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Business news with Simon Jack:
- A new report suggests "zero-hour" contracts have been unfairly demonised. Peter Cheese, the chief executive of the CIPD and Dr Faiza Shaheen who is the head of labour market research at the New Economics Foundation debate the issue.
- A look at the markets, with Paul Kavanagh, a partner at Killik & Co.
- Scott Steedman, Director of the The British Standards Institution (BSI), examines to what extent current financial regulation systems need an overhaul.
Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond, is to set out the white paper - the SNP's "blueprint" for independence - ahead of the referendum in September 2014. Alistair Darling, head of the opposition campaign, Better Together, speaks to the Today programme’s James Naughtie.
Business news with Simon Jack, discussing Gatwick Airport’s half-year results with its chief executive Stewart Wingate.
Protests continue in the Ukranian capital of Kiev, after the country abandoned a pivotal trade agreement with the EU. The BBC’s Moscow correspondent, Steve Rosenberg, reports.
Archaeologists digging at Buddha's birthplace have uncovered remains of the earliest ever "Buddhist shrine". Prof Robin Cunningham, co-director of the excavation, discusses the findings with the Today programme’s John Humphrys.
Women's sexual behaviour is more diverse than their male counterparts for the first time, according to the Lancet’s new report on the nation's sexual health. Prof Kaye Wellings, one of the co-leaders of the survey, discusses.
The paper review.
One of the features of the debate on Scottish independence is the way the press has changed since previous constitutional arguments. The Today programme’s James Naughtie explains more.
Thought for the Day with Canon Angela Tilby.
The married couple suspected of holding three women as slaves for more than 30 years were members of a curious cult based at the Mao Zedong memorial centre in Brixton in the 1970s. Prof Steve Rayner, James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization at Oxford University, speaks to John Humphrys.
Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond, is to set out the white paper - the SNP's "blueprint" for independence - ahead of the referendum in September 2014. Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, discusses the paper and Brian Taylor, BBC Scotland political editor, provides analysis.
Women's sexual behaviour is more diverse than their male counterparts for the first time, according to the Lancet’s new report on the nation's sexual health. Dr Terri Apter, a psychologist at the University of Cambridge, and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, co-editor of the feminist blog The Vagenda, analyse.
Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond, is to set out the white paper - the SNP's "blueprint" for independence - ahead of the referendum in September 2014. Sir Tom Hunter, a businessman who is undecided on which way to vote, joins the Today programme’s James Naughtie.
England cricketer Jonathan Trott returned home from the Ashes tour of Australia due to "a stress related illness". Former cricketer Graeme Fowler discusses whether professional sportsmen are particularly susceptible to stress, depression and mental illness.
We hear a lot about the success of Silicon Valley and attempts to replicate that success at 'Tech City' in London, but what lessons can be learnt in terms of building an innovative tech industry? YouTube founding team member Brent Hurley speaks to Simon Jack.
Translators will go head to head in a ‘duel’ on 26 November as part of a Free Word Centre event in East London. Daniel Hahn and Rosalind Harvey, two of the competitors, join the Today Programme’s John Humphrys.
Significant levels of sexual violence, including rape, are being carried out by children against children, according to an official report. Sue Berelowitz, deputy children’s commissioner for England, discusses.
On yesterday's programme, Today presenter Evan Davis asked Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne whether the government’s intervention over the cap on payday loans represented a significant departure from the Conservative’s free market philosophy. Andrew Lilico, fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs, and Anne McElvoy, public policy and education editor at The Economist, debate.