Kirstie Allsopp; Helena Kennedy; Malala's blog

Kirstie Allsopp on vintage style. The Woman's Hour Power List - Helena Kennedy looks at who's who in the law. Action for Children on new research into poverty and children in the UK. Who were the great female thinkers of the twentieth century? Part three of the blog of Malala Yousafzai. Presented by Jenni Murray.
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UK Children Going Hungry

What is it like to struggle to feed your family on a daily basis? New research by Action for Children indicates that a lot of families are finding it difficult to make ends meet and that an increasing number of children are going without regular meals. Jenni talks to Helen Donohoe, Director of Public Policy from Action for Children and a single mother who has to feed and clothe her three children on a budget of just £40 per week.

Malala Yousafzai

In today's readings from the blog of Malala Yousafzai, she records the experiences of her parents, her two younger brothers and herself as they travel away from their home in Mingora, the principal town in the Swat Valley in North West Pakistan, to visit friends in other parts of Pakistan.  The girls of a King Edward VI School, Handsworth in Birmingham, continue their reading from the blog as a gesture of solidarity.

Kirstie Allsopp

Craft queen Kirstie Allsopp has achieved nationwide celebrity as the lover of all things handmade. Her latest book offering Kirstie’s Vintage Home is a step by step practical manual that guides the reader as they update their homes with a vintage inspired theme. Kirstie joins Jenni to discuss why restoring everyday furnishings into modern day treasures is important and can be cost effective. 

Kirstie's Vintage Home is published by Hodder & Stoughton.

A TV series of the same name starts on 8 November at 8pm on Channel 4.

Female Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World

If you were asked to name some of the modern world’s greatest thinkers, who’d come to mind? It’s no surprise that Kant, Schopenhauer and Jean-Paul Sartre are amongst the fifty thinkers profiled in a new book by writer Stephen Trombley but only three women have been included in the fifty; Julia Kristeva, Simone de Beauvoir and Hannah Arendt. Why does their work qualify them for inclusion  amongst the great philosophers, scientists and social theorists of our time and who are the women whose work has been overlooked? Jenni is joined by the book’s author Stephen Trombley.  

Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World by Stephen Trombley is published by Atlantic Books. ISBN 9 781848 878235

Power List: Helena Kennedy QC – Women In The Legal Profession

Who are the most powerful women in the legal profession? Why are there so few women at the top, where are women in the world of law, what power do they hold, and what are the barriers to their advancement? Helena Kennedy QC joins Jenni to discuss.

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