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  • Today 30/07/14: Ebola's effect on small communities

    Wed, 30 Jul 14

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    Tulip Mazumder reports from Guinea, where the Ebola outbreak started back in March.

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  • 30/07/14: Krautrockers 'influenced Bowie to Sex Pistols'

    Wed, 30 Jul 14

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    Rebecca Jones speaks to Can band member Irmin Schmidt and Future Days author David Stubbs about the German bands behind 'Krautrock'.

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  • Today 30/07/14: Ed Balls 'supports bonus clawback plan'

    Wed, 30 Jul 14

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    Shadow chancellor Ed Balls discusses the Bank of England's bonus clawback plan.

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  • Today 30/07/14: Business with Justin Rowlatt

    Wed, 30 Jul 14

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    12 mins

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    What to expect from Barclays' latest results and a campaign to cut the VAT charged on attractions and tourist accomodation from 20% to 5%.

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  • Today 29/07/14: West Africa's biggest ever Ebola outbreak

    Tue, 29 Jul 14

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    Most border crossings in Liberia have been closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to try to halt the spread of the virus. Justin Webb speaks to John Oxford, Professor of Virology at Queen Mary

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  • Today 29/07/14: Is Fifty Shades of Grey appropriate for a first date?

    Tue, 29 Jul 14

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    Diana Mather and Rosamund Urwin discuss who it is appropriate to invite to the cinema to watch Fifty Shades of Grey.

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  • Today 29/07/14: Face dimensions 'affect first impressions'

    Tue, 29 Jul 14

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    Psychologist Tom Hartley says small changes in the dimensions of a face can make it appear more trustworthy, dominant or attractive.

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  • Today 29/07/14: Business with Justin Rowlatt

    Tue, 29 Jul 14

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    EU ambassadors are meeting in Brussels as Europe plans to ratchet up the sanctions on Russia. But is the real issue the impact of sanctions on the countries that impose them? Justin Rowlatt finds out.

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  • Today 28/07/14: Comedians' attire 'very important'

    Mon, 28 Jul 14

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    Comedians Tom Allen and Elizabeth Hotson discuss the importance of on-stage attire.

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  • Today 28/07/14: Experiments 'homing in on origin of life'

    Mon, 28 Jul 14

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    Tom Feilden looks at ongoing attempts to understand the origins of life.

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