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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