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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.

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  • Today 23/04/14: Sol Campbell

    Wed, 23 Apr 14

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    Speaking to the Today programme's Garry Richardson is former England and Arsenal player Sol Campbell, who discusses the sacking of David Moyes.

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  • Today 23/04/14: Violent crime 'continues to fall'

    Wed, 23 Apr 14

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    Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals. The BBC's Mark Easton and Jonathan Shepherd, lead author of the study, discuss.

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  • Today 23/04/14: 'I love Ukraine, but we need stability'

    Wed, 23 Apr 14

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    The BBC's Steve Rosenberg reports from Ukraine's eastern city of Sloviansk.

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  • Today 23/04/14: Led Zeppelin on releasing unheard content

    Wed, 23 Apr 14

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    Jimmy Page & Robert Plant speak to Rebecca Jones about their decision to release previously unheard content from Led Zeppelin.

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  • Today 23/04/14: Business with Simon Jack

    Wed, 23 Apr 14

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    Business news with Simon Jack, looking at President Obama's trip to Asia.

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  • Today 22/04/14: Christian Purslow

    Tue, 22 Apr 14

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    Speaking to the Today programme's Garry Richardson is former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow, who reacts to the news of David Moyes's sacking.

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  • Today 22/04/14: Family Court to give children 'security'

    Tue, 22 Apr 14

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    Justice minister Simon Hughes discusses reforms to the family justice system.

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  • Today 22/04/14: Keeping Moyes 'too great a risk'

    Tue, 22 Apr 14

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    Former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow discusses David Moyes's sacking as Manchester United manager.

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  • Today 22/04/14: Migrant birds 'shot as trophies'

    Tue, 22 Apr 14

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    Wildlife expert Chris Packham and Sergei Golovkin discuss the number of illegal bird hunters operating in Malta.

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  • Today 22/04/14: Business with Simon Jack

    Tue, 22 Apr 14

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    Business news with Simon Jack.

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  • Conflicting accounts of deadly Ukraine shooting

    Mon, 21 Apr 14

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    The BBC's James Reynolds outlines the competing narratives of the Sloviansk shooting.

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  • Cycling boss urges co-operation with doping commission

    Mon, 21 Apr 14

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    The president of the International Cycling Union, Brian Cookson, speaks to Rob Bonnet.

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  • Cameron 'wrong to characterise UK as Christian'

    Mon, 21 Apr 14

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    Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell challenges the prime minister's comments on Britain and religion.

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  • Today 19/04/2014: Abdullah Deghayes’ father: I told my son to stick to aid work

    Sat, 19 Apr 14

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    The father of Abdullah Deghayes, killed in Syria, remembers his son.

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  • Today 14/04/2014: Gender neutral loos for transgender people?

    Sat, 19 Apr 14

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    Jane Fae, who campaigns for transgender rights, discusses gender neutral public toilets.

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  • Today 19/04/2014: Italianglo - the new franglais?

    Sat, 19 Apr 14

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    Ferdinando Giugliano and Jacqueline Visconti on the anglicisation of Italian terms.

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  • Today 18/04/14: Labour recruits Obama's election strategist

    Fri, 18 Apr 14

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    The Labour party has signalled the recruitment of Barack Obama's chief election strategist will not result in them ditching their strategy to focus on what they term as the "cost of living crisis". The party's election co-ordinator, Douglas Alexander, says David Axelrod is fully in tune with Labour's current approach - despite figures out this week showing wages are now rising in line with inflation.

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  • Today 18/04/14:Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed

    Fri, 18 Apr 14

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    A senior cardiologist, who exposed NHS safety fears at his hospital, has won an unfair dismissal case. Doctor Raj Mattu told the Today programme the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust tried to blacken his name, during a witch-hunt that lasted for years. He said he wants a meeting with the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to discuss his treatment.

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  • Today 18/04/14: The long lasting effects of childhood bullying

    Fri, 18 Apr 14

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    According to a study by the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College, children who are bullied can still suffer damaging effects as much as forty years later. Dr Louise Arsenault the senior author discusses the study.

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  • Today 17/04/14: Aakash Chopra

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

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    Speaking to the Today programme's Alison Mitchell is Aakash Chopra, a former India and IPL cricketer, who discusses Kevin Pietersen's start to the IPL season.

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  • Today 17/04/14: Stephanie Houghton

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

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    Speaking to the Today programme's Alison Mitchell is Manchester City and England women's captain Stephanie Houghton, who discusses City's new partnership with the Women's Sport & Fitness Foundation.

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  • Today 17/04/14: The world's first homoerotic stamps

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

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    Estelle Lovatt and David Bailey discuss Finland's decision to produce the "world's first" homoerotic stamps

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  • Today 17/04/14: Starving Syrian children 'eating grass'

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

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    The BBC's Lyse Doucet and Chris Guinness, spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, discuss the inability to send food parcels to Syria.

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  • Today 17/04/14: Catholic poll 'needs transparency'

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

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    Father Marcus Stock and Jean Riordan discuss the Roman Catholic Church's decision to turn down a request for the results of a sexual ethics survey to be made public.

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  • Today 17/04/14: Business with Andy Verity

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

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    Business news with Andy Verity, looking at the Co-operative Group's expected losses.

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