Tuesday 21 August

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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: No Council Houses In Rich Areas
First up: no council houses in rich areas. One think tank’s urged the government to sell off its properties in the priciest areas as, according to them, social housing tenants don’t deserve a home better than most people can afford. They’ll use the cash to fund building new houses. But critics say the plan will create rich and poor ghettoes. Is that preferable to leaving millions waiting for somewhere to live?

We’ll take plenty of calls on that before it’s over to Dr Rosemary for the rest of the day’s news.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Give 16-Year Olds The Vote?
After which we’re going to ask if we should give 16 year olds the vote? The government’s considering letting teens help decide whether Scotland should become independent in 2014, and experts reckon that’ll open the door for general elections too. But would you be happy letting someone who the law deems not responsible enough to have cigarettes and alcohol help make such an important decision?

Part 6: Who Should Foot Bill For Policing Matches?
After your calls on that we’ll discuss who should foot the bill for policing football matches? Currently clubs cover just a third of the cost, taxpayers pay the rest. And Leeds United have just won a court case that could see clubs paying even less. Can we afford to carry on like this? If not, who should stump up more? All taxpayers, football fans or not? The clubs? The TV companies and advertisers? You tell me.

Part 7: Do You Have To Booze To Enjoy University?
And finally: Do you have to drink alcohol to enjoy university? Researchers reckon students who regularly go on the lash are happier and more popular than party poopers. How did your boozing or abstaining affect your time at uni?

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