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Today: Monday 6 October 2008

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Pressure groups are scaremongering about the effects of mobile masts and wi-fi on health, the charity Sense about Science says. Elaine Fox, a psychologist from Essex University who helped with Sense's research, and Michael Bevington, of the charity Electro Sensitivity UK, discuss whether there is any evidence that these devices cause harm.

Financial crises continue to engulf the western world. Correspondent Hugh Pym and Wolfram Schrettl, of the DIW economics research institute, discuss how governments in Iceland and Germany are working to ease the crisis in the two countries.

The government has "undermined" the right of all suspects to consult a solicitor of their choice, the centre for Crime and Justice Studies at Kings College says. The author of the report, Professor Lee Bridges of Warwick University, says the whole process now adds a layer of bureaucracy.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) is to hold an inquiry into racism in the Met Police. It follows a call by the Black Police Association for people from black and ethnic minorities (BME) not to join the force because it says the Met is racist. Cindy Butts, the MPA member responsible for heading the inquiry, discusses the progression of BME candidates through the ranks of the police service.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

It is illegal for teachers to have affairs with any pupil under 18 but the Tonight programme on ITV raises the issue of whether the law goes too far in criminalising teachers for relationships with 16 to 18-year-olds. Chris Keates, general secretary of teaching union NASUWT, and Michelle Elliott, of children's charity Kidscape, discuss whether teachers should go on the sex offenders' register for actions that would be legal if they weren't teaching the younger party.

Today's papers.

A major retrospective of the work of Andy Warhol is to open in London. Holly Woodlawn, one of Andy Warhol's film stars and the subject of Lou Reed's song Walk on the Wild Side, discusses the exhibition and her life as Warhol's "definitive superstar".

Thought for the day with Canon Dr Alan Billings, an Anglican priest.

The Black Police Association (BPA) is taking out advertisements in the national press calling on potential recruits who are black or ethnic minority (BME) to boycott the Met because they say it is racist. Alfred John, of the Met branch of the BPA, and Martin Tiplady, director of human resources at the Met, discuss the career possibilities of BME candidates.

Banks all over the western world are failing, with German rescues following the $700bn US bail-out agreement. Business editor Robert Peston says there is a UK contingency plan, but Treasury Secretary Yvette Cooper says it would be "irresponsible to speculate". Sir Howard Davies, former deputy governor of the Bank of England, says that you would need Mystic Meg to work out what is going to happen in the financial markets.

Political prisoners of South Africa's infamous Robben Island turned football into a force in their struggle for freedom, a new book describes. Co-author Chuck Korr, of de Montfort University, and Anthony Suez, a former prisoner on Robben Island, discuss how league football was played despite regular torture and beatings.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Developing countries, including China, should not have to commit to any emissions reductions until 2020, a review suggests. Author of the Stern Review, Lord Nicholas Stern, discusses "a global deal for climate change".

The words of Shakespeare will be put to the musical techniques of the Beatles. It is a feat Paul McCartney said in his autobiography he couldn't do. Correspondent Raymond Buchanan discovers whether the interpretation of The Bard's words is As you Like it.

As the credit crunch claims victims across the globe, the newly established National Economic Council is meeting for the first time. Lord Digby Jones, former trade minister, and Richard Portes, of the London Business School discuss the role of the new council.

The power of the sun is to be recreated in a 1bn British led project that could provide a clean and almost limitless source of energy. Professor Mike Dunne, from the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, discusses the process known as nuclear fusion.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

London's Mayor Boris Johnson is to chair his first meeting of the Metropolitan Police Authority since the resignation of Sir Ian Blair as head of the force. Lawrence Sherman, professor of criminology at Cambridge University, discusses who should hold the head of the police accountable.



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