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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

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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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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English


Episodes

Labour row over minimum wage

9/28/2021
The Unite union is putting forward a motion, for Labour to back increasing the minimum wage to £15 an hour, to a vote at the party's conference. The former shadow cabinet minister, Andy McDonald, said opposition to the idea from the party leadership was the reason he resigned from the front bench yesterday. Labour sources have accused the left-wing of the party of trying to sabotage the conference. Today's Nick Robinson is at the Labour party conference in Brighton and spoke to Diane Abbott,...

Duration:00:13:19

Today: 28/09/2021

9/28/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Rachel Reeves: Free movement is not the answer to lorry driver shortage

9/27/2021
Today's Nick Robinson is at the Labour Party conference in Brighton and speaks to the shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves about the lorry driver shortage and how Labour would tackle the petrol crisis, as well as the party’s tax plans. Nick also speaks to former leader Jeremy Corbyn and finds out whether Peter Mandelson thinks the vote on electing new Labour leaders is good news for the electorate and the party. (Image: Rachel Reeves, Credit: Gareth Fuller/ PA Wire)

Duration:00:21:44

Life in Afghanistan

9/27/2021
The heartland of the Taliban is in southern Afghanistan. It was the scene of some of the fiercest fighting during the twenty year war. British troops were deployed to Helmand Province in the south, where they took most of their casualties. Most people in the south are Pashtuns, one of Afghanistan’s main ethnic groups and increasingly dominant since the Taliban victory. It’s the place where the Taliban is most established and has the strongest support. That means it’s a good place to go to...

Duration:00:13:39

Today: 27/09/2021

9/27/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Today: 25/09/2021

9/25/2021
Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:02:00:00

Johnson and Biden: What did the leaders talk about?

9/24/2021
Boris Johnson met US President Joe Biden in the White House for the first time on Tuesday. The prime minister was in the US meeting other global leaders at the UN to talk about what needs to be done to tackle climate change. Nick Robinson spoke to the acting head of America’s embassy in London, Ambassador Philip T. Reeker – who was in the room for the meeting – and asked him how these two men got past their personal and political differences. (Image, President Biden and PM Johnson, Credit...

Duration:00:15:01

Today: 24/09/2021

9/24/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Government will 'plan for the worst' to support energy customers

9/23/2021
Nearly 1.5 million customers have been affected by energy firms collapsing under soaring gas prices. Avro Energy and Green ceased trading on Wednesday and their 830,000 combined customers face being switched to a new, potentially more expensive, provider. All affected customers will still receive energy while a new supplier is appointed by Ofgem. Today's Justin Webb spoke to Simon Jack, BBC business editor, as well as Peter McGirr, CEO of Green, which has folded, and Paul Scully, Small...

Duration:00:13:15

Today: 23/09/2021

9/23/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

M25 protests put lives of police officers and public 'at risk'

9/22/2021
On five separate occasions in the last few days the M25 motorway around London has been closed on both carriageways by protesters from the climate change activist group called Insulate Britain. Today's Justin Webb speaks to Zoe Cohen, Insulate Britain protester, as well as Chris Noble, Assistant Chief Constable of Humberside Police who is the National Police Chief’s Council lead for policing protests. (Image: Insulate Britain M25 protest, Credit: Insulate Britain/PA Wire)

Duration:00:07:49

Today: 22/09/2021

9/22/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Today: 21/09/2021

9/21/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Answering children's questions about the Covid jab

9/15/2021
All children aged 12 to 15 in the UK will soon be offered one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid jab. We invited three 12-year-old pupils from Wales High in South Yorkshire, which we've been following for the last year, to ask questions they have about the vaccine to Professor Calum Semple, a government advisor based at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool.

Duration:00:15:39

Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin’s Today programme

1/1/2021
Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the Bishop of Dover, presents the highlights from her guest edit of Today. The South African concept ‘Ubuntu’ or “I am because you are” is at the heart of her programme, reflecting on our common humanity. She hears from students at a pupil referrals unit, the charity Justice Defenders who work to improve access to justice, and also a Uighur child refugee exiled in Turkey. Including Mishal Husain and Martha Kearney. (Image: Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin, credit: Jim...

Duration:00:47:58

Evan Spiegel’s Today programme

1/1/2021
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel presents all the highlights from his guest edit for Today, on the theme of the future of the USA. He looks at what big ideas have shaped modern America and what will continue to define it, including justice reform, how society can make wiser investments and the balance of power between tech companies and government. Including Mishal Husain and Simon Jack. (Image: Evan Spiegel, credit: Snap Inc)

Duration:01:04:49

Margaret Atwood’s Today programme

12/31/2020
Twice Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood guest edits Today, looking at the theme of change. She interviews climate activist (and 2019 Today guest editor) Greta Thunberg and speaks to The Prince of Wales about campaigning for the environment over several decades. Also, Margaret’s Booker Prize co-winner Bernardine Evaristo speaks to gal-dem founder Liv Little and birdwatcher extraordinaire Mya-Rose Craig, aka Birdgirl. Hosted by Margaret Atwood - including Martha Kearney and Mishal...

Duration:00:55:29

Lewis Hamilton’s Today programme

12/30/2020
Record-breaking Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton guest edits Today, looking at black British history, the environment, and the power of sport. Lewis speaks to historian Professor David Olusoga about the Black Lives Matter movement and black British historical figures who deserve more attention. We also hear from conservationist Dame Jane Goodall on animal extinction, and find out how motor racing is trying to become more environmentally friendly. Presented by Nick Robinson and Justin...

Duration:00:50:11

Sir Jeremy Farrar’s Today programme

12/28/2020
Sir Jeremy Farrar, the director of the health research foundation Wellcome Trust, guest edits Today along the theme of uncertainty and clarity in complex times. Sir Jeremy speaks to Dr Anthony Fauci about mixing politics and science, and we hear from Erna Solberg, the Prime Minister of Norway, on leading in uncertain times. Author Elif Shafak gives a more literary take on uncertainty, and England cricketers Sir Andrew Strauss and Nat Sciver discuss how elite sport has adapted in 2020. Also,...

Duration:00:50:18

Prue Leith's Today programme

12/24/2020
Highlights from Prue Leith's guest edit, presented by Prue herself. Including... a discussion of the issue of assisted dying and how hospitals are trying to improve their food. Also - two cherries on top of an already lovely cake - Prue having a singing lesson... and Olympic diver Tom Daley discussing craft and the new swimming trunks he has crocheted! Also featuring Justin Webb and Mishal Husain. Enjoy. (Image: Prue Leith Credit: Clive Holmes Agency)

Duration:00:36:31