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Women and Alternative Sentencing

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Jane Garvey presents a special show on alternatives to prison for some female offenders.

A special programme examining alternatives to prison for low-risk female offenders. Jane Garvey talks to staff and clients at the Anawim Women's Centre in Birmingham.

A special programme examining alternatives to prison for low-risk female offenders.

The numbers of women sent to prison has increased significantly over the past ten years, despite numerous studies showing that community solutions which address the causes of women's offending are more effective than custodial sentences. Are community solutions the way forward or a soft option?

Jane Garvey talks to staff and clients at the Anawim Women's Centre in Birmingham. Helen Grant MP, Justice Minister explains the government's new strategy for women offenders. Jane is joined in the studio by Alan Beith MP, Chair of the Justice Select Committee, which is about to publish a report on Women Offenders; Joy Doal, Anawim's Project Manager; and Jenny Earle, director of the Prison Reform Trust's programme to reduce women's imprisonment.

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Helen Grant
Interviewed Guest
Alan Beith
Interviewed Guest
Joy Doal
Interviewed Guest
Jenny Earle
Producer
Kirsty Starkey

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Valerie June, the WI opens a branch in prison and are sex robots a danger to human intimacy?

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Valerie June with Got Soul, and sex robots - a danger to human intimacy?

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week. Presented by Jenni Murray. Valerie June with Got Soul, and sex robots - a danger to human intimacy?

The Tennessee singer-songwriter Valerie June performs a track from her latest album The Order of Time.

Are sex robots a danger to human intimacy? The race is on to develop the first commercial sex robot for the mass market, the journalist Jenny Kleeman describes what they look like and how they work. And, Dr Kathleen Richardson, Senior Research Fellow in the Ethics of Robotics and Dr Kate Devlin senior lecturer in computing discuss if they are the ultimate in sexual objectification or an opportunity to improve of experience of sex.

The Women's Institute has opened a branch in a women's prison. Countess Bathurst, the former High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, is one of the founders of the group at HMP Eastwood Park. Jenny Earle, is the Programme Director for reducing women's imprisonment at the Prison Reform Trust, they explain the benefits of such a group in prison.

A 'Please Offer Me a Seat' badge for those less able to stand on public transport is launched. We hear from Amanda, a cervical cancer survivor who still experiences pain following radical surgery and Amy, who suffers from lupus, on the challenges they face on public transport with a hidden illness.

We hear from Rachel Malik on her debut novel Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves. It tells the story of Rachel's grandmother who abandoned her children, lived as a lesbian and was tried for murder.

What's the impact on grandparents when adult children decide to take their young family and move abroad? We hear from Mary a listener whose son and daughter-in-law are taking their three young children to the other side of the globe and Helen Russell a British mum who now lives in Denmark. Clinical psychologist Dr Angharad Rudkin offers advice on maintaining relationships.

Lady Macbeth is a film about a women in a loveless marriage set in 19th century rural Northumberland. It stars BAFTA breakthrough Brit actress Florence Pugh who tells us about the role and Alice Birch the screenwriter discusses the appeal of such a dark story.

Presented by Jenni Murray

Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed

Editor: Erin Riley.

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Presenter
Jenni Murray
Producer
Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor
Jane Thurlow
Interviewed Guest
Valerie June
Interviewed Guest
Jenny Kleeman
Interviewed Guest
Kathleen Richardson
Interviewed Guest
Kate Devlin
Interviewed Guest
Sara Bathurst
Interviewed Guest
Jenny Earle
Interviewed Guest
Rachel Malik
Interviewed Guest
Helen Russell
Interviewed Guest
Angharad Rudkin
Interviewed Guest
Florence Pugh
Interviewed Guest
Alice Birch

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Artist blacksmith Agnes Jones; Author Rachel Malik and the WI in prisons

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Artist blacksmith Agnes Jones; author Rachel Malik; and the WI prison branch.

The Woman's Hour Craft Prize: a focus on working with metal with artist blacksmith Agnes Jones. The Women's Institute in a Gloucestershire prison. And debut novelist Rachel Malik.

A focus on working with metal with Agnes Jones an artist blacksmith and Corinne Julius, critic and curator - as we continue to explore the seven disciplines included in the Woman's Hour Craft Prize.

The appointment of Saudi Arabia to serve a four year term on The Commission on the Status of Women has been widely condemned because of its record on promoting gender equality. Jenni talks to Hanan Razek, BBC Reporter from the Arabic Service.

The Women's Institute better known for jam making and flower arranging, has has just opened a new branch in a women's prison. Countess Bathurst one of the founders of the Group and Jenny Earle from the Prison Reform Trust talk about how it's helping women on the inside.

Presenter Jenni Murray

Producer Beverley Purcell.

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Interviewed Guest
Corinne Julius
Interviewed Guest
Agnes Jones
Interviewed Guest
Sara Bathurst
Interviewed Guest
Jenny Earle
Interviewed Guest
Rachel Malik
Interviewed Guest
Hanan Razek
Presenter
Jenni Murray
Producer
Beverley Purcell

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LBD, Home Turf, Prison, Helen Mort, Labour women

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Little black dress, football ballet, housing after prison, autumn poetry, Labour MPs.

