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Why is there so much news?

Official Rajar figures show that radio listening has risen, with the Today programme attracting more listeners than at any time in its long history.

Bronwen Maddox, editor of Prospect Magazine, and Professor Richard Evans, who is president of Wolfson College, Cambridge, discuss whether a glut of national and international news is making people turn on their radios.

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