US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been making last minute appeals to their supporters as the polls have opened to select the 45th leader of the world's biggest super power. Republican Donald Trump has fought an unconventional and at times highly controversial election campaign. He repeatedly accused his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of criminal behaviour and even threatened to have her investigated if he wins power. Mrs Clinton condemned him as a misogynist unfit to hold office after Mr Trump was secretly recorded making lewd comments about women. Too often the banter and name calling has diverted attention away from the issues that the winner will have to deal with. There's the civil war in Syria, the battle to get the so-called Islamic State out of Iraq, and America's worsening relations with a newly resurgent Russia. Throw in the matter of globalization and how the benefits should be distributed - it isn't hard to see why whoever takes over at the White House will have their hands full.
For more analysis, Share Radio's Juliette Foster was joined in the studio by Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator and Jeff Faux of the Economic Policy Institute all the way from Washington.
How did you get to work today? Paul Cox in Wales flies the 10 miles from his home to Holyhead boatyard. The Royal Navy overseer swapped his pushbike for the paramotor three years ago. For this fantastic mode of travel, he spoke to Georgie to explain why he does it and the benefits.
Lindsay Cook and Vix Leyton get there gloves on and enter the ring Georgie to fight for your rights. This week, they talk about how the cost of renting and buying compares, how do you deal with those pesky emails from company’s asking you to assess their service, and who will get their golden glove award? Find out in this must listen.
Would you like to see what your MP has voted for during a debate in the House of Commons. Well, a new app might just let you keep an eye on what's happening in Westminster. Commons Vote isn't the only pieve of technology lifting the lid on what's happening in Westminster though. To find out more, our reporter Tom Hill spoke to Myf Nixon, from political charity mySociety.
The days of a robotic workforce could be closer than you think. Could automated tractors and other machinery be about take over day to day farm work? It's hoped the driverless vehicles could help farmers avoid labour shortages after Brexit. For more information, Kit Franklin, one of the researchers and an engineer at Harper Adams University, spoke to Georgie.
A quarter of Brits admit to worry about having power cuts and being left without electricity for hours or even days. And many fears have been realised in recent years with the high number of storms and flooding this country has been battered by. The Energy Network Association have come up with an idea to help - the 105 number. To find out more, our reporter Dan Goldsmith spoke to Tony Glover, director of policy at the Energy Network Association.
Have you written a will? If not and you have dependent children, then you are part of the half of British parents who have not made a will. A study, found that half of mums and dads have not prepared this vital piece of paperwork. That's why this month is Will Aid a special partnership between the legal profession and nine of the UK's best-loved charities. For more information, Georgie spoke to Solicitor Lesley Morgan, founder and director law firm AAG Legal Services.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Russell Quirk, CEO of eMoov estate agents. Today they discuss the big story of the day from the high street, that Marks and Spencer close about 60 clothing and home stores over the next five years as part of plans to turn around the business. Elsewhere, it's bad news for the government as The UK's public finances are expected to worsen by 25 billion pounds by the end of the decade. But it's good news for Tesco Bank customers after a bad weekend, as they will get there money back by the end of the day. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The latest consumer spend data from Barclaycard shows that spending growth hit 5.5% in October. But the data also reveals that consumer confidence in the UK economy dropped from a record high level in September, with only a third of people feeling confident in the UK economy. Paul Lockstone, Managing Director at Barclaycard, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the data.
This US election campaign has been unlike any other, and the result is too close to call. But how will this election change the shape of future campaigns? To find out more, US political historian Professor Jonathan Bell, Director of the Institute of the Americas at University College London, joined Share Radio to look at the kind of precedent the last 18 months has set in terms of campaign procedure.
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