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Woman's Hour Takeover Episode 3: Naomi Alderman

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Naomi Alderman guest edits, Jane Garvey presents.

Guest editor Naomi Alderman celebrates some of the game-changing women in science and technology. Jane Garvey presents.

Naomi Alderman, today's Guest Editor, investigates why transgender women don't always feel welcomed by feminists and why some feminists have a problem with including them, with Paris Lees and Finn MacKay. She celebrates some of the game changing women in science and technology and talks to Dr Rivka Isaacson about her work. Naomi is joined by Reni Eddo Lodge and Sarah Hughes to discuss whether TV dramas like Game of Thrones or The Fall are problematic for women. And she looks at public speaking with Professor Lis Howell and Rachel Caldecott - why is it so dominated by men? Jane Garvey presents.

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Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Naomi Alderman
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Lis Howell
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Rachel Caldecott
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Reni Eddo-Lodge
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Sarah Hughes
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Paris Lees
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Finn Mackay
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Rivka Isaacson
Producer
Laura Northedge
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Karen Dalziel
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Ruth Watts
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Beverley Purcell

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Carol Ann Duffy, Mothers against radicalisation, Women in comedy

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Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy on retelling the dark tale of Rumpelstiltskin.

Programme that offers a female perspective on the world. Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy on retelling the dark tale of Rumpelstiltskin.

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy on re-telling the dark tale of Rumpelstiltskin. She's joined by Liv Lorent, artistic director and choreographer to discuss BalletLORENT's production , the last of the company's trilogy of Brothers Grimm fairy tales following critically acclaimed productions of Rapunzel and Snow White.

How women are being helped to talk to their children if they have concerns about radicalisation or grooming. Sofia Mahmood director of an organisation called 'Empowering Minds' gives advice and support to groups in the community. Reporter Catherine Carr meets some of the women on a four-week course in Bradford.

Are comedy panel shows doing enough to represent funny women? Three years ago the BBC said broadcasting a programme without a woman was not acceptable - but is one woman enough? Why are there still so few female comedians on our screens? Lecturer in comedy writing and performance at Salford University Lisa Moore who wants a 50/50 gender split on all panel shows and comedian Tiff Stevenson discuss.

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Jane Garvey
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Beverley Purcell
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Carol Ann Duffy
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Liv Lorent
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Sofia Mahmood
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Lisa Moore

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Author Melanie Reid, Parenting tips, Intrepid women

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Author Melanie Reid, Parenting tips from Phillipa Perry, Intrepid women exhibition

Melanie Reid talks about her memoir 'The World I Fell Out Of'. We then get parenting tips from Psychotherapist Phillipa Perry, Intrepid and Indigenous women are also on the agenda.

We talk to Journalist and Author Melanie Reid about her memoir where she gives us an honest account about when she fell from her horse, breaking her neck and fracturing her lower back. Melanie was paralysed from the top of her chest down she spent almost a year in hospital. To help her recover she turned to the one thing she knew, writing to help her navigate her way through a world that had previously been invisible to her. Her book 'The World I fell Out Of' comes out this week.

We hear from a Curator involved in an exhibition about the lives of women who carried out anthropological fieldwork around the world in the early twentieth century. Six are being featured in a new exhibition at The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.

What queries and problems do you have when it comes to parenting? Author and Psychotherapist Philippa Perry talks about her latest publication ‘The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read’ and answers your questions about how to parent well and give children a healthy start.

Producer: Sej Asar

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Afghan Women and the Peace Negotiations

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Mary Akrami and Christina Lamb, Clara Schumann, Laura Bates, and Family Secrets.

Jenni speaks to Mary Akrami and Christina Lamb and asks why there are no women involved in the current peace negotiations between US negotiators and the Taliban.

Jenni speaks to Mary Akrami, director of the Afghan Women’s Network and Sunday Times Chief Foreign Correspondent and author, Christina Lamb who has been reporting on Afghanistan for decades. Why are there no women involved in the current peace negotiations involving the US negotiators and the Taliban? And what

could be the consequences for women?

Clara Schumann might not be the best known composer with her surname, but her ability and talent as a pianist made her a star in the 19th Century. 2019 is her bicentenary, and she’s being celebrated around the country. We’re joined by curator of the Clara Schumann Festival, Beverley Vong, and Lucy Perham, whose tour ‘I, Clara’, tells the composer’s story through her letters and music.

