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The inspiring story of Antoinette Tuff who saved pupils and staff at a US school, threatened by a gunman.

Susie Orbach discusses why negative body image can affect pregnant women and new mothers, and maybe unconsciously passed on from mother to child.

Lorraine Pascale on fostering and we hear the experience of a young foster carer when few people under the age of 40 consider it.

Theologian and Methodist Minister Frances Young talks about her experience of bringing up her son Arthur, born with a severe learning disability forty-five years ago.

Lesley Boulton, pictured in an iconic photo during 1984 Yorkshire Miners' strike, describes the moment she was approached by a police officer on horseback wielding a baton.

Author Maeve Haran on why sixty today is the new forty.

And we explore the psychology of shoe shopping against a survey that shows almost half of women bought shoes that don't actually fit. Why?

Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor: Anne Peacock.

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58 minutes

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Sat 21 Jun 2014 16:00


Role Contributor
PresenterJane Garvey
Interviewed GuestAntoinette Tuff
Interviewed GuestSusie Orbach
Interviewed GuestLorraine Pascale
Interviewed GuestFrances Young
Interviewed GuestLesley Boulton
Interviewed GuestMaeve Haran
ProducerRabeka Nurmahomed
EditorAnne Peacock

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