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WBR: Bird flu spreads in US 21 April 15

April 21st, 2015

Episode 301 of 895 episodes

A deadly strain of bird flu is sweeping across farms in the Midwest. We talk to a worried turkey farmer and the head of a poultry industry group to find out what impact the crisis is having. Also in the programme, as the latest round of negotiations towards a new trade pact between Europe and the US get under way, we report on protests against the proposed deal, and get the possible positives from economic commentator Roger Bootle. Plus, we have the latest in our series of interviews ahead of the UK's upcoming general election, with key figures from each of the country's main political parties. Today it's the turn of Chuka Umunna, business spokesperson from the Labour Party.

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