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An hour of top tunes from Buffet Lunch, Introducing Sample Collective, ETAN, ELMZ XIX, Fable, Kimbo Nice, Pao Pestana, CreepJoint, Maya Law, Butterjunk, Eädyth, Dakar Audio Club, Anna McCluckie, The Micro Band, EMERGER, Trandoshan Hunters, Pushpin, and The Actions, handpicked by Tom Robinson from the BBC Introducing Uploader.…
 
Manchester City scored 3 goals in the final 10 minutes to beat Wolves 4-1 at the Etihad. John Murray, Rob Green and Paul Dickov watched the match and join Kelly Cates to discuss the incredible 21-game winning run that has taken Pep Guardiola’s side 15 points clear at the top. The panel look ahead to Manchester United’s trip to Crystal Palace too.Ma…
 
The measures, which target Russia's top spy and six others, are being co-ordinated with similar moves by the European Union and we get details from the BBC's Barbara Plett-Usher, the BBC's State Department Correspondent. Plus, we hear Reddit’s chief executive Steve Huffman talk about recent controversies involving the social media network. And Joe …
 
The Biden administration imposes its first sanctions on Russia over what it says was Moscow’s attempt to kill Alexei Navalny. The move, which targets Russia's top spy and six other officials, was co-ordinated with the European Union. Also: scientists discover a group of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are able to suppress HIV without med…
 
When the rains of the fifth month, samidare, arrive in Japan it seems they'll never stop. In the second of Nandini Das's curated series of essays on rain and the way it's experienced across the globe, she invites art historian Timon Screech to introduce us to the rains of Japan where he now lives.The rains that flood country and city alike are also…
 
Some of Myanmar’s neighbours pressed its ruling junta on Tuesday to release ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and cease using lethal force against opponents of their Feb. 1 coup. Also on the programme: The US imposes sanctions on senior Russian officials over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny; and three Afghan women journalist are shot…
 
I have become hooked on playing online chess during this lockdown and after watching the Queen’s Gambit. So we’ll find out if it is actually doing my brain any good and whether it and similar games can ward off dementia. Margaret McCartney takes us on a fascinating tour through the history of deliberately infecting people with diseases, as the firs…
 
Will there ever be equality in machine learning technology or will our cultural biases continue to be reflected in algorithms? Dr. Sandra Wachter from the Oxford Internet Institute argues in her latest research that data bias is unavoidable because of the current bias within western culture. How we now try and negate that bias in AI is critical if …
 
The government has announced a series of proposals to “strengthen free speech and academic freedom at universities in England”, with a “free speech champion” investigating potential infringements on campuses. The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson warned of a “chilling effect” where students and staff feel they cannot express themselves freely. M…
 
The International Energy Agency says global CO2 levels are rising after a fall in 2020. Timothy Goodson is one of the report's lead authors and explains why we're seeing this trend, after reductions caused by the pandemic last year. Also in the programme, videoconferencing platform Zoom expects sales to rise by more than 40% this year, after a bump…
 
Hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by gunmen in Nigeria's north-western Zamfara state have been released. The girls were abducted last Friday and taken to a forest, according to police.Also in the programme: Singapore's Prime Minister calls for Myanmar's military junta to release Aung San Suu Kyi; and the environmental price of mining Bitcoin.Photo: …
 
Sue Brierley adopted her son, Saroo, after he had been found wandering the streets of Kolkata as a five year old. He had got on a train that took him across India and away from his birth family, and couldn’t find his way back. Sue always believed that Saroo’s birth mother was alive, and would send comforting thoughts to her every night, sharing the…
 
As International Women’s Day approaches, and peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban continue, what are the most pressing issues facing women in Afghanistan? Emma is joined by BBC Afghan reporter Mahjooba Nowrouzi, and scholar and women’s rights advocate Dr Orzala Ashraf Nemat.Actor, Sue Johnston has spoken about the sexism older …
 
The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the lives of billions of people around the world, and with many countries still in lockdown the impact will continue to be felt for many years. Not least for teenagers, whose education, family and social lives have been profoundly disrupted. Today we meet such teenagers: Ayushmaan in New Delhi, Emma in Hamburg…
 
The world generates more than two billion tonnes of rubbish every year. So we’re visiting companies in Sweden that want to make it easier to mend things when they break instead of replacing them – whether that’s clothes, bikes or washing machines. We also hear about the country’s tax breaks designed to give people a financial incentive to repair mo…
 
