Lorrie Moore; Lynn Forester de Rothschild; Incontinence

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Jane Garvey talks to Lynn Forester de Rothschild about why she thinks you can tackle inequality and keep shareholders happy at the same time.

Lorrie Moore discusses her latest collection of short stories - Bark.

Three quarters of women have never sought help for urinary incontinence - we discuss what can be done about it.

And, we look at what the results of the 2014 European and Local Elections will mean for women.

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Tue 27 May 2014 10:00

Women And The 2014 Elections

With European and local elections taking place across much of England last week, we hear how women fared, what is changing and what the results might mean. Jane talks to Drude Dahlerup, professor of political science at Stockholm University and Polly Trenow, senior policy and campaigns officer for the Fawcett Society. 

Incontinence After Childbirth

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have launched a joint initiative to prevent and reduce incontinence among women following pregnancy and birth. One in two women responding to a recent survey by Netmums said they had never spoken to anyone about their problem. Six in ten women felt the subject was taboo and three quarters of women said they had never sought help from a health professional for the easily-treatable condition. So why aren’t women seeking help? How much is this to do with embarrassment, shame or just plain ignorance? And what can be done to improve the situation? Jane is joined by Jo and Aimee, both of whom have experienced problems with leaking urine and by physiotherapist Katie Mann, clinical specialist physiotherapist in the North West.

Pregnancy-related incontinence

Lynn Forester de Rothschild

How can capitalism work better for more people? The financial crisis and corporate excesses mean that we've lost trust in the system and its values. Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Founder and co-host of a conference on the subject this week, joins Jane Garvey to talk about why she thinks it is possible to tackle inequality and keep shareholders happy at the same time. 

Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore is one of the leading writers of the short story today and ‘Bark’ is her first collection in fifteen years. The American writer who has also taught creative writing for three decades has won praise from the critics and the book-buying public for her acute observation, which is often precise and humorous. Jane talks to Lorrie Moore about the art of writing the short story – and the pleasures of reading it.

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Role Contributor
PresenterJane Garvey
ProducerRuth Watts
Interviewed GuestLynn Forester de Rothschild
Interviewed GuestLorrie Moore
Interviewed GuestDrude Dahlerup
Interviewed GuestPolly Trenow
Interviewed GuestKate Mann

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