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Radio 4's flagship news and current affairs programme; including religious reflections from Thought for the Day at 0748

Radio 4's flagship news and current affairs programme; including religious reflections from Thought for the Day at 0748

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Radio 4's flagship news and current affairs programme; including religious reflections from Thought for the Day at 0748

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English


Episodes

Congressman suggests increasing school security in response to shooting

5/26/2022
After 19 children and two teachers were tragically killed by a gunman in Uvalde, Texas America’s gun laws are once again under scrutiny. President Biden has called for gun reform in the wake of the attack but many Republicans stand firm against any restrictions. Texas has also recently passed several laws which make it easier to access guns. The BBC’s Barbara Plett Usher reports from a vigil in Uvalde for those killed in the shooting. Also on the programme speaking to Mishal Husain was...

Duration:00:11:41

Today: 26/05/2022

5/26/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

19 children among dead in primary school attack

5/25/2022
Nineteen children and two adults have died in a shooting at a primary school in Texas. The eighteen-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School – which teaches children aged seven to 10 – in the city of Uvalde. Today’s Nick Robinson hears from American reporter for the San Antonio Express-News Jacob Beltran who is based just a few blocks away from the scene of the shooting. He also speaks to Jennifer Hubbard, whose six-year-old daughter Catherine was killed at the mass shooting at...

Duration:00:18:48

Today: 25/05/2022

5/25/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

The faces China never intended us to see.

5/24/2022
Data apparently hacked from Chinese police computers shows officers are ordered to shoot Uyghur Muslim prisoners on sight if they try to escape detention in the western region of Xinjiang. The BBC has been handed documents, including thousands of photographs, that shed light on China's secretive system of mass incarceration in the area. The BBC's former correspondent to China, John Sudworth uncovered much of what we know about the Uyghurs and spoke to Today’s Justin Webb from New York,...

Duration:00:14:05

Today: 24/05/2022

5/24/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Child social care: ‘For me being in care was like a never ending storm’

5/23/2022
A review into Children’s social care in England has called for an investment of over £2.6 billion in the next five years, to transform the system that will prevent the number of children ending up in care- which is already at record levels rising above 100,000 Today's Justin Webb spoke to Henrietta Imoreh who was placed into care at age 14, now aged 27 she believes her life would have been different if her mother had been offered help earlier, and Josh MacAlister, a former teacher who led...

Duration:00:08:40

Today: 23/05/2022

5/23/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Natasha Abrahart suicide: University discriminated against student

5/21/2022
Bristol University has been ordered to pay £50,000 in damages to the parents of a student who took her own life, after a senior judge ruled it had discriminated against her by failing to provide adequate support. Natasha Abrahart was 20 and a physics undergraduate who suffered from chronic social anxiety. She died a day before she was due to give an oral exam in front of teachers and fellow students in a lecture theatre. The university says that a range of options were offered to Natasha...

Duration:00:07:14

Today: 21/05/2022

5/21/2022
Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:02:00:00

Football manager Roy Hodgson is retiring

5/20/2022
Roy Hodgson’s first game as a football manager was in 1976. On Sunday, he oversees his last match. His 46-year-long career has seen him manage in England, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and Italy, as well as several stints at the international stage, most famously leading England at three major tournaments. He talks to Today’s Garry Richardson about some of his favourite moments and how much he’ll miss the job. (Image Credit: Garry Richardson)

Duration:00:15:19

Train services in Scotland cut by a third

5/20/2022
Long speeches were made in Glasgow at COP26 about the need for us all to use public transport. But from Monday, Scotland will see its train services cut by a third. This is because of driver shortages caused by a pay dispute between Scotrail and the Aslef union. Joining us this morning was Robert Sampson from the passenger representative body in Scotland, Transport Focus and we also heard from ScotRail's Service Delivery Director, Kevin Lindsay about why the public-owned railway service...

Duration:00:08:37

Today: 20/05/2022

5/20/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Life Reports

5/18/2022
What would you write about your life if you could be entirely frank and you didn't have that much longer on earth? Inspired by the Hospice Biographers project, which is an initiative to record the stories of people's lives in their final months, we asked listeners of the Today Programme to contact us with their life stories in 400 words. Amol Rajan introduces a collection of what people told us. (Image Credit:GETTY IMAGES)

Duration:00:30:04

Jacky Wright’s Today Programme

1/3/2022
Jacky Wright is the Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President at Microsoft US. For her Today guest edit, she asked whether young people are being taught the skills they need for the workplaces and jobs of the future. She grew up in Tottenham, North London, and went back for the programme, asking A level students at a school there what they thought would make them employable. She also used the programme to explore what everyday life was like for the generation of multiracial children...

Duration:01:40:05

Mina Smallman’s Today programme

1/1/2022
Mina Smallman, guest edited our first Today programme of 2022. Mina is a former Church of England archdeacon and school principal, who began campaigning on violence against women and equity in how victims are seen after two of her daughters were murdered. Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry were murdered in a London park in 2020. For her programme Mina invited Mishal Husain to accompany her and her family and friends on a difficult visit back to the place where Nicole and Bibaa died, where a...

Duration:00:32:41

Dr Jane Goodall’s Today Programme

12/31/2021
Dr Jane Goodall is a primatologist, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a UN Messenger of Peace. She is best known for revolutionising the world's understanding of chimpanzees. She used her Today guest edit to explore some of the ways we can inspire change to protect animals and our environment. She asked the BBC’s Climate Editor, Justin Rowlatt, to look at the links between poverty and climate change. The programme featured reporting from Tanzania where 30 years ago Jane challenged a...

Duration:00:36:30

General Sir Nick Carter’s Today Programme

12/30/2021
General Sir Nick Carter is a retired senior army officer who served as the UK’s Chief of Defence Staff until November this year. He used his Today guest edit to focus on the fallout from the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan. He spoke to former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, the man in charge of the country before the Taliban takeover. He also chatted with retired racing legend AP McCoy about what his own retirement might have in store for him. Finally, Sir Nick explored his deep love...

Duration:01:02:56

Raheem Sterling’s Today Programme

12/29/2021
The England and Manchester City footballer, Raheem Sterling used his Today programme guest edit to look at the issue of social mobility, after launching his own foundation earlier this year. His programme featured reporting from Jamaica where he was born and North London where he grew up. For his programme he also sat down with England manager, Gareth Southgate, the man he credits for his transition from being a target for a hostile press to a young man now trying to be the role model which...

Duration:00:52:28

Raheem Sterling and Gareth Southgate in conversation

12/29/2021
Today programme guest editor, the England and Manchester City player, Raheem Sterling wanted discuss what he, his team mates and the country had learned following the Euros this summer. For his programme he sat down with England manager, Gareth Southgate, the man he credits for his transition from being a target for a hostile press to a young man now trying to be the role model which so many call on footballers to become. Nick Robinson travelled to St George’s Park to meet them both.

Duration:00:35:51