Presented by Jenni Murray. Brazil is about to elect a new president - could Dilma Rousseff, a 62 year old grandmother, become the next President of Brazil and potentially the most powerful woman in the world? We consider reports that there's an increase in the number of women under threat of redundancy whilst they're pregnant or on maternity leave, Josceline Dimbleby talks about her new book and we discuss what to do if your child can't settle at school.

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