Over the last 6 weeks we have been hearing from listeners about the family secrets they have discovered and how their lives and relationships were changed by the revelations. Lots of you have been in touch to tell us how the tales and their tellers have chimed with you. Psychotherapist Sue Cowan-Jenssen discusses the power and fall-out of family secrets.

Laura Bates has just written her debut novel for young adults called The Burning. Inspired by the real stories of teenage girls contributing to the Everyday Sexism Project Laura created in 2012, the book tells the parallel stories of two young women, 15 year old Anna who is mercilessly bullied after a topless photo of her is shared by a boy at her school and Maggie, who lived 400 years earlier and was accused of witchcraft.

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The first all-women-of-colour cast and crew production of Richard II

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The star and co-director of Richard II, Adjoa Andoh. Women and leadership. Parental leave

Adjoa Andoh co-director of Richard II, which features a cast and crew who are all women of colour. Shared parental leave. Author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen.

A production of Richard II has just opened at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London. All the cast and crew are women of colour. It's co-directed by Adjoa Andoh, who also takes on the role of Richard II. She discusses the significance of this version of the play, a story of a troubled King beset by problems at home and abroad.

The psychologist and author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about her latest novel, Liar, and explores, through the character of Nofar, an average teenage girl working in an ice cream parlor during the summer holidays, the consequences of not telling the truth.

Dr Holly Birkett, Lecturer at Birmingham Business Schoo, on the University's Equal Parenting Project. It's some of the most extensive research yet into the take up of Shared Parental Leave, and looks at why more eligible parents don’t use it.

Today and tomorrow, Women of the World Festival London takes place at Southbank Centre. What does the future hold for women in Leadership? We hear from Jude Kelly, the founder and director of WOW, and former politician Julia Gillard, the former Prime Minister of Australia and the only female to have held the post, who is now Chair of the Global Institute of Women’s Leadership at King’s College in London.

Presenter Jenni Murray

Producer Beverley Purcell

Photographer; Ingrid Pollard.

Guest; Adjoa Andoh

Guest; Lynette Linton

Guest; Dr Holly Birkett

Guest; Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Guest; Jude Kelly

Guest; Julia Gillard

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The jailed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, Early onset dementia & Cleaning Tips

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Nasrin Sotoudeh jailed Iranian lawyer, Early onset dementia, Cleaning tips

We discuss the case of Nasrin Sotoudeh who has been jailed for 38 years for defending women's rights in Iran, dealing with early onset dementia and why cleaning has become cool?

We discuss the case of Nasrin Sotoudeh the Iranian lawyer, who’s been jailed for 38 years, and sentenced to 148 lashes for defending women’s rights. We hear from Mansoureh Mills Middle East Researcher from Amnesty and from Rana Rahimpour from the BBC Persian Service.

Five years ago Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with young onset dementia, she was just 58 years old. She tells us how she copes with the disease which is robbing her of her memories.

After winning the SheBelieves Cup in America recently England’s women are now setting their sights on the World Cup. Nike and Adidas have come on board with sponsorships but what difference, if any, will this make? Rebecca Myers, Sports Journalist from the Sunday Times explains the significance of big brands getting involved in the women’s game.

Baroness Liz Barker, the Liberal Democrat Peer and an ambassador for Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Women’s health week, tells us why lesbian and bisexual women say they feel invisible to their doctors and nurses.

Fern Champion was raped three years ago but has waived her anonymity to call on the government to provide more support to people like her. She tells us why she’s set up a petition to ask for rape counselling to be made available to anyone who needs it and Rebecca Hitchin the Campaign Manager at End Violence Against Women, explains why there is a funding shortfall for these services.

Margaret Busby the editor of the anthology New Daughters of Africa and writer and contributor Candice Carty-Williams tell us about the new volume.

And with Instagram full of cleaning tips we ask if cleaning has become cool? Lynsey Crombie Instagram’s Queen of Clean and journalist Zing Tsjeng discuss.

