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

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Sat 23 Nov 2013 08:00

Saving lives at sea

Saving small children at sea – MSF migrant rescue diary

The diary of MSF doctor Erna Rijnierse aboard a rescue ship in the Mediterranean.

Today's running order

With Mishal Husain and Sarah Montague.

  • 23 Nov 2013 07:44:02

    Running order

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    The paper review.



    The attorney general Dominic Grieve has said politicians need to wake up to the corruption taking place in some minority communities. The BBC’s political correspondent, Tom Barton, reports.



    According to new NHS figures, hospitals in England are taking longer to discharge patients even though they're fit to leave. The BBC’s health correspondent, Adam Brimelow, finds out more.



    Yesterday in Parliament, with Mark D’Arcy, the BBC’s parliamentary correspondent.



    A new film, Bayou Maharajah, exploring the life and music of celebrated New Orleans pianist James Booker is set to have its UK premiere, 23 November. Lily Keber, the film’s director, speaks to the Today programme’s Sarah Montague.



    The Scottish government will publish its White Paper on independence for Scotland on Tuesday 26 November. The Today programme’s James Naughtie discusses this big day in the independence debate with fellow presenter Mishal Husain.



    The paper review.



    The leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony, is reported to be discussing the terms of his possible surrender with the government of the Central African Republic. The Today programme’s Mike Thomson reports, with rare access to an LRA defector with close links to Joseph Kony.



    Thought for the Day, with theologian and writer Vicky Beeching.



    Following this week’s revelations regarding the Co-op Bank’s former chairman, Reverend Paul Flowers, has there been a wider effect on the co-operative movement and its political arm, the Co-op Party? Gareth Thomas, the Chair of the Co-op Party, discusses.



    The Church of England's general synod voted overwhelmingly in favour of proposals for women bishops this week. Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the chaplain to the speaker of the House of Commons, discusses.



    Five Britons arrested by Russian authorities during a Greenpeace protest in the Arctic have been freed on bail after two months in detention. Executive director of Greenpeace UK, John Sauven, speaks to the Today programme’s Mishal Husain.



    The Obama administration will push back the open enrolment season for Obamacare health insurance in 2015 by a month, to give insurance companies more time to determine their rates. Tom Daschle, former US democrat majority leader, explains.



    Earlier this week a charity called for more time to be given at pedestrian crossings so that the elderly and infirm could get across before the lights change.  The Today programme’s Tom Feilden discovers more.



    Talks on Iran's nuclear programme are reported to have made 'considerable progress'. The BBC’s Middle East Editor, Jeremy Bowen, examines.



    The attorney general Dominic Grieve has said politicians need to wake up to the corruption taking place in some minority communities. The Today programme’s Sarah Montague is joined by Khalid Mahmood, Labour MP for Perry Barr.



    The paper review.



    Soldiers from an undercover unit used by the British army in Northern Ireland killed unarmed civilians, former members told BBC One's Panorama. General Sir Mike Jackson, the army’s chief of the general staff between 2003 and 2006, speaks to the Today programme’s Mishal Husain.



    The Labour leader Ed Miliband will shortly take his turn to pick his favourite records on Desert Island Discs. The BBC’s political correspondent Chris Mason speaks to past guests and presenters.

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