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17/06/2009

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 17 June 2009

Presented by James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.

The head of the International Atomic Energy agency, Mohammed ElBaradei, has encouraged international engagement with Tehran so that it has less incentive to create a nuclear bomb. Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen discusses his interview with Mr ElBaradei.

Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling discusses the Tory policy on ID cards.

Four years after Hurricane Katrina hit, thousands of New Orleans residents are still living in temporary accommodation despite having been assured they would be re-homed. Correspondent James Coomarasamy speaks to some of those affected.

Race Relations Co-ordinator in South Belfast Denise Wright and Malcolm Morgan, pastor at Belfast City Church, discuss attacks on Romanians in Belfast.

Professor Terence Stephenson discusses his argument that smoking should be banned in cars when children are passengers.

Danny Shaw examines why dealing with drink-dependent offenders is a growing part of probation work.

Thought for the Day with Professor Mona Siddiqui, of the University of Glasgow.

Chancellor Alistair Darling discusses the analysis of financial regulation in his Mansion House speech and debates the future of public sector spending.

Mass protests are continuing in Iran over the nation's disputed election poll. Reporter Jack Izzard attempts to gauge the public's opinion in Iran.

Matthew Richardson of Press TV (one of Iran's state broadcasters) and Dr Reza Molavi, director of the Centre of Iranian studies at Durham University, discuss if a recount of some votes could change the outcome of the Iranian election.

For most of 1941, the siege of the Libyan port Tobruk frustrated Field Marshall Rommel and his Afrika Korps and turned the tide of World War II in North Africa. Rommel's driver Rudolph Schneider discusses his experiences with the historian Rob Lyman and British veteran John Riggs.

Former Chancellor Lord Lawson and Howard Davies, director of the LSE, discuss whether the regulatory system is to blame for the credit crunch.

The anti-cancer properties of carrots are more potent if the vegetable is not cut up before cooking, research shows. Chef Phil Vickery considers if the whole carrot is better than the sum of its parts.

The UK Film Council has commissioned a wide-ranging study into the cultural impact of film. John Woodward, CEO of the UK Film Council and British TV and film director Tom Hooper discuss what UK films reveal about Britishness and cultural identity.

Does psychotherapy do more harm than good? An Intelligence Squared debate at the Royal Geographical Society is addressing the issue. Former psychotherapist Jeffrey Masson and government adviser Lord Layard put forward their sides of the argument.

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