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15/07/2010

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45 minutes
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Thursday 15 July 2010

Presented by Jenni Murray. Is the new 'Men's Hour' on Radio Five Live a good idea? Presenter Tim Samuels and John O' Farrell discuss. Letters of Wishes, how to ensure you leave your estate in good order. International Baccalaureate or 'A' levels, which is better for students and a new report from SANDS on care for parents when a newborn baby dies.

Chapters

4 items
  • International Baccalaureate

    Sandra Morton, Chair of the International Baccalaureate School & College Association; Sarah Steadman, Deputy Head of Braintree Sixth Form College & Miranda Swanson who opted for IB.

  • Letter of Wishes

    Patricia Byron, author of 'Last Orders – the Essential Guide to your Letter of Wishes' explains why leaving a will is not enough.

  • Men's Hour

    Jenni is joined by presenter Tim Samuels and writer John O’Farrell to discuss Radio 5 Live's new Men's Hour programme

  • Care of Bereaved Parents

    Stacey Hughes talks about her experience and Jenni is also joined by Judith Schott from the charity Sands and Gail Johnson from the Royal College of Midwives.

  • International Baccalaureate

    The International Baccalaureate used to be thought of as a qualification of the privileged. But since 2006 there’s been a steady growth in the number of state schools that offer it. So what are you or your child taking on if they choose the IB over A Levels? Jenni is joined by Sandra Morton, Chair of the International Baccalaureate School and College Association; Sarah Steadman, Deputy Head of Braintree Sixth Form College, which started offering the IB last September; and Miranda Swanson, a student who opted for IB rather than A Levels.

    International Baccalaureate Organization
  • Letter of Wishes

    If you were to die suddenly, how easy would it be for your family and executors to wind up your Estate? Do you have strong feelings about whether you would like to be buried or cremated? If you live alone, who do you want to take care of your dog? Have you actually written any of these wishes and instructions down? Patricia Byron, author of 'Last Orders – the Essential Guide to your Letter of Wishes' explains why leaving a will is not enough.

    Last Orders
  • Men's Hour

    BBC Radio Five Live has commissioned ‘Men’s Hour’ – a weekly magazine show focused on male issues, and based on our own programme. The production team are keen for the show to be described as our “cheeky younger brother.” But should we let this 'sibling' into the family or leave it out on the doorstep? Jenni is joined by presenter Tim Samuels, and writer John O’Farrell to discuss.

    Men's Hour
  • Care for bereaved parents in maternity units

    Seventeen babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth every day in the UK, leaving their families in need of the highest levels of bereavement support and care. However, a new survey by the stillbirth and neonatal charity Sands, revealed worrying disparities in care for bereaved parents at UK maternity units. Stacey Hughes talks about her experience, and Jenni is also joined by Judith Schott from Sands, and Gail Johnson from the Royal College of Midwives.

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