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27/05/2010

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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 27 May 2010

Presented by Jenni Murray.
Child psychologist Oliver James discusses his latest advice for parents. Can analysis and practical strategies help or do they result in more pressure on parents who may already feel beleaguered and guilt-ridden.

As football fans gear up for the World Cup, police forces are preparing for an increase in levels of domestic violence. We look at research that links sporting events with violence in the home and discuss what tactics police are adopting to prevent it.

Broadcaster John Suchet talks about why he kept his wife's dementia secret from all but a close circle and about accepting her eventual move into a care home.

Bosnian music duo Amira and Merima Kljuco play live and discuss the urban folk music of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Chapters

5 items
  • Dementia: John Suchet

    John Suchet on the reluctant decision to move his wife Bonnie into a care home. He talks to Jenni about the dementia that 'stole' his wife.

  • Amira and Merima Kljuco

    Bosnian music duo Amira and Merima Kljuco’s latest album Zumra is based on the Balkan tradition of sevdah.

  • The World Cup & Domestic Violence

    Jenni is joined by Deputy Chief Constable of Gwent, Carmel Napier, ACPO’s lead on domestic abuse and Jane Keeper from the charity Refuge.

  • Tamasin Day-Lewis: Chickpea soup

    Sally Williams met Tamasin Day Lewis in her Somerset kitchen where Chickpea soup was on the menu.

  • Oliver James on Parenting

    Jenni is joined by Oliver James and Justine Roberts, co-founder of Mumsnet.

  • Amira and Merima Kljuco

    Amira and Merima Kljuco

    Photo courtesy of Zijah Gafic Gramofon.
    Bosnian music duo Amira and Merima Kljuco’s latest album Zumra is based on the Balkan tradition of sevdah – that is, the yearning, urban folk music of Bosnia-Herzegovina. They join Jenni to talk about their new arrangements of the music, and how the older generations back home have reacted to the new versions.
    ZUMRA by Amira/Merima Kljuco.
    Harmonia Mundi/World Village label.

    Thursday 27 May - St Ethelburga’s Church, 78 Bishopsgate
    Friday 28 May - Recital in the Gallery at Rays Jazz at Foyles
    Saturday 29 May – Balkan Fever Festival, The Ocean, Hackney

    Amira
  • John Suchet

    The broadcaster John Suchet had been married to Bonnie for 21 years, when she was diagnosed with dementia in 2006. For three years John cared for his wife. As Bonnie's condition and memory worsened, John found himself turning from lover to carer, a transformation which has been extremely painful. A few months after 'going public' as a carer last year, John reluctantly accepted that it was time for Bonnie to move into a care home. He talks to Jenni about the disease he says 'stole' his wife.

    ‘My Bonnie – How Dementia Stole the Love of my Life’ is published on 27th May. ISBN 978-0-00-732842-0

  • World Cup and Domestic Violence

    The World Cup starts on 11 June, with England’s first game the following day. Research has shown a link between sporting events and an increase in domestic violence. The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has written to all forces in England and Wales about the issue and is recommending forces make warning visits to known domestic abuse offenders before the tournament. To discuss, Jenni is joined by Deputy Chief Constable of Gwent, Carmel Napier, ACPO’s lead on domestic abuse and Jane Keeper from the charity Refuge.

  • Oliver James on Parenting

    In 2002 psychologist and broadcaster Oliver James published his best selling book which wanted to show the way we were cared for in the early years of life has a crucial effect on who we are and how we behave. Now, in his latest offering James offers practical strategies and techniques to ensure, as parents, we don’t mess up our own children. But how much are his analysis and suggestions helpful and how much are they just putting further pressure on already beleaguered and guilt-ridden working parents. Jenni is joined by Oliver James and Justine Roberts, co-founder of Mumsnet.
    How Not To F***Them Up, by Oliver James. Published on 3rd June 2010. ISBN 978-0-09-192391

  • Supper for a Song Recipe: Chickpea and Smoked Paprika Soup

    Sally Williams met Tamasin Day Lewis in her Somerset kitchen where Chickpea soup was on the menu.

    Chick pea and smoked paprika soup:
    Ingredients:
    1 tbsp olive oil; 1 red onion peeled and finely chopped; 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped; 2 celery stalks, de-strung with a potato peeler and chopped small; 2 tsp finely chopped rosemary; 4 ladlefuls cooked chick peas; 1/3-1/2 tsp smoked paprika; 2 bay leaves; 1 level tbsp tomato puree; 400g/140z tin cherry tomatoes; 8-10 ladlefuls water, or use stock; Sea salt and black pepper; A small handful of flat-leaf parsley chopped.

    Method.
    Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pan and add the onion, garlic, celery and rosemary. Fry for a few minutes until they begin to soften, then add the chick peas, smoked paprika, bay leaves, tomato puree and tinned tomatoes. Bring to a simmer, then add the water, season and bring back to the boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
    Discard the bayleaves. Blitz about half the mixture in a blender, then re-introduce it to the chunky soup in the pan.
    Taste and adjust the seasoning, stir in the parsley and reheat if you need to.
    Ladle into warm bowls and serve.

    'Supper for a Song', by Tamasin Day Lewis. ISBN: 978 1 84400 743 1

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