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    1. It is 50 years since Martin Luther King’s March on Washington, where he gave his “I have a dream” speech from the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall. This weekend the anniversary is marked with a re-enactment rally; part commemoration, part celebration. I will be broadcasting from there from ...

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    2. I’ve listened in on team radio and observed in plenty of garages, but never sat plugged into the famous ‘prat perch’ and got a detailed insight into operations.

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    3. Earlier this year, we did something that had never been done before: 5 live Sports Extra broadcast the very first commentary of a game of netball on UK radio.   

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    4. Over the course of three days in Ireland the 97th Giro d’Italia rolled past many things dyed or painted pink; sheep, horses, pylons, water skiers, windmills and the hairdo of the mayor of Belfast to name a few.

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    5. It’s five days from Bradford City's day in the spotlight at Wembley as they prepare to take part in the Capital One League Cup Final against Swansea on Sunday.

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    6. Squash is one of eight sports competing for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics – the others are baseball/softball, karate, in-line speed skating, sport climbing, wakeboarding, wushu and wrestling.

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    7. I spent an afternoon on an industrial estate just outside Cambridge during the week meeting the men and women who spend all day watching it - 9am until 6pm. Then it's back to their families for tea.

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    8. The USGA understandably take security very seriously and the course and the surrounding streets are on lock down. Then when you get off the bus there are the individual checks, similar to the ones you'd see at any airport. Leaving your room key, your mobile phone and recording equipment in on...

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    9. To mark 5 live’s 20th anniversary, on 28th March we’re asking “Has 5 live changed your life?”

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    10. BBC Radio 5 live has a brand new homepage. We began testing the new look back in June as part of a wider BBC radio online project. Today we've launched this project as BBC iPlayer Radio. It sees all BBC radio networks switch to a common look and feel, as well as launch our first BBC radio smar...

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    11. The Radio Academy Awards (formerly the Sonys) are probably the biggest night of the year for the radio industry and last night was a big success for 5 live. We picked up 3 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze awards. All the winners are listed below, but I wanted to particularly mention the 3 gold award ...

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    12. We have some very, very sad news to share with you. 'Rachel', our dear friend, a doctor, and an alcoholic in recovery, died several weeks ago. Rachel (not her real name) last appeared on our programme in March.

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    13. Human beings have long evolved to accommodate the fact the world turns according to periods of light and darkness, day and night. Our bodies can anticipate, not just react to, that circadian rhythm (circadia means 'about a day'). The body can prepare the immune system to adapt to what is coming....

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