Presented by Jane Garvey

Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed

Editor: Erin Riley

Interviewed Guest: Mansoureh Mills

Interviewed Guest: Rana Rahimpour

Interviewed Guest: Wendy Mitchell

Interviewed Guest: Rebecca Myers

Interviewed Guest: Baroness Liz Barker

Interviewed Guest: Fern Champion

Interviewed Guest: Rebecca Hitchin

Interviewed Guest: Margaret Busby

Interviewed Guest :Candice-Carty-Williams

Interviewed Guest: Lynsey Crombie

Interviewed Guest: Zing Tsjeng

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Black women and wigs, Author Helen Mort, Supporting a parent with dementia, Child poverty

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Black women and wigs. supporting a parent with dementia, and author Helen Mort.

Women and Wigs - the experience of black women, poet Helen Mort on her debut novel, and what's the best way to care for a parent with early on-set dementia?

More in our series looking at what wigs mean to a range of different women. Yesterday we looked at the experience of women who'd lost their hair through cancer treatment. Today we look at why wigs can be so political for black women. Mikai McDermott is a blogger and hair stylist and specialises in wigs for women of colour. Maria Edaferhoro chooses to wear wigs and believes there can be a stigma against them in the black community and Michelle Annan-Baidoo owns a hair salon in East London.

The Sheffield-born poet Helen Mort talks about writing her first novel ‘Black Car Burning’ about women climbers, polyamory and trust.

What is the best way to care for a parent with early on-set dementia? A few weeks ago we spoke to Wendy Mitchell who was diagnosed with young on-set dementia at just 58 years old. Today we hear from her daughter Sarah about how she helps support her mum and the techniques they use to make caring easier.

A new report on children from low income UK families highlights their experience of hunger, shame and social exclusion because of lack of money and food. Rebecca O’ Connell lead author of Living Hand to Mouth published by the Child Poverty Action Group describes the stories she heard from the 11-15 year olds in the study

Presenter Jane Garvey

Producer Beverley Purcell

Guest Rebecca O’ Connell

Guest Mikai McDermott

Guest Maria Edaferhoro

Guest Michelle Annan-Baidoo

Guest Helen Mort

Guest Sarah Mitchell

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Repeat removals of children, Joanne Harris on The Strawberry Thief

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Repeat removals of children, Joanne Harris on The Strawberry Thief

Handling vulnerable mothers who face repeated child removals. Joanne Harris discusses The Strawberry Thief.

With the numbers of children being taken into care in England at a ten year high, we take a look at the women who face the repeat court-ordered removal of subsequent children. We hear the story of one woman who had already had her first two children removed under court orders - and decided to flee the country when she was 37 weeks pregnant with a third child. Jenni discusses why some women face the repeat court-ordered removal of their children and what support vulnerable mothers require to break the cycle. And the author of Chocolat, Joanne Harris, talks about her latest novel The Strawberry Thief which returns to the story of chocolatier Vianne Rocher and of her daughters, Anouk and Rosette.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Ruth Watts

Interviewed guest: Sophie Humphreys, child protection expert and board member of Cafcass

Interviewed guest: Claire Mason, senior research associate at the Centre for Child and Family Justice Research and social worker

Interviewed guest: Paula Jackson-Key, from Doncaster Children’s Services Trust

Interviewed guest: Joanne Harris, author of The Strawberry Thief

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Child marriage, Jack the Ripper's victims

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We discuss child marriage in Afghanistan, plus the new book on Jack the Ripper's victims.

We discuss child marriage in Afghanistan with former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark, as well as the recent mosque attacks. Plus the new book on Jack the Ripper's victims.

According to the children’s charity World Vision, nine percent of girls in Afghanistan are married before the age of 15. Jane speaks to Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand who's been working with this charity to tackle this issue. She recently came back from Afghanistan where she spent time with the families affected by this. She also shares her views on the recent mosque attacks.

Hallie Rubenhold’s new book focuses on the lives of Mary Jane Kelly, Polly Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes. ‘The Five’ is about the women who were murdered by Jack the Ripper, and not about him.

Also on the programme, Jane speaks to Judy Kuhn,the voice of Disney’s 1995 classic Pocahontas. She’s also a four time Tony Award nominated Broadway star who is currently performing on the West End stage playing the part of Golde in latest revival of Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre. Jane finds out how the much loved musical mimics Judy’s own family history.

