Men who pay for sex; Food writer Diana Henry; MEP Nikki Sinclaire; Music in offices

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Woman's Hour has been examining the case for and against the 'Nordic model' in a bid to change the laws on prostitution; on this programme we hear from three men who talk about why they pay for sex; Food writer Diana Henry has a new book, A Change of Appetite: Where Healthy Meets Delicious. For Cook the Perfect, she creates a feta and orange salad which is not just delicious but also 'accidentally healthy'; Tessa Marchington founded Music in Offices, the company that goes into the workplace and offers musical lessons and trains choirs amongst employees. She talks to Jane about what inspired her to set up the business; Nikki Sinclaire is an MEP in the West Midlands and the UK's first openly transsexual parliamentarian. Her book, Never Give Ups, charts her journey to becoming the woman she knew she always wanted to be.

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Men Who Pay For Sex

Woman’s Hour has been examining the case for and against the proposal to follow the ‘Nordic model’ in a bid to change the laws on prostitution. Should those who pay for sex be criminalised? Should those who sell sex be decriminalised? We’ve heard both sides in depth, and now we hear from men who pay for sex and who responded to our request to contact us, about why they object to being fined or even jailed for what they say is a consensual act.

Diana Henry - Cook The Perfect Healthy Salad

The word ‘healthy’ makes food writer Diana Henry think of miserable beige food and joyless eating. Pick up a newspaper or magazine and you will find articles urging you not to eat too much sugar, fat, carbs, and so on. In her latest book Diana Henry questions the notion of healthy eating and has created a collection of recipes which she says are not just delicious, but also ‘accidentally healthy’. So today she joins us to Cook The Perfect Healthy Salad.

Tessa Marchington & Music In Offices

Tessa founded Music In Offices in 2006. The inspiration came when she saw a sibling coping with a demanding job and not finding the time to make the music he loved. Music In Offices goes into the workplace and offers music teaching programmes to employees. As well as individual music lessons, they also train choirs, and they also set up the original Office Choir of the Year competition. The grand final for this year’s competition is taking place at St John’s Smith Square in London on Tuesday. Director Tessa Marchington joins Jane in the studio to tell her all about it.

Nikki Sinclaire MEP

Nikki Sinclaire is an MEP for the West Midlands and the UK's first openly transsexual parliamentarian. Her book, Never Give Up, charts her journey to becoming the woman she knew she always wanted to be.

 

Never Give Up: Standing Tall Through Adversity by Nikki Sinclaire is published by Junius Press

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterJane Garvey
Interviewed GuestDiana Henry
Interviewed GuestTessa Marchington
Interviewed GuestNikki Sinclaire
ProducerLucinda Montefiore

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