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11/03/2016

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

3 hours

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Fri 11 Mar 2016 06:00

Today's running order


0650

Planting trees on floodplains could reduce the height of flooding in towns downstream by up to 20%, according to new research. Dr Simon Dixon is from Birmingham University's Institute for Forest Research and is lead author on the study.

0655

Scientists have discovered that some people with high levels of 'good cholesterol' are actually more likely to get coronary heart disease. Dr Adam Butterworth is a cardiovascular researcher from the University of Cambridge and co-investigator of the study.

0710

President Obama has criticised David Cameron for getting "distracted" after persuading him to take military action against Colonel Gaddafi back in 2011. In an interview with Atlantic magazine he says "I had more faith in the Europeans, given Libya's proximity, being invested in the follow-up." Alec Ross is former senior adviser to the State Department and Herve Mariton is an MP from Nicolas Sarkozy’s party The Republicans.

0715

According to the polls, most young people want to stay in the EU but are much less likely to vote in the referendum than older people. Today’s Sima Kotecha has been talking to young people in Hartlepool in County Durham.

0720

In a world first, the BBC's technology programme Click has made an entire episode in 360 video. It will contain never-before-broadcast views of CERN's Large Hadron Collider, an immersive video games review and the world’s first 360-degree conjuring trick. Spencer Kelly is presenter of Click.

0730

Today marks five years since the earthquake and tsunami that caused a crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power station in Japan. Speaking on the programme is Professor Geraldine Thomas of Imperial College London.

0740

How relevant are the sources we use for data today? Speaking on the programme is the former Bank of England chief economist Charlie Bean, who was tasked by the Chancellor George Osborne last year to look at how prepared the Office for National Statistics is to deal with developing technology and changing business models.

0750

Day after day the case for Britain remaining in the European Union is being made by the Prime Minister. Today one of his predecessors joins the fray. Speaking on the programme is former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

0810

President Obama has criticised David Cameron for getting "distracted" after persuading him to take military action against Colonel Gaddafi back in 2011. In an interview with Atlantic magazine he says "I had more faith in the Europeans, given Libya's proximity, being invested in the follow-up." Jon Sopel is the BBC’s North America editor and Sir Richard Dalton is former British ambassador to Libya and to Iran.

0820

The BBC is reviving Til Death Do Us Part in order to remake a one-off special - complete with rampant racism, homophobia and sexism. It is part of a season to celebrate classic comedy. James Cary is writer of Miranda, My Family and Bluestone 42 and Penelope Solomon is a comedian and TV critic.

0830

Planting trees on floodplains could reduce the height of flooding in towns downstream by up to 20%, according to new research. Sir James Bevan is chief executive of the Environment Agency.

0840

Today is the last chance for the global science community to have its say on whether the Obama administration should lift its moratorium on gain-of-function (GOF) research into Flu, SARS and MERS viruses. Dr Filippa Lentzos is biosecurity expert from the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King’s College London, and Professor John Oxford is flu expert at the University of London.

0850

Wales travel to Twickenham this weekend for the latest round of the Six Nations rugby championships and Tom Jones' Delilah will undoubtedly ring out around the stadium. However, there have been calls for the song to be banned at sporting events because of its strong references domestic violence. One of the lyricists, Sylvan Wittingham Mason, has been speaking to Justin Webb.

0855

With the EU referendum just months away, there is concern over whether 18 - 24-year-olds will actually get out there and vote. Kirsty Blackman is SNP MP for Aberdeen and Michael Sani is chief executive of Bite the Ballot – a party neutral movement that encourages people to get involved in politics and civil society.

 

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