Jenni Murray presents, with features including a look at the little black dress, a community dance production inspired by football, housing after prison and Autumn poetry.

The next item in our wardrobe staple series is the little black dress. Jenni speaks to the fashion historian Amber Butchart, and Elle's senior fashion editor Michelle Duguid about how a simple design by Coco Chanel inspired a million variations of the dress.

Sadlers Wells has teamed up with West Ham United to create a community dance production inspired by football. 'Home Turf' is a show featuring 93 performers aged between 6 and their late 80's. Jenni is joined by the project director Jane Hackett and community dancer Saadia Abdullah.

Earlier this year it was reported that inmates released from Bronzefield women's prison were issued with tents and sleeping bags because they had nowhere to live. A report by the Prison Reform Trust and Women in Prison suggests that the problem of housing former prisoners is endemic. Jenni talks to Jess an ex-offender, Jenny Earle, Director of the Prison Reform Trust's programme to reduce women's imprisonment and Fredi Lorie from Women in Prison.

A day of poetry on Radio 4 to celebrate the autumn equinox. Poet Helen Mort will read a new poem written especially for Radio 4 to mark the changing of the seasons.

As votes are counted in the Labour leadership contest ahead of the announcement on Saturday, what are the prospects for women in the new leader's top team? Should there be elections to the shadow cabinet with rules to ensure gender balance? Former shadow education secretary Lucy Powell MP and Dawn Butler MP who chaired the Women's Parliamentary Labour Party discuss.

Presenter: Jenni Murray.

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Presenter
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Jess undefined
Interviewed Guest
Jenny Earle
Interviewed Guest
Fredi Lorie
Interviewed Guest
Helen Mort
Interviewed Guest
Lucy Powell
Interviewed Guest
Dawn Butler
Interviewed Guest
Amber Butchart
Interviewed Guest
Michelle Duguid
Interviewed Guest
Jane Hackett
Interviewed Guest
Saadia Abdullah

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Weekend Woman's Hour

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Jenni Murray conducts the BBC Philharmonic. Feminist writing. Women and criminal justice.

Jenni Murray conducts the BBC Philharmonic. Feminist writing. Women and non-custodial sentences. Civil rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa. Folk music and female friendships.

Jenni Murray conducts the BBC Philharmonic. Amanda Craig and Kishwar Desai on whether feminist writing has lost its edge. Should more women convicted of non-violent offences be given non-custodial sentences? Jane Garvey visits a women's centre in Birmingham to talk to staff and clients and discusses the issues with Minister for Justice, Helen Grant MP, Alan Beith MP and Jenny Earle, director of the Prison Reform Trust. Zimbabwean civil rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa. Folk music from Nancy Kerr and Fay Hield. Authors Gill Hornby and Marie Casey discuss female friendships.

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Jessica Cottis
Interviewed Guest
Amanda Craig
Interviewed Guest
Kishwar Desai
Interviewed Guest
Alan Beith
Interviewed Guest
Jenny Earle
Interviewed Guest
Helen Grant
Interviewed Guest
Nancy Kerr
Interviewed Guest
Fay Hield
Interviewed Guest
Beatrice Mtetwa
Interviewed Guest
Gill Hornby
Interviewed Guest
Anne-Marie Casey
Producer
Rebecca Wood

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Alison Moyet, Women in Corbyn's team, Kate Nash

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Alison Moyet performs live ahead of her new world tour.

Alison Moyet performs live; opportunities for politically experienced women missed in Jeremy Corbyn's new shadow cabinet; Kate Nash as a 1980s wrestler; why more women are in jail.

Singer songwriter Alison Moyet is known for her deep, soulful voice - she's had over 30 years in the music business and is back with her ninth solo album 'Other'. She's about to set off on a world tour - but first will be here to talk about her life and music and treat us to a live performance.

Half of Jeremy Corbyn's new shadow cabinet are women, with many re-appointed to their roles. In appearing to reward those who remained loyal to him, he's by-passed a generation of female politicians with their years of hard-won experience both in government and in opposition. An opportunity missed? MP Seema Malhotra who resigned from his team a year ago joins the Guardian columnist and writer Gaby Hinsliff to discuss.

Kate Nash, better known for her singing and song-writing, is a star in the new Netflix series Glow. Set in Los Angeles, the drama is inspired by the real story of a 1980s all-female wrestling league. Kate plays Rhonda, a kind naïve Brit who becomes brainy 'Britannica' in the ring.

According to the Ministry of Justice, the number of women in prison is rising. The latest weekly figure puts numbers close to four thousand. Penal reformers say they're concerned at the increase and put it down to a number of factors including a decline in community sentences for women as well as more women being held on remand. We're joined by Jenny Earle from the Prison Reform Trust.

Presenter: Jane Garvey

Producer: Anne Peacock.

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Producer
Anne Peacock
Interviewed Guest
Alison Moyet
Interviewed Guest
Seema Malhotra
Interviewed Guest
Gaby Hinsliff
Interviewed Guest
Jenny Earle

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