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Today: Tuesday 6th September

A month on from the riots which engulfed the streets of English cities, the Today programme discusses the causes of the disorder and how to prevent it happening again. And also in the programme, should schools be forced to hold religious assemblies?

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Business news with Adam Shaw. Extreme volatility returned to markets across Europe yesterday, with the main German index falling to its lowest level in two years. Guiseppe Fontana from Leeds University and Richard Jeffrey of Cazenove Capital Management consider the current state of European banks. And the BBC's Lesley Curwen reports from New York on the US economy.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

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Last night the Today programme held a special riots debate in Birmingham. The first hour focussed on policing and public order, asking whether the police contributed to the causes of the riots, and if they could have responded better.

The Commons hearing on phone hacking at the News of the World resumes today, attempting to determine when the company knew about the extent of hacking activities. The Media Show's Steve Hewlett looks ahead to the proceedings.

Security staff escorting immigration detainees from Britain have been accused of using racist language and making offensive jokes. The Chief Inspector of Prisons, Nick Hardwick, discusses the findings of a report into the way security guards remove detainees from the country.

Business news with Adam Shaw. A £4m emergency cash fund has been set up to help smaller shop owners affected by the recent riots. Sir William Castell, head of The High Street Fund, explains why he is calling for more businesses to come forward.

The hunt for Colonel Gaddafi has so far proved unfruitful, with the former leader still at large. Mike Scheuer, former head of the CIA's Bin Laden Unit, shares his tips and tactics for high-profile manhunts. 0721
The markets endured another grim day yesterday, with renewed fears over eurozone debt, coupled with news that growth in the UK service sector slowed sharply last month. Ahead of George Osborne's speech tonight, political editor Nick Robinson ponders the politics of economic fear.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

A BBC local radio survey has found that a third of state school children in England do not attend a daily act of "broadly Christian" worship, even though the law says most of them should. Bishop of Oxford John Pritchard and Joan McVittie, the head of Woodside High School in Haringey, discuss if the law should be changed.

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In the second part of last night's riots debate, panellists and an invited audience debated the issue of intervention: should local authorities or government intervene more to prevent wrong doing?

Thought for the Day with the Reverend Angela Tilby.

Government ministers are considering permitting the sentencing part of trials in English courts to be broadcast. Peter Lodder QC, chairman of the Bar Council and judge Lord Charles Harris consider if allowing cameras into criminal courts is a good idea.

What caused last month's riots? The Today programme held a public meeting in Birmingham town hall last night to try and find answers to that question. The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith presents his assessment of the state of society, and how government will respond to the deep-rooted issues raised by the disorder.

Spy planes made a huge contribution to allied efforts in World War II, according to a new book Spies in the Sky. Its author Taylor Downing and Geoffrey Stone, who served at RAF Medmenham base in Buckinghamshire during the war, trace the history of these aerial spies.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

MPs will debate the Health and Social Care bill today, including an amendment by Nadine Dorries calling for independent counselling to be offered to women. The Today programme's Tom Feilden has been looking at listeners' reaction to her appearance on the programme yesterday. And Jenny Baines from Care Confidential joins Marie Stopes International's Dr Paula Franklin to explain their different approaches to abortion counselling.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The final part of last night's riot debate considered the question of morality in Britain today. Are we facing, as the prime minister has suggested, a "slow motion moral collapse", and is this a "broken society"?

A Cambridge researcher has returned from a year living with the Inuit community in Greenland. Dr Stephen Pax Leonard, who spoke to the Today programme before he left, explains why his time there has lead him to fear for the gradual erosion of a unique culture.



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