Listeners opposing the opposition of Obama
Opposing Obama is a two-part series, presented by Gary Younge (pictured), which will run in the Monday documentary slot on the World Service on 1 and 8 February.
But the title of the programme - and the on-air trails - have been enough to get people leaping to the defence of the American president. You can hear some of their comments in this week's programme.
But we've decided to wait until the programmes themselves have gone out before we discuss them on air. So if you listen to either or both of them - and we hope you will - do let us know what you think.
- Opposing Obama will be first broadcast on Monday 1st February. You can download this, and other documentaries by BBC World Service, as a podcast. You can hear a preview clip of the documentary on the Guardian's website here.
Issues of non-faith
Many of the emails and calls we receive consist of criticism or complaint, so it was a pleasant surprise to read an email from a regular listener, Ulric Schollaert from Brussels, Belgium, praising a recent edition of Heart and Soul.
This, of course, is the programme that looks at religious belief. But what Ulric particularly liked was that it featured people of no religious belief - secular Jews, who consider that they are Jewish, through birth, upbringing or whatever, but have no faith.
Ulric wanted to know if more atheists or non-believers might be heard on the programme in future - so, as you can hear in this week's Over To You, Rajan challenged the producer, Kristine Pommert, on the subject.
You can hear her reply on the programme - and Kristine has quite a vivid turn of phrase.
"In a sports programme, for example, we wouldn't want to hear every Saturday before the football comes round, somebody who says I don't like football, it's boring."
Which seems a fair point - although you may not agree.
And we also return to the subject of Haiti coverage in this week's programme.
Rajan's been talking to Mark Doyle, the BBC's International Development Correspondent, about the news coverage of the earthquake, and also about the challenges of separating the natural instincts of the reporter from feelings of personal sympathy for the victims of tragedy.
I hope you'll agree that it's an interesting listen.
Cathy Packe is the Producer, Over To You
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