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05/05/2010

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 05 May 2010

Presented by Jane Garvey.

Why would anyone risk their career for an office romance? Lucy Kellaway is an agony aunt for the FT. Her latest novel is set in the high-pressure world of a global oil company in London. She joins journalist Eleanor Mills to discuss the workplace fling.

Project Prevention is an organisation in the United States which offers drug users long term contraception, or even a sterilisation in return for money. Jane discusses the issues involved in bringing this controversial model to the U.K.

Annie Ross moved to Los Angeles at the age of 4, where she worked as a child actress, appearing with Judy Garland. She went on to become a jazz singer and now, as she approaches her 80th birthday, she is back in London to perform at Ronnie Scott's.

And with more than half of migraines in women occurring just before, during, or after a woman has her period, what can be done to control hormone related migraine?

Chapters

4 items
  • Should Drug Users Be Sterilised?

    Jane discusses the issues with Sara Stocks, a volunteer for Project Prevention in the UK and by Mike Linnell of the drugs charity, Lifeline.

  • Annie Ross

    The jazz singer Annie Ross talks about her career and performing at Ronnie Scott’s.

  • The Office Affair

    Why are offices such a breeding ground for affairs? Jane talks to Sunday Times journalist Eleanor Mills and author Lucy Kellaway.

  • The Migraine Brain: Female Hormones and Migraine

    Jane talks to Dr Carolyn Bernstein of Harvard Medical School; Dr Anne MacGregor of The City of London Migraine Clinic and Kate Wicks whose suffered with severe menstrual migraines.

  • The Office Affair

    Why are offices such a breeding ground for affairs? Jane discusses the issues with The Sunday Times journalist Eleanor Mills and Lucy Kellaway, whose latest novel In Office Hours charts two hilarious - and disastrous - affairs.
    In Office Hours by Lucy Kellaway, published by Penguin, ISBN: 978-1-905-49039-4
    It will be Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime from 14-24 June.

  • Annie Ross

    The jazz singer, Annie Ross, will be performing at Ronnie Scott's on 5th and 6th May.

    Ronnie Scott's
  • Should Drug Addicts be Sterilised?

    Project Prevention is an organisation in the United States which offers drug users long term contraception, or sterilisation in return for money. Now this model is being brought to the United Kingdom.
    Jane discusses the critcisms and concerns with Sara Stocks, a volunteer for Project Prevention in the UK and Mike Linnell, of the drugs charity, Lifeline.

  • The Migraine Brain: Female Hormones and Migraine

    The Migraine Brain: Female Hormones and Migraine

    What can be done to control hormone related Migraine? Jane speaks to Dr Carolyn Bernstein, assistant professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and author of The Migraine Brain, to Dr Anne MacGregor Director of Clinical Research at The City of London Migraine Clinic and to Kate Wicks whose menstrual Migraines were so severe that she considered suicide until she was helped to control them.
    The Migraine Brain by Dr Carolyn Bernstein and Elaine McArdle, published by Souvenir Press. ISBN 978 0 28563 870 9

    The City of London Migraine Clinic

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