Producer: Sej Asar

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What kind of relationship do you have with food?

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Why do so many of us have an uneasy relationship with food?

Why do so many of us have issues with food? Laura Thomas, a registered nutritionist who specialises in non-diet nutrition, joins Jane in the studio to answer listeners' calls.

What kind of relationship do you have with food? Do you have a tendency to restrict what you eat, to go on diets, to worry about your weight? Do you worry about your children’s eating habits? Do you put some foods on a pedestal and demonise others? Perhaps you have NO issues about food, and have never worried about what you or your children eat. Either way we want to hear from you. Tweet or email us in the usual way and the number to call is 03700 100444. Lines are open from 9am Monday morning. Laura Thomas, a registered nutritionist who specialises in non-diet nutrition, joins Jane in the studio.

Presenter: Jane Garvey

Interviewed guest: Laura Thomas

Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

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Small Island, Esther Wojcicki, Natalie Haynes

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Leah Harvey and Aisling Loftus; How to Raise Successful People; A Thousand Ships; Obesity

Trojan War from an all-female perspective, playing Hortense and Queenie at the National Theatre, TRICK theory by Esther Wojcicki, and childhood obesity.

Andrea Levy’s novel Small Island was published in 2004, dramatised for television in 2009 and now Helen Edmundson’s theatrical adaptation has begun a run at the National Theatre. It tells the stories of Hortense, who grows up in Jamaica and moves to England as part of the “Windrush” generation, and Queenie, who escapes life on a Lincolnshire farm to find herself in inner-city London as social and ethnic dynamics shift after the War. Jenni talks the actors playing Hortense and Queenie, Leah Harvey and Aisling Loftus.

How do you raise successful people? Esther Wojcicki claims to have done just that. She is the mother of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, 23andMe Co-Founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki, and Fulbright Scholar and Professor of Pediatrics Janet Wojcicki. Esther has written a book including 'simple lessons for radical results' and she shares her strategies with Jenni, explaining her TRICK theory and why she thinks it works equally well whether you are raising children or managing a company.

Why has Leeds become the first city in the UK to report a drop in childhood obesity, what’s the significance of this for the rest of the UK and what else is being done throughout Europe and the world to tackle the problem? Jenni is joined by Esther Wojcicki, author of How to Raise Successful People, Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health at Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford and Franco Sassi, Professor of International Health Policy and Economics at Imperial College, London.

In her latest novel, A Thousand Ships, Natalie Haynes tells the story of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective. She joins Jenni to explain why she decided to give a voice to these overlooked women, girls and goddesses and what can be gained by listening to their stories.

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Victorian gang violence, Men-only spaces, Higher maternity pay benefits

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Violence in women's gangs in Victorian times on stage.

The musical telling the violent story of women's gangs in Victorian times.

Oranges and Elephants, a new all-female musical, opens tonight in London's East End. It tells the story of the violence among women's gangs in Victorian times. Writer, Lil Warren and actor Liz Kitchen who plays the leader of the Elephants explain their fascination with this little know element of Victorian life.

Calls for an end to male-only business events have followed allegations that hostesses were groped at The Presidents Club fundraiser. One government minister tweeted that he would never again attend a men-only function. But do proposed bans suggest that men can't be trusted on their own or are unable to set their own moral compass? Journalists Mark Rice-Oxley and Martin Daubney discuss the future of male-only spaces.

A new study suggests that women who get generous maternity pay are more likely to not only return to the workplace but to rise through the ranks. The research was carried out among academics so how far does it translate to the wider female workforce? To discuss her findings Vera Troeger, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick and Rosalind Bragg, director of Maternity Action, an advice agency campaigning to protect and enhance maternity rights.

If you are exhausted, harried, over-committed and short on ideas on how to cut back Australian broadcaster and author Meshel Laurie might have the answer for you. Among her solutions, the former workaholic uses teachings from Buddhism to see herself more clearly, give herself room to breathe and find out what kind of life she really wants to live, believing that Buddhism is as relevant and practical in our modern world as it has ever been.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Anne Peacock.

