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30/07/2010

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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 30 July 2010

Presented by Jenni Murray.

The marching season has arrived in Northern Ireland and a recent Orange Order parade through Ardoyne in north Belfast provoked three nights of rioting. The police came under attack from children as young as eight which prompted Father Gary Donegan, the local parish priest to describe the violence as "a Disney theme park for rioting children." Local politicians say that a new wave of republican terrorism is threatening Northern Ireland with dissident groups recruiting youths who have seen no benefit from the peace process. Father Gary Donegan and Baroness Nuala O'Loan, Northern Ireland's first Police Ombudsman, discuss why children in Belfast are engaging in violence.

Are we in danger of becoming a nation entirely without backbone? Deportment teacher Jo Kuszmar certainly believes so because she says she has witnessed far too much shambling and slouching on the British high street. She explains why good posture is important and claims that if we stood and moved properly, we'd be less tired, more popular and look slimmer.

As a parent, do you look forward to the return of those quiet holidays for two? A summer break that actually involves a 'break' from your grown-up offspring? Well, if you do, then you might have to put those plans on hold for a few years because, according to a recent survey, almost a quarter of all 16 to 25 year olds say that they are likely to go on holiday with their parents in the future. So, how do you plan - and survive - a family holiday with your adult children? How do you please everyone and who pays? Jenni is joined by Carmel Stewart [who believes that holidays are much more enjoyable without your offspring] and Sherry Ashworth [and her grown-up daughter Rachel] who love going on holiday together.

Chapters

4 items
  • Young People and Violence in Northern Ireland

    An Orange Order march through Ardoyne in provoked rioting and the police came under attack from children as young as eight years old. Father Gary Donegan and Baroness Nuala O’Loan discuss.

  • Deportment

    Deportment teacher Jo Kuszmar believes we are witnessing far too much shambling and slouching on the British high street. She joins Jenni to explain why good posture is important.

  • Gateshead Care Home Singers

    The Silver Belles are a group of women, who travel around care homes in the North East, and teaching care home assistants how to sing. Clare Jenkins has been to Gateshead to hear about the project.

  • Family Holidays

    A survey has shown a quarter of all 16-25 year olds say they’re likely to go on holiday with their parents. Carmel Stewart, Sherry Ashworth and her grown-up daughter Rachel Levy discuss.

  • Disaffected Youth in Northern Ireland

    The marching season has arrived in Northern Ireland and a few days ago an Orange Order march through Ardoyne in north Belfast provoked three nights of rioting and police came under attack from children as young as eight years old. Local politicians have claimed that a new wave of republican terrorism is threatening Northern Ireland with dissident groups recruiting youths who have seen no benefit from the peace process. To discuss why more and more youngsters in Northern Ireland are turning to violence, Jenni is joined by Father Gary Donegan and by Baroness Nuala O’Loan, who was Northern Ireland’s first Police Ombudsman.

    Northern Ireland profile
  • Bring Back Deportment!

    Are we in danger of becoming a nation entirely without backbone? Deportment teacher, Jo Kuszmar, certainly believes too much shambling and slouching is happening on the high street and that the British now have the worst posture in Europe. She joins Jenni to explain why good posture is as relevant as ever, and says that if only we stood and moved properly, we’d be less tired, better liked, and look slimmer.

    Jo Kuszmar
  • Gateshead Care Home Singers

    It’s widely known that music has a beneficial effect on the brain. It’s also known that music can help those with dementia which is why a choir of women over 50 – called The Silver Belles – are now singing in care homes throughout the North East. The Silver Belles came together three years ago as part of the Silver Programme at The Sage in Gateshead and with the backing of the region’s Equal Arts agency they are teaching care home assistants how to sing so that they can sing to [and with] care home residents – many of whom have dementia. Clare Jenkins has been to The Sage, and to Leazes Hall care home in Burnopfield, near Gateshead, to hear about the Sing For Life project.

    The Silver Programme, The Sage in Gateshead
  • Family Holiday Debate

    There comes a point in the year when every family looks each other in the eye and starts to weigh up their bargaining power for The Family Holiday. But how do you please everyone? Ought holidays to be democratic, or does the rule ‘Who pays, decides’ apply? And for how long should parents take responsibility for their children’s holidays? New research from Mintel has shown that a quarter of young adults are happy to hook along onto their parents’ holidays, a definite increase on previous years. Sherry Ashworth and her daughter, Rachel Levy, and Carmel Stewart join Jenni to discuss the annual dilemma.

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