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08/11/2013

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

2 hours, 31 minutes

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Fri 8 Nov 2013 06:00

Paddington creator Michael Bond talks to Today

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Today's running order

With Evan Davis and Justin Webb.

  • 8 Nov 2013 06:54:37

    Rugby & Big Data

    Coming up at 0820, Justin Webb explains how the data revolution is benefiting Rugby Union. You can read more here.

  • 8 Nov 2013 10:23:15

    Highlights

    Listen to clips from this morning's programme below:

  • 8 Nov 2013 06:56:34

    Papers

    Here's a round-up of this morning's newspaper headlines:

  • 8 Nov 2013 06:48:56

    Today's running order

    Subject to change


    0615

    Business news with Simon Jack on Twitter's debut on the stock markets yesterday.

     

    0709

    A huge typhoon named 'Super Typhoon Haiyan' is currently hitting the Philippines, thought to be the biggest storm so far this year. Eric Holthaus, a lead meteorologist, updates the Today programme's Justin Webb.

     

    0712

    Business news with Simon Jack.

     

    0720

    The EU is funding a project called Emphasis, and which aims to place sensors in sewerage systems in order to locate bomb making factories in urban areas. Henric Oestmark, research head, Swedish Defence Research Agency, explains more about the project.

     

    0730

    Litigation as a result of poor maternity care is rising, and now represents a fifth of total spending on maternity services, according to a new report from the National Audit Office. Laura Blackwell, director of health value for Money Studies at the National Audit Office, and James (not his real name), a recipient of medical negligence money, debate the issue.

     

    0735

    A huge typhoon named 'Super Typhoon Haiyan' is currently hitting the Philippines, thought to be the biggest storm so far this year. The BBC's Jon Donnison reports from Manila.

     

    0740

    The paper review

     

    0743

    The 1970s hit song 'Convoy' helped start a fad for CB radio - where truckers would talk to each other over the radio, and form a convoy using their call signs. Geraint Lloyd, now a presenter on Radio Cymru was an avid user of the station in the 1980s, and he explains to the Today programme's Justin Webb the popularity of the fad.

     

    0747

    Thought for the day with Vishvapani, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order.

     

    0750

    This week both Christiane Taubira, and the black news anchor Harry Roselmack have written about their fears that racism is rife in France. Nabila Ramdani, a French/Algerian journalist, and Christine Ockrent, a seasoned French TV presenter, debate if the country is racist.

     

    0810

    'Super Typhoon Haiyan' is battering the Philippines. Mahar Lagmay, executive director of the Nationwide Operational Assessments of Hazards (NOAH), discusses the storm, which is thought to be the biggest we have seen this year.

     

    0818

    In every area of life more and more information is being collected and stored. An area where big data is about to make a big difference, is the sport of Rugby Union. The Today programme's Justin Webb reports.

     

    0830

    Litigation as a result of poor maternity care is rising and now represents a fifth of total spending on maternity services, according to a new report from the National Audit Office. Louise Silverton, director of midwifery at the Royal College of Midwives, and Dan Poulter, health minister responsible for maternity services, discuss the findings.

     

    0840

    The Pakistani Taliban has a new head, Mullah Fazlullah, and he takes over after an American drone killed the previous incumbent. Christina Lamb, Sunday Times foreign affairs correspondent, discusses Mr Fazlullah with the Today programme's Evan Davis.

     

    0845

    Twitter had a stunning debut on the stock markets yesterday. James Wise, early-stage technology investor at Balderton Capital, discusses the company's success.

     

    0850

    Business news with Simon Jack

     

    0855

    A new exhibition opening today at the Tate Liverpool looks at the impact of the 'left' on art. Eleanor Clayton, co-curator of the exhibition, and the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz, evaluate if the reception of art has been influenced by left-wing values.

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