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29/09/2017

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

3 hours

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Fri 29 Sep 2017 06:00

Today's running order


0650
Almost 300 species of marine life from Japan made their way across the Pacific Ocean to North America on debris following the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Dr Jim Carlton is a marine ecologist at Oregon State University and lead author on the study.

0655
A new report has found that one in four people admit to being prejudiced towards people of other races. Nancy Kelley is deputy chief executive at the National Centre for Social Research.

0710
Theresa May is expected to emphasise the UK's commitment to the defence of Europe, at an EU summit in Estonia today.  She'll offer British expertise in combating cyber threats – and say that as preparations for Brexit continue, she wants to build a new security partnership with Brussels. Our Europe correspondent Kevin Connelly reports.

0715
The so-called Islamic State group has released an audio recording of what it says is its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.  Charlie Winter is a senior research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence at Kings College London.

0720
Carillion reports its half year results today. Michael Hewson is chief market Analyst at CMC Markets.

0725
Radio One will celebrate its 50th birthday this weekend. Our media correspondent David Sillito reports.

0730
In the 20 years since the Bank of England was given independence from government, much has changed in the finance sector. Initially, there were 10 years of relative stability but what followed was the worst financial crisis in decades. Sir John Gieve is the deputy governor for financial stability of the Bank of England.

0740
The Victoria and Albert museum will open an exhibition titled Passion, Power and Politics – tracing the story of opera throughout the centuries in collaboration with the Royal Opera House and the BBC. Our special correspondent Jim Naughtie reports.

0750
The number of Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh since violence broke out in Myanmar's Rakhine state has exceeded half a million, the United Nations said on Thursday. In the past 48 hours, about 2,000 Rohingyas have arrived in Bangladesh by boat fleeing the violence. Nazmul Quaunine is the Bangladesh High Commissioner in London.

0810
In the 20 years since the Bank of England was given independence from government, much has changed in the finance sector. Since then, the bank has had to grapple with Brexit, and faced criticism on the accuracy and usefulness of its forecasts and guidance. Now the architects of independence are calling for formal mechanisms for co-operation between the Bank and the Treasury. Mark Carney is the governor of the Bank of England.

0830
Tens of thousands of people with dementia and other conditions are missing out on a council tax discount they are entitled to which could save them hundreds of pounds a year. Martin Lewis is the founder of the consumer website Money Saving Expert.com.

0840
The founder of Playboy magazine, Hugh Hefner, died this week aged 91. Marilyn Cole is a former Playboy bunny and playmate, photographed as the magazine's first full frontal nude model.

0845
The so-called Islamic State group has released an audio recording of what it says is its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Our security correspondent Frank Gardner reports.

0850
What’s the future of capitalism? Yesterday Theresa May mounted a defence of free market economics – a day after Jeremy Corbyn told the Labour Party conference that capitalism was facing a "crisis of legitimacy". Michael Jacobs is the director of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice and editor of the book Rethinking Capitalism and Bridget Rosewell is an economist at Volterra Partners.

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