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Nuala McGovern

Host of BBC's “World Have Your Say”

Nuala McGovern appears in the following:

Syrian and Somali Refugees Seek Solace in Malta

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Since the start of 2013, more than 4,600 Syrians have fled the civil war and reached Italy by sea, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reported last month. Just 369 Syrians migrated to Italy in 2012. Joining The Takeaway to explain is Nuala McGovern, presenter of BBC's Newsday, who is reporting from Malta. She's joined by Abbas, a 17-year-old Somali migrant currently staying in a camp in Malta.

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Imagining an NYC Olympics

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

NYC lost out to London for the 2012 games. WNYC reporter Fred Mogul and Newsday presenter on the BBC World Service Nuala McGovern discuss what the city missed, and imagine the games taking place in NYC.

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The London Riots

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Nuala McGovern, radio presenter at the BBC's World Have Your Say, talks about the latest on the London riots--and the various theories about the root causes of the unrest.

Listeners: Do you have ties to people in the London area? What have you been hearing from your friends and family there? Let us know. Comment here!

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Should Women Be on the Front Lines?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

With the recent announcement that the administration may repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," there has been much talk about issues of equality when it comes to the military. But another another group is also struggling for equal military opportunities: women. The current policy held by the Department of Defense does not allow women in ground units where they might engage in direct combat.

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International Backlash at New US Airline Security

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Air travelers from any of 14 countries specified by the Obama administration will be subjected to extra security procedures if they wish to fly into the U.S. This measure is a direct response to the alleged Christmas Day almost-bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who failed in his attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. The countries on the list: Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen. Washington correspondent for The New York Times Eric Lipton has been following these developments and he says that many of the countries are accusing the United States of racial and ethnic profiling and calling it unfair. Nuala McGovern, host of the BBC's "World Have Your Say," posed the question– "Can profiling stop terrorism?" – to people from countries on the list, and the responses she got were overwhelming.

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Our One

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Brian Lehrer Show says goodbye to Executive Producer Nuala McGovern, who has worked on - and been the heart and soul of - the show since 2000. She shares some of her favorite memories and some tips for putting together a great BLS segment. ...

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Mortgage Cramdown

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Barack Obama's new $75 billion plan aims to help refinance mortgages and avoid bankruptcy and foreclosures. How will it affect the NYC region, and how will it mesh with local efforts in place to already help homeowners? Plus, how Lynda Resnick sold pomegranates to the world. And, a bittersweet goodbye ...