Thursday 31 May


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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Does Doctors’ Strike Make You Sick?
First up: does this planned doctors strike next month make you sick? Tens of thousands of medics will down stethoscopes on 21 June, the longest day, in protest at government pension attacks. Health chiefs say doctors get far bigger pensions than the average person but they’re not average people are they? They get far smaller retirement packages than bankers but instead of ruining people’s lives doctors save them? So do you back the strike?

We’ll take plenty of calls on that before it’s over to Dawn for the rest of today’s headlines.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: No Excuse For Living With Parents At 30
Moving on, is there no excuse for living at home with your parents when you’re in your 30s? One in three men and one in six women do just that. You can moan about sky-high rents and ludicrous property prices but come on! Where’s your self-respect? Maybe your mums and dads to blame for letting you stay with them?

Part 6: Traumatised By Childbirth
After that: We’re going to hear from those of you girls who were traumatised by childbirth. One in 16 mums suffers post-traumatic stress as a result of squeezing out a sprog. Symptoms can include flashbacks, panic attacks and of course a deeply felt reluctance to go through the experience again. How do you get over something like that - maybe you can tell us?

Part 7: Wedding Party Pets
And to wrap up proceedings I want to talk about wedding party pets, the trend for bringing dogs, rabbits, cats and even horses to your nuptials. Are you cool with this? Only me and the missus are planning to take Wiggy to a wedding in a couple of weeks but I’m not sure about it.


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    Topical debate show presented by Matthew Wright.

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    Matthew Wright hosts the topical debate show with comedian Ava Vidal and actor Andrew Lancel.

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