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24/02/2014

Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day.

3 hours

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Mon 24 Feb 2014 06:00

100 seats in 100 days

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Today visits 100 constituencies before the General Election polling day on May 7.

The Listeners’ Election

The Listeners’ Election

Tell us what you think politicians should be focusing on in this election.

Monday's running order

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.

  • 24 Feb 2014 08:43:00

    Programme Highlights


    Oldest Holocaust survivor 'played over 100 concerts' at concentration camp


  • 24 Feb 2014 08:43:26


    The US learning revolution


  • 24 Feb 2014 06:19:56

    Provisional running order

    Subject to change.


    0615

    Business news with Simon Jack.

    -       Ministers from both the UK and Scottish governments are in north-east Scotland to set out plans for the future of the North Sea oil and gas industry. Sir Ian Wood, author of the Wood Report – a review into the industry – discusses.

    -       Vodafone shareholders are to begin receiving part of a £49.4bn windfall following the mobile phone group's sale of its stake in US group Verizon Wireless for £78bn.

    -       The BBC’s Mark Gregory reports from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

     

    0630

    Ukraine's new interim President Oleksandr Turchynov has said the country will focus on closer integration with the EU. The BBC’s Olexiy Solohubenko analyses.

     

    0634

    Ministers from both the UK and Scottish governments are in north-east Scotland to set out plans for the future of the North Sea oil and gas industry. The BBC’s Colin Blane reports.

     

    0638

    The paper review.

     

    0642

    Despite big brands saying they are trying to improve conditions in South Asian clothing factories, child labour and poor working conditions are still huge problems. The BBC’s Rahul Tandon has been looking at the scale of the challenge in the cotton fields of India.

     

    0646

    The BBC’s Mark Lowen reports on the whereabouts of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, which are still unknown.

     

    0650

    Many of Jimmy Savile's victims who complained about what he had done were ignored or ridiculed throughout the 70s and 80s, according to a report commissioned by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary. John Cameron, head of the NSPCC's helpline, analyses.

     

    0654

    British competitors have ended the 2014 Sochi Winter Games with four medals as the competition came to a close on Sunday after 17 days of competition. Liz Nicholl, chief executive of UK sport, discusses.

     

    0710

    Ukraine's new interim President Oleksandr Turchynov has said the country will focus on closer integration with the EU. The BBC’s Duncan Crawford reports.

     

    0715

    Business news with Simon Jack. UK housebuilder Bovis Homes are set to release their full-year results. The firm’s chief executive David Ritchie assesses.

     

    0720

    Ministers from both the UK and Scottish governments are in north-east Scotland to set out plans for the future of the North Sea oil and gas industry. Energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey joins presenter James Naughtie.

     

    0725

    The oldest known survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, Alice Herz-Sommer, has died in London at the age of 110. A film about her life has been nominated for best short documentary at next month's Academy Awards. Frederic Bohbot, producer of the documentary - The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life - pays tribute.

     

    0730

    Exactly 15 years ago Sir William Macpherson published his report into the investigation of the murder of Stephen Lawrence, concluding that the Metropolitan Police were "institutionally racist". Stephen Lawrence's mother Doreen - now Baroness Lawrence – speaks to presenter Sarah Montague.

     

    0735

    The paper review.

     

    0740

    Campaigns from either side of the Scottish independence debate have changed gear in the last few weeks. Today’s James Naughtie visits both, to get a glimpse of their tactics, methods and hopes.

     

    0745

    Thought for the Day, with Reverend Professor David Wilkinson, principal of St John's College, Durham University.

     

    0750

    The European Union is showing support for the new leadership in Ukraine, dispatching its foreign affairs chief Baroness Ashton to Kiev to meet the interim President Oleksandr Turchynov. The BBC’s Gavin Hewitt reports.

     

    0810

    Ministers from both the UK and Scottish governments are in north-east Scotland to set out plans for the future of the North Sea oil and gas industry ahead of the referendum on Scottish independence in September. SNP leader Alex Salmond discusses.


    0820

    The captain of the Jamican bobsled team, Winston Watts, tells us his experiences of the Sochi Winter Games, how the film Cool Runnings inspired him, and his hopes for the future of bobsleighing in Jamaica.

     

    0830

    Sarah Montague has been to Silicon Valley for BBC Radio 4’s new series My Teacher is an App, looking at how technology is leading a “learning revolution” in the US.

     

    0835

    Business news with Simon Jack. Bronek Masojada, chief executive of Hiscox Insurers, discusses the effect of recent flooding on the firm’s profits.

     

    0840

    Exactly 15 years ago Sir William Macpherson published his report into the investigation of the murder of Stephen Lawrence, concluding that the Metropolitan Police were "institutionally racist". Craig Mackey, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, discusses.

     

    0845

    Anne Applebaum, author  of Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956, and Lilt Gevorgyan, senior analyst at IHS Global Insight, look at the bigger picture for Ukraine.

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