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Trump's 100-Day Report Card
How much has Trump achieved economically at this traditional milestone in a new US president's tenure? And are his supporters still on board the Trump train? In West Virginia - a bastion of Trump support in the elections - Emily Unia meets several unwavering fans, along with a few who are feeling a bit disillusioned. Trump advisor Diana Furchtgott-Roth goes head-to-head with Democrat think tanker Dean Baker over how many promises Mr Trump has reneged on. And the BBC's New York correspondent, Nick Bryant, gives presenter Ed Butler some historic perspective on Trump's performance. (Picture: Donald Trump campaign bumper sticker in the back of a car; Credit: Mark Makela/Getty Images)
Bluefin Tuna: Loved to Death?
Could Japan's craving for this fish end up wiping out what is a favourite sushi staple? Ed Butler examines a classic case of overfishing, and asks whether fish farming is the answer. Dr David Agnew, science and standards director at the Marine Stewardship Council, explains why it's not just this prized melt-in-the-mouth delicacy that is being hunted towards extinction - around 90% of the world's fish stocks of all species are now fully or overfished. Meanwhile Edwin Lane reports from Japan's Wakayama prefecture where one man is confident he can create a reliable and sustainable bluefin supply. Also in the programme, is China getting fat? We hear from food tech venture capitalist Matilda Ho, who hopes to meet the bloating appetites of the country's 1.3 billion stomachs, whilst delivering a healthy balanced diet. Is the solution to eat worms? (Picture: Bluefin tuna; Credit: Kinda University)
A Basic Income for All?
Social scientists, technologists, and politicians from across the political spectrum think they have a potential solution to the unemployment that automation and artificial intelligence are expected to create. It's called a universal basic income. And it involves getting the state to pay a fixed sum to all of its citizens, whether or not they have a job. The Canadian province of Ontario has become the latest to announce a trial - for 4,000 households. We hear from Finland where a basic income pilot project is already underway. And Manuela Saragosa talks to Guy Standing, co- founder and co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network - who is advising a number of pilot projects around the world. (Picture: Five pound sterling note, London 2017. Credit: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Machines are about to get a lot smarter and machine learning will transform our lives. So says a report by the Royal Society in the UK, a fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists. Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence that's already being used to tag people in photos, to interpret voice commands and to help internet retailers to make recommendations. Manuela Saragosa hears about a new technology that is set to revolutionise computing, developed by a UK company called Graphcore. Manuela talks to Graphcore's chief executive Nigel Toon, who is taking on the AI giants. And Manuela hears how we are 'bleeding data' all the time. Dr Joanna Bryson from the University of Bath and professor Amanda Chessell, an IBM distinguished engineer and master inventor, explain how our data is being used. (Photo: A robot pours popcorn from a cooking pot into a bowl at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI), University of Bremen, Germany. March 2017. Credit: Ingo Wagner/AFP/Getty Images)
French Election: Macron Versus Le Pen
Centrist Emmanuel Macron will face Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election. Is it now a straight choice between globalism and protectionism? Joe Miller reports from a Macron election party in the French city of Lille, where supporters say the success of their candidate is a success for Europe. Suzanna Streeter discusses Macron's prospects against Le Pen in the final vote in two weeks' time from Paris. And Anna Stupnytska, global economist at fund managers Fidelity International, is in the studio to explain why the financial markets are so happy. Plus regular commentator Lucy Kellaway on why chatting in the office has gone out of fashion. (Photo: Emmanuel Macron, Credit: Getty Images)