Who is Marina Silva? Behaviour in class; Life on Rainbow Warrior

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The sexual abuse and exploitation of 1400 mainly white girls in Rotherham by men predominantly of Pakistani origin has caused shock and outrage. What can be done to give British-Pakistani women in these communities a louder voice? Sara Khan of Inspire and Zlakha Ahmed join Jane.

Marina Silva was born into a poor, mixed-race family in the Brazilian Amazon. She didn't learn to read and write until the age of 16. Yet this 56 year old environmentalist is posing a very real threat to the President of Brazil. So who is Marina Silva, and how did she come to pose such a huge challenge?

Stop talking and face the front. What do children think of the behaviour management techniques used in the classroom and what really motivates them to work hard and behave well? Dr Ruth Payne of Leeds University has been surveying pupils in West Yorkshire and Birna Helgadottir is Head of English at Lampton School in Hounslow in London.

Three ships have now sailed the world as the Rainbow Warrior - the physical emblem of the campaigning environmental group, Greenpeace. Maite Mompo has been a Greenpeace activist for over 10 years and spent six years on the second Rainbow Warrior. She's written a book - Rainbow Warriors - which follows the lives of the three ships, and her experiences, on board.

This year is the 20th anniversary of the end of the Rwandan genocide. In 2004 Kiki Katese, an actress, director and writer, believing that music sooths the soul and brings people together, formed a drumming group called Ingoma Nshya - 'New Era', with women from her local community in Butare who came from different backgrounds. The country has a rich cultural tradition of drumming but this had previously been a completely male domain. The group now perform across Rwanda, Felicity Finch met them.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Erin Riley.

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Behaviour Management at School – What Works?

Stop talking and face the front! Children in England and Wales heading back to school and with Scottish schools well into the new team and with we're asking what children really think of the behaviour management techniques used in the classroom and what really motivates them to work hard and behave well. Dr Ruth Payne, of Leeds University has been surveying pupils in West Yorkshire, and Birna Helgadottir, Head of English at Lampton School in Hounslow in London, join Jane.

 

We also hear what pupils in years seven and 11 at two state schools in East Devon make of the rewards and sanctions in their school.

Rainbow Warriors

Three ships have now sailed the world as the Rainbow Warrior – the physical emblem of the campaigning environmental group, Greenpeace. Maite Mompo has been a Greenpeace activist for over 10 years and she spent six years on the second Rainbow Warrior. She’s written a book, Rainbow Warriors, which follows the lives of the three ships, and her experiences, on board. She joins Jane to share her inside stories of one of the most famous vessels in the world. 

The Role of Women in British Asian Communities

The sexual abuse and exploitation of 1400 girls, mainly white, in Rotherham by men predominantly of Pakistani origin has caused shock and outrage. Last week’s report lists systemic failings on the part of the police and the council as well as others. How important was the role of women among British-Pakistanis in stopping more people speaking out about the abuse? What can be done to give British-Pakistani women a louder voice?

 

Inspire

 

Apna Haq

Rwandan Drummers

The 4th of July marked the 20th anniversary of the end of the Rwandan genocide in which an estimated 800,000 members of the Tutsi population were killed. In the aftermath the country struggled to heal its wounds. In 2004 Kiki Katese, an actress, director and writer, believing that music sooths the soul and brings people together, formed a drumming group called Ingoma Nshya - ‘New Era’, with women from her local community in Butare who came from different backgrounds. The country  has a rich cultural tradition of drumming but this had previously been a completely male domain. The group now perform across Rwanda and internally. Felicity Finch met Kiki and some of the women during a rehearsal.

 

Who is Marina Silva?

Marina Silva was born into a poor, mixed-race family in the Brazilian Amazon. She didn’t learn to read and write until the age of 16. Yet this 56 year old environmentalist is posing a very real threat to the President of Brazil. Recent polls put her neck