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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme
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19.10.2018

England rugby's Eddie Jones

England rugby coach, Eddie Jones, talks to Justin Webb after announcing the squad for the upcoming autumn internationals. He discusses discipline, coping with criticism, and his decision on whether family members will be able to come on tour. (Image: ...
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19.10.2018

Tina Turner's trauma

The Queen of Rock and Roll, Tina Turner talks to Will Gompertz, about how trauma affects performance. She has survived an abusive first marriage, a stroke and her son's suicide. Five years ago, she married her long-term partner, as she's described in h...
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19.10.2018

What did the EU summit achieve?

A Brexit deal has not been finalised at a crucial EU summit, which has prompted proposals to extend the transition period. Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, explains why the government is considering the extension. (Image: EU flag outside the Houses of ...
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19.10.2018

Friday's business with Rob Young

MPs have said a ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles should be brought forward to 2032 (Image: a person using a petrol pump. Credit: Press Association)
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18.10.2018

Sir Michael Caine's new book

Film icon Sir Michael Caine has written a new book - 'Blowing the Bloody Doors Off' - with advice for young actors. In a wide ranging conversation Justin Webb asks him about Brexit, Trump, Harvey Weinstein and of course, his new book. (Image: Sir Mich...
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18.10.2018

Brexit transition period

Conservative MPs have criticised plans to extend the UK's post Brexit transition period. Tory MP Nick Boles says Theresa May is "losing the confidence of colleagues". Cabinet Minister David Lidington defends the plans saying it "isn’t a detailed propos...
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18.10.2018

Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

With more delays to the Brexit deal, what are City firms doing to prepare? (Image: general view of the financial district in London. Credit: Reuters)
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17.10.2018

Roger Daltrey and The Who

Legendary frontman of The Who, Roger Daltrey, on fights, drugs, Brexit and the band's final tour. He speaks to BBC Radio 4's Front Row host, John Wilson, ahead of the release of his autobiography, Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite: My Story. (Image: John Wi...
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17.10.2018

Yemen and Saudi Arabia

As international pressure grows on Saudi Arabia to explain the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, will it affect the global view on Saudi Arabia's deadly intervention in Yemen? Sanj Srikanthan, executive director of the International Rescue Committee ...
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17.10.2018

Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Canada’s legalisation of cannabis has sparked an investor rush – will it drive out the black market? (Image: an employee waters a tray with cannabis plants at a cannabis factory in Ontario, Canada. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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16.10.2018

Letters to Obama

Every night President Barack Obama would read ten letters from the public, and a new book reveals the stories behind them. Jeanne Marie Laskas highlights a selection of the millions sent to him in To Obama: With Love, Joy, Hate and Despair. (Image: A ...
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16.10.2018

What happened to Jamal Khashoggi?

The Saudis may admit that missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi died during an interrogation that went wrong, according to reports. The claims come as the US secretary of state prepares to meet King Salman. Democrat Congressman Gregory Meeks tells us that...
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16.10.2018

Flaws of Universal Credit

The nationwide roll out of the new benefit system, Universal Credit, is to be delayed again. It has come under intense criticism and a 25-year-old single mother we spoke to said it was a "shambles" and her experience with it has been "torture".
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16.10.2018

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

The government wants new powers to stop takeovers – but do its plans go too far? (Image: Canary Wharf financial district seen at dusk in London. Credit: Reuters)
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15.10.2018

Are there too many abbreviations?

Jean Seaton, Professor of Media History at the University of Westminster, and Gyles Brandreth, writer and broadcaster, discuss how abbreviations and acronyms affect our language and relationships. (Image: Book with flying letters, credit: Getty Creati...
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15.10.2018

Brexit backstop for Ireland?

The debate over Ireland's border and a back-up plan - known as the backstop - has caused EU negotiations to break down during an unscheduled trip by the Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab to Brussels on Sunday. We speak to Mary Lou MacDonald, Sinn Fein's l...
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15.10.2018

Fracking in Lancashire

Fracking at the Cuadrilla site at Preston New Road in Lancashire is due to start today, and protestors will be demonstrating against it. This will be the first time that horizontal shale fracking has taken place in the UK. We hear from Francis Egan, ch...
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15.10.2018

Monday's business with Dharshini David

Business leaders pull out of Saudi conference in response to the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (Image: A Saudi Arabia flag flies in front of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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12.10.2018

Botswana's elephants

President Mokgweetsi Masisi says it's "untrue" poachers are killing Botswana's elephants, despite reports last month that nearly 90 carcasses were found apparently targeted by poachers. He says elephants are the "national treasure" of Botswana. The cou...
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12.10.2018

Are you getting enough daylight at work?

Are you getting enough daylight at work? Living out of sync with your body clock can affect your mood, mental ability, reaction time and even physical strength. But when it comes to the workplace, how could a lack of natural light and outdoor views aff...
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12.10.2018

Detained student in UAE 'not a spy'

Daniela Tejada, the wife of Matthew Hedges, a detained British student in the UAE, says he is "not a spy" and if he was he "would be a terrible one". According to reports, he has been detained since May and held in solitary confinement after being accu...
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12.10.2018

Friday's business with Katie Prescott

Global stock markets have had a torrid week, should we be worried?
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11.10.2018

How does light affect your body?

