How can children learn to deal with failure? Plus, Jo Caulfield on her career in comedy.
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Poet Anne Stevenson gives a rare interview. Plus, director Anna Span on attitudes to porn.
Does marriage matter? Listeners phone-in with their opinions and experiences.
Conductor Marin Alsop on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Plus, female young offenders.
Is the institution of marriage being eroded? Plus, Nell Gifford on running her circus.
Musician Rachel Fuller on her unorthadox route to pop success. Plus, sexual exploitation.
How can Muslim women contribute to the political agenda? Plus, shaken baby syndrome.
What can be done to improve healthcare for older people? Plus, the last Tsarina.
Examining the relationship between women and medical profesion. Plus, Renaissance women.
An examination of the social and medicale effects that contraception has had on our lives.
Ethiopian famine survivor Birhan Woldu on Live 8 and her hopes for Africa.
Which European country is the best place to be a mother? Plus, boys and education policy.
Examining a possible genetic basis for ADHD. Violin star Janine Jansen. Plus, Fay Godwin.
The Anglican debate over women bishops. Plus, author Leila Aboulela on novel Minaret.
Virginity tests and restoration in the Middle East. Plus, contraception - The Pill.
Women in World War II: a women's war memorial and the female 93rd Searchlight Regiment.
The continuing problem of solvent abuse. Plus, the trend for family gap years.
Examining the Turkish government scheme to pay parents to send their daughters to school.
Novelist Gillian Slovo on truth and reconcilliation in Africa. Plus, men and childcare.
Should women be worried about infertility? Plus, the reality of life for women in China.
Examining gender equality in Middle Eastern politics. Plus, novelist Joanna Briscoe.