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  • Today 01/08/14: Being a surgeon in Gaza

    Fri, 1 Aug 14

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    Tom Bateman speaks to David Nott, a British surgeon working in Gaza hospitals

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  • Today 01/08/14: Is youth politics a waste of time?

    Fri, 1 Aug 14

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    Tim Stanley and Ann Widdecombe debate whether youth politics is a waste of time

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  • Today 01/08/14: Exam body to check 'extra help' data

    Fri, 1 Aug 14

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    The exams regulator Ofqual is to collect information on how many private school students receive extra time in exams, compared with state pupils. The BBC's Tom Bateman reports.

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  • Today 01/08/14: Business with Tanya Beckett

    Fri, 1 Aug 14

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    Could the demise of Portugal's largest bank hamper the country's recovery from recession?

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  • Today 31/07/14: Defence spending 'needs rethink'

    Thu, 31 Jul 14

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    Defence Select Committee chair Rory Stewart and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon discuss Russia's threat to Nato member states

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  • Today 31/07/14: Why are there so few female engineers?

    Thu, 31 Jul 14

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    16% of British engineers are women according to a survey by The Institution of Engineering and Technology. Zoe Conway reports from the Crossrail 2 project on why engineering is a male-dominated industry in the UK

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  • Today 31/07/14: Music teaching 'fails physically impaired'

    Thu, 31 Jul 14

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    Lord Lipsey, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Classical Music, is calling for psychically impaired children to have equal opportunity to learn a musical instrument.

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  • Today 31/07/14: Business with Justin Rowlatt

    Thu, 31 Jul 14

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    Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years - after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders ended in failure.

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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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