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Today: Monday 25th October

David Cameron will outline his strategy to boost growth and create jobs in the wake of big cuts to the public sector when he addresses the CBI conference in London. Health officials in Haiti say there are signs that an outbreak of cholera in the country is being contained. And Gerald Scarfe, the man who painted for Pink Floyd.

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A cholera epidemic in Haiti has killed more than 250 people. Correspondent Laura Trevelyan reports on how the country's government is optimistic the outbreak can be contained as the rate of new cases is slowing.

The discovery of "taste receptors" in the lungs rather than on the tongue could point the way to new medicines for asthma, it is suggested. Professor of medicine and physiology at Maryland School of Medicine, Stephen Liggett, discusses how experiments in mice revealed that bombarding the receptors with bitter-tasting compounds helped open the airways, which could ease breathing.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

There has been fierce reaction in Washington to the release on the Wikileaks website of classified documents about detainees in Iraq, but how have they been received in the country itself? Correspondent Jim Muir reports from Baghdad where prime minister Nouri al-Maliki has accused Wikileaks of trying to sabotage his bid to form a new government by alleging he was linked to Shia death squads. This report contains descriptions of torture which some listeners might find disturbing.

Changes to benefits in England, Scotland and Wales, which come into force today, mean that unemployed single parents will be forced to look for work when their youngest child turns seven. Fiona Weir of the single parents' charity Gingerbread discusses how 111,000 lone parents lose out as they are forced to look for work or have their benefits cut.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

A camera, set up at a man's bedside because of concerns he was not receiving adequate medical care, has caught an agency nurse turning off his life-support machine. Health Correspondent Matthew Hill reports on how Jamie Merrett has been left with severe brain damage as a result of the mistake. Roswyn Hakesley-Brown, a trustee of the Patients' Association, comments on the incident.

Paper review.

For the past 50 years, horseracing has been funded, in large part, by a levy or a tax on bookmakers' profits. The two sides - the racing authorities and the bookies - are supposed to agree on the level of the subsidy. Correspondent Tim Franks reports on how Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt may have to intervene if no deal is reached by the end of the week.

Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

The paper review.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has described the information revealed in the 400,000 documents put on the web by the whistleblower Wiki leaks as "extraordinarily serious" allegations about the behaviour of US and UK troops in Iraq, specifically in handing over prisoners to Iraqi units known to practise torture. Wikileaks' Kristin Hraffnson discusses the allegations.
The US midterm elections are just over a week away and there are worries in the Democratic Party that the young voters who swept President Obama to power two years ago will stay at home this time. Their Republican rivals are expected to make major gains. North America Editor Mark Mardell reports from Massachusetts where he checks on the mood of Democrats there.

David Cameron will today promise to create a "new economic dynamism" in Britain to boost growth and replace the jobs lost as a result of the government's spending cuts. Business secretary Vince Cable discusses where the new jobs will come from to fill the gap left by hundreds of thousands of public sector job cuts.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Britain's privacy watchdog is to look again at what personal information internet giant where the new jobs will come from Google gathered from private Wi-Fi networks. Head of PR for Google in Europe Peter Barron and and Rob Halfon MP discuss what personal information was collected and what will happen to this information now.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

In November 1979 Pink Floyd's The Wall was released, and became one of the best-selling double albums of all time. The LP's sleeve and later the images in the film of The Wall were drawn by the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe who discusses his work in a new comprehensive book, The Making of Pink Floyd The Wall.

Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson said a documentary following him in the run-up to this year's election was a "pretty accurate picture" of ministerial life but refused to say whether it showed the real man behind the media image. The maker of the film Hannah Rothschild and documentary maker Molly Dineen discuss whether people will discover the real Peter Mandelson from the film.

Hundreds of thousands of newly leaked secret US files suggest that US commanders knew that Iraqi forces were maltreating prisoners, but failed to take any action. Philippe Sands QC and former commander of UK troops in Iraq General Tim Cross debate if the information could damage military operations.



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