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Today: Thursday 15th September

Germany and France have assured Greece of its place in the eurozone following urgent talks between the leaders yesterday. Also in today's programme, actor Henry Winkler, who played the Fonz on US sitcom Happy Days, on being awarded an honorary OBE for his work on dyslexia.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: A conference call between the leaders of Greece, Germany and France yesterday ended with with two assurances to help avert further crisis in the eurozone. Sarah Hewin, head of European Research for Standard Chartered Bank, assesses the markets' reaction. Richard Hunter of stockbroker Hargreaves Lansdown, discusses the government's decision to sue the ECB over a planned change to the rules around clearing houses. Cornelia Meyer, an independent energy expert and a former senior BP adviser, analyses the final report into the Gulf oil disaster.

Two Ulster Unionists, including the leader Tom Elliot, are to face disciplinary proceedings by the Orange Order for going to the Catholic funeral of murdered policeman Ronan Kerr. The Orange Order in Northern Ireland formally forbids its members from attending Roman Catholic funerals. The BBC's Garth Gordon and Kate Carroll, whose husband worked as a policeman and was killed by dissident Republicans, reflect on the case.

A shortage of midwives in some parts of England is putting mothers and babies at risk, according to the Royal College of Midwives. The college's general secretary Cathy Warwick discusses her concerns about the findings.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The government is proposing changes to make food labelling clearer, by removing the "use-by" and "best-before" dates on packaging. Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman, and the Daily Telegraph's food columnist, Rose Prince, debate food labelling.

The competition is heating up to be crowned the base for the world's biggest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array, with two rival bids - in southern Africa and Australia's Western Desert - emerging as front runners. Science correspondent Tom Feilden reports on the experiment's UK base at Jodrell Bank and the fierce fight to host the giant telescope.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.

Wall Street and the White House as the country's own recent economic woes demonstrated the extent to which crises can travel fast across borders. North America Editor Mark Mardell reports on US alarm at the euro debt crisis, and the Financial Times' economic commentator Martin Wolf assesses if the eurozone could disintegrate.

A review of the papers.

Thought for The Day with Akhandadhi Das - a Vaishnav Hindu teacher and theologian.

The number of people who believe MPs are committed to doing a good job has fallen from 46% to 26% in the two years from 2008 to 2010, according to a report by the Committee on Standards in Public Life. The group's chair, Sir Christopher Kelly, examines why people are become more suspicious about their elected representatives.

The European edifice, which began with the Coal and Steel Community in 1952, aimed to bind together France, Germany and other nations in preventing future wars. Today presenter Justin Webb reports from Paris on whether new political and economic tensions from the eurozone crisis are threatening to disintegrate the heart of Europe.

Composer Marvin Hamlisch created some of America's most famous show songs, and worked with artists such as Barbara Streisand and Judy Garland. He speaks to Today presenter James Naughtie about his career, and upcoming shows in London.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.

The National Audit Office has warned of shortcomings in the personal care budget system introduced in England, saying there is a "mixed picture" of provision across the country. David Rogers, chair of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the NAO's findings.

A remote community in Western Zambia has been able to write in its own language for the first time, thanks to the work of a retired linguist from Britain. The Shanjo people have always had their own spoken language, but it had never existed in a written form. Correspondent Hywel Griffith speaks to Cardiff University's Dr Paul Tench who helped develop the alphabet.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The European Court of Human Rights is taking final submissions today in the case of four Christians who claim their religious discrimination cases should not have been thrown out by English courts. Roger Kiska, legal counsel in Europe for the US-based Alliance Defense Fund, which is backing the cases and Keith Porteous Wood, executive director of the National Secular Society, debate if Christians are facing discrimination.

0850 Henry Winkler, who played The Fonz in the classic US sitcom Happy Days, has been appointed an honorary OBE for his educational work on dyslexia in the UK. He tells Today presenter James Naughtie about his work with children who suffer from the disorder.

As European leaders seek a way forward on the euro, British Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan and Yves Bertoncini of the think tank Notre Europe debate if Greece should be allowed to default on its debts.



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