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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.

Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.

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English


Episodes

Why you need more than 4 hours' sleep to rule the world

1/19/2018
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One of the things we learnt from Donald Trump's doctor this week was that he only has four to five hours sleep a night. His doctor wasn't worried though, saying that he's "just one of those people who doesn't need a lot of sleep". Do such people exist? Margaret Thatcher famously operated on little sleep. As did Barack Obama - so were there repercussions for them? (Image: Sleeping baby, credit: BBC)

Duration: 00:06:15


Business Secretary on Carillion collapse

1/19/2018
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Tens of thousands of businesses are now owed money in the wake of the Carillion collapse. How many will themselves close? How many jobs will be lost? That's a question for the Business Secretary Greg Clark... (Image: Carillion crane, credit: PA)

Duration: 00:12:25


Friday's business with Rob Young

1/19/2018
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A year ago this weekend, Donald Trump became US president with a series of economic promises. So how is he doing? (Image : President Donald Trump waves to reporters on the White House lawn Credit: Reuters)

Duration: 00:11:42


France and the UK border

1/18/2018
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An extra £44.5m is to be spent beefing up Channel border security, the UK government is to say later. It will be spent on fencing, CCTV and infrared detection technology in Calais and other border points. French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting the UK for a summit with Theresa May and May is set to announce the plan later today. (Image: Security on the Channel border, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:12:09


Judges rule 'mailbag thief' was framed

1/18/2018
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A man who served eight months in a youth jail for stealing mailbags in the 1970s has had his name cleared. Stephen Simmons from Dorking in Surrey, was found guilty of thefts from Clapham Goods Yard in south London, aged just 19. Now 62, Mr Simmons always protested his innocence, but it was not until an internet search uncovered his arresting officer was found guilty of a similar crime that his case was reconsidered. (Image: Stephen Simmons, credit: Stephen Simmons)

Duration: 00:04:21


Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

1/18/2018
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Carillion bosses won't get their bonuses but will any other action be taken against them? (Image: workers stand in a Wolverhampton office after the company went into liquidation. Credit: Reuters)

Duration: 00:10:53


Say hello to the Bayeux Tapestry

1/17/2018
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The Bayeux Tapestry is set to be displayed in the UK after France agreed it could leave its shores for the first time in 950 years. French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce the loan. Previously he has said the tapestry - which depicts the Norman Conquest of England - would not be transferred before 2020. (Image: The Bayeux Tapestry, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:08:08


Kazakhstan is changing its alphabet

1/17/2018
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Kazakhstan is changing its alphabet. From Cyrillic to Latin. But some people just aren't happy about it... Kazakh journalist Rose Kodabayeva is here to explain. (Image: Factory in Kazakhstan, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:05:11


Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

1/17/2018
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What next for the thousands of construction workers hit by Carillion's collapse? (Image: a worker walks into a Carillion construction site. Credit: Reuters)

Duration: 00:11:38


The Rohingya and ethnic cleansing

1/16/2018
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Ethnic cleansing is the greatest crime a government can commit: the mass killing or expulsion of an entire race of people from the country where they have lived all their lives and generations before them. What the government of Myanmar has done to the Rohingya people, according to a committee of MPs, is a classic example of ethnic cleansing. This morning a a Bangladesh government spokesman said it has signed an agreement with Myanmar on what it calls the physical arrangements for their...

Duration: 00:12:31


What next for Carillion employees?

1/16/2018
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24 hours after the death of the company Carillion, thousands of those who worked for them will discover whether they still have job and whether their bills will ever be paid. Jobs are in jeopardy in schools, prisons and hospitals. They don't know whether basic services provided by Carillion will continue. In this podcast Matthew Price is exploring the fallout in Oxfordshire. (Image: Worker outside a Carillion office, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:09:07


Shane McGowan turns 60

1/16/2018
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It was an unexpected marriage, punk and Irish folk - but it worked. The Pogues had a string of hits in the 80s and A Fairy Tale of New York has become part of Christmas tradition. But the man behind the songs, Shane MacGowan has lived a life that has on many occasions taken him to the brink. His intake of drink and drugs - led many to wonder if he'd make it to 30. But, he's defied them all and last night - in front of a sell out crowd at Dublin's National Concert Hall - he celebrated his...

Duration: 00:04:33


Today's business with Dominic O'Connell

1/16/2018
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How much will construction giant Carillion's collapse really cost the government? (Image: sun sets behind construction crane showing Carillion branding. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:11:48


Life as a Rohingya refugee

1/15/2018
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The world's largest refugee camp has sprung up in just five months on a stretch of land in Bangladesh. The Kutupalong camp is one of the biggest, home to 569,000 Rohingya people, most of whom have arrived from Myanmar since August. They walked here - this is their story. (Image: Child's drawing, credit: BBC)

Duration: 00:14:42


Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

1/15/2018
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Carillion on the brink of collapse and the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) to accelerate ‘road revolution’ (Image: A construction crane showing the branding of construction company Carillion. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:11:10


Friday's Business with Lucy Burton

1/12/2018
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Rising fuel prices after oil hit 70 US dollars a barrel for the first time in 3 years.

Duration: 00:14:24


Steven Spielberg on The Post, sexual harassment and Donald Trump

1/12/2018
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An American President at war with the press. Not another Donald Trump story - but a much older one, the 1971 battle between Richard Nixon and newspapers who had got the leak of the government's own top-secret account of the Vietnam War known as the Pentagon Papers. The documents revealing how successive administrations had lied about the war. Steven Spielberg's latest film is The Post, telling the story of how the Washington Post followed the New York Times in challenging the White House...

Duration: 00:12:42


Is this Michael Gove's plan to save the world?

1/11/2018
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Theresa May has pledged to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042. The commitment is part of the government's 25-year plan to improve the natural environment. In this podcast, the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove tells us about his plans to make "our rivers pure", "our seas cleaner" and "our air healthier". (Image: Environment Secretary Michael Gove. Credit: AP)

Duration: 00:17:33


Inside the Royal Society's archives

1/11/2018
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Beneath the Royal Society's imposing headquarters, lies a huge archive housing some of science's most treasured artefacts. Science editor Tom Feilden takes us on a tour. And Brian Cox and Uta Frith tell us about their own scientific inspirations. (Image:Telescope made by Isaac Newton on display at The Royal Society.Credit: Paul Kerley / BBC)

Duration: 00:08:56


Thursday's business with Rob Young

1/11/2018
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Britain's financial services industry after Brexit and how retailers did over Christmas (Image: Union Jack & EU flags on wall cracks. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:11:31

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