Mary J Blige; Louise Casey; Women on Bikes
Mary J Blige. Social isolation among the elderly - Sam Nicklin, Age UK and Jill Shaw Ruddock, founder of the Second Half Foundation give their ideas on how best to avoid it. Louise Casey, Director General of the Troubled Families scheme. We talk to Bristol historian, Jim McNeil about The Lady Tenor, Ruby Helder who died 75 years ago. Why are there so few women cyclists on the road? We discuss with Dr Rachel Aldred and Kirsteen Torrance.
Presented by Jane Garvey
Produced by Kirsty Starkey.
Mary J Blige
When she first emerged in 1992, Mary J Blige was labelled the Queen of Hip Hop with her unique look and hip-hop soul sound. She’s since sold over 50 million albums, won nine Grammy Awards, been named by Billboard in 2010 as the most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years, and as one of the world’s most influential people by Time magazine. Yet behind all this success lies a tough past – a difficult upbringing and a previous life of abuse, drink, and drugs. She’s worked hard to overcome that past - and to inspire and help other women - through her music and through the women’s charities she’s founded. And now, with a happy family life of her own, she’s back with a new album - A Mary Christmas – an album of new songs and festive favourites. She joined Jane Garvey to talk about Christmas in the projects, working to overcome drink, drugs and abuse, how marriage and Whitney Houston’s death inspired her to change, and finding happiness and success.
Mary J Blige’s new album, A Mary Christmas, is out now on Decca
Isolation and the Elderly
Powerlister Louise Casey
|Interviewed Guest||Mary J Blige|
|Interviewed Guest||Sam Nicklin|
|Interviewed Guest||Jill Shaw Ruddock|
|Interviewed Guest||Louise Casey|
|Interviewed Guest||Jim McNeil|
|Interviewed Guest||Rachel Aldred|
|Interviewed Guest||Kirsteen Torrance|