Woman’s Hour Daily Podcast

Woman’s Hour Daily Podcast

Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news, with subjects ranging widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion. Presented by Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey. Find out more at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour

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  • WHNews:elderly sex abuse; child labour; marriage

    Fri, 25 Jul 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    30 days remaining

    Why is sexual abuse of the elderly being ignored? Bolivia has passed legislation which allows children to work from the age of ten - will it give them better protection or make it ok to exploit the young? How long should you know someone before you tie the knot? Your views on childhood obesity; and singer songwriter Natalie Williams performs live.

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  • Lynn Ruth Miller; Young Women and Cancer; Lawn Bowls

    Thu, 24 Jul 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    Young women and cancer - Cordelia Feldman and Laura Davis discuss what it's like to be a cancer survivor when in the prime of life, before meeting the man of your dreams or having kids. Lawn Bowls - Caroline Taylor, a member of the Welsh Women's Lawn Bowls Team takes on the world's best bowlers at the Commonwealth Games. A family break the fast during Ramadan. 80-year old comedian Lynn Ruth Miller on starting stand-up in her 70s. Author Michelle Lovric on her story of the Harristown sisters and their collective 40-feet of hair.

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  • 23 July 14 , Worth 100 Men, Doris Lessing, Overweight Children.

    Wed, 23 Jul 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

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    How should parents worried about their children becoming overweight broach the subject? The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will open tonight and alongside the sport there’s to be a cultural festival. 'Endurance' is a new theatre production featuring interviews with female athletes from around the world who had participated in the Games through the decades. An Arabic Radio Fiction series called 'Worth 100 men' is being broadcast throughout Ramadan to nine Arab Countries. But how is an openly feminist drama going down in the Arab world? And we hear an archive interview with the the Nobel Prize Winner Doris Lessing about her ground-breaking novel, The Golden Notebook.

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  • Girl Summit; Carolyn Forché; Tartan; Feminist marketing

    Tue, 22 Jul 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    The UK Government and UNICEF are co-hosting Girl Summit. The aim is to end Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C), and Child, Early, and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in a generation. We talk to International Development Secretary Justine Greening and Anita Tiessen of UNICEF. American poet, teacher and activist Carolyn Forché is best known for her 'poetry of witness'; from the civil war in El Salvador to apartheid in South Africa. There's a trend to use feminism to promote products such as sanitary towels and shampoo. The advertisers think it makes good business sense, but is this good news for feminism? A new tartan has been created for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games. It remains a popular design choice for fashion - from high street to high end. So what is the enduring appeal of tartan?

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  • Sharing holidays; Commonwealth sportswomen; Supporting mothers when children end up in care

    Mon, 21 Jul 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    The pitfalls of holidaying with friends who don't share the same approach to parenting. With the opening of the Commonwealth Games just days away, who are the key sportswomen to keep an eye on? A mother's experience of seeing four of her children taken into care because of her lifestyle, and the project that's addressing the problems of other women like her. How botany has evolved and what it's taught us with scientist Professor Kathy Willis.

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  • WH Collection: Nadine Gordimer

    Sun, 20 Jul 14

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    11 mins

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    Nadine Gordimer - South African writer and activist - talks to Jenni Murray about her life and work.

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  • Weekend WH: Brit Pop & the muslim veil

    Sat, 19 Jul 14

    Duration:
    54 mins

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    The author Yasmina Reza discusses her new book about relationships, philandering and the differences between the French and the English. The end of the summer term is fast approaching and for children in year 6 it can now come with a stretch limo, a Prom, a commemorative DVD, and a lot of high emotion. But is that a good thing for the kids? We have a live performance from the Kenyan-born Somali poet and the first ever Young Poet Laureate Warsan Shire. We debate whether a UK ban on the muslim veil would protect women and reduce Islamaphobic attacks? The European Union is high on the news agenda but why does it raise so little interest among the electorate? We delve into the Woman’s Hour archive to hear from Nadine Gordimer, the Nobel Prize winning author and activist who died this week. And Twenty years ago marked the height of Brit pop the musical movement defined by boys with guitars, so what was it like for the female front women?

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  • Jo Swinson; Dame Maud McCarthy; Drug Mules; Jackie Kay

    Fri, 18 Jul 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

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    23 days remaining

    Jo Swinson, the Minister for Women and Equalities, discusses a new Lib Deb manifesto pledge demanding that companies with over 250 employees publish the average salaries they pay their males and female employees. Emma Foley from the Centre for Policy Studies disagrees. Dame Maud McCarthy was the most senior nurse on the Western Front during WW1. Professor Christine Hallett and Sue Light talk about her life and the contribution that professional nurses made to the war effort. Only 20% of drug mules are women so why do we hear a disproportionate amount about them in the press? To discuss, Jenni is joined by Dr Jennifer Fleetwood, the author of a new book about female drug mules, and by Carlotta Allum who was arrested for trying to smuggle drugs into the US in 1996. Poet Jackie Kay performs a new work commissioned by the Manchester Jazz Festival. Jazz pianist/composer Adam Fairhall plays with her in a special Woman’s Hour premier of 'The Imaginary Road'.

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  • Europe - what has the EU done for women?

    Thu, 17 Jul 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

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    Across Europe Eurosceptic and anti-European parties, like UKIP, have gained electoral ground. Defenders of the EU say it's done more for gender equality than any single nation state. Its critics say that it's one size fits all approach is failing everyone, and it's time for a change. Jenni talks to Louise Bours; Caroline Lucas; Sarah Ludford; Anne McElvoy; Gisela Stuart; and, Sarah Wollaston.

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  • Cabinet reshuffle; Warsan Shire; Women in Britpop

    Wed, 16 Jul 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

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    Who's who in the Cabinet reshuffle? Isabel Hardman of The Spectator analyses what the changes mean and Cheryl Gillan M.P. reflects on the experience of joining the Cabinet . 20 years on from Britpop - where were all the women? Jo Whiley and Sonya Madan of Echobelly discuss. Marcus Setchell, former gynaecologist to the Royal Household, on changes in approaches to women's health. Warsan Shire, Young Poet Laureate for London, reads her poetry live. And classic archive of Nadine Gordimer. Jenni Murray presents.

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