Michael Rosen talks about literacy in schools
Part 1: Hellos & Menu
Parts 2 & 3: Team Gb’s “Plastic” Brits
For our first phone-in: the row over so-called plastic Brits in team GB. Do you have a problem with the fact our ladies’ Olympic triple jumper has previously represented Cuba and Sudan? Or the fact our athletics captain was born in America and failed to recite one line of god save the queen in front of the press at the weekend. Both women have connections to the UK. Shouldn’t that be enough to satisfy their critics?
We’ll take plenty of calls on that before it’s over to Andy for the rest of today’s headlines.
Part 4: Today’s Papers
Part 5: Work: Sick On Hols? Get More Time Off!
Moving on: If you work hard for your two weeks in the sun but then get sick while you’re away should your boss give you extra time off? Yes says Europe - it’s not fair you or your family should be deprived of your leisure time. But changing the law would just double the pressure on our already over stretched businesses. What do you say?
Part 6: Should Parents Feed Fat Kids Less Than Thin?
Then I want to know if parents should feed their kids different meals according to their size? Nutritionists say you should feed the fatter child less than the thinner child. But psychologists counsel against this because they reckon separate dishes would only further isolate and damage the problem child. So what would you do?
Part 7: Did the 70s Suck?
And finally: Did the 70s suck? Everyone seems to think they did so am I alone in having mainly wonderful memories of the decade style forgot? Abigail’s party suggests it was all about bad food, horrendous home interiors and nasty class battles. It wasn’t that bad was it?