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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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Episodes

The future of tuition fees

2/19/2018
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Prime Minister Theresa May is announcing that she wants to change things for students in England. She says they face "one of the most expensive systems of university tuition in the world" and that our attitude to higher education is outdated. A new independent review will look at fees and student finance, as well as more technical degrees - but does it go far enough? (Image: University graduates; Credit: Press Association)

Duration:00:11:48

A mother's fight for medical cannabis

2/19/2018
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Six year-old Alfie Dingley has a rare form of epilepsy which showed signs of improving after he took medical cannabis oil. His parents have applied for a licence for the drug, which is illegal in the UK, saying that it has a "miracle" effect and drastically reduces his seizures. But the government has rejected the application - a decision that Alfie's mother Maggie Deacon wants to appeal. (Image: Maggie Deacon and her son Alfie Dingley; Credit: Maggie Deacon/PA Wire)

Duration:00:09:10

Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

2/19/2018
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How do employers treat their staff when they become pregnant? And is the restaurant trade running into trouble? (Image: pregnant woman. Credit: BBC)

Duration:00:11:48

Placido Domingo on Puccini's Tosca

2/16/2018
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It's not far off half a century since Placido Domingo sang for the first time in this country, as the hero - Cavaradossi - in Puccini's Tosca. No opera singer in our time has sung so many roles to such acclaim nor given so many performances. Soon it will be 4000. And still, in his late 70s, he's singing - and conducting. He's in London now to conduct that same opera,Tosca, at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Jim Naughtie's been speaking to him about why it still matters so much to...

Duration:00:06:30

Friday's business with Rob Young

2/16/2018
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Businesses propose plan to solve UK trade deadlock with EU after Brexit

Duration:00:11:49

Homeless in Westminster

2/15/2018
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On Wednesday morning a man who had been sleeping rough was found dead. His story is getting a lot of attention - and that's because of where he was sleeping - in an underground tunnel in Westminster that leads directly in to Parliament. (Image: Homeless person at Westminster, credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:08:10

Brexit and the job creation quandary

2/15/2018
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More jobs are created in this country by small and medium sized businesses than all the big companies put together. But can companies cope with regulations out of Brussels? A survey carried out for Harvard Kennedy politics school suggests most SMEs want to stay in the customs union and the single market after Brexit. (Image: European flags, credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:10:44

Thursday's business with Dharshini David

2/15/2018
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Does GKN's plan to avoid a hostile takeover by Melrose look workable?

Duration:00:11:20

Zuma deadline looms

2/14/2018
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No one can force Jacob Zuma to resign - only the parliament can do that. So what options are left for the President of South Africa that the ANC now want rid of? (Image: Jacob Zuma, credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:04:11

John Cleese on what's changed in comedy

2/14/2018
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Fawlty Towers was perhaps the most famous sitcom British television has ever produced. Just 12 episodes 40 years ago and it's never been bettered. And now John Cleese, the man who starred in it and helped create it and once said he'd never work for the BBC again, is about to appear in another sitcom - 'Hold the Sunset' - with Alison Steadman. In this podcast we ask him... what took so long? (Image: John Cleese, credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:08:38

Wednesday's business with Dharshini David

2/14/2018
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UK growth is expected to be outstripped by growth in the Eurozone. What's driving it?

Duration:00:11:51

Fake news, terrorism and Facebook

2/13/2018
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Facebook has insisted it is leading the way in the fight against terrorist propaganda online. Monika Bickert, Facebook's head of global policy management, said they were developing tools to allow the social network to catch this kind of content before anyone in their community reports it to them. This pordcast looks at security online. (Image: Facebook and old newsfeed, credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:13:42

The tangled world of clown politics

2/13/2018
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Elections are underway for a new President for the world's clowns. One of the front runners is a British clown, Andy Davis from Lowestoft. The campaign comes at the end of what has been a turbulent year for the clown community. A new clown horror movie and sightings of so-called killer clowns lurking on streets have only added to a feeling amongst some that the long history of clowning is under threat and they are falling out of fashion. (Image: Clowns in a row, credit: PA)

Duration:00:04:50

Tuesday's business with Dharshini David

2/13/2018
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Has inflation peaked? We look ahead to this morning figures and ask if they will lead to higher interest rates (Image: the Bank of England. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:12:26

McMafia: Just how realistic is it?

2/12/2018
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McMafia is the the BBC's new crime offering - it focuses on the foreign criminals who use Britain as a safe haven. So just how realistic is it? (Image: Alex Godman, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:07:35

Oxfam sexual misconduct scandal

2/12/2018
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Oxfam officials will try to convince the government it should keep its government funding - despite claims of sexual misconduct by its aid workers. The charity has been accused of concealing the findings of an inquiry into claims staff used prostitutes while delivering aid in Haiti in 2011. In this podcast we explore what should be the next step as Oxfam denies a cover-up and officials will meet International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt later. (Image: Oxfam sign, credit: Getty...

Duration:00:11:04

Monday's business with Dharshini David

2/12/2018
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What lies ahead for stock markets after £3trn was wiped off the value of shares last week? (Image: traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:11:46

Friday's business with Dharshini David

2/9/2018
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Shares around the world have been tumbling again (Image : Shares in the Nikkei are down Credit: European Photopress Agency)

Duration:00:11:42

Westminster sexual harassment report

2/8/2018
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MPs found to have bullied or harassed their staff will have to write a letter of apology and undergo training, under new proposals. In more serious cases, they could be suspended or forced to face a public vote on their future. The plans were drawn up by a cross-party committee after widespread allegations of sexual harassment. In this podcast we hear about the new proposals that are being put in place to tackle harassment in Parliament. (Image: Westminster through a spy hole, credit:...

Duration:00:12:50

Sir Ian McKellen on playing King Lear and Kevin Spacey

2/8/2018
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Sir Ian McKellen is returning to the London stage later this year - he will play King Lear at the Duke of York's Theatre. It could be the last time you get the chance to see Sir Ian in that or any other Shakespeare role... (Image: Sir Ian McKellen, credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:09:05

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