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Today: Friday 11th May

Can Spain stabilise its banking system? Is the Department of Education losing control of its budget? Is there a way for aid agencies to distribute aid without creating a culture of dependency? Also on the programme, the tallest sculpture in the country.

We are no longer providing clips of every part of the programme but you will be able to listen via the BBC iPlayer .

Business news with Tanya Beckett, with Friday boss Ian Powell, chairman of PwC, the worlds largest accounting firm.

Business Editor Robert Peston explains what Spain plans to do about its troubled banking system.


Children's minister Tim Loughton and Cllr David Simmonds, chairman of the Children and Young People's Board at the Local Government Association, debate what is being done to speed up the adoption process.

Business news with Tanya Beckett.


Why is an artist about to sent tweets into space? Nathaniel Stern, associate professor at the University of Wisconsin, and Anu Ojha, Director of the National Space Academy in Leicester, explain.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet

Tina Nash was blinded when her boyfriend Shane Jenkin gouged out both her eyes. One year on, Jon Kay spoke to Tina about how she has turned her life around.

Research by online consumer website Honest John, which looked at some 1.5m MOT tests, has found that French cars and the British mini were some of the worst performers. Richard Parry-Jones, co-chair of the Automotive Council, and Jay Nagley, managing director of Redspy, discuss why that might be the case.

Thought for the day with John Bell of the Iona Community.


The Public Accounts Committee is warning that the Department for Education is losing control of the £56bn a year it gives to schools in England. Committee chair Margaret Hodge, and James O'Shaughnessy, head of strategy at Wellington College, debate whether more monitoring needs to be done.


Can Spain stabilise its banking system? Pedro Schwartz, professor of economics at San Pablo University in Madrid, and Megan Greene, is senior economist at Roubini Global Economics, give their analysis.

Matt Wells reports on the New York project that is recording music using a single microphone and an old Presto recording machine, which creates an instant acetate disc, playable at 78rpm.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet


Is there a way for aid agencies to distribute aid without creating a culture of dependency? Mike Thomson reports.


The most senior military officer in the US has described as "totally objectionable" a course being taught at a military academy that asks students to imagine an all-out war against Islam. Lawrence Korb, of the Centre for American Progress, gives his analysis.

The tallest sculpture in the country, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, has become part of London skyline at the Olympic Stadium. Rebecca Jones speaks to sculptor Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond at the site. And architecture critic Oliver Wainwright shares his thoughts.

Business news with Tanya Beckett.

Environment correspondent Richard Black reports from the opening of a carbon capture and storage facility in Norway.

According to data analysed by website Honest John, every fifth car in the UK fails its first MOT. Motoring journalist Quentin Willson and French cultural commentator Agnes Poirier discuss.

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