Edith Cavell; Part-time working men; Women and blindness; Children's Emergency Rescue
Sheila McClennon is joined by neonatal consultant Dr Hazel Talbot and Lisa, the mother of Chance, a 14-year-old boy who urgently needs a heart transplant. Both are featured in a new series for BBC2, Children's Emergency Rescue, narrated by Fiona Bruce and made by BBC Yorkshire.
Sheila asks whether more part time men could be the key to unlocking women's potential in the workplace and talks to Professor Tom Schuller about his theory, 'The Paula Principle', of why women aren't fulfilling their potential in the workplace, and why there needs to be a transformation of attitudes to part-time working if women are to get ahead.
There is a new online petition to have Edith Cavell's image on a limited edition £2 marking the centenary of WW1, Cavell's biographer discusses her life.
And escaping the perceptions of, and stereotypes around, blindness, isn't it harder women than it is for men?
Presenter: Sheila McClennon
Producer: Rozina Breen
Editor: Nicola Swords.
Part-time working men
Campaign to put Edith Cavell on a coin
A new online campaign is calling for Edith Cavell to feature on a £2 coin, as one in a new series being issued by The Royal Mint over the next four years to mark WW1. Edith Cavell was a a nurse, shot at dawn by a German firing squad for her resistance work in helping hundreds of allied soldiers escape occupied Belgium. Cavell’s biographer, Diana Souhami is a supporter of the campaign, and tells Sheila why she deserves the honour.
Children's Emergency Rescue
Next week sees the start of a new series on BBC2, made by BBC Yorkshire and narrated by Fiona Bruce. The three hour-long documentaries follow the work of doctors and nurses at Embrace, a medical team based near Barnsley in South Yorkshire and dedicated to transporting very sick children from local hospitals to specialist units throughout the North. Two women at the centre of episode 1 Dr Hazel Talbot, a Neonatal consultant and Lisa McLoed, the mother of a teenager who urgently needs a heart transplant join Sheila in the studio.
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|Interviewed Guest||Hazel Talbot|
|Interviewed Guest||Tom Schuller|