This is a new edition of The Apprentice Investor. Regular listeners to the programme will know that our Apprentices are five members of the Share Radio team who've each been given £15,000 of virtual money to build their own share portfolios. They're allowed a minimum of eight stocks from different sectors which they've been buying and selling through the Share Centre.
Our two apprentice investors today are Valsa De Winter and Matt Cox - and giving us his verdict on their efforts is Share Radio's senior analyst, Ed Bowsher.
Modern diplomats face an extra challenge they didn't have 20 years ago or even 10 years ago: social media. Today's diplomats are obliged to respond instantly to the latest crisis fueled by a YouTube video or Facebook post.
Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Philip Seib, the Professor of Journalism and International Relations at the University of Southern California. He's also written a book called 'The Future of Diplomacy.'
This is The Weeks Update, where Share Radio's regular economics commentator John Weeks joins us in the studio with a guest in hand to talk the big economic and political questions of the day.
For this edition, John and Share Radio's Ed Bowsher were joined by Guy Standing, Professorial Research Associate at SOAS, the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University. Guy has recently written a book called 'The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay'.