Kate Nash; International Family Planning; Susan Greenfield

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Kate Nash sings live in the studio. Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions, discusses the annual report on violence against women. Julia Bunting from the International Planned Parenthood Foundation talks about the state of family planning around the world. The neurologist, Baroness Susan Greenfield on her first novel 2121, which explores the impact technology might have had on our brains and relationships in the next century.

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CPS Annual Report On Violence Against Women

Each year in the UK over a million women suffer domestic abuse, over 300 000 women are sexually assaulted, and 60 000 women are raped. But as the Crown Prosecution Service unveils its latest figures on violence against women in England and Wales, it looks like there is some good news - prosecutions for rape, domestic violence and sexual offences are up this year, while crime is down, according to the report. But what is the reality behind the numbers? And even if we are moving in the right direction, can we afford to celebrate when so many women are still suffering violence? Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions, joins Jenni in the studio to discuss.

Kate Nash

Singer songwriter Kate Nash found success with her 2007 hit single Foundations, going on to win the Best Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards. After two major albums she was dropped by her label, but undeterred she struck out on her own to create her third album, establishing her own label and crowdsourcing funds on the internet. Her latest album, Girl Talk, has a feminist punk influence, and she has become very outspoken about feminism and women in the music industry, encouraging more girls to pursue careers in music with her rock n roll After School Club for girls. She joins Jenni to perform a new track and to talk about boldly going it alone as a female artist without a major label, and why it’s so important to speak out about feminism in music and the media.

Wrest Park

Wrest Park near Silsoe in Bedfordshire was the home of the De Grey family for nearly 700 years - from the Middle Ages until the early 20th century. While each generation of the family left their mark on the estate, one woman was particularly influential.  Jemima, Marchioness Grey, was in her early 20s when she inherited the estate in 1740. She dedicated much of the next 60 years to the park and garden at Wrest, which has been restored to its former glory with the help of historians John Watkins and Andrew Hands. Anna McNamee went to meet them.

International Family Planning

More than 200 million women in developing countries do not have access to contraception, and it is estimated that a woman dies from pregnancy-related complications every two minutes. One year ago this week, the UK government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-hosted the London Family Planning Summit. 150 leaders from developing and donor countries, international agencies, foundations, and the private sector united to pledge nearly £3 billion to provide access to family planning services to the poorest countries by 2020. So,12 months after that summit, how much progress has been made? And have the politicians lived up to their promises?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Professor Susan Greenfield

The neurologist Baroness Susan Greenfield has written a new novel about how today’s technology could change the way humans interact with each other. The novel is set in the future, a hundred years from today, where people are divided into two opposing groups - those governed entirely by logic, and those who live a carefree existence devoted only to the pursuit of short-term pleasure. So what does it say about the potential of present day technology to both help and harm us? Susan Greenfield joins Jenni to discuss.

2121: A Tale From the Next Century by Susan Greenfield is published by Head Of Zeus

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterJenni Murray
ProducerRebecca Myatt
Interviewed GuestKeir Starmer
Interviewed GuestKate Nash
Interviewed GuestJulia Bunting
Interviewed GuestSusan Greenfield

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