What would it take to retrain people to use computers and the internet more effectively? The UK is currently in the grip of an IT skills crisis with an estimated 12.6 million lacking even the most basic digital skills. Byron Nicolaides, President of the Council of European Professionals Informatics Societies (CEPIS), discussed.
This week we're talking 'Exclusives' what do they mean to the industry, distributors, artists and fans. I'll be speaking with the CEO of the Entertainment Retail Association Kim Bayley who has backed Universal's supposed ban on exclusives.
We'll be getting some more perspective of how the exclusives debate has intensified with Share Radios Frey Linsday and the Digital accounts manager at Proper Music Distribution Andy Belmont discussing how Frank Ocean has played into the Exclusive Model plus Later on in the show I'll also be talking to Gareth Murphy author of 'Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Record Industry'.
And of course throughout the show there's the sound cloud artist of the week. This week Noname, an American hip hop recording artist and poet based in Chicago, Illinois.
Kim Bayley, Andy Belmot, Frey Lindsay, Gareth Murphy
The CMI says the gender pay gap is still at 23%, with the gap becoming worse as women progress through their careers. Nick discusses whether the headline figure of 23% disguises a very complicated picture. And what can and should smaller businesses be doing to generate a more even playing field between the sexes, both in terms of pay and promotion? Plus, what about Theresa May's small business commissioner, and what will happen to UK employment rights following Brexit?
Petra Wilton, Alan Price, Beverley Sunderland, Dafydd Llewellyen
Nick talks to Gareth Davies, head of digital and insight at PR firm Waggener Edstrom, about the campaigns of the various sponsors who had spent billions for the rights to be associated with the Rio Olympics to see who had won gold, silver, bronze or were just also rans. He also talks to Colin Williamson, media consultant, about the demise of Gawker, arguably the rudest, most fearless news site on the Internet, and why the rest of the media should pay attention to its story.
From priests to rabbis and imams, there are plenty of job roles within various religions, but you don't have to become a member of the clergy to share your beliefs. There are other ways to bring your worship into the workplace and one entrepreneur, Nick Law, has set up a biblically-inspired brewery in Sheffield called Emmanuales.
A joint investigation by the Guardian and the group 38 Degrees has revealed that NHS England bosses are discreetly planning for radical changes in hospitals, including funding cut-backs and closures. The proposals have been designed to cover the increasing funding deficits and swellling demand in the health service. The plans have attracted both positive and negative reactions from the political and professional community. Colin was joined by Eric Watts, chair of Doctors for the NHS, a organisation which pushes for restoration of the NHS as a fully public service.
Vincent Gibson is the founder and CEO of the Centric App, that grabs Twitter, YouTube and Periscope streams and sorts them by location to show what’s happening around you. It's just launched in New York and the UK, allowing users to discover what's going on around them as far as 22 miles away. Centric app is currently adding 3,000 new users per month. Gibson, 49, is a former designer and developer who previously worked in digital production for over 20 years - including for BBC Scotland. He has also served as a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, specializing in online branding and digital trends.
Are you a fitness fanatic or do you think you've done your exercise when you've got up to get the remote control? The sunny weather that some parts of the country have been enjoying may have prompted you to get outside- walk or run. Or perhaps you've been inspired by the Olympics and want to take up cycling or swimming. But how do you get fit for less money?
Angus Browne, Matt Nathanielsz, Adrian Hon, John Treharne
It's almost three years since new rules were brought in to make it quicker and easier to switch bank account, but figures show that only 3% of us do this every year. Two weeks ago the competition watchdog published its report into banking - shying away from recommending that the banks had the interest rate on their overdrafts capped. Sarah looks at why you should switch and the best way to do it, and what you need to consider.
How can you maximise your time away from work? Sarah looks at setting up your own 'kitchen table' business, volunteering and doing courses to improve your career prospects. With Jasmine Birtles of MoneyMagpie, Kristen Stephenson of the NCVO and Yvette Ankrah, CEO of The Kitchen Table & business mentor.
Jasmine Birtles, Kristen Stephenson, Yvette Ankrah