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10/03/2014

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

3 hours

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Mon 10 Mar 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 Justin Webb and John Humphrys.

  • 10 Mar 2014 12:04:48

    Programme Highlights


    The music of warfare

    Former Sergeant Major Herbert Friedman analyses the psychology behind music used in war.

  • 10 Mar 2014 06:07:20

    Provisional running order

    Subject to change

    0615

    Business news with Simon Jack.

    -       The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) estimates that economic growth will be 2.8% this year - up from its earlier estimate of 2.7%. The BCC’s head of policy Adam Marshall explains.

    -       The Co-operative Group is set to give pay rises and bonuses to its senior staff despite the near collapse of its banking division, it has emerged. Peter Hahn, associate professor at the Cass Business School, assesses.

    0630

    Tens of thousands of people in Ukraine have held rival pro-unity and pro-Russian rallies, as Moscow continues to strengthen its grip on Crimea. The BBC’s Christian Fraser brings us the latest.

    0635

    Officials in Mexico say that they have killed a drug lord who was reported to have been shot dead three years ago. The BBC’s Will Grant reports.

    0640

    The paper review.

    0645

    The government wants to change the way decisions are taken when closing or downgrading hospitals. Neal Stote, leader of a campaign to stop the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch being closed, discusses.

    0650

    Professor Sugata Mitra from Newcastle University has opened up a school in the cloud, in one of the poorest parts of rural India. The BBC 's Rahul Tandon discovers more.

    0655

    Lung disease experts are calling for a new national system to identify lungs for transplant which could double the number of procedures across the UK. Ed Owen, chief executive of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, explains.

    0710

    Malaysia's civil aviation chief has said the fate of a missing Malaysia Airlines jet remains "a mystery". Mary Schiavo, former inspector general for the US department of transportation, analyses the situation.

    0715

    Eight women are claiming that their trust was abused by undercover officers who developed relationships with them. Harriet Wistrich, the solicitor representing them, discusses.

    0720

    Business news with Simon Jack. The chair of Ineos, Jim Ratcliffe, has written to European Commission President Jose Barroso to warn that the EU’s chemical industry will face closure in the next ten years unless immediate action is taken. Mr Ratcliffe discusses.

    0725

    Today’s Tom Bateman looks at suggestions from a group of MPs to change the law over prostitution, making it illegal to pay for sex.

    0730

    The government wants to change the way decisions are taken when closing or downgrading hospitals. Chairman of the Commons Health Select Committee Stephen Dorrell and shadow health secretary Andy Burnham debate.

    0735

    The paper review.

    0740

    Four new damaging, man-made gases have been discovered in the ozone layer. Dr Johannes Laube from the University of East Anglia's school of environmental sciences discusses.

    0745

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

    0750

    Airport managers at Gatwick are promising that if a second runway is built, the homes affected will receive compensation of a thousand pounds towards their council tax bills. Nick Dunn, chief financial officer of Gatwick and Peter Barclay, from the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign, debate.

    0810

    The Iranian foreign minister has told the visiting EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, that a nuclear deal could come in the next four months. The BBC’s Lyse Doucet reports.

    0815

    Malaysia's civil aviation chief has said the fate of a missing Malaysia Airlines jet remains "a mystery". William Marks, commander of the American navy ship USS Blue Ridge currently out searching for the wreckage, speaks to Justin Webb.

    0820

    Protests in Ukraine have been taking on many forms. In the town of Feodosiya, the Russians have been broadcasting propaganda to local people over loudspeakers, who have responded by playing music back at them. Herbert Friedman, a former sergeant major in the American army, discusses psychological warfare.

    0825

    A group of MPs has suggested changing the law over prostitution, making it illegal to pay for sex and providing support and rehabilitation for women working as prostitutes. Gavin Shuker, chair of the All Party Group on Prostitution and Niki Adams, from the English Collective of Prostitutes, discuss.

    0830

    Today’s Mike Thomson speaks to Philemon Semere, an Eritrean man who was previously held hostage by a kidnap gang in Egypt's North Sinai region.

    0835

    Business news with Simon Jack. A report from law firm Wilkins Kennedy has found that the number of company directors under 21 is growing, with around 27,000 now listed. Lewis Flude, co-founder and creative director at technology start-up Magnific, discusses.

    0840

    A Swiss designer has teamed up with scientists at Cambridge University to power a radio station using moss. Dr Paolo Bombelli, a biochemist at the University of Cambridge, discusses.

    0850

    The UK government will spend an extra £45m on developing so-called "internet of things" technology, David Cameron has announced. The BBC's Rory Cellan Jones reports, before Eben Upton, co-founder of Raspberry Pi, discusses.

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