2016

    The Agenda team look at the biggest stories of 2016!

  • The Agenda - New Year's Eve Plans & Costs 28.12.2016

    Dubai has topped the list of most expensive cities for New Year’s Eve 2016. Do you agree? What are your plans?