What would you like to talk about today?
I watched a rather sobering item on last night's ten o'clock news from a BBC reporter in Chad. Orla Guerin was staying in a camp with thousands of refugees who have been forced from their homes in Darfur in brutal inter-ethnic attacks. She asked if the situation there could become as severe as Darfur. Should we look at this on the programme later?
Some of the world's leaders have signed a new agreement on climate change.
This is seen as a step towards replacing the Koyoto agreement. Developing countries and rich nations will both have to meet targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Is this just more talk or does it mark a change in attitudes from those at the top to make a greater committment to take greater action? Is it a given that everyone now accepts global warming exists and is a real threat? Or are there people out there who still think it's not happening...?
Are we spending too much money on the fight against HIV/Aids?
An article in the British Medical Journal says the money being spent is totally disproportionate, particularly when compared to conditions such as diabetes. Do you suffer from HIV/Aids? Have you benefited from some of the supposedly wasted millions? What do you think about this article?
Richard England wrote the article, perhaps we could invite him on to the programme so you could talk to him directly?
What can be done to tackle gun crime?
It's a question that crops up continuously, particularly recently in the UK. South London is all over the news after a the fatal shootings of three teenagers in the past two weeks. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair is meeting Home Secretary John Reid to discuss gun policy, but what issues really need to be tackled?
Hearing people living in the area talk yesterday, they all agreed on one thing - that the breakdown of families is mostly to blame. Conservative party leader David Cameron has thrown his hat into the ring, compelling fathers to take more interest. Is this the answer?