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Wednesday 27th February 2008
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07:10 Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton have gone head to head in what could be their last debate in the US primaries.

07:15 An EU committee will not publish an internal audit reported to have found that MEP's aren't accounting properly for staff costs. We speak to Chris Davies, MEP.

07:20 The business news with Greg Wood.

07:22 Culling badgers as a strategy to control TB in cattle is back on the agenda again today.

07:25 There is a warning today about the proliferation of robotic weapons

07:28 The sports news with Garry Richardson.


07:30 The government will unveil its new ten year drugs strategy today. We speak to home secretary Jacquie Smith.

07:35 A look at today's papers.

07:40 The biggest UK earthquake for nearly 25 years is felt across large parts of England.

07:45 Thought for the day with John Bell of the Iona Community.

07:50 A freedom of information request could reveal details of what was said at the Cabinet table leading up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.


08:10 Hector Sants, the head of the Financial Services Authority, talks to us about how borrowing is going to become more expensive.

08:20 A new online project to produce an encyclopedia of life is unveiled today.

08:25 A sports update with Garry Richardson.


08:30 Should Government drugs policy focus on treatment or punishment?

08:35 Is political writing a dying art? We look at the longlist for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing.

08:40 A business update with Greg Wood.

08:35 For the first time ever the majority of the world's population is living in towns and cities

08:50 The latest from Jersey where police are to begin digging again today.

08:55 As Turkey's Department of Religious Affairs oversees a radical revision of the second most sacred text in Islam - we ask how much impact could this have outside of Turkey?

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Thought for the Day

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The Blunder Clips

Some of Our Less Memorable Moments
These infamous sound clips have risen from the Today vaults again to haunt our newsreaders and presenters. Enjoy!

Jim crashes the pips
James Naughtie keeps going on and on and on until Continuity cuts him off.
- 9th January 2008
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
Sarah decides it's her turn - and interrupts Allan's discussion
-7 June 2002
Garry Richardson waits and waits and waits for Brendan Foster.
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.

Zbigniew Brzezinski (01/02/08)
He used to be Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, and now he's advising presidential candidate Senator Obama. We hear his vision for US Foreign policy.
Sonny Rollins (26/11/07)
The legendary Jazz saxophonist talks about his time in prison, phone calls with John Coltrane, 9/11 and the ambitions of a Jazz survivor.
President Pervez Musharraf (17/11/07)
James Naughtie asks the President of Pakistan when he will lift his country's state of emergency and what he is doing to tackle Islamist Terrorism.
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