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Woman's Hour

Bridget Christie; Midori Goto; Midwife shortages

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Bridget Christie talks about receiving the Foster's Comedy Award for best show at the Edinburgh Festival. She becomes only the third female solo comedian in the award's 33-year history.

There will be a shortage of midwives in England for at least another decade according to the Royal College of Midwives, who estimate a shortfall of 5,000 trained staff. So how will this affect government policy and patient care?

Violinist Midori Goto on her music, her teaching and her role as a UN peace Ambassador.

Harper's Bazaar magazine last printed Virginia Woolf's short story 'Lappin and Lapinova' more than 80 years ago, so why are they re-printing it now?

Author Katherine Quarmby on the impact the Dale Farm eviction had on travelling communities. We also talk to Candy Sheridan, an Irish traveller and campaigner and Janie Codona, an English Romani Gypsy. Show less


Jenni Murray
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Bridget Christie
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Midori Goto
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Denise Linay
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Katharine Quarmby
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Candy Sheridan
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Janie Codona
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Justine Picardie
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Helen Simpson
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