Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme
Team GB’s Olympic rowing performance sparks funding questions
Britain’s performance in rowing at the Tokyo Olympics has raised questions about how the team has fared since the departure of coach Jurgen Grobler last year.
Some critics have also questioned the huge funding which British rowing has benefited from – especially in light of the success of the athletes in newer Olympic sports like BMX racing.
Nick Robinson spoke to Simon Morton, Chief Operating Officer of UK Sport and first to Tim Foster, Olympic champion in the coxless fours in Sydney.
(Image, Great Britain’s Men’s Eight, Credit, Press Association.)
Dramatic events: How our weather is changing
Mishal Husain hears about the Met Office's latest climate change report from author Mike Kendon; about Hereford and Worcester's experience of flooding from BBC reporter Nicola Goodwin; and about what can be done to mitigate it from Environment Agency Chief Executive Sir James Bevan.
(Image: Heavy rain; Credit: PA Media)
Dave Goulson on the 'Insect Apocalypse'
Today's Martha Kearney visits the Knepp, the estate in Sussex famous for its rewilding where Biology professor and author of 'Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse', Dave Goulson has recorded 62 species of bee and 30 species of wasp.
The Prime Minister confirmed on Thursday UK troops would be leaving Afghanistan. Nick Robinson discusses the country’s future with General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the Defence Staff, and Kate Clark and Christina Lamb, who have both reported extensively from Afghanistan
Why is sexual harassment normal in schools?
Mishal Husain hears about how to address sexual harassment and abuse in schools
Adoption: 'They've turned our sons against us'
A couple we’re calling Ed and Claire adopted two brothers aged two and three - after they had been taken into care. Their sons are now 15 and 16 but the adoption has broken down.
Ed and Claire say in the space of a few months a bombardment of messages from the birth parents and siblings destabilised the boys to the extent that they have dropped out of school, are in trouble with the authorities and they no longer have contact with them.
Around a quarter of adopted youngsters are thought to use the internet to make contact with their birth families but no help was available to Ed and Claire because the system is based around contact only being possible after the adopted child is 18.
Today's Mishal Husain speaks to the couple and to Charlotte Ramsden, president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services.
(Image: Boy and a skateboard; Credit: Getty Images)