Today, 19/11/2013 Today's running order

19 Nov 2013 Last updated at 12:57

Tuesday 19 November

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
  • 19 Nov 2013 08:35:42
    Second-hand pacemakers
    What should be done with pacemakers when the person who uses one dies? The answer, according to a British charity, is to start sending them to developing countries so they can be used again. Tulip Mazumdar reports from India.
    you can hear from a man in Mumbai who says his second-hand heart pacemaker is keeping him alive on @BBCr4today at 8.30GMT

    World Toilet Day

    The view from this loo in Northern Ireland has been revealed to coincide with World Toilet Day, which aims to promote better sanitation around the world.

    BBC News (UK)
    Best view of County Down's coast? It's from a cliff-side loo:

    Gettysburg Address

    James Naughtie looks at the lasting relevance of US President Abraham Lincoln’s address on its 150th anniversary. 

    BBC Radio 4 Today
    Gettysburg Address 150 years on: Abraham Lincoln’s way with words #r4today
    BBC Radio 4 Today
    Coming up at 0820, James Naughtie looks at those 272 words on the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
    Listen to clips from this morning's programme

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

    Today's running order

    Subject to change



    Business news with Tanya Beckett on what questions are being raised by the conduct of former Co-operative Bank chairman Paul Flowers, with former director general of the CBI, Lord Digby Jones.

    - Markets with Laura Lambie, senior investment director at Investec Wealth & Investment.

    - A new report by Which? has found supermarkets are using misleading promotions on multi-buys and discounts over the first six months of 2013, with Richard Lloyd, executive director of Which?.



    Health ministers are expected to publish their substantive response to the report by Robert Francis QC on failings of care at the Mid Staffs NHS trust. Janet Davies, director of nursing at the Royal College of Nursing, discusses the report's response.



    There has been criticism of the way regulators oversaw the elevation of the Methodist minister, Paul Flowers, to the head of the Co-operative Bank. Barry Sheerman, British Labour Co-operative politician, evaluates the situation.



    Business news, with Tanya Beckett discussing the latest figures from budget airline Easyjet with the company's CEO Carolyn McCall.



    A 92-year-old war poet, Dennis Wilson, whose works have only been recently discovered, will attend the poetry reception at Buckingham Palace tonight. Joining the Today programme's John Humphrys, Mr Wilson evaluates his first book, Elegy of a Common Soldier, published last year.



    Leading environmental groups are warning that the government is falling short on its environmental commitments. Sue Armstrong-Brown, head of policy at the RSPB, and Owen Patterson, Secretary of State for Environment, analyse the findings.



    The paper review.



    The beleaguered Toronto mayor, Rob Ford, faces being mayor in all but name, with the council voting on a motion to strip him of his latest powers. The BBC's David Willis reports.



    Thought for the day with Canon Angela Tilby of Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford.



    Senator Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos Jr, a Philippine senator and son of Ferdinand and Imelda, is in Tacloban. He joins the Today programme's James Naughtie to explain the latest in the Philippines.



    Health ministers are expected to publish their substantive response to the report by Robert Francis QC on failings of care in the NHS. Jane Cummings, England’s chief nursing officer, and Debbie Hazeldine, whose mother Ellen died at Stafford hospital in 2008, debate the suggested proposals.



    One hundred and fifty years ago today, US President Abraham Lincoln read the Gettysburg Address. The Today programme’s James Naughtie analyses its impact.



    The Scottish Finance Secretary, John Swinney, will shortly publish an economic analysis paper, with proposals to support businesses in an independent Scotland. Mr Swinney and Brian Taylor, BBC Scotland’s political editor, analyse the proposals.



    A British charity wants to start sending used pacemakers removed from dead people in the UK to developing countries for re-use. The BBC’s global health reporter, Tulip Mazumdar, reports.



    Business news, with Tanya Beckett speaking to Microsoft UK‘s Chief Envisioning Officer Dave Coplin on how technology will be used in the workplace in future.



    Experts in ageing say that the old could help contribute much more to the UK's growth, if only we made more of their mental capital. Professor Tom Kirkwood, dean for ageing at Newcastle University, and Nicola Smith, the TUC’s head of economics, give their views.



    Today, 19 November, has been designated as World Toilet Day by the UN, in a bid to highlight the issue of poor sanitation around the globe. Margaret Batty, WaterAid’s director of policy and campaigns, speaks to the Today programme’s James Naughtie.