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18/09/2017

News and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

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Mon 18 Sep 2017 06:00

Today's running order


0650
Many people are seriously worried about how - and whether - Muslim communities can integrate into British mainstream society.  A series of reports, including a government review last year have expressed concerns at the level of segregation in the country. Our correspondent Rashid Razaq reports.

0655
It has been 20 years since the referendum that led to the creation of the National Assembly for Wales. But the Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns says the Welsh Government should hand more powers to the regions of Wales rather than controlling everything from Cardiff. The BBC’s Wales political editor Nick Servini reports.

0710
Can the Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable restore the electoral fortunes of his party? He thinks so - he says he can be prime minister one day. Today’s Justin Webb reports.

0715
Theresa May's flying visit to Canada today marks the start of what could be a significant few days on the route to Brexit. Mats Persson is a former European adviser to David Cameron now at EY’s International Trade, Economics and Policy unit.

0720
A new report published by the Centre for Social Justice says the UK’s sluggish productivity growth stems a long-term failure to realise the potential of the bottom 20% of workers. Gerard Lyons is the chief economic strategist at Netwealth Investments and a member of the working group on the report.

0725
Dystopian drama The Handmaid's Tale has scooped three of the major prizes at this year's Emmy Awards. Matthew Balloni is editorial director at the Hollywood Reporter.

0740
A new account of the role of the RAF in the Second World War is published on Tuesday. Patrick Bishop is the author of Air Force Blue: The RAF in World War Two.

0750
Can the Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable restore the electoral fortunes of his party? He thinks so - he says he can be prime minister one day. He joins us on the programme.

0810
Theresa May's flying visit to Canada today marks the start of what could be a significant few days on the route to Brexit. Chris Morris is our reality check correspondent. John Redwood is the former Tory cabinet minister and Leave campaigner. Laura Kuenssberg is our political editor.

0820
Listeners of Tim Harford's podcast 50 Things That Made The Modern Economy on the BBC World Service have suggested ideas for a 51st Thing. Mr Harford has selected six and now there's an online vote to decide which one of those items becomes the 51st thing. The author, economist, Radio 4 presenter and Financial Times columnist joins us on the programme.

0830
The world is arguably at one of its most unstable points since the end of the Cold War. Is the United Nations, as the highest body on the planet, fit for purpose and can it deal with all the conflict and humanitarian consequences?  Lyse Doucet is the BBC’s chief international correspondent. Sir Stephen O’Brien is the former UN under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs.

0840
As the only party committed to remaining in the European Union, the Liberal Democrats expected to collect the votes of Remain supporters. When the counting was done, the party had picked up only four seats and its national vote share fell by 0.5%. Caron Lindsay is the editor of Liberal Democrat political blog Voice and James Holt is a former special adviser to Nick Clegg and former director of policy and communications for Tim Farron.

0850
Is it more important to focus research on what plants can do to prevent disease or what they can do to cure it. Tom Prescott is the research leader in the Evaluation of Plant Uses.


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