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01/07/2011

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Friday 01 July 2011

Presented by Jenni Murray. Should we give children pocket money and if so how much? Is it fair to link pocket money to children doing household chores? And once you have given it to a child, should you have any control over how they spend it? In February, Wendy Butler was given between 6 and 12 months to live after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She tells her personal story. And we look look in more detail at pancreatic cancer - why are survival rates still so poor? And the Hebridean singer Alyth McCormack and Irish harpist Triona Marshall perform live in the studio and talk about their music and their first collaboration - their new album Red and Gold which is out this week. And what should parents do when their babies cry in public places?

Chapters

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  • Pancreatic Cancer

    Wendy Butler discusses her diagnosis and is joined by Dr Juan Valle, Consultant Oncologist at the Christie Hospital in Manchester.

  • Pocket Money

    Clinical psychologist Elizabeth Kilbey and mother of two sons, Janet Hill, join Jenni to discuss how much should be given and when to start giving it.

  • Alyth McCormack and Triona Marshall

    The singer and harpist from traditional Irish band The Chieftans discuss their careers and perform live.

  • Crying Babies in public places

    Journalist Rosie Millard and food writer, Charles Campion discuss.

  • Pocket Money

    When should children start getting pocket money and how much should it be? Is it a good way of teaching children money management? New research shows that the amount of pocket money given to children has fallen to a seven year low. Clinical psychologist, Elizabeth Kilbey and mother of two sons, Janet Hill, join Jenni to discuss how much should be given and when to start giving it.

  • Pancreatic Cancer

    Wendy Butler is a high flying HR Director in the City. She eats healthily, has never smoked, plays sports and is a social drinker. In February she had a routine medical check-up. She felt very well and was enjoying life so she was very shocked to learn that she had cancer. Further tests revealed it was pancreatic cancer which had already spread to her liver and lungs. She was told that she had between 6 and 12 months to live. She joins Jenni along with Dr Juan Valle, Consultant Oncologist at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, to discuss the wider issues around pancreatic cancer – why is so difficult to diagnose; why are survival rates so poor and failing to improve; what treatment can be given?

    Christie Hospital NHS Trust
  • Crying Babies

    A father smashed a wine bottle over another diner’s head in a dispute over a baby that had been crying for half an hour. The father later wrote a letter of apology and has now been jailed for two years & five months. Fortunately, it’s rare that such disputes end in such an extreme way, but how acceptable is it that babies should be allowed to continue crying in public places where there are adults around? Should babies and young children be removed from such situations, or should adults be more tolerant? Journalist Rosie Millard and food writer, Charles Campion join Jenni to discuss the issues.

  • Alyth McCormack and Triona Marshall

    Alyth McCormack and Triona Marshall

    Traditional Irish band, the Chieftains, are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2012. Two of their newer members have joined forces and released their own album, Red and Gold. Singer Alyth McCormack and harpist Triona Marshall join Jenni to talk about their musical careers and perform live in the studio.

    Alyth McCormack and Triona Marshall

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