14 - 18 October 2013
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Monday 14 October: The Entrepreneurial State
Where innovation comes from is a question that has been asked for decades. Many think it is the animal spirits of bold entrepreneurs which spark the drive to discover. However, economist and professor Mariana Mazzucato argues that the state has a huge part to play in bringing new goods and services to market. Peter Day discusses her thought-provoking thesis with her. Her latest book is The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking public vs. private sector myths. She tweets on @MazzucatoM
Tuesday 15 October: Lalit Modi - Chairman, Indian Cricket Premier League, 2008 – 2010
Thanks to money, media rights and commercialisation, cricket, a game of proud tradition, has been transformed into a multi-billion dollar sporting commodity. The cradle of this cricketing revolution has been India, home of the Indian Premier League – the world’s richest cricket tournament. Hardtalk speaks to Lalit Modi, the creator of the Indian Premier League. He has since been banished from cricket, and his native India, amid allegations of corruption and dodgy dealing. Is greed killing cricket?
Wednesday 16 October: Malala's Story
The Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai tells her story to Mishal Husain.
Thursday 17 October: After the Collapse - the Rana Plaza Legacy
It's five months on from the collapse of the 8-storey building in Dhaka in which more than a thousand garment workers died, and several thousand were seriously injured. Jane Deith reports from Dhaka on what's happened since. Just how much medical and financial help have survivors and families of the dead received?