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19/01/2013

Morning news and current affairs with James Naughtie and Evan Davis, including:
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Andrew Johnson, director general of the UK Gift Card and Voucher Association, and James Daley, a Which magazine money expert, debate whether the gift card could be the next casualty of the high street.
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The rescue operation of hostages in Algeria has been going on since Thursday. Beatrice Khadige, Bureau Chief for the news agency AFP in Algiers, talks about the situation.
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Lance Armstrong has admitted to taking performance enhancing drugs to help him become a champion cyclist, we will hear him in interview with Oprah Winfrey.
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England's school inspector Ofsted has said this week that it will inspect local authorities with an excess of under-performing schools. Mark Rogers from the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives gives his view.
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Paul Mason, Newsnight's economics editor, and Dr David Brown, senior lecturer in American studies at the University of Manchester, discuss a 150 year-old letter to Lancashire cotton workers from then President Abraham Lincoln.
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Leon Panetta, the American Defense Secretary, talks to James Naughtie about the Algerian hostage situation.

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