Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

07/09/2016

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

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Wed 7 Sep 2016 06:00

Today's running order

All timings subject to change

0649

Dan Lyons, author of Disrupted: Ludicrous Misadventures in the Start-Up Bubble is trying to bust the myth that tech start-ups are ‘cool and trendy’ along with Ophelia Brown partner at Local Globe, a venture capital company investing in early stage tech start-ups predominantly in London but also in the US.

0709

The chairman of the troubled Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has defended his decision to allow the departing Katrina Percy chief executive to move to another post in the trust on the same salary. Mark Aspinall is the former member of the Council of Governors of the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust who resigned in April after a damning CQC report. 

0714

Theresa May has been accused of taking education back to the 1950s after plans to open new grammar schools were inadvertently photographed being carried into Number 10. Jenny Whittle is chair of the Kent County council’s grammar schools and Social Mobility Select Committee and David Willetts is the executive chair of the Resolution Foundation and former conservative universities minister.

0722

Barely a day goes by when the Russian President's name is not mentioned by either of the two presidential candidates in the US. We get the view from Moscow from our correspondent Steve Rosenberg reports.

0734

The UK is to begin preliminary talks with Australia about trade deals following the Brexit vote. Steven Chiobo is Australia’s trade minister and Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International trade.

0743

The Met office tells us last night was another dry, warm and muggy night across much of the UK. How can you deal with “sleep debt” and do you know if you’re an evening or a morning person? Dr Nicola Barclay is lecturer in sleep medicine at the University of Oxford.

0750

Southern Trains are back on strike again for another 48 hour strike today. Mick Cash is the general secretary of the RMT.

0810

Christopher Gard was jailed this week for texting whilst driving his van at 65 mph. He killed cyclist Lee Martin. We speak to his brother Darrell Martin. And Major Richard Gilbey whose son James was killed by a speeding car. Mark Fenhalls QC is former chair of the Criminal Bar association.

0820

The Beatles album "Live at the Hollywood Bowl" was the first and the last time the group was officially recorded in concert. Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones reports.

0834

Where do you draw the lines between criticism of the Israeli government’s policies, anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism? Where does the Labour party's recent anti-Semitism controversy fit into this framework? Professor Yehuda Bauer Professor Emeritus of History and Holocaust Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

0843

Spiders tune their webs like musical instruments so they can “see” the outside world by interpreting the vibrations of their web. Dr Beth Mortimer is from the University of Oxford.

0846

“The British people should have their say” on Britain’s final deal to leave the European Union, according to the Liberal Democrats.  Tim Farron is leader of the Liberal Democrats who campaigned to remain in the EU.

0851

‘Returnships’ – the word used to describe middle aged people returning to work after a long break. Julianne Miles is the co-founder of the Women Returners, an organisation that helps women back to work after career breaks and Rachel Tomkins is the manager for Thames Tideway Tunnel.

Puzzle for Today

Today Puzzle Image - GREEN

Enjoy a brainteaser from the Today team

So you think you know the Today programme?

Today: Jack de Manio

Try our test and enjoy some wonderful – and sometimes hilarious – moments from the past.

Life Inside ‘Islamic State’: Diaries

Life Inside ‘Islamic State’: Five diaries

An activist based in Raqqa, Syria describes the horror of everyday life in the city.