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Presented by Jane Garvey. Including singer Wanda Jackson, the 'First Lady of Rockabilly'. She is said to be the first woman ever to record a rock 'n' roll song. After making a name on the 1950s country circuit she was persuaded by her friend and tour-mate Elvis Presley to cross over into rock 'n' roll and rockabilly. We hear about the fate of Erika Gandara the only police officer in the Mexican border town of Guadalupe. She was kidnapped when a gang of armed men raided her home, and nothing has been heard of her since. As more and more male police officers fall victim to the violence, women have increasingly taken their place. And there's mounting evidence that women are playing a bigger role in the drug gangs, too. What to do with Seville oranges other than make the traditional marmalade and we consider how the Pill has changed women's lives over the last fifty years.

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Mon 17 Jan 2011 10:00

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