A former marine spent ten days in a disused bunker to see how the human body reacts when we have no sense of time. Evolutionary biologist Ella Al-Shamahi and chronobiologist Vicky Revell say the experiment shows that "modern life is not great for us, w...
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11.10.2018

British Museum: Islamic treasures

The British Museum's new gallery will feature artifacts from the Islamic world, and will explore the connections between the cultures of Islam and the ancient world. Mishal Husain spoke to the curators before the gallery opens next week. (Image: Al Bu...
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11.10.2018

Miscarriages of justice

Failures in the legal system are leading to people being wrongly convicted, according to Richard Foster, the head of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, who is stepping down from the role. We hear from Foster, and Liam Allan, a student who was wrongl...
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11.10.2018

Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

US markets fell and Asian markets followed - is this the start of another big stock market rout? (Image: man stands before a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan. Credit: European Photopress Agency)
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10.10.2018

Psychology of cricket

Former England cricket captain Mike Brearley talks to Today about his relationship with Ian Botham, Ben Stokes' attitude and how his post-playing career as a psychoanalyst has made him re-evaluate his captaining style at the time. His book, On Cricket,...
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10.10.2018

Babies: 'born into care'

A new report says that the number of newborn babies being taken into care is increasing in England. Annie Bertram describes the moment her son was taken "from her arms" and placed into care just six days after he was born. She says there could have bee...
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10.10.2018

Preventing suicide

The government has pledged to tackle issues around mental health, including appointing a minister for suicide prevention in England. Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, told Today he knows there is “a problem in terms of access to services” for mental heal...
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10.10.2018

Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

The IMF warns investors have become complacent about the risk of another financial crash (Image: Tobias Adrian, Financial Counsellor and Dir. of the Monetary & Capital Markets Dept. of the IMF. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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9.10.2018

Has journalism become too dangerous?

Cases of disappearances and violence against journalists are making headlines this week, as a Saudi journalist is reported missing, and police investigate the murder of a Bulgarian journalist. Human rights lawyer, Philippe Sands, and the BBC's chief in...
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9.10.2018

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop

Hollywood actress and entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow talks to Mishal Husain about her well-being business Goop. Her website has faced criticism for promoting products such as crystals claiming to treat infertility, but she says that there are things that...
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9.10.2018

Skripal attack: Russia's spy agency

A suspect in the Salisbury attack has been named by investigative website Bellingcat as military doctor Alexander Mishkin, who works for Russian intelligence, the GRU. Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European Integratio...
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9.10.2018

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Google+ suffered a serious data breach earlier this year affecting 500,000 customers, but didn't make it public. What do we know about it? (Photo: Getty Images.)
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8.10.2018

Scottish independence after Brexit

Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the SNP, discusses the possibility of a second Scottish independence referendum. The SNP have argued that Brexit is boosting the case for independence, as Scotland voted to remain in the EU....
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8.10.2018

Tackling climate change

Mary Robinson, former Irish President and UN Special Envoy for Climate, warns that future generations "face an existential threat" from climate change. Her comments come as world leading scientists published a stark report on global warming calling for...
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8.10.2018

Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

A new survey suggests that even if young adults manage to save a 10% deposit, only 40% now earn enough to afford a home. What can be done? (Photo: Getty Images.)
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5.10.2018

Stephen Sondheim's Company

A new production of Stephen Sondheim's Company opens in London later this month, but there's a twist. The legendary American composer and lyricist tells Today why he was persuaded to swap the sex of the main character - from a man to a woman. (Image: ...
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5.10.2018

Ireland's Brexit border

Michelle O'Neill, Sinn Fein's Northern Ireland Leader, tells Today "Europe has been a very good friend to the peace process, both politically and financially" before meeting Michel Barnier to discuss the Irish border and Brexit backstop. (Image: Sinn ...
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5.10.2018

Aerospace after Brexit

The UK aviation regulator's no-deal transition plan with its EU counterpart was rebuffed. With just months to go before the UK could leave without a deal, where does that leave the industry? Paul Everitt, chief executive of of the ADS aerospace industr...
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5.10.2018

Friday's business with Rob Young

Banks are under cyber attack hundreds of times a day. Are they investing enough in defences against this onslaught? (Photo: Getty Images.)
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4.10.2018

Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

UK car sales for September are significantly down - but why? Mike Hawes (pictured) from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders explains. (Photo: SMMT.)
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3.10.2018

Wednesday's business with Katie Prescott

The head of the group which makes Vauxhall cars and the head of Toyota Motor Europe are both warning about the dangers of Brexit. Are they scaremongering? (Photo: Getty Images.)
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2.10.2018

May's immigration plan

The UK will end free movement after Brexit and high-skilled workers will be prioritised, Theresa May promises, as she sets out her immigration plan post-Brexit in this special podcast from the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. (Image: There...
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2.10.2018

Yemen's cholera outbreak

Tamer Kirolos, Save the Children's Yemen country director, tells Today the charity's centres have seen the number of suspected cases in cholera almost triple in the last three months. He visited Hudaydah last week, and says that increased fighting due ...
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2.10.2018

Apollo moon rocks

A team of international scientists in Harwell, Oxfordshire are analysing rocks that were collected during the Apollo space missions to the moon. Today's science editor, Tom Feilden, went along to the Diamond Light Source synchrotron facility to find ou...
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2.10.2018

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

What are the lessons for Britain in Donald Trump’s new trade deal with Canada? (Image: U.S. President Donald Trump. Credit: Getty Images)
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1.10.2018

Tate Modern's Turbine Hall commission

Cuban performance artist and activist, Tania Bruguera, describes her latest creation for the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. Her work, which incorporates a floor that reacts to body heat, focuses on migration. She wants visitors to think of migrants as nei...
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1.10.2018

Women in physics

An Italian physics professor has been reprimanded by the nuclear laboratory CERN, in Switzerland, after what it called a "highly offensive" presentation about women in science. Dr Jess Wade, who attended the event, says Professor Alessandro Strumia cit...
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1.10.2018

Philip Hammond's business plan

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, talks Brexit, Boris and business ahead of his speech at the Conservative Party Conference where he is expected to focus on apprenticeships and increasing employment. (image: Philip Hammond. Credit: PA)
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