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Katherine Jenkins, Adoption Parties, Women in the boardroom

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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 October 2011

Presented by Jane Garvey: Katherine Jenkins performs in the studio. Can "Adoption Parties" help more children in care find new families? Rising obesity levels are leading to an increase in the rates of osteoarthritis in women in their thirties and forties, and what progress for women in the boardroom? We look at the Davies report into the level of women in the top jobs.

Chapters

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  • Adoption Parties

    Reporter Angela Robson visits a BAAF parent and child matching event in Leicestershire. Jane is joined by the project's manager, Bridget Betts and chief executive of Barnardo’s Anne Marie Carrie.

  • Katherine Jenkins

    Katherine Jenkins talks to Jane about her new album Daydream, her career, classical music snobs, her relationship with Gethin Jones and that infamous Piers Morgan interview.

  • Women on the Board - progress report

    Jane is joined by Dr. Ruth Sealey; Cranfield School of Management, Dr. Sarah Rutherford, author of Women’s Work Men’s Cultures and Helena Morrissey, founder of the 30% Club.

  • Osteoarthritis

    Jane is joined by Carol Stevens who developed osteoarthritis in her late 30s and by Professor Alan Silman, Medical Director for Arthritis Research UK.

  • Katherine Jenkins

    Katherine Jenkins has had an extraordinary career; from Welsh choir girl to classical music and television star in the space of twenty years. Her new album 'Daydream' is a personal collection of Katherine's favourite songs and she talks to Jane about her career, classical music snobs, her relationship with Gethin Jones and that infamous Piers Morgan interview.

  • Adoption 'parties'

    The latest figues show adoptions have fallen to a 10-year low in England and the average length of time children wait to be adopted is now two years and seven months. But are adoption 'parties’ a solution to the adoption crisis? They fell out of favour in the UK in the late 70s and 80s after critics branded them ‘cattle-markets’ for kids. But now the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) are piloting ‘placement activity days’ to match children with adoptive parents. Reporter Angela Robson went to see the activity day happen in Leicestershire while the manager of the project, Bridget Betts and chief executive of Barnardo’s Anne Marie Carrie join Jane in the studio to discuss.

  • Women on the board

    Earlier this year figures showed that just 12.5% of the FTSE 100 company directors were women and were even lower among FTSE 250 companies at 7.8%. Lord Davies of Abersoch, former Trade Minister, was appointed by the Government just over a year ago to look in to why so few women reach senior positions in UK businesses. His report “Women on Boards” set out a series of recommendations. He has now published a progress report. Dr. Ruth Sealy of Cranfield School of Management, headed the research, and she joins Jane to set out the findings. They are joined by Dr. Sarah Rutherford, consultant, academic and author of Women’s Work Men’s Cultures, and Helena Morrissey, Founder of the 30% Club and Chief Executive of Newton Investment Management to discuss the progress.

    The Lord Davies' review progress report
  • Osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis is more common in women and is the biggest cause of pain in older people. But increasingly, because of the rise in obesity, it’s becoming a disease which affects younger people. The links between osteoarthritis and obesity have been, until recently, largely overlooked, even though there’s greater risk of developing osteoarthritis than type-2 diabetes in obese people. Jane is joined by Carol Stevens who developed osteoarthritis in her late 30s and by professor Alan Silman, Medical Director for Arthritis Research UK to discuss the link between weight and osteoarthritis.

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