Oprah Winfrey; presidential elections in Chile; Helena Morrissey and Manchester orchestras and Children in Need.

Oprah Winfrey is an American media owner, presenter, producer, philanthropist and actor. Oprah joins Jenni to discuss her latest role, as Gloria Gaines in The Butler; her memories of the civil rights movement in America; and to explain what drives her ambition and her give her view of power.

The Chilean presidential election of 2013 will be held on Sunday 17 November 2013 we look at the lives and politics of both the leading candidates; Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei.

Helena Morrissey, chair of Opportunity Now and a Woman's Hour Power Lister tells us about a new survey which will be asking women aged between 28 and 40 about their experiences in the workplace.

Manchester's two big professional orchestras have come up with a unique fundraising idea for this year's Children in Need - an orchestral "battle of the sexes". Who will sell the most to raise funds for the charity- the men or the women?

Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is an American media owner, presenter, producer, philanthropist and actor.  She is best known for her award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show.  She has been hailed by Life magazine as the most influential woman of her generation.  She has recently launched the OWN television network, magazine, radio and website.  Oprah joins Jenni to discuss her latest role, as Gloria Gaines, in The Butler; her memories of the civil rights movement in America; and to explain what drives her ambition and her give her view of power.

 

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Chile's Presidential Election

The Chilean presidential election of 2013 will be held on Sunday 17 November 2013 and both the leading candidates are women.  Michelle Bachelet & Evelyn Matthei  share not only a present but a past. They were the daughters of air force generals who were once friends but ended up on opposite sides of the country's deep political divide.  Now the women are campaigning against each other.  Jenni is joined by  Carmen Sepúlveda, PhD Student at UCL’s Institute of the Americas and Alan Angell, Emeritus Fellow in Latin American Politics at St Antony’s College, Oxford University to look at the lives and politics of Michelle Bachelet & Evelyn Matthei.

Children in Need

Children in Need

Manchester’s two big professional orchestras have come up with a unique fundraising idea for this year’s Children in Need - an orchestral “battle of the sexes”.  The BBC Philharmonic and The Halle divided themselves into two new orchestras; one all-male and the other all-female, and together with five male and five female singers they’ve recorded classical versions of two recent pop hits.  The men recorded One Direction’s What Makes You Beautiful woven into Verdi’s ‘Anvil Chorus’.  And the women tackled Little Mix’s Wings combined with Wagner’s ‘Ride of the Valkyries’.  Judy Merry went to the recording of the women’s track.  

 

 

Soloists with Pudsey and Blush - R3 Girls L-R: Elizabeth Watts, Charlotte Trepess, Clara Mouriz, Kitty Whately, Ruby Hughes. R3 Boys L – R Benjamin Appl, Robin Tritschler, Tim Mead, Nick Pritchard, Jonathan McGovern. Five male soloists and five female soloists join Pudsey and Blush for BBC Radio 3's Ultimate Musical Battle for BBC Children in Need. The R3 Boys recorded a classical rearrangement of One Direction’s Makes You Beautiful meet Verdi’s Anvil Chorus with an all-male orchestra whilst the R3 Girls recorded a classical rearrangement of Little Mix’s Wings meets Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries.

Helena Morrissey: Project 28-40

Helena Morrissey, chair of Opportunity Now and Woman’s Hour Power Lister joins Jenni to talk about the launch of Project 28-40; a new survey which asks women aged 28–40 about their experiences in the workplace. 

Opportunity Now: Project 28-40

Helena Morrissey: Woman's Hour Power List

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PresenterJenni Murray
Interviewed GuestOprah Winfrey
Interviewed GuestHelena Morrissey
ProducerBernadette McConnell

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