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06/04/2013

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 06 April 2013

Morning news and current affairs with Sarah Montague and Evan Davis. Including Sports Desk, Weather, Thought for the Day.

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Sweeping changes to the tax system come into force today - including the scrapping of the 50p rate. Warnings from North Korea that it cannot guarantee the safety of foreign diplomats have been largely dismissed by the international community. And how many real friends do we need?

  • 6 Apr 2013 08:48:32

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    How many friends do you need? Justin Bieber said this week that he only has four. Social media like Facebook allows us to have hundreds if not thousands. Nikki Moore, founder of the online technology site girlgeekchic.com, and Sarfraz Manzoor, writer and broadcaster, discuss whether having so few friends is good or bad for you.

  • 6 Apr 2013 08:53:33

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    Helen Fawkes, who has cancer, outlines her own "bucket list".
  • 6 Apr 2013 08:44:23

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    It has been a year since the Today programme started to go to Liberia - the idea was to take a much closer look at an African country to reveal things that our everyday coverage would never reach. The Today programme's James Naughtie reports from the capital Monrovia.

  • 6 Apr 2013 08:43:37

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    A look at the morning's paper.

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