Sunday Sunrise – Last Weekend In September

Snapshot of stories

Labour leader Ed Miliband has said that if banks do not separate their retail and investment arms, a future Labour government will “break them up”.  “The infection of retail banking by the culture of casino banking” had to be tackled, Mr Miliband said, as the party met for its conference in Manchester.  Recommended ring-fencing of retail from investment banking had been watered down by the government, Labour said.  The Treasury said it was “undertaking radical reform” of the banking system.  The Vickers report into banking, launched in the wake of the financial crisis, last year recommended banks split into two parts to separate the High Street side from the riskier investment side and cut their reliance on borrowed money.

Nasa’s Curiosity rover has only been on the surface of Mars seven weeks but it has already turned up evidence of past flowing water on the planet.  The robot has returned pictures of classic conglomerates – rocks that are made up of gravels and sand.  Scientists on the mission team say the size and rounded shape of the pebbles in the rock indicate they had been transported and eroded in water.  Researchers think the rover has found a network of ancient streams.  The rocks, which were described in a media briefing at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, were likely laid down “several billion years ago”. But the actual streams themselves may have persisted on the surface for long periods, said Curiosity science co-investigator Bill Dietrich of the University of California, Berkeley.  “We would anticipate that it could easily be thousands to millions of years,” he told reporters.

Songs Played Today

Girls Aloud – The Promise
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
Paul McCartney – My Brave Face
Carrie Underwood – Good Girl
Vaccines – Teenage Icon
Stereophonics – A Thousand Trees
Mint Royale feat. Lauren Laverne – Don’t Falter
Fun – Some Nights
Muse – Resistance
Amy Macdonald – Life In A Beautiful Light
Bloc Party – V.A.L.I.S
A-Ha – Foot Of The Mountain
Adele – Cold Shoulder
Simply Red – Fairground
Owl City feat Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway
Albert Hammond – Free Electric Band
Alanis Morissette – Crazy

80s Hour

Elton John – I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
Abba – Lay All Your Love On Me
Bananarama – Venus
Imagination – Body Talk
A Flock of Seagulls – Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)
Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Midge Ure – If I Was
Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Hall & Oates – Maneater