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Jenni Murray
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Lil Warren
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Liz Kitchen
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Mark Rice-Oxley
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Martin Daubney
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Vera Troeger
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Rosalind Bragg
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Meshel Laurie
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Weekend Woman's Hour: Lesley Manville, big feet, men-only spaces

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Oscar nominated Lesley Manville. Denise Fergus, 25 years after the murder of James Bulger.

Lesley Manville on her new film Phantom Thread. Denise Fergus talks about James Bulger 25 years after his murder. Plus the future of all-male spaces. Presented by Jane Garvey.

The actor Lesley Manville on being Oscar nominated for her new film Phantom Thread.

Twenty-Five years after the brutal murder of two year old James Bulger, his mother Denise Fergus tells us about her son's short life and the impact it's had on her family.

We hear from two British Skeleton athletes taking part in next months winter Olympics in South Korea, Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas.

What is the future of all male spaces following allegations that hostesses were groped at The Presidents Club fundraiser? Journalists Mark Oxley-Rice and Martin Daubney discuss.

The problems of finding decent shoes when you're a woman with big feet? We talk to Caroline Stillman and Tskenya-Sarah Frazer who both run independent plus size footwear brands: Tskenya Co and Carobella Boutique.

Does Clare's Law, introduced in 2014, allowing people to ask the police for information about a new partner, actually work? Sandra Walklate Professor of Sociology at Liverpool University and Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe discuss new findings that show women living in some areas of the UK are less likely to find out about a partner's past domestic violence than those living in others.

The travel journalist and writer Julia Buckley on living with chronic pain.

Presented by Jane Garvey

Producer by Rabeka Nurmahomed

Edited by Jane Thurlow

Interviewed guest: Lesley Manville

Interviewed guest: Denise Fergus

Interviewed guest: Lizzy Yarnold

Interviewed guest: Laura Deas

Interviewed guest: Mark Oxley-Rice

Interviewed guest: Martin Daubney

Interviewed guest: Tskenya-Sarah Frazer

Interviewed guest: Caroline Stillman

Interviewed guest: Sanda Walklate

Interviewed guest: Louisa Rolfe

Interviewed guest: Julia Buckley.

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Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Lesley Manville
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Denise Fergus
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Lizzy Yarnold
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Laura Deas
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Mark Rice-Oxley
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Martin Daubney
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Caroline Stillman
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Tskenya-Sarah Frazer
Interviewed Guest
Sandra Walklate
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Louisa Rolfe
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Julia Buckley
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Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor
Jane Thurlow

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Sex and the menopause, cyber security, children and divorce

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Menopause symptoms and solutions, cyber security and supporting children in divorces.

Highlights from Woman's Hour. Presented by Jenni Murray. The effect of the menopause on relationships, how best to support children through divorce and the world of cybersecurity.

Women share their experiences of the menopause, and we discuss the impact of the menopause on sex and relationships with Eileen Bellot the director of Hands Inc, a health and wellbeing charity and Heather Currie a gynaecologist and former chair of the British Menopause Society.

We look at the use of digital material as evidence in rape cases. How is it gathered and how much weight is attached to it by prosecution or defence barristers? Alison Saunders the Director of Public Prosecutions and head of the CPS and Tana Adkin QC a barrister specialising in rape and sexual offence cases discuss.

We'll find out why parents are being forced to pay for the government's 30 hour free childcare scheme through additional charges and fees as a result of underfunding. We'll hear from Shannon Hawthorne from the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

Psychotherapist and former barrister, Charlotte Friedman on how best to support children through divorce.

We hear from three women immersed in the world of cyber security. Holly Rostill is a white hat hacker at Price Waterhouse Coopers. Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo is a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Helen L works at the National Cyber Security Centre at GCHQ.

The author Steph Broadribb tells us about her second crime novel Deep Blue Trouble featuring Lori Anderson, a bounty hunter and single mother living in Florida.

Presented by Jenni Murray

Produced by Rabeka Nurmahomed

Edited by Jane Thurlow.

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Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Alison Saunders
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Tana Adkin
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Shannon Hawthorne
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Charlotte Friedman
Interviewed Guest
Holly Rostill
Interviewed Guest
Mariarosaria Taddeo
Interviewed Guest
Helen L
Interviewed Guest
Steph Broadribb
Producer
Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor
Jane Thurlow

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Woman's Hour in Ireland

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We're coming live from Dublin

The programme that offers a female perspective on the world

This time last year there was a referendum in Ireland about abortion. The country voted to change its strict laws and make it legal up to 12 weeks. So Jane and the crew are taking the whole show to Dublin to talk about how the country's changed for women over the last 12 months.

