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Monday 13th June 2005
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0607
The government has laid out plans to keep schools open from 8am 'till 6pm. Education correspondent Mike Baker explains.

0609
It's the second day of voting in Italy's referendum on whether or not to relax laws on fertility treatment.

0615
business update from Greg Wood.

0625
Sporting news from Steve May

0632
The war of words between British ministers and their European counterparts over the British rebate continues.

0635
Are there too many candidates for the job of Conservative Party leader?

0638
Tony Blair is in Moscow today as part of a series of talks with world leaders ahead of the G8 summit next month. What will Blair and Putin be talking about?

0640
 A summery of this morning's newspapers from Britain and Johannesburg.

0643
Many people have been killed and wounded in a series of bomb attacks... but this is NOT Iraq (where it would be commonplace)... it's Iran.

0649
Tony Blair is jetting round the world trying to pull together a deal on climate change before the G8 summit next month. The Green MEP Caroline Lucas is on the line.

0654
Peter Hain has been the Northern Ireland Secretary since the election... and unionists in Ulster say he shouldn't be. Iain Paisley Junior explains why.

0713
Last night Jack Straw defended Britain's European rebate, maintaining that it is not the rebate that is behind Europe's problems. European correspondent Tim Franks spoke to Mr Straw after the meeting and Peter Hintze of Germany's opposition party CDU explains the situation from a European perspective.

0722
The BMA says an alarming number of doctors are addicted to alcohol and drugs, the BBC has got hold of some interesting statistics. 

0724
The latest business update from Greg Wood.

0731
Is it really diamond merchants that control Africa? Nicky Openheimer, chairman of the world's biggest diamond producer - deBeers, is dubious about the western approach to poverty in Africa.  

0739
The latest Sporting news from Steve May?

0742
Poverty in Africa is the subject that's captured most of the headlines as G8 leaders prepare to meet at Gleneagles next month. But climate change is the biggest issue as far as Tony Blair is concerned. Myron Ebell is director of global warming policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

0746
What is this Podcasting everybody seems to be up to?  Is it a curse or a benefit?

0751
Thought for the Day comes from our Gaza studio this morning its the writer and broadcaster Oliver McTernan.

0757
Children's minister Beverly Hughes begins to explain the thinking behind the proposed 10 hour school day.

0810
David Davies talks Conservative Leadership rumours.

0821
Camouflage was designed to allow soldiers to hide but the fashion world uses it as a way to make someone stand out. Writer and historian Patrick Wright and music journalist Simon Price discuss.

0831
The policy of including special needs pupils in mainstream education came from an idea by Baroness Warnock more than twenty years ago. She has now said that inclusion has failed and left a "disastrous legacy". Baroness Warnock is here.

0840
EU foreign ministers continue meeting in Luxembourg today.  Even though it follows the crushing rejection by French and Dutch voters of the European Constitution, one of the main issues Jack Straw found himself discussing Britain's rebate.

0847
Prison doesn't work... says the man who ran New York's prisons for years. He's Michael Jacobson and he's in this country to tell us why.

0850
Julia Pemberton was killed by her husband Alan two years ago. HE also killed their 17 year old son william. Before turning the gun on himself. She had warned the police he was going to kill her. And the case is now.

0855
Billions of pounds of debt owing by African countries has been cancelled, So does that mean much less poverty on the streets and in the villages? Phillip Legraine and Noreena Hertz have both written books on the subject of third world poverty ... and come to different conclusions
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These infamous sound clips have risen from the Today vaults again to haunt our newsreaders and presenters. Enjoy!

Can of what John?
John gets confused over the expression, 'opened a can of worms.'
- 18th March 2005
What is our website and email address John?
John gets confused about all this modern technology and it's David Blunkett Jim!
- 22 December 2004
Who's reading the news Sarah?
Sarah introduces a guest newsreader. And it's catching, as Nick Clarke of the World at One demonstrates
- 4/5th October 2004
The boy who likes to say YES!
Sports presenter Steve May is left trying desperately to get his seven year old guest to say something other than yes!
- 23rd September 2004
When the technology fails John and Jim have to Ad-Lib...
Jim introduces a very strange sounding 
'Yesterday in Parliament' package.
 - 23th July 2004
Paul Burrell sings opera?
Sarah cues in a very odd sounding Paul Burrell clip.
 - 25th October 2003
Interruption
Sarah decides it's her turn - and interrupts Allan's discussion
-7 June 2002
Waiting
Garry Richardson waits and waits and waits for Brendan Foster.
Laughing matter
What is Charlotte Green giggling about?
Weathermen
John and Jim share a joke about the weather?
The Extended Interview

We don’t always have time to play the whole interview on air. Listen to the extended interview here, exclusive to the Today website.

Jim Naughtie speaks to the Archbishop of Kaduna, Josiah Idowu Fearon, about the Anglican Church in Africa and tensions between Christians and Muslims. (25/05/05)
Edward Stourton interviews Monsignor Charles Burns, a retired head of the Vatican's Secret Archives, in Rome about the funeral of the Pope John Paul II.
(08/04/05)
Part 1
Part 2
First BBC interview of Moazzam Begg, former Guantanamo Bay detainee. Mr Begg speaks to our reporter Zubeida Malik about his ordeal and how he continues to campaign for five Britons still there to be freed.
Justin Webb interviews Walter Cronkite who pays tribute to Dan Rather, a 73 year old news presenter in America whose is retiring after 24 years.
(10/03/05)
Tony Blair speaks to Jim at the British Embassy in Washington, following his controversial Rose Garden press conference with Bush. The Iraq war, the Middle East and the first hints of an EU constitution referendum u-turn. (17/04/04).
Jim Naughtie interviews the Nigerian High Commissioner in Britain, Dr Christopher Kolade, about the recent increase of religious violence in Nigeria.
(19/05/04)
John Humphrys interviews Prince Hassan of Jordan on the critical situation in Iraq.
(03/05/04).
Jim Naughtie interviews Bob Woodward. First Watergate, now a controversial book into events in the White House pre-Iraq war.
(20/04/04).
Sarah Montague interviews Paul Burrell.
The former royal butler denies betraying Diana, Princess of Wales, insisting his controversial new book was "a loving tribute".
General James L. Jones
During his visit to  London - the Supreme Commander of Nato talks to James Naughtie about the threat posed to NATO by a stronger EU military force.
Hillary Clinton talks to James Naughtie
Her questions surrounding the White House handling of the Iraq war, plus her years with Bill in that stately building.
Mark Coles interviews Damien Hirst
......about his new exhibition in the small Slovenian capital Ljubljana, including drawings from his teenage years.
James Naughtie interviews Hans Blix:
Hans Blix says allies had motivations other than WMDs for going to war - 6th June 2003.
Michael Jackson complaint
Los Angeles based psychiatrist, Dr Carol Lieberman, tells us why she’s complained to child protection authorities about Michael Jackson.
Saudi ambassador on war
Zubeida Malik talked to Prince Turki Al Faisal - the new Saudi Ambassador to Britain before the war in Iraq
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