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Listen to selected highlights from the Today programme.

    Released Israeli hostage: I don't believe in peace

    Released Israeli hostage: I don't believe in peace

    On 7 October last year, Ada Sagi's life changed forever. The 75-year-old grandmother of six - who has spent most of her life working towards peace between Israelis and Palestinians - was having a morning coffee at home on the Nir Oz Kibbutz, on the border with Gaza, when suddenly several men working for Hamas burst into her home and forced her barefoot by gunpoint onto a motorbike and took her hostage, alongside scores of others.
    The Arabic and Hebrew teacher who still supports students through her work, was imprisoned for 53 days at an apartment in Khan Younis until she was freed as part of a deal between the Israeli Government and Hamas.
    In her first UK interview, Today's Emma Barnett speaks to Ada, six months on from her release. She shares the details of her ordeal; her thoughts about those who captured her, the global reaction and the actions of the Israeli government since last October. As a lifelong peace activist, right at the end of the conversation, she shares a stark view of the future as she sees it.
    But Ada Sagi began by speaking about hearing security alarms going off in the kibbutz on the morning of 7 October, alerting her and the other hundreds of other residents they were under attack and then about the moment, men armed with Kalashnikovs, entered her home.

    • 21 min
    Election 2024: Motherwell, Wishaw and Carluke hustings

    Election 2024: Motherwell, Wishaw and Carluke hustings

    Today listeners in North Lanarkshire put their questions to would-be MPs in the Scottish constituency of Motherwell, Wishaw and Carluke.
    The hustings is chaired by Mishal Husain.
    A similar session will be held next week in the Bolton West seat also adopted by Today for the election.

    • 23 min
    Election 2024: The Northern Ireland contest

    Election 2024: The Northern Ireland contest

    Today's Martha Kearney reports on how the election race looks in Northern Ireland

    • 10 min
    Election 2024: Wells and Mendip Hills hustings

    Election 2024: Wells and Mendip Hills hustings

    Today listeners in Somerset put their questions to would-be MPs in the Wells and Mendip Hills constituency.
    The hustings is chaired by Justin Webb.
    Similar sessions are to be held in two other seats adopted by Today for the election - Bolton West and Motherwell, Wishaw and Carluke.
    (Photo: The hustings session. Credit: Oscar Pearson/BBC

    • 22 min
    Adrian Ramsay on Green Party manifesto

    Adrian Ramsay on Green Party manifesto

    Co-leader Adrian Ramsay speaks to Justin Webb on the Green Party's manifesto launch.
    They're promising to tax top earners more and spend the money on public services.
    The party is also dealing with a row about anti-Semitism among what the party calls 'a small number of candidates.'
    The Today programme will hear from all the major parties throughout the election campaign.

    • 7 min
    Nigel Farage calls for 'zero net migration'

    Nigel Farage calls for 'zero net migration'

    Nigel Farage speaks to Today's Mishal Husain after becoming leader of Reform UK, formerly the Brexit Party.
    The party has announced it would freeze non-essential migration, as it seeks to win voters from the Conservatives and Labour.
    The Today programme will hear from all the major parties throughout the election campaign.

    • 12 min

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