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12/10/2013

Morning news and current affairs. Including Yesterday in Parliament, Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

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Sat 12 Oct 2013 07:00

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In today's programme...

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  • 12 Oct 2013 07:22:40

    Today's running order

    Subject to change

    0709

    A boat carrying an estimated 200 migrants has capsized off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa where a shipwreck last week left more than 300 dead. Italian coast guard and Maltese government officials say a search and rescue operation is underway. BBC Europe correspondent Matthew Price explains events from Lampedusa.

     

    0716

    A Royal Charter aimed at underpinning self-regulation of the press has been published by the government. BBC political correspondent Tim Reid explains the controversial deal.

     

    0719

    The African Union might decide to cease cooperation with the International Criminal Court, at an extraordinary summit starting today in Ethiopia. Africa correspondent Andrew Harding reports from Johannesburg.

     

    0722

    Pressure has further intensified on the government to consider ways of reducing costs on energy bills after energy firm SSE put prices up by 8%. Paul Lewis of Radio 4's Money Box Live explains what options the government has to lower bills.

     

    0732

    On Friday, JP Morgan Chase posted its first quarterly loss under its charismatic chairman Jamie Dimon, who had been credited for steering the bank safely through the financial crisis. Gillian Tett, assistant editor at the Financial Times, explains the significance of the loss.

     

    0737

    The paper review.

     

    0740

    Jonny Dymond reports from New York City on the amount of ‘big data’ that is currently available. What are the dangers of collecting it? And what potential does it have?

     

    0744

    Thought for the day with Reverend Roy Jenkins.

     

    0750

    Northern Ireland's Health Minister has asked officials to look at a case in which a pregnant woman who stood no chance of giving birth to a child that would survive, had to travel to England for a termination. David Ford, Northern Ireland Justice Minister, considers whether the law in Northern Ireland relating to cases such as these, should be changed.

     

    0810

    A boat carrying an estimated 200 migrants has capsized off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa where a shipwreck last week left more than 300 dead. Italian coast guard and Maltese government officials say a search and rescue operation is underway. Lawrence Jolles, UNHCR representative for southern Europe, offers his perspective on the events.

     

    0813

    Writer and tuba player Elizabeth Eshelman explains that the tuba is misunderstood and could move away from its ungainly image.

     

    0817

    When Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head on a school bus last year by the Taliban for championing girls’ education, two of her friends were also injured. One of them, Shazia Ramzan, suffered gun wounds to the neck and shoulder. She and her family faced threats and intimidation in Pakistan and lived under constant guard. Fifteen-year-old Shazia has now been granted a student visa to study here and this August started college in South Wales. Today programme reporter Zubeida Malik finds out how she is settling in.

     

    0831

    An agreement on a Royal Charter aimed at underpinning self-regulation of the press has been reached by the three main political parties. Jonathan Freedland a journalist from The Guardian, and Harriet Harman, deputy leader of the Labour Party, examine the new deal.

     

    0833

    We are renting homes, streaming music, hiring bikes and sharing cars. Are we moving away from the idea of owning things? Today programme's Zubeida Malik reports. Jesse Norman, a Conservative MP, and Benita Matofska, founder of 'Chief Sharer', discuss modern ownership.

     

    0845

    The papers review.

     

    0848

    Author Bjorn Lomborg explains the findings of his new book which lists 10 of the most important problems facing the world today.

     

    0853

    An artist who specialises in illustrating court scenes for the media made legal history this week when she was allowed to sketch inside an English courtroom during a hearing. Brian Farmer, from the Press Association, and Priscilla Coleman, the artist who was given the special permission, explains its significance.


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