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15/03/2011

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Tuesday 15 March 2011

With Jane Garvey. The legendary American jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater is rare amongst artistes - she's won both a Tony and a Grammy for her work. She joins Jane to talk about how her love of Billie Holiday has framed her life. ChildLine has reported a 32% rise in calls to its service from those in care, so are these vulnerable children being let down? As part of our Women in Business series, Jane discusses the importance of delegation. And Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou, a Biblical scholar from the University of Exeter, talks about her BBC 2 television series, 'The Bible's Buried Secrets'.

Chapters

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  • Advocates and looked after children

    Are we letting down the most vulnerable children and would advocates help? Zoe tells her story. Sue Minto, Head of ChildLine and Matt Dunkley, Director of Children’s Services in East Sussex discuss.

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater

    Dee Dee Bridgewater's musical career has spanned forty years, Her most recent album ‘Eleanora Fagan: to Billie with Love’ has just won a Grammy. She talks to Jane and sings from the album.

  • Women in Business series - Delegating to others

    Jane discusses the necessity of delegating and trusting others with Laura Tenison, Managing Director of JoJo Maman Bébé, and Helen Culshaw, Director of Ascendancy Internet Marketing.

  • Archaeological discoveries of the bible

    Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou is a Biblical scholar from the University of Exeter. She talks about her new TV series Bible’s Buried Secrets.

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater

    The jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater has won both Tony and Grammy Awards. With a career spanning forty years, she is as well known for her musical ventures as for her jazz. Her most recent album ‘Eleanora Fagan: to Billie with Love’ has just won a Grammy. Dee Dee joins Jane to talk about why Billie Holiday is such an important influence on her life, and why it is important to defend what she calls ‘personalised jazz’.

    Dee Dee Bridgewater is performing at Ronnie Scotts from the 14th to 18th March

    Dee Dee Bridgewater
  • Dr Francesca Stravrakopoulou – Bible’s Buried Treasure

    The Biblical scholar Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou from the University of Exeter presents a new television series starting this week called 'Bible’s Buried Secrets' The series examines how recent archaeological discoveries are changing the way people interpret stories from the Bible, and how these in turn effect our understanding of the legacy of Judaism and Christianity. In one of the programmes she argues that God had a wife, the goddess Asherah, in another that Eve was “unfairly maligned as the troublesome wife who brought about the Fall” by male biblical writers. Jane talks to Francesca about her interpretations of the Bible and the archaeological evidence to support them.

    Bibles Buried Secrets is broadcast on BBC 2 at 9pm.

  • Women in Business: Delegating and trusting others

    As part of our Women in Business series we take a look at the necessity of delegating and trusting others. When you’ve nurtured a business singlehandedly from scratch, how easy is to let go and free up some of your control to others? Jane talks to Veuve Cliquot 2010 Business Woman of the Year, Laura Tenison, Managing Director of JoJo Maman Bébé, and Helen Culshaw, Director of Ascendancy Internet Marketing.

  • Advocates and children in care

    Are we letting down the most vulnerable children in society? Calls to the ChildLine service from children in care have risen by 32% over the last five years. The latest figures for the number of children in residential or foster care in the UK stands at over 83,000 and continue to increase. Would the introduction of advocates for every looked after child help? Jane is joined by Sue Minto, Head of ChildLine and Matt Dunkley, Director of Children’s Services in East Sussex and Vice President of the Association of Directors of Children‘s Services.

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