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Rishi Pickings

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Rishi Pickings

    Rishi Pickings

    Rishi Pickings

    On the day the chancellor defends his budget plans, we are joined by Radio 4’s Evan Davis and Laura to help us pick through the detail. And we bring back Sarah Smith and Nick Eardley as Nicola Sturgeon gives evidence at the inquiry into her government's unlawful handling of harassment complaints against Alex Salmond.

    Producer: Georgia Coan
    Episode Editor: Rick Kelsey
    Assistant Editor: Emma Close
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 32 min
    Mexican Coke

    Mexican Coke

    We’re getting new details about Rishi Sunak’s Budget – and his personal habits. We ask how long before all cars are electric and speak to Eurovision’s executive supervisor about staging a contest during the pandemic.

    Studio Manager: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Alix Pickles and Daniel Wittenberg
    Episode Editor: Rick Kelsey
    Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 33 min
    Darth Variant

    Darth Variant

    How strong is the force in the new coronavirus variants? Adam, Laura and Fergus unite to answer some of the biggest questions of the universe (like how worried should we be that Test and Trace can't seem to find a sixth person infected with the Brazilian strain of Covid-19)? And Paul Johnson, from the Institute of Fiscal Studies, tells us what we should be looking out for to seem smarter on budget day later this week.

    Studio Director: Michael Regaard
    Producer: Alix Pickles
    Episode Editor: Ben Weisz
    Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 32 min
    Salmond Speaks

    Salmond Speaks

    Former First Minister Alex Salmond gives evidence to the committee investigating the Scottish government's mishandling of complaints against him. It’s a complicated story, but luckily our Scotland editor, Sarah Smith and political correspondent Nick Eardley are on hand to talk us through the events of the day. And James Gallagher explains how the government is deciding who should be vaccinated next.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Rick Kelsey and Alix Pickles
    Episode Editor: Rick Kelsey
    Assistant Editor: Emma Close
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 34 min
    'The Aldi Vaccine'?

    'The Aldi Vaccine'?

    Even with limited supply, Belgium's biggest vaccine hub can jab 1000 patients a day. So why is it only managing 200?
    Adam and Fergus chat to Europe Correspondent Jean Mackenzie to discuss how public perceptions of the 'Aldi vaccine' could be hampering the rollout.
    And Oldham headteacher Glyn Potts drops in to discuss plans for teachers, not algorithms, to grade students this summer.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Ben Weisz, Alix Pickles
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 31 min
    The Jo Whiley Effect

    The Jo Whiley Effect

    Fergus gives us the latest on the vaccine priority list, with everyone on the GP learning disability register now getting their turn. And Adam talks Tiger Woods with BBC Breakfast presenter – and proper golfer – Naga Munchetty.

    Studio Manager: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Alix Pickles, Daniel Wittenberg
    Episode Editor: Rick Kelsey
    Assistant Editor: Emma Close
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 28 min

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