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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

Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

12/18/2017
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What's happening to the crypto-currency Bitcoin?

Duration: 00:11:40


Underage sexting

12/18/2017
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The government is expected to announce a consultation on updating relationships and sex education to deal with online pornography, sexting and the need to stay safe online. Justin Webb has been speaking to a family of one teenager in Leicestershire who found the police at their door after he received an explicit message. (Image: Teenager texting, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:10:16


The archbishop of Canterbury on the Church of England

12/15/2017
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This has been a year of public tragedies - that terrible unforgettable inferno in Grenfell Tower and the terror attacks in Manchester and on Westminster and London Bridge. For many the year will end with prayers for those who perished. In this podcast we talk to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, about what role the church should play in the UK today. (Image: Justin Welby, credit: BBC)

Duration: 00:15:12


Grenfell Tower: Six months on

12/15/2017
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This week marks six months since the fire which devastated a community in West London, killing 71 people. Today, most of those who lost their homes the night of the Grenfell Tower fire are still in temporary accommodation. In this podcast we are focusing on the stories of residents like Rashida who lived on the 15th floor of the tower and who escaped with her ten-year-old daughter Hayam. Half a year later they are still living in a hotel. We've also been hearing about the extraordinary...

Duration: 00:30:41


Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

12/14/2017
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How does the Church of England manage its £7.8bn investment fund? (Image: The Right Rev David Walker, the Bishop of Manchester and deputy chair of the Church Commissioners. Credit: BBC)

Duration: 00:12:15


Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

12/13/2017
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The US Federal Reserve is expected to raise its interest rates - is it right to do so? (Image: Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:11:52


'I hate Jane Austen'

12/12/2017
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Jane Austen is on our new £10 notes and barely a year goes by without a new television or film adaptation of her work. But a programme being broadcast called 'I Hate Jane Austen' - the 'I' being the journalist and restaurant critic Giles Coren who presents it. Are you an Austen fan? (Image: Jane Austen, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:06:29


The UK's 'special' relationship with the US

12/12/2017
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Britain's relationship with the United States is important. Whether we have a "special" relationship is another matter altogether. But it matters a lot - perhaps more than ever now that we are facing life outside the European Union. In this podcast we hear about that special relationship from the US ambassador to the UK as well as the former British ambassador in the US and Labour MP Stella Creasy. (Image: Donald Trump, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:13:45


Trees talk... to each other

12/12/2017
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Did you know that trees can communicate with each other? Listen to this podcast and you might never walk through woods the same again. (Image: Trees in a wood, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:07:54


Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

12/12/2017
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What does the future hold for the UK economy after Brexit?

Duration: 00:11:51


Monday's business with Rob Young

12/11/2017
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Theresa May hails new optimism in Brexit talks that will allow the UK and EU to move on to building "bold new economic and security relationships". So what might that economic relationship look like? (Image: David Davis on the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday. Credit: BBC)

Duration: 00:11:46


House of Cards post Spacey - what now?

12/5/2017
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No Frank Underwood, no House of Cards? No way. The TV drama that became a global hit is to go on without its star, the President, played by Kevin Spacey who faces numerous allegations of sexual harassment Lord Dobbs is a Conservative Peer and creator of the original House of Cards. He's also the executive producer of the Netflix adaptation. He gives a small insight into how the series will write out Spacey. (Image: Frank Underwood, credit: MRC II Distribution Company L.P/Netflix)

Duration: 00:05:12


Brexit and Ireland... again!

12/5/2017
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You might be sick of it at this stage but the Brexit border question rolls on. Ministers say no part of the UK will be treated differently in the Brexit talks as Labour branded their approach an "embarrassment". No agreement has been reached with the EU after a DUP backlash against proposals for the Irish border. In this podcast we hear from Lord Peter Ricketts, permanent secretary at the foreign office from 2006 - 2010 and ambassador to France from 2012-2016, and David Jones, Conservative...

Duration: 00:11:46


Churchill and his legacy

12/5/2017
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Winston Churchill must be one of the most recognisable names in British politics. Now the early days of World War Two have been documented in a new film The Darkest Hour. 'Not another one,' you might think but... this one gets the seal of approval from Churchill's family. In this podcast hear Rupert and Emma Soames' (the grandchildren of Winston and Clementine Churchill) and the great man's great grand daughter Emily Nicholson's critique of Churchill. (Image: Winston Churchill inspecting...

Duration: 00:06:05


Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

12/5/2017
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What next for Irish business after the failure to reach a Brexit deal? (Image: traffic crosses the border into Northern Ireland from the Irish Republic. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:12:24


Ai Weiwei: Refugees should be respected

12/4/2017
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Renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has said that refugees are not "beggars" or people to be "pitied" but should be respected because they are "just like us". In his new documentary Human Flow, he describes what he witnessed while visiting the Greek island of Lesbos and how he dealt with such a sensitive subject. (Image: Ai Weiwei, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:07:00


Time to protect undersea cables

12/4/2017
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As the world seems to worry ever more about security - one risk to our safety is deep beneath the water. Undersea cables carry our key communications - including the internet and are crucial to everything we do online. A new report is warning the UK should do more to protect the cables which are under potential threat. In this podcast we hear from Rishi Sunak MP, author of the report "Indispensable but insecure - why protecting undersea cables will save the internet" and Robert Hannigan,...

Duration: 00:07:42


How to get kids to read

12/4/2017
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How do you get kids to move from picture books to text. For many the answer is the the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books which are half comic half text and tell the story of a school weakling called Greg Heffley. The twelfth in the series which has sold more than 185 million copies worldwide is just out. Author of the series Jeff Kinney on the magic behind his pen. (Image: Diary of a Wimpy Kid book cover, credit: PA)

Duration: 00:04:17


Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

12/4/2017
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How will Brexit affect Britain's pharmaceutical industry? (Image: close-up of a variety of pills. Credit: EyeWire Inc.)

Duration: 00:12:03


The mysterious world of human consciousness

11/30/2017
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The Book of the Year, according to Waterstones, is Philip Pullman's La Belle Sauvage: the Book of Dust Volume One. One of the central themes of the book is human consciousness and Philip Pullman's contention that it comes not just from neurons firing in our brains but is something present throughout our body. He is challenged in this podcast by neuroscientist and psychologist Professor Barbara Sahakian. (Photo: Abstract arrangement of a human profile. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:06:32

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