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Morning news and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk, Yesterday in Parliament, Weather, Thought for the Day.

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Tue 21 Jul 2015 06:00

Today's running order


Thousands of vulnerable people are being discharged from hospital without proper consideration that they have a safe place to go home to according to Healthwatch England. We speak to chair Anna Bradley.


The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal still needs to make "major improvements" to some of its child protection procedures, according to Mike Cunningham, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary. We hear from him this morning.


The poorest students will be left with "substantially higher debts" than their better off peers, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Research Fellow Dr Claire Crawford tells us why.


In Kenya there have been warnings that students are being recruited from universities to join extremist groups like Al Shabaab. Nkem Ifejika reports.


Payday lenders are warning that people who need to borrow money are at risk of falling into the hands of loan sharks because of tougher regulations imposed on their industry. Stuart Howard is chief executive of The Money Shop.


Today listeners sent in an overwhelming number of emails criticising DAB after an item on yesterday’s programme. We discuss the future of radio with specialist Matt Deegan, creative director of Folder Media.


The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal still needs to make "major improvements" to some of its child protection procedures. We speak to Ingrid Lee, Assistant Chief Constable at South Yorkshire Police.


Forty-eight Labour MPs defied the party leadership last night by voting against the government's welfare reforms. We hear the views of former Home Secretary David Blunkett.


Why is Team Sky attracting such doubters at the Tour de France? Chris Froome has been subjected to innuendo and interrogations over his performances since his dominant display on stage 10 last week. David Walsh is chief sports writer of the The Sunday Times. Bob Howden is president of British Cycling.


In yesterday’s speech on extremism David Cameron cited segregation in schools and housing as being linked to radicalisation. We hear from Director of the ICOCO foundation, Professor Ted Cantle, and Steve Langford, head teacher of a school in Birmingham.


Online music research project Harkive returns today for its third consecutive year. Founder Craig Hamilton tells us how the project gathers stories from music fans, about how and why they listen to music.


On 27th of June 1976 an Air France plane carrying 246 passengers and 12 crew from Israel to France was hijacked by pro-Palestinian terrorists. Historian Saul David has written the first comprehensive account of ‘Operation Thunderbolt’ and Noam Rosenkovitch was 10 years old when he was taken hostage.


How do you choose your next read? Will you take any notice of the blurb on the back-cover? Bethan Ferguson is Marketing Director at Quercus Books and Sarah Churchwell is professor of American Literature at the University of East Anglia.

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