Rebecca Wheatley joins Matthew Wright to discuss the topical issues of the day.
Part 1: Hellos & Menu
Parts 2 & 3: Olympic Torches: Hot Deals On Ebay!
Our first burning issues is just that, the flaming row over Olympic torches being flogged on Internet auction sites. They costs bearers £215 to buy - although you don’t have purchase one - but hours after use they’re attracting bids of as much as 153 grand. Newspapers are outraged but Olympic organisers don’t seem that bothered - should they be?
We’ll hear what you have to say on that before it’s over to Diane for the rest of today’s headlines.
Part 4: Today’s Papers
Part 5: Facebook’s Green Light For Pre-Teens
And then we’re going to discuss Facebook’s plan to open its cyber doors to pre-teens. At present the controversial social networking site is open only to kids 13 and over because of American legal restrictions but Facebook’s British boss says many parents here allow pre teens to use the site. So maybe those rules should change.
Part 6: Political Correctness Stifling Free Speech?
After that: Is political correctness stifling free speech? Do you feel unable to speak your mind on the issues of the day lest a bunch of armchair critic jumps down your throat? We hear a lot about how awful the PC police are but maybe they’re needed to protect minorities from being bullied and abused?
Part 7: Staines-Upon-Thames - Wicked Name, Innit?
And finally: I want to know what you think Ali G would make of his hometown Staines changing its name to Staines-Upon-Thames. Pretentious nonsense or a change for the better?