About 4,000 strikes are being held around the world, starting in Australia. But what effect will they really have? We speak to California Senator Bob Hertzberg, who in a previous life as an entrepreneur, invested millions into renewable energy projects.
The US state of New Mexico has announced it will no longer charge tuition fees for state residents who study at its public colleges and universities. Is this the right policy? Kate O’Neill, cabinet secretary at New Mexico's Higher Education Department, explains the decision.
And we speak to the author of a recent report from Harvard Business School, which says that being able to WFA - work from anywhere - makes us more productive than working in the office.
Jamie Robertson is joined throughout the programme by Paddy Hirsch, editor of NPR podcast The Indicator from Planet Money, who's in Los Angeles, and by Rachel Cartland, author and former civil servant in Hong Kong.
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US Fed cuts interest rates again
The US central banks lowered rates for only the second time since 2008, amid fears of trade wars and slowing global growth. Mickey Levy, economist at Berenberg Capital Markets in New York, explains how the Fed came to its decision, and how the markets responded.
Wildfires are blazing in Indonesia on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, sending a toxic wave of smoke across to Malaysia and Singapore. We get the latest on the situation there from our correspondent.
How many languages is Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant, fluent in? From today, it's eight - as she adds Hindi to the list. It comes at the same time as the Indian government launches an initiative to make it the country's only official language, eliminating English. We get reaction from Ashish Sinha, a technology writer at NextBigWhat, a tech media and learning platform.
Jamie Robertson is joined throughout the programme by Sushma Ramachandran, former chief business correspondent for The Hindu, who's in Delhi, and Jason Abbruzzesse, senior tech editor at NBC News in New York.
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Iran Denies Involvement in Saudi Oil Strikes
The US TV network CBS says there is evidence that Iran was behind Saturday's attacks, as vice president Mike Pence says the US is ready to take action against those responsible. We get reaction from William F. Wechsler, director of The Atlantic Council in Washington.
As Donald Trump arrives in California, we talk to Kiran Stacey of the Financial Times about the President's intention to prohibit the state from setting its own vehicle emission rules. California has historically been allowed to have stricter standards, so what's behind the change?
And what influence do YouTube and Instagram have over what children spend their money on? We speak to social media expert Chloe Cox, from the digital media company Wunderman Thompson Commerce, who tells us how marketing strategies are changing.
Rahul Tandon is joined throughout the programme by Shuli Ren from Bloomberg News in Hong Kong, and Alexander Kaufmann, senior reporter at the Huffington Post in New York.
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Nato concerned about rising Middle East tensions
Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg has said Iran is "destabilising the whole region" and raised concerns about the prospect of increased military activity. Oil prices have had their biggest daily jump in history. Prices increased nearly 20 percent initially on Monday. We talk to Amena Bakr of Energy Intelligence in Dubai. Meanwhile, US Senator Elizabeth Warren - one of the front runners in the race to become the Democratic nominee for President - has been talking to crowds of thousands about her plans for tough anti-corruption legislation, should she win the presidency. And we explore the clamour around Purdue Pharma, the company at the centre of the US opiod crisis. More than a 130 people a day have died every day from opioid related overdoses in the US. (Picture: An oil field at sunset. Credit: Getty Images)
Felicity Huffman sentenced over college admissions scandal
US actress Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for her involvement in a college admissions scandal. The Desperate Housewives star admitted to paying $15,000 to have her daughter's exam answers secretly corrected in 2017. We hear from Judy Kurtz from US political website, the Hill. The Frankfurt Motor Show is underway; we get the latest from Joe Miller of the Financial Times. Leaders from indigenous communities around the world converge to discuss climate change; we hear from the BBC's Frey Lindsay. Attorneys for the Trump administration have been trying to get a U.S. judge to throw out a lawsuit from native Americans who are trying to block a proposed Keystone oil pipeline from Canada to Nebraska because of potential spills and damage to cultural sights. Civil rights lawyer Chase Iron Eyes was born into the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and he explains what's been happening. Plus, we're joined throughout the programme by two guests on opposite sides of the Pacific; Alison van Diggelen, host of interview series and podcast Fresh Dialogues based in Silicon Valley and Clare Negus, acting ABC Western Australia regional editor who's speaking to us from Perth.
Pic description: Actress Felicity Huffman, escorted by her husband William H. Macy
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