Friday, March 24, 2017
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The Agenda Podcasts

  • The Agenda - How Green Are You 23.03.2017

    With Earth Hour taking place this Saturday from 8.30pm – 9.30pm, we ask how much do you care about environmental issues and do you believe awareness days such as these work?

  • The Agenda - Fines & Taxes 22.03.2017

    States across the GCC will be implementing a 5% VAT from January 2018. There have also been plans to impose excise taxes, which could range between 50-100% on selected items, including tobacco, soda, energy drinks and luxury cars. This is a tax measure intended to have a real impact on discouraging consumption. But will it? Does increasing prices lead to people quitting bad habits?

  • The Agenda - Community Service 21.03.2017

    The UAE is turning to community service as a punishment for petty crime as opposed to jail time! Is it an effective form of punishment? Will it change behaviors? The team debates the topic.

  • The Agenda - Healthy Eating 20.03.2017

    According to a new report, 63% of people in the UAE are concerned about hacking! Are you? Plus, Jennifer Aniston apparently spends over 300 000 dirhams per year! We’re asking, how much do you spend per month on cosmetic and beauty treatments, gym and looking good?

  • The Agenda - Paper Review 19.03.2017

    The Agenda team discusses the headlines from the weekend papers.

  • The Agenda - Cyber Security 16.03.2017

    According to a new report, 63% of people in the UAE are concerned about hacking. Are you? Plus, Jennifer Aniston apparently spends over 300 000 dirhams per year! We’re asking, how much do you spend per month on cosmetic and beauty treatments, gym and looking good?

  • The Agenda - Third Culture Kids 15.03.2017

    We’re talking about third culture kids today - what nationality do your kids feel? Do they feel like they are from the UAE? Or from their home countries? Do you worry that they don’t know where they’re from?

  • The Agenda - Are The Roads Really Getting Safer? 14.03.2017

    According to the latest UAE Road Safety monitor, there's a perception that UAE roads have become safer. Would you agree?

  • The Agenda - Education 13.03.2017

    The UN has warned that the universal education goal will fail without 69 million new teachers. This shortage of qualified teachers is causing concern. We ask – as a parent, do you worry about the shortage of teachers worldwide and the effect it will have on your child’s education? Would you be willing to pay higher school fees to ensure your child’s school recruits excellent teachers?

  • The Agenda - Paper Review 12.03.2017

    The Agenda team discusses the headlines from the weekend papers.

  • The Agenda Live at the Litfest 2017 09.03.2017

    The Agenda team broadcast live from the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. 

  • The Agenda - Smoking 08.03.2017

    About 30,000 people a year will have lung cancer diagnosed in the Middle East by 2020. The findings show that the number of smokers is rising in the UAE and across the Middle East and as a result of this, we are witnessing a continued increase in lung cancer rates. The Agenda team discusses and debates these findings.

  • The Agenda - Kids & Sleep 07.03.2017

    According to new research, across the world, children are sleeping less. From toddlers to teens, bedtimes are getting later and average sleep duration is falling. The NHS in the UK is seeing more serious problems than ever: hospital attendances for children under 14 with sleep disorders have tripled over the past 10 years. Do you struggle to get your kids to sleep? And what is the ideal bedtime?

  • The Agenda - Live from Dubai Lynx 06.03.2017

    The Agenda team broadcast live from Dubai Lynx 2017.

  • The Agenda - Paper Review 05.03.2017

    The Agenda team discusses the headlines from the weekend papers.