Courtney Love; Michelle Collins; Political Game Changers
Courtney Love is known for the music she made with her band Hole and for her solo career as a musician and actress. And she's also known as the widow of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. It's 20 years now since his suicide and Courtney discusses her life, music and career, and the role she'll play when Nirvana are inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame.
Actress Michelle Collins on her wide and varied career and the 'Rover's fear' phenomenon.
Was Margaret Thatcher a political game changer? Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston and Labour activist and commentator Emma Burnell consider who are the female game changers in British politics today?
It's not uncommon for one feminist to tell another to 'check her privilege' - a reminder that some women face other forms of discrimination including racism. Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, the American academic who coined the term 'intersectionality' in 1989 to describe discrimination faced by Black women, explains why it's still relevant today.
Also a genuine pioneer, the American electronic composer and accordionist Pauline Oliveros.
Does society undervalue female friendship? Writer Dawn O'Porter and Baroness Shirley Williams explore the important role friendship plays in a woman's life.
And how often do you phone home and speak to your mum?
Presenter: Jane Garvey
Editor: Anne Peacock
Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed.
Courtney Love is back with a new single and will be touring Britain next month. Since her band, Hole first came to fame in the early 1990’s, Courtney Love has been a controversial and striking figure. She’s known, of course, as the widow of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain. But as she approaches 50, has the former wild child grown up? She talks to Jane about her life, her music and what's next.
Courtney Love’s UK tour opens on May 11th at the Shepherds Bush Empire and continues to May 20th. This will be her first British tour since 2010.
Testament of Friendship
Was Britain's only female PM, Margaret Thatcher a political Game Changer?
Why Feminism can't ignore race?
Professor Kimberle Crenshaw is the woman who explained why feminism can’t ignore race. In 1989 she coined the term intersectionality to explain how a woman can experience discrimination because of her race as well as her gender. Many like the way it makes feminism acknowledge the pressing experiences of those outside the white middle class, while others criticise the approach for dividing women. Jenni talks to Kimberle Crenshaw about intersectionality and the how Black women are facing multiple inequalities in the US today.
Pauline Oliveros is an American improvisor, accordionist and composer who is considered a pioneer of electronic classical music in 20th century America. At 81 years old, her career spans some fifty years of boundary breaking music-making, and she has been the recipient of numerous awards. This evening she will perform a real-time improvised performance linking musicians in Stanford (California), Troy (New York) and Montreal. This will be the first performance of this kind in the UK at the Birmingham Conservatoire.
The performance forms part of Frontiers: Extraordinary Music from Downtown New York & Birmingham, a major festival of music presented by Birmingham Conservatoire and Third Ear.
|Interviewed Guest||Courtney Love|
|Interviewed Guest||Michelle Collins|
|Interviewed Guest||Sarah Wollaston|
|Interviewed Guest||Emma Burnell|
|Interviewed Guest||Kimberle Crenshaw|
|Interviewed Guest||Pauline Oliveros|
|Interviewed Guest||Dawn O'Porter|
|Interviewed Guest||Shirley Williams|