Sir Vince Cable, the former business secretary, joins Kiran Stacey, Martin Wolf and Martin Sandbu of the Financial Times to discuss whether there is a future for the British steel industry and if the new national living wage will cost jobs. Presented by Sebastian Payne.
David Cheal discovers how this hymn to friendship eventually came to divide its creators Simon and Garfunkel, but went on to inspire more than 200 cover versions. Credit: Columbia, RCA, Legacy, Atlantic Records.
Wearable technology, including the Apple Watch and Google Glass, has been limited in appearance and functionality, but Amanda Parkes, chief technologist at Manufacture NY, thinks it has a promising future. She joins hosts Cardiff Garcia and Shannon Bond to discuss the relationship between technology and fashion and the privacy issues for the wearables of the future. Then, the FT’s David Crow explains the latest developments in the Valeant and Theranos sagas. Plus a quick debate about executive pay and the public humiliation premium. Visit FT.com/alphachat for show notes.
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