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The National Obesity Forum estimates that nearly 25 per cent of UK children are either overweight or obese by the time they join reception class in primary school. So should parents worried that their children are gaining too much weight broach the subject and how to do it? Jenni Murray talks to Candida Hunt from the charity Health, Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young and Dr Billy White from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Glasgow's Commonwealth Games open tonight. 'Endurance' is a new theatre production from A Moment's Peace Theatre Company & the Women's Creative Company. The project involved women from Glasgow who had never worked in the arts before. They researched the female athletes from around the world who had participated in the Games through the decades and the theatre piece draws together archive interviews of the athletes themselves with the local women performing their stories.

An Arabic Radio Fiction drama called ' Worth 100 men' which tells the story of the challenges faced by a woman journalist at a radio station, is being broadcast in 9 Arab countries during Ramadan, a popular time for screening soap operas and dramas in the region. The project was launched by the Womanity Foundation, which was set up for the empowerment of women and girls across the world. Jenni speaks to Maysoun Odeh Gangat , the Director of Radio NISAA, a woman's radio station based in Ramallah which has been broadcasting the drama and to Antonella Notari Vischer from the Womanity Foundation.

Throughout the summer Woman's Hour will be discussing classic works of women's fiction. In this interview from 2008 Jenni talks to the Nobel Prize Winner Doris Lessing about her ground-breaking novel, The Golden Notebook.

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Talking to children about their weight

The National Obesity Forum estimates that nearly 25 per cent of UK children are either overweight or obese by the time they join reception class in primary school. So how should parents with children overweight children broach the subject? And how do you have that conversation without upsetting them or damaging their self-esteem? Jenni Murray talks to Dr Billy White from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Candida Hunt from the charity Health, Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young (HENRY). Her book Healthy Families: Right from the Start with Henry is published by HENRY.

Glasgow Commonwealth Games - Endurance Theatre

Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games open tonight.  Running alongside the sports is Festival 2014, a programme of over 800 cultural events  taking place across hundreds of locations the length and breadth of Scotland.  ‘Endurance’ is a new theatre production from A Moment’s Peace Theatre Company & the Women’s Creative Company.  The project involved women from Glasgow who had never worked in the arts before.  They researched the female athletes from around the world who had participated in the Games through the decades and the theatre piece draws together archive interviews of the athletes themselves with the local women performing their stories.  “Endurance” is being performed at The Arches in Glasgow from tomorrow, Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th July. Every performance is signed - tickets are available from the Arches Box Office.

Worth 100 Men - Empowering women through media in the Arab world

An Arabic Radio Fiction drama called ’ Worth 100 Men’, which tells the story of the challenges faced by a woman journalist at a radio station, is being broadcast in nine Arab countries during Ramadan, a popular time for screening soap operas and dramas in the region. The project was launched by the Womanity Foundation, which was set up for the empowerment of women and girls across the world. Jenni speaks to Maysoun Odeh Gangat, the Director of Radio NISAA, the woman’s radio station based in Ramallah which has been broadcasting the drama. 

Woman’s Hour Collection – Doris Lessing

In this interview from 2008 Jenni talks to the Nobel Prize Winner Doris Lessing about her classic novel, The Golden Notebook.

Throughout the summer Woman’s Hour will be discussing classic works of women’s fiction.  If you have a favourite book you would like us to discuss, please do get in touch.

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Role Contributor
PresenterJenni Murray
Interviewed GuestCandida Hunt
Interviewed GuestDr Billy White
Interviewed GuestMaysoun Odeh Gangat
Interviewed GuestAntonella Notari Vischer
Interviewed GuestDoris Lessing

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