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Nicola Sturgeon; Jung Chang; Gone With the Wind

58 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 18 December 2013

Powerlister Nicola Sturgeon talks about being deputy first minister of Scotland and her political career. We look at the latest figures on forced marriage for people with learning difficulties. How should professionals best intervene? 75 years on and Gone With the Wind is being screened again. Why is it so enduring and what is the film's feminist appeal? What you need to know about travelling home safely after a christmas night out. And our 'Come Into My Kitchen' series continues as we visit the home of Wild Swans writer Jung Chang.


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  • Nicola Sturgeon, MSP and Woman's Hour Powerlister

    Nicola Sturgeon joined the Scottish National Party at the age of 16, and after training as a lawyer stood unsuccessfully to become an MP in the 1990s. Her political career took off after devolution when she was elected as an additional MSP in 1999. She became a member of the Scottish government and as health minister abolished prescription and hospital car parking charges. Now the Deputy Leader of the SNP, she has a central role in overseeing the referendum for Scottish Independence and has been involved in key negotiations with Westminster. She talks to Jenni about her political career.


    The Power List

  • Travel Safety

    Over 40% of women admit they are likely to take an illegal minicab home after a night out, according to a new survey conducted in London, Manchester and Birmingham by Transport for London. Siwan Hayward, Deputy Director of Enforcement and On-Street Operations at TfL who commissioned the Safer Travel at Night (STaN) survey and Hannah Betts, feminist writer and party-goer, discuss the issues with Jenni.

  • Come into my Kitchen - Jung Chang

    Jung Chang is best known for her family autobiography Wild Swans and has also written Mao, The Unknown Story. She writes at home, where she showed Henrietta Harrison around her kitchen.

  • Gone With The Wind

    Seventy five years from it's first screening, what is it that makes Gone With the Wind so enduring and what is the film’s feminist appeal? Journalist Hannah Betts and Helen Taylor, author of Scarlett's Women: Gone With the Wind and Its Female Fans and Professor of English, Exeter University, join Jenni.    

    Gone With The Wind BFI Screenings

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  • Forced marriage and people with learning disabilities

    We look at the latest figures on forced marriage among people with learning difficulties. How should professionals best intervene? The number of cases of forced marriage involving people with disabilities almost doubled from 66 in 2011 to 114 in 2012”. The government’s Forced Marriage Unit, a collaboration between the Home Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, says this figure “does not reflect the full scale of abuse” and that many cases still go unreported – often because social workers and other frontline professionals are fearful of being branded culturally insensitive by the families of victims.

    Guests: Rachael Clawson, a Lecturer in Social Work at Nottingham University and Sandie Keene, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.


Jenni Murray
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Nicola Sturgeon
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Jung Chang
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Hannah Betts
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Siwan Hayward
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Helen Taylor
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Rachael Clawson
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Sandie Keene
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