Monthly Archives: November 2010

In this week’s podcast: We mark World Aids Day with a chat to Sir Nick Partridge, chief executive of the Terrence Higgins Trust, we discuss the future of space flight with Kevin Fong, from University College London – an expert on space medicine, and we hear from Science Magazine about how women can overcome sexist stereotypes in physics courses.

Presented by Clive Cookson with Andrew Jack.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


In this week’s podcast: We talk about cross-border clamp downs on insider trading, we take a punt at what might be revealed in this week’s Banking Commission roadshow in the City, the last of 5 and we start with reaction to the EU €85bn bailout for Ireland.

Presented by Patrick Jenkins, with Brooke Masters, Sharlene Goff and Jennifer Hughes in the studio.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


Fiona Symon talks to the FT’s correspondent in Cairo, Heba Saleh, about the elections in Egypt this weekend.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


Is the operatic tradition defunct? Where and how should new operas be put on? And which are the great modern operas?

On the opening of Alexander Raskatov’s A Dog’s Heart at the Coliseum in London, Jan Dalley, FT arts editor, puts these questions to Andrew Clark, the paper’s chief classical music critic, and Nicholas Payne, former director of The Royal Opera, the English National Opera and Opera North. Plus, Martin Bernheimer, the FT’s classical music critic in New York, discusses what he sees as the conservatism of American opera-goers.


In this week’s podcast: We look at Ireland and its four-year austerity plan announced yesterday and as the euro plunges further we discuss the impact of the Irish debt crisis on Portugal and Spain. But we start this week’s show in Asia and the unprovoked attacks on South Korea by North Korea.

In the studio, John Aglionby; in Ireland, John O’Doherty; in Madrid, Victor Mallet and in Seoul Christian Oliver.

Presented by Gideon Rachman

Produced by LJ Filotrani


Borrowing is no sin, provided we use the funds to ensure that we bequeath a better infrastructure to the future, says Martin Wolf


As the Eurozone debt crisis continues, which are the safest banks for your money? Could your pension contributions result in a nasty tax bills? We explain how you could be affected. And how to beat the VAT rise and grab yourself a post-Christmas bargain?


In this week’s podcast: We look at movements in the coal industry as the US prepares to become the world’s most active market, we look at oil prices and the call from Opec’s secretary general Abdalla El-Badri for tighter regulations, we hear about the EU’s proposed target of cutting emissions by 30 per cent in part by looking to the food and drink industry and we discuss the upcoming consultations in the UK on the reform of the electricity market.

Guest in the studio this week is Bill Easton from Ernst & Young’s power and utilities team.

Presented by Sylvia Pfeifer with David Blair and Javier Blas in the studio and Fiona Harvey in Brussels.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


North Korea launched an attack on the remoteSouth Korean fishing island of Yeonpyeong on Tuesday killing four and destroying dozens of houses. South Korea retaliated with a shelling of its own.
Fiona Symon talks to Christian Oliver, the FT’s correspondent in Seoul about public opinion of the attacks.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


In this week’s podcast: We talk about selling sickness and ask whether drug companies are turning us all into patients whether we like it or not; we hear about a cheap new meningitis vaccine developed for the communities in Africa and Science Magazine reports on quantum physics concepts. Guest this week is Simon Denegri, chief executive of the Association of Medical Research Charities.

Presented by Clive Cookson with Andrew Jack in the studio.

Produced by Emily Cadman