As well as examining how abortion provision is actually working, we’ll discuss divorce because in a couple of weeks they’ll be another referendum on that too. We'll also talk about the correct way to memorialise Magdalene Laundries, Mother and Baby Homes and Industrial Schools. Plus, there's a clause in the Irish Constitution about a woman's place in the home but many women argue it's outdated and patriarchal, so we'll tackle that subject too.

There’s so much to talk about. It’ll be a lively, freewheeling discussion with our panellists Dr Rhona Mahony who is Executive Director of Women's Health in Ireland East; Susan Lohan who's a member of the Collaborative Forum on Mother and Baby Homes, and the author and essayist Sinéad Gleeson. And there's live music from singer and songwriter Ailbhe Reddy.

We're live from the beautiful meeting room in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin.

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Women's Ministry, Same-sex marriage in Australia, Suhani Jalota

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100 years of women's ministry in the UK. Same-sex marriage vote in Australia.

Australia is to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legalised. We hear from Christine Forster, the sister of former PM Tony Abbott who is at odds with her brother.

It is 100 years ago since Constance Coltman was ordained by the Congregational Union of England and Wales, making her one of the first women Christian ministers in the UK. Jane speaks to the Rev'd Dr. Miranda Threlfall-Holmes, historian and Rector of the St. Luke in the City team in Liverpool and to Rev'd Dr. Kirsty Thorpe who has researched women's ministry in the Congregational Church and is Minister of Wilmslow United Reformed church.

Australia is to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legalised. It is a debate which has divided the country and has also revealed a public rift between former Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his sister. He is staunchly against same-sex marriage; she is gay, campaigns on gay rights issues and wants to marry her partner Virginia. We speak to Christine Forster about the vote, and what it's like to be at political odds with her brother.

Indigo has had a tough start in life, she grew up in care after her mum was killed by her dad. She can't let anyone close, they'll leave her, she'll hurt them, and then Bailey comes along. Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence is about family and identity and young love. She joins Jane to talk about capturing the teenage voice on the page and, why she feels hopeful despite the gangs and drugs and sadness that fill her books.

The Queen's Young Leaders' Awards are given out to inspiring young people from all over the Commonwealth. Jane hears from one of this year's recipients, Suhani Jalota from India. She has carried out research into sanitation and is the founder of Myna Mahila Foundation, a network of young women living in slum communities who produce low cost hygiene products, such as sanitary pads

Presenter: Jane Garvey

Producer: Dianne McGregor.

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Dianne McGregor

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Daughters estranged from their mothers, Parenting for self-esteem

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Three daughters on why they no longer see their mothers.

Daughters who no longer speak to their mothers; Partition and the legacy of trauma across three generations of women; parenting to build self-esteem in children.

Life After a traumatic event. In the first episode in a new series Abby Hollick meets three women who are all estranged from their mothers.

Inter-generational trauma: last week was the 70th anniversary of the British withdrawal from India, independence, and the partition of the subcontinent into India for Hindus and Sikhs, and Pakistan as a home for Muslims. More than 10 million people were forced to leave their homes and move to a new country. What is the long term consequences for those involved in such devastating events and what effect might there be on future generations? Kirsty Starkey speaks to Gul, Urvashi and twelve year old Aurora: grandmother, daughter and grand-daughter. What was the impact on all of them of Gul being suddenly uprooted from her home in Karachi in 1947. And Jenni speaks to Dr Lynne Jordan a Chartered psychologist who specialises in intergenerational trauma

As young people prepare for their GCSE results what happens if they are not what was expected? How can parents help their children to believe in themselves? A young person shares her struggle with low self-esteem made worse around exam time. Jenni is joined by Dr Suzi Godson and Emily Cherry of the NSPCC to offer practical tips on how best to support children with low confidence and anxiety.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Caroline Donne.

