Business Secretary Vince Cable has defended a leaked letter in which he accused the government of lacking a "compelling vision" for economic recovery. Mitt Romney, the US Republican presidential frontrunner, has failed to deal a decisive blow to his challengers. Also on the programme, 60 years of the New Musical Express.
0615 Business news with Simon Jack, on a fall in global stock markets ahead of a deadline for Greece's private sector creditors to agree to losses.
The BBC has obtained a letter written by Business Secretary Vince Cable to David Cameron and Nick Clegg in which he says that the government lacks
a "compelling vision" for UK economic and industrial policy.
Steve Brittan, managing director of BSA machine tools and vice-president of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, explains why he agrees.
0712 The attorney general is to examine whether the Met police officer leading the phone hacking inquiry has prejudiced any future trials as a result of evidence she gave to the Leveson Inquiry last month. Legal affairs correspondent Clive Coleman and Steve Hewlett, presenter of BBC Radio 4 Media Show, have the details.
0716 The Somali militant group, Al Shabab, has been severely weakened in recent weeks, with the Al Shabab stronghold of Baidoa was recently captured by Ethiopian troops fighting alongside Somali soldiers. East Africa correspondent Will Ross reports.
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0733 In the US, Mitt Romney has won the Republican presidential primary in Ohio. The Today programme's James Naughtie has the latest from Washington.
Latest Super Tuesday results
0740 Paper review.
0743 One of the last male preserves in the film business in Hollywood is the almost exclusive use of men to provide voiceovers for movie trailers. Big, deep, resonant voices have for decades alerted movie-goers to coming attractions. Recently, female voice-over artists have been trying to get in on the act but without much luck. Tom Brook reports from Los Angeles.
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0747 Thought for the day with Akhandadhi Das - a Vaishnav Hindu teacher and theologian.
The World Health Organization
should make dementia a top world health priority
along with cancer, lung disease, diabetes and chronic heart disease, according to a leading global health expert. Professor Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, explains why he is calling on world leaders to sign up to an action plan on dementia.
Results continue to come in for the contest to be the US Republican party's candidate in November's presidential election. The Today programme's James Naughtie
picks over the bones of Super Tuesday
with Matt Lewis, a conservative commentator with the Daily Caller, and Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent with the New Yorker.
0839 Business news with Simon Jack.
0842 According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Asian defence spending is likely to overtake Europe's this year. General Lord Dannatt, former Chief of the Defence Staff, and Bronwen Maddox, editor of Prospect magazine, discuss the consequences.
0848 A lasting and beneficial legacy has been one of the key planks of London's Olympic plans but it is also one of the hardest to deliver. In the first of a series of special reports from former host cities, sports editor David Bond has been to Sydney, which held a spectacular games back in 2000.
0853 Pre-budget coalition negotiations are still taking place over a possible compromise of dropping the 50p tax band and introducing a mansion tax. John Kay, economist and columnist for the Financial Times, and Rick Nye, director of the polling group Populus, discuss whether taxing wealth as opposed to income is good idea.
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