Wednesday 13 June

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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Travel Ban For Mums Who Deny Dads Access?
First up: we’ll hear what you think of the ConDems crackdown on mums who won’t let dad see the kids. Along with the threat of jail they’re now also talking about taking away your driving licence, passport and even forcing these women to stay at home under curfew. Serious stuff although the campaign group Fathers for Justice isn’t impressed. What about you?

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

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Kicked Out Of Home For Your Own Good
After that: a chance to hear from those of you kicked out of home for your own good. Is X Factor winner Alexandra Burke the only one who found the experience, while tough, did her good? If you’ve got a tale to tell we’d love to hear it.

Part 6: Unpaid Internships = Exploitation?
We’ll then move on to unpaid internships - are you being exploited if you work for free? We know of firms and charities that’ll keep young people on for up to nine months without paying them a wage. A great way to get a foot on the career ladder, maybe, but what if you can’t afford to work for free?

Part 7: What Should Go In Olympic Opening Show?
And finally: a chance to hear what you think should feature in the Olympic opening ceremony. The man in charge, Danny Boyle’s giving us green fields, farmyard animals, fluffy clouds and cricket. What about knives, crackheads and illegal immigrants - shouldn’t they be represented? No? Well, any other ideas?

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Comments (8)

  • Paul wilson

    almost 2 years ago

    Paul wilson

    Too many women deny the father the right to see their children. It is disgusting. There are good fathers out there. Why do the courts always give custody of the kids to the mother. Fathers should get custody as well. It is rime these women were taught a lesson. This law is a great idea.

  • Ellen Reid

    almost 2 years ago

    Ellen Reid

    I bet a lot of divorced men would love the power trip of putting a curfew on their ex-wives. False accusations of women not co-operating with shared time would be a huge problem. This is a ridiculous idea.

  • Euthena

    almost 2 years ago

    Euthena

    I have known so many men that have been shafted by the system. Its a total nightmare. I do personally believe that children should have access to both parents. Only in exceptional cases should that right be taken away. I think if there is an agreement (made via the courts) there should be sanctions if the agreement is broken. The split has nothing to do with the children and they shouldn't be made to suffer to score point against each other.

  • love machine

    almost 2 years ago

    love machine

    kids man, i pray i never have to bother whilst my bits remain intact.

  • Missy

    almost 2 years ago

    Missy

    UnPaid Internship - I work in Television. When i first started in post production it was expected of me to work for free with future possibility of a job at the end. I worked un paid for about 3 weeks, then moved up ranks as a runner, v.t op and so on. I stayed working in post production for the next six years. I changed my job and went into makeup, i've been a qualified working makeup artist in tv and film for eleven years now and every now and then, i still find myself having to work for free. Recently i worked on a very well know soap drama and was given the choice wether to work for two days un paid, no expenses or three, unpaid, no expenses. I chose three days, however this being not in London, I had to travel and put myself up and work , all for no pay, even though i have eleven yrs experience. I do find that more middle class people are able to do these sorts of things, especially in tv. I have support from my parents and family, they are not too badly off and i'm able to take risks and make choices that not everyone may have in their midsts. I'm lucky but like Zoe said, thats tv for you, You don't get un paid interns working in the local butchers or mines, it just wouldn't happen!

  • Rosie

    almost 2 years ago

    Rosie

    Men get bad press not all men are the same some men want to be dads these children need there dads what about equal rights for men all they want is to see there children a mans love for there children is just as strong as the mothers Love what about the children growing up without a dad

  • Mrs D

    almost 2 years ago

    Mrs D

    My son fought in court for the right to see his daughter for over a year but sadly he passed away the the week he got contact he never got to see her.

  • mrs beedles

    almost 2 years ago

    mrs beedles

    it depends on the circumstances, and access agreements aint worth the paper they are written on theres no way of enforcing these

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