Author Archive for Tom Hagler

15
Apr
09

On-air: What’s wrong with living with your parents?

Living with parentsIt could be economics. It could be cultural. But is it healthy? We’re talking about living at home with your parents as an adult. Doesn’t there come a stage and age when we should all flee the nest?
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03
Apr
09

On:air: Are children always better off in their own community?

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Madonna’s bid to adopt a second child from Malawi has been rejected Was the court right?
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02
Apr
09

On-air: Regulate or stimulate?

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What’s the way out of the recession and financial crisis? Print more money, borrow more cash, bail-out businesses and spend your way out … or overhaul the system, regulate the banks and markets more heavily, and cut out tax havens, short-selling and dodgy mortgages?

20
Mar
09

On-air: Should politicians do God?

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Tony Blair has urged world leaders to “do God”. Should they?
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17
Mar
09

On air: Should we try to understand Josef Fritzl?

_45575085_fritzl_afp226body1It’s the second day of the trial of Josef Fritzl in Austria. He’s been labeled a monster but his lawyer says he’s a human being, and Fritzl blames his mother for bullying him.

Does Josef Fritzl deserve some understanding? Can there be any justification for what he did or is he simply evil? Continue reading ‘On air: Should we try to understand Josef Fritzl?’

06
Mar
09

On-air: Is the Catholic Church out of touch over abortion?

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A nine-year-old Brazilian girl who was raped has had an abortion. The Catholic Church have excommunicated her family and the doctor as a result. Is the Church right to remove them from the faith or is the Church out of touch?

06
Mar
09

The end of retirement

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Around the world, from Finland to Kenya, the retirement age is rising. Money has gone from pension funds, governments need workers to stay on longer to keep the economy going, some simply want the opportunity to be able to work into their 70s. So do we need a retirement age?
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01
Feb
09

At home with the Johnsons

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Hi, Tom here in Iceland. Today we’ll be broadcasting from Rekjavik and the home of the Johnson family. Continue reading ‘At home with the Johnsons’

09
Jan
09

Your questions to Osama bin Laden

What if I said we could get your questions to al-Qaeda, even Osama bin Laden. What would you ask?
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14
Nov
08

On air: When should children be taken away from their parents?

The UK papers, news message boards and blogs have been dominated over the last few days with stories questioning how a baby, who suffered horrendous abuse at the hands of it’s mother and two men, was killed in his own home despite regular visits from care workers. Sadly it’s not the first case.

What is the best way to protect children; keep them with their parents and monitored by care workers, or put them in care? What about when mistakes are made? Children are taken away from the family home, only to find out years later that abuse allegations were false. Continue reading ‘On air: When should children be taken away from their parents?’




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