Looking for a cheap remortgage? Why it pays to go off the beaten track. Saving for university fees? Why you need to take on a degree of risk. And planning a new life overseas? Where you need to buy a house.
In this week’s podcast: report on the 65th birthday of the National Survey of Health and Development from the BMJ; testing research – journalist Brian Deer talks about Andrew Wakefield and his discredited research on the MMR vaccine; and Hod Lipson on 3d printing – exciting new developments from Cornell University, in replacing traditional 3d printing materials with biological materials such as live cells.
Presented by Andrew Jack with Diana Garnham and Brian Deer in the studio and Clive Cookson on the phone.
Contribution on cohort studies from the BMJ is by Duncan Jarvies.
She is beautiful, rich and famous. She has two television shows, one of which is named after her. She’s got her own foundation that helps deprived girls. She’s been to bed with Barack Obama. She is taking a course at Harvard Business School on how to be an entrepreneur.
In this week’s podcast: Results from the UK’s two state-backed lenders, RBS and Lloyds; banks looking to sell more products to fewer clients on the back of M&A mandates; the spike in emergency lending by the ECB to Ireland’s two embattled lenders, Anglo Irish and Irish Nationwide.
Stateside is by Suzanne Kapner.
Presented by Megan Murphy with Sharlene Goff, Jennifer Hughes and Lina Saigol.
Does bad language have a place in the opera house? Is the life of a stripper turned reality TV star a suitable subject for operatic treatment? And, can opera find a viable way of reflecting culture today?
The day after the premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s “Anna Nicole” at Covent Garden, Andrew Clark, FT classical music critic, puts these questions to Gina Thomas, UK cultural correspondent of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Laura Battle, FT staff writer and critic.
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