Shereen: any good news?
To mark World AIDS Day this week's special guest is David Johnson, the outgoing Director of Waverley Care which was set up to support people living with HIV. They opened Scotland's first AIDS Hospice, Milestone House back when hysteria about the virus was at its peak. David has some fascinating things about how our attitudes have changed since then. And his message is: not enough.
In the studio with me this Sunday are The Herald's Lucy Adams, journalist and political biographer David Torrance, and another newcomer to the show, Ian Blackford. It's a good week to have Ian on. He's a former banker and ex SNP Treasurer so it will be interesting to get his take on all the financial doom and gloom in the news this week. I wonder whether he and Tory sympathiser David Torrance will be locking horns. I also want to know whether he thinks the collapse of the Euro could bring about the collapse of some of our banks and if he agrees with Mervyn King that banks should not pay dividends or high bonuses just now.
We'll be debating whether the Public Sector strike was the "damp squib" that David Cameron called it. Jeremy Clarkson might get a mention here since he's got a lot of people stirred up by making a "joke" about the strikers that many found offensive. Isn't that just what he does?
And, no women on the shortlist of Sports Personality of the Year! "Shabby sexism" as on columnist put it. Discuss.
We are on a quest for good news and something to cheer us all up. Let me know your ideas and we'll do our best to put them in. We need it!