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19/08/2013

Morning news and current affairs with James Naughtie and Evan Davis. Including:

0750
David Miranda, the partner of the journalist who has been prominent in reporting on the surveillance activities of the American National Security Agency was held for nine hours at Heathrow on Sunday for questioning under the Terrorism Act, before being released. The BBC's John Andrew outlines the case.

0810
The prime minister has said that "compromise on all sides" is needed if Egypt is to emerge from the violence of the last week and begin a transition to political stability. The BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen gives his analysis and Foreign Secretary William Hague outlines the government's stance on the conflict.

0820
In 1928 a community-minded soul left £500,000 (now worth £350m) as a bequest to the British government, that would be given to them as soon as the national debt was paid off. Dr D'Maris Coffman, from Newnham College Oxford, and David De Koning, head of communications at Funding Circle, discuss whether crowd funding would be a viable way of clearing national debt.

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In today's programme

With James Naughtie and Evan Davis.

  • 19 Aug 2013 06:55:16

    Today's running order

    Subject to change


    0615

    Business news with Andy Verity on news that manufacturers' organisation EEF publish their three-yearly report into innovation trends within UK manufacturing.


    0709

    News from Egypt suggests the divisions and violence are becoming more entrenched. Some 850 people have died in total since Wednesday, among them 36 or more Muslim Brotherhood prisoners. The BBC's James Reynolds outlines the conflicting reports on the violence and the BBC's Matthew Price reports that there will be a meeting held in Brussels to discuss how Europe might respond.


    0714

    It is estimated that there has been a 40% drop in the number of public toilets across the UK in the last ten years, and the union Unison is claiming that many people are finding it inconvenient. Heather Wakefield, head of local government at Unison, discusses the decline in facilities.


    0717

    Business news with Andy Verity.


    0720

    Researchers at Public Health England have discovered an increase in one of the most severe infections that can affect babies. The Today programme's Nicola Stanbridge reports.


    0722

    Ask FM, the controversial website aimed at young people, will release the results of an internal review into the site and its safety. Alex Holmes, anti-bullying campaigner and member of the UK Council for Internet Safety, outlines what Ask.fm is, and Azeem Azhar, founder of Peerindex.com a social media analytics company, explains why some see the site as a threat.


    0735

    A number of Labour voices have been expressing concern about the party's performance in challenging the government. Deborah Mattinson, former pollster to Labour and founder of Britain Thinks, and Dan Hodges, who used to work for the Labour Party and is now a commentator for the Daily Telegraph, analyse the state of the party.


    0741

    The paper review.


    0744

    A recent study carried out by the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital has proved that snoring can be reduced simply by singing. Alise Ojay, choir director and inventor of "singing for snorers" exercises, explains the method.


    0748

    Thought for the Day with Clifford Longley, a religious commentator.


    0750

    David Miranda, the partner of the journalist who has been prominent in reporting on the surveillance activities of the American National Security Agency was held for nine hours at Heathrow on Sunday for questioning under the Terrorism Act, before being released. The BBC's John Andrew outlines the case.


    0810

    The prime minister has said that "compromise on all sides" is needed if Egypt is to emerge from the violence of the last week and begin a transition to political stability. The BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen gives his analysis and Foreign Secretary William Hague outlines the government's stance on the conflict.


    0820

    In 1928 a community-minded soul left £500,000 (now worth £350m) as a bequest to the British government, that would be given to them as soon as the national debt was paid off. Dr D'Maris Coffman, from Newnham College Cambridge, and David De Koning, head of communications at Funding Circle, discuss whether crowd funding would be a viable way of clearing national debt.


    0835

    Researchers at Public Health England have discovered an increase in one of the most severe infections that can affect babies. Dr Anne Mackie, director of UK National Screening Committee, explains that it is not as straightforward as screening everyone.


    0839

    Business news with Andy Verity.


    0841

    Workers who spend their day outside are facing increasing problems in finding a toilet because government spending cuts have led to many facilities being closed, new research by Unison has warned. Raymond Martin, director of the British Toilet Association, gives his response to the closures.


    0846

    Community leaders have warned that increasing numbers of young black men are converting to Islam and becoming radicalised. The BBC's religious affairs correspondent Robert Pigott reports.

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