Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
Wednesday's running order
With Mishal Husain and Sarah Montague.
Programme HighlightsBrooks Newmark and Sir Menzies Campbell debate the UK's view on resettling Syria refugees.
Today's running order
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The number of over-90s brought to A&E by ambulance in England has risen by 81% in the past three years, figures highlighted by Labour show. The BBC’s Adam Brimelow examines.
Business news with Simon Jack.
- The BBC’s Linda Yueh discusses the economic outlook to come from US President Barack Obama’s annual State of the Union address.
- The European Commission is to set new rules covering proprietary trading. Alexandra Carr, regulatory lawyer from Mayer Brown, discusses.
Some of the "most vulnerable" Syrian refugees will be temporarily resettled in the UK, Deputy PM Nick Clegg says. The BBC’s Ross Hawkins keeps us up to date.
One in four children in developing countries is unable to read in what the UN organisation UNESCO is calling a "global learning crisis". The BBC’s Aleem Maqbool takes a closer look.
The paper review.
Susan Hulme looks at Yesterday in Parliament.
US President Barack Obama has described 2014 as the year that the US military camp at Guantanamo Bay should close, in his State of the Union address. Mark Denbeaux, who represents several detainees at Guantanamo, analyses.
Scientists at Oxford University have used virtual reality to reduce the height of volunteers, who then reported more negative feelings, such as being incompetent and dislikeable. Daniel Freeman, who led the research, discusses the findings.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney is to meet Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond in Edinburgh on 29 January to discuss his take on an independent Scotland keeping the pound. Monique Ebell, a research fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, assesses.
The BBC’s Nick Bryant looks closely at US President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.
Business news with Simon Jack. The Turkish central bank has hiked its benchmark interest rate from 4.5% to 10% in a move that surprised markets. Jim O’Neill, former chief economist at Goldman Sachs, analyses.
Labour peers are trying to change the law in England to ban smoking in cars while a child is inside. Shadow public health minister Luciana Berger and Simon Clark, director of the smokers’ lobby group Forest, examine.
Some of the "most vulnerable" Syrian refugees will be temporarily resettled in the UK, Deputy PM Nick Clegg says. The BBC’s Jim Muir reports.
Today’s Sima Kotecha looks at how a nail bar in High Barnet is aiming to stop girls becoming involved in gangs.
The paper review.
A concert is taking place to mark the 300th anniversary of the birth of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the son of Johann Sebastian Bach. The conductor Rebecca Miller discusses.
Thought for the Day with the writer Rhidian Brook.
Matthew Barzun, US Ambassador to London, discusses US President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.
Some of the "most vulnerable" Syrian refugees will be temporarily resettled in the UK, Deputy PM Nick Clegg says. Conservative MP Brooks Newmark analyses, before former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell speaks to presenter Sarah Montague.
What does Google’s decision to buy the British artificial intelligence company Deep Mind tell us about how far artificial intelligence has progressed? Murray Shanahan, professor of cognitive robotics at Imperial College London, and Dr Stuart Armstrong, from the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, debate.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney is to meet Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond in Edinburgh on 29 January to discuss his take on an independent Scotland keeping the pound. Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp, chief executive of Business for Scotland, and Scotland’s shadow finance minister Iain Gray debate.
The number of over-90s brought to A&E by ambulance in England has risen by 81% in the past three years, figures highlighted by Labour show. Jane Ashcroft, chief executive of Anchor Care Homes, speaks to Sarah Montague.
Business news with Simon Jack. Judy Lowe, deputy chairman of CITB, discusses Nationwide's report on housing prices.
The BBC has spoken to a Kenyan man who claims he is part of al-Shabab, the Somali-based Islamist group linked to al-Qaeda. The BBC’s Mark Lowen reports.
Scientists from the Universities of Birmingham, Münster and London's Royal Academy of Music have analysed the musical hierarchy between musicians playing in a group together, based on how they make timing corrections. Adrian Bradbury, from the Royal Academy of Music, discusses; before the Chamber Domaine play out the programme.