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14/11/2017

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

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Tue 14 Nov 2017 06:00

Today's running order


0650
The Bonn climate change talks continue today. Tomorrow the so called High-Level Segment of annual UN meeting (COP23) begins, when heads of government and senior ministers address the conference through a series of national statements. Claire Perry is the climate change minister.

0655
What is the way forward for British museums? Neil Mendoza is a tech and advertising entrepreneur who led the review on the museum sector and Sharon Heal is director of the Museums Association.

0710
Theresa May has said Russia is meddling in elections, hacking Danish ministry, the Bundestag and it is seeking to weaponise information by planting fake stories. Sir Mark Lyall Grant is a former national security adviser.

0715
Thousands of people left homeless by an earthquake on the border between Iran and Iraq have spent a second night in the open. Rana Cassou is from the Red Crescent and co-ordinating the earthquake response from Beirut.

0720
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently launched the America's Pledge report at the Bonn climate talks, saying that US businesses are committed to hitting reduction targets, even if their President isn't. He joins us on the programme.

0725
Online ad campaigns created by academics in Britain and the US have targeted millions of people based on psychological traits perceived from a single ‘like’ on Facebook – demonstrating, they say, the effect of ‘mass psychological persuasion’. Sandra Matz is an assistant professor at Columbia Business School in New York City and author of the study.

0730
A key piece of the government's Brexit legislation - the EU withdrawal bill - returns to the Commons today with ministers still bracing for parliamentary battles, despite an apparent concession to potential Tory rebels. Lord Lisvane is a crossbench peer and former clerk of the House of Commons.

0740
Why is it so hard for Asian communities to talk about mental illness? Last night the issue was highlighted on BBC2 with a dramatisation of Sathnam Sanghera's memoir, The Boy with the Topknot. Sathnam Sanghera is the author and Prof Dinesh Bhugra is emeritus professor of mental health and cultural diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London.

0750
The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has apologised for saying a British-Iranian woman - who's in jail in Tehran - had been training journalists when she was detained. Carla Ferstman is the director of REDRESS, a human rights organisation specialising in torture and Sir Richard Dalton is a former Ambassador to Iran.

0810
A key piece of the government's Brexit legislation - the EU withdrawal bill - returns to the Commons today with ministers still bracing for parliamentary battles, despite an apparent concession to potential Tory rebels. Robin Walker is the parliamentary under-secretary of state in the department for exiting the European Union. Laura Kuenssberg is the BBC’s political editor.

0820
Ronnie Wood is best known for being part of the Rolling Stones but before his career in music even began, he was at art school – which is being charted in a new book. The BBC’s arts editor Will Gompertz reports.

0830
How will farming be changed by the robotics revolution? Tom Feilden is our science editor. Simon Blackmore is professor of agricultural robotics at Harper Adams University.

0835
The ONS is publishing the inflation stats for October. Lucy O'Carroll is chief economist at Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.

0840
A new report by race equality think tank, the Runnymede Trust, is urging the government to adopt a new definition of Islamophobia as ‘anti-Muslim racism’.  Farah Elahi is a research and policy analyst at the Runnymede Trust.

0845
Professor Muhammad Yunus, who won a Nobel Prize for his work in tackling poverty, has written a new book arguing that we can create a world with zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero carbon emissions. He joins us on the programme.

0850
High street banks and financial service companies should be forced to better look after vulnerable customers via a ‘legal duty of care’, according to a leading charity. Lynda Thomas is the chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support.


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