Texas's Brazos Electric Power Co-operative has filed for bankruptcy after winter storms. The firm says it's facing a $1.8bn bill as a result of last month's disruption, and Bloomberg's Jeremy Hill explains the implications. Also in the programme, starting a week of special programming about mental health and the pandemic, the BBC's Manuela Saragosa…
 
The Biden administration had been strongly criticised for not sanctioning the Crown Prince directly, despite blaming him for the journalist's murder in an official report last week. The US State Department insists it is focused on Saudi Arabia’s future conduct. Also: a BBC reporter covering the deadly conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray province is detai…
 
The markets rallied, led by video conferencing business Zoom which reported profits a long way above expectations, as we hear from independent investment consultant Peter Jankovskis. Plus, the largest power cooperative in the state has filed for bankruptcy protection; we get analysis from Jeremy Hill who's been following the story for Bloomberg.…
 
Mark Chapman is joined by Micah Richards, Chris Sutton & Rory Smith for the Monday Night Club as we look back on perhaps the biggest refereeing controversy of them all since the introduction of VAR in the Premier League.We debate what should happen next to ensure better decisions are made - is it time for referees to be hooked up to microphones lik…
 
The United States has urged Saudi Arabia to disband a rapid intervention force sanctioned over the murder of the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. The State Department spokesman, Ned Price, said it wanted Saudi Arabia to adopt institutional reforms so anti- dissident activities and operations stopped completely.Also, the former French president Nicolas …
 
Nandini Das, Professor of Early Modern Literature and Culture at Oxford, brings us stories and personal experiences of rain and the way it informs and combines with different cultures across the globe. Each of the five essays takes a particular sense and location as focus, beginning with Nandini's native India and the sound of rainfall. She recalls…
 
Catherine Pepinster, Kate Kennedy, Tim Stanley and New Generation Thinker Dafydd Mills Daniel join Rana Mitter to look at the poet, theologian and now Saint John Henry. The programme marks 175 years since Newman's conversion from the high church tradition of Anglicanism and the Oxford Movement to the Catholic faith on 23 Feb 1846, with a conversati…
 
Texas's Brazos Electric Power Co-operative has filed for bankruptcy after winter storms. The firm says it's facing a $1.8bn bill as a result of last month's disruption, and Andy Uhler, energy reporter at Marketplace in Texas, explains the implications. Also in the programme, starting a week of special programming about mental health and the pandemi…
 
The deposed leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been charged with two more offences - inciting public unrest and violating communications laws - as she appeared before a court for a second time since last month's coup. We speak to her lawyer.Also in the programme: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in jai…
 
Aung San Suu Kyi is charged with two more offences, as the security forces again use tear gas and stun grenades against peaceful protesters. Also: the former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, is found guilty of corruption and influence peddling; and Donald Trump hints at a new bid for the White House.…
 
In 1961, American couple Allan and Sandra Jaffe were on their honeymoon when they stumbled upon some of their favourite jazz musicians playing at a small art gallery in New Orleans. Within days the young couple had been offered the chance to run the place. Over the next 30 years they helped turn it into one of the city’s jazz institutions, Preserva…
 
As the government announces plans for summer school and tutoring to help children catch up on their learning we hear from parents who think it’s more important to just let them go out to play with their friends. Recent polling suggests that mums in the “Red Wall” seats of the Midlands and North of England – areas which traditionally voted Labour bu…
 
Don Walsh was the first to go to the very bottom of the deepest part of the ocean in 1960 in a specially designed submarine, the Bathyscaphe Trieste. The water pressure was 800 tonnes per square inch, and the successful mission to "Challenger Deep" in the Mariana Trench under the western Pacific, was a technological breakthrough in marine engineeri…
 
It’s almost a year since the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic. Many embraced working from home to start off with. But has it lost its lustre? We look at the toll it’s taking on people’s mental health. We hear from Matthew Cooper, the co-founder of a start-up called Earn Up, a San Francisco-based financial techn…
 
The Golden Globes has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, following exposés of The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of 87 international journalists who vote on the awards; we hear from KJ Matthews, an entertainment reporter based in Los Angeles. The World Trade Organisation has a new boss in charge from Monday but press coverage…
 
Emma Saunders is joined by Ben Haines, Luke Edwards and Stephen Kelly to round-up all of the football action of the weekend.It finished goalless at Stamford Bridge but should Manchester United have been awarded a first half penalty for handball by Callum Hudson-Odoi? Manchester City made it 20 wins in a row and now have a 12 point lead at the top o…
 
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