Tuesday 7 August

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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Condems: Failing State School Olympians?
First up: Are the ConDems failing those future Olympians who go to bog standard state schools. Seb Coe thinks they are - school sport simply isn’t good enough. Cameron and co have slashed funding by 70 per cent. What’s the picture where you live? Could schools be doing more to support our future medal hopes?

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

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Racist Parents
After which we’re going to talk racist parents and specifically their attempts to meddle in your love life. The parents of a teenage white girl were jailed yesterday for punching her after they found out she was dating a black boy. An extreme case, perhaps - maybe you’ve got a story to tell. Did your folks try and stop you dating across the racial divide? Did they succeed?

Part 6: Is Sibling Rivalry Healthy?
After your calls on that we’re going to discuss sibling rivalry. In a couple of hours brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee will take each other on in the triathlon. They live and train together - but is that healthy? Doesn’t there come a point when siblings should go their separate ways? If you’ve been locked in competition with a brother or sister we’d love to hear from you.

Part 7: Quell Kids’ Quirks To Beat Bullies?
And finally: if a child who’s different, who stands out from the crowd, is more likely to end up bullied, should parents do more to make them fit in, erasing any idiosyncrasies that might draw attention such as a weird taste in clothes, odd mannerisms, maybe even strong opinions? Is fitting in key or a sign the bullies have won?

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Comments (7)

  • elaine

    over 1 year ago

    elaine

    got the program started and misse how to buy a house for a pound. can anyone tell me where, please

  • elaine

    over 1 year ago

    elaine

    was there something about buying a house for £1. Can anyone tell me where?

  • Michael

    over 1 year ago

    Michael

    People work in volunteering as hard as people in paid work and actually are just as productive without all the rules and regulations of how to work as in paid environments, yet they do follow all the healthand safety of paid work, but with more flexibility and sharing out of tasks and the jobs seem to get done just as well

  • Michael

    over 1 year ago

    Michael

    We are not in the stone age we don't need to compete for food anymore with neighbouring tribes, we are ok! But even tribes that do that are still nicer than people in the centre of London, because they have to work together due to their environment

  • Michael

    over 1 year ago

    Michael

    This country is in a mess because everyone looks after themselves

  • Michael

    over 1 year ago

    Michael

    I went to a state school and there was loads of competitive sports but I agree after I finished there was less sport and swimming pools closed dow etc. However I don't agree competition is for outside sport, it should be kept within sport. You shouldn't compete against work colleagues, you work with them, but yes sport does teach team work etc. Bosses might compete for business but average workers don't. This competition in work places along with careers and climbing career ladders is a much newer thing. My parents didn't compete at work in the 50's they went to work, did what they had to and went home and forgot about it. You never win and lose in life, you gain knowledge yes, skills, but you do this to learn new things not compete with people. I was the first to go to university in my family I did it not to compete but to learn new things, discover the world, explore. That's not competition. You learn new skills to get better at things but that's not a competition, I stay learn of career minded people who do it purely to be better and think themselves above other, have a better status etc. I do everything for pure enjoyment and learning. I also have patience and pride in what I do, if something is done do it right regardless of time and others. You can improve how you do things without seeing it as a competition all the time. Yes there should be investment in schools, but sport should be about learning, only serious athletes should compete and those playing a sport for recreation but once its finished competition stops. But even athletes should enjoy what they are doing else why do it?There has been too many governments who have ignored sports and underinvestment. If people had the competitive attitude in the country amongst each other in WW2 we would have lost because people needed to help and support one another not be in things for themselves. There is a time and place for everything. On the girl who was forced in poundland, in my parents day they wouldn't of allowed someone to work for free they would have PAID THEM! I canot understand all this experience talk, what experience? You don't need experience to shelve! You learn it as you go a long, my parent left school at 15 and worked straight away no experience, cv's, applications and hardly an interview needed and they managed to do their job right and were productive.Many of those kids aren't sitting on their backsides they are applying for jobs, searching etc and loosing interest due to the flawed system, no wonder they are fed up if no-one will employ them. Anyone can pack a box, shelve, its caleld common sense - where are these employers comings from? Even the disabled can work if employers bothered to set up schemes, help them etc. Its not just the employees who should search its the employers who should go out there and talk to schools, get involved, its a two way street, my moms school they had laision officers from businesses come into the schools and work with them. Employers would ask people if they wanted jobs, not sit in offices hoping people come to them, British employers are lazy, no wonder there's no British businesses in brazil they are too lazy to talk to them. There's no connection anymore, no guidance, everybody now must do things for themselves with no help. They should be talking to schools, colleges, university, disabled organisations etc. They are expecting perfect people to land in their lap it isn't happening. There is also an issue in the way people work. There are people doing 50-60 hours for a pitance and others who do very little and get a million pounds, so working hard doesn't equal success in most cases there are only so many top jobs anyway. But also the people at the bottom have no say in the running or success of a organisation they are ignored and don't feel part of the workplace, they are used and spat out when it suits people, so really why should people care about big business. Same with supermarkets, supermarkets have no meaning or connection for me but a local independent store does you chat get to know the people help one another etc its called community there is no community in big business. There are loads of people now who just think about status and career ladders and nothing for any community. The young girl was already volunteering, doing work in the local community, gaining experience, getting up and now she was ripped away to gain experience where in Poundland, which have enough money to actually pay her a proper job and wage, museums don't have that funding and money to spend! I should know I work in several of them! What purpose was it? if people get up and help the local community they shouldn't be bothered by forcing them into paid work, they are literally getting money for doing a job anyway! She earnt that money she had anyway, madness! What happens if she has a mental illness and that work suited her?

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