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Caroline Donne
Interviewed Guest
Lynne Jordan
Interviewed Guest
Suzi Godson
Interviewed Guest
Emily Cherry

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Evita, Operation Sanctuary, Woman's Hour archive, Women and radicalisation, Unworn wedding dresses

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Emma Hatton on taking on the role of Eva Peron in Evita.

Emma Hatton on taking on the role of Eva Peron in Evita. Operation Sanctuary in Newcastle - we speak to the two women at the forefront of the investigation into sexual grooming.

The musical Evita has returned to London's West End. The production marks the 65th anniversary of the death of Eva Perón. The actor and singer Emma Hatton talks to Jenni about what it's like to take on such an iconic role, and she performs one of the shows best known numbers live in the studio.

Eighteen people have been convicted of abusing young women and girls in Newcastle as a result of a two year investigation by Northumbria Police. Operation Sanctuary began with just one complaint, but revealed an extensive grooming network- similar to those found in Rochdale and Rotherham. We speak to two women at the forefront of the investigation: Detective Chief Inspector Claire Wheatley and Director of the Changing Lives charity Laura Seebohm.

We delve in to the Woman's Hour archive. In 1955 Monica Sims interviews Muriel Easter about her visual impairment.

New research conducted in the UK, Canada, France, the Netherlands and Germany challenges the 'simplistic' notion that women and girls become 'Jihadi brides' after being brainwashed and manipulated. Emily Winterbotham and Elizabeth Pearson, both academics based at RUSI, the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, unpick what they say is a misleading narrative.

Continuing our series on unworn wedding dresses, Emily Thomas talks to Jessica from Larbet in Scotland.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Dianne McGregor

Emma Hatton picture credit: Pamela Raith.

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Jenni Murray
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Emma Hatton
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Claire Wheatley
Interviewed Guest
Laura Seebohm
Interviewed Guest
Monica Sims
Interviewed Guest
Muriel Easter
Interviewed Guest
Emily Winterbotham
Interviewed Guest
Elizabeth Pearson
Interviewed Guest
Emily Thomas
Producer
Dianne McGregor

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Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

Future Leaders, Jodi Picoult, Breast Cancer

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Future leaders, writer Jodi Picoult, plus two breast cancer patients chat.

Oluwaseun and Shreya on sexual violence and being computer savvy. Jodi Picoult tells us about her new novel . We listen in to a conversation between two breast cancer patients.

They’re called Future Leaders and they’re fifty of the brightest and best, according to The British Council. They’re in London this week for high-powered training and networking. They were selected from 16,000 applications worldwide. We talk to two of them: Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi from Nigeria and Shreya Nayak from Canada. Oluwaseun set up the Stand To End Rape Initiative after it happened to her. Shreya works to get more women involved in politics as well as getting them more computer-savvy.

Jodi Picoult has a knack for writing stories about what's topical. The setting for her latest one, A Spark of Light, is an abortion clinic where a gunman holds patients, medical staff and protestors hostage. A police negotiator who has a personal involvement tries to save their lives. In this novel every shade of opinion is explored and it's published at the point in time when the appointment to the Supreme Court of Brett Kavanaugh re-ignites the debate in America about access to abortion and contraception.

We hear a conversation between two breast cancer patients who are sharing their experiences with one another as well as supporting one another. One is the BBC Journalist, Carly Appleby who was diagnosed with Grade 3 primary breast cancer when she was 37 in 2017 and Ginny Ring who was diagnosed with the same type of breast cancer when she was 50 in 1998. She's now 70.

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Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

Christmas Day with Prue Leith, Kelechi Okafor, Helen Lewis and Bridget Christie

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Wise words from 2018 with Bake Off host Prue Leith and actor Kelechi Okafor.

Christmas Day with wise women Prue Leith, Bake Off host, comedian Bridget Christie, actor Kelechi Okafor and Helen Lewis, deputy editor of The New Statesman.

Jane Garvey celebrates Christmas Day with Prue Leith, the author of 'Prue, My All-time Favourite Recipes', the comedian Bridget Christie, the actor Kelechi Okafor and Helen Lewis, Deputy Editor of The New Statesman.

Presenter: Jane Garvey

Interviewed guest: Prue Leith

Interviewed guest: Bridget Christie

Interviewed guest: Kelechi Okafor

Interviewed guest: Helen Lewis

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Woman's Hour

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