Doreen Kutzke; German Yodeller
Most of us might still associate yodelling with Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music, but one woman from Germany thinks the practice is still something to be celebrated, even in 2013. Doreen Kutzke grew up in a small mountain village in eastern Germany, and was taught to yodel at the age of six. On Friday the 1st of March she is taking part in the Wellcome Collection’s ‘The Voice’ evening in London. This will be from 7 to 11pm at 183 Euston Road and there will be various events. She tells Jenni how yodelling has shaped her life and why we should all be trying it.
Photographs courtesy of Sandra Schuck and Deebeephunky
Supreme Court appointments
This week the Queen approved the appointment of three new Justices to the Supreme Court. They were all men; Lord Justice Hughes, Lord Justice Toulson & Lord Hodge. With only one women, Baroness Hale of Richmond, currently sitting in Britain’s highest court Baroness Helena Kennedy joins Jenni to discuss why the Supreme Court remains an overwhelmingly male institution.
Image courtesty of UK Supreme Court
Beryl Korot; New York City video artist
The New York video artist Beryl Korot has gained an international reputation for her pioneering work in this field. A new exhibition of her work opens at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester on Saturday, March 2nd. She joins Jenni to talk about the exhibition and one of her most famous pieces, Text and Commentary.
Gender Specific Advertising
While some brewers have specifically targetted their products at women, many have failed. Women account for just 17% of beer sales in the UK and 79% of women either rarely or never drink beer. Cider seems to be doing slightly better. So what should advertisers be doing to get it right? Is gender specific marketing patronising or good business sense? Is there still a market for gendered brands? Jenni Murray is joined by Heather Alderson, managing partner of the advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Siemon Scamell-Katz, author of “The Art of Shopping: How We Shop and Why We Buy”.
Comic Relief: Jane Garvey meets Mark Watson
As part of Radio 4’s Comic Relief coverage Jane Garvey reports from a theatre where Mark Watson is performing stand up for 25 hours alongside people who are camping, playing Countdown, attempting to do the world’s longest hug, making a house out of cake and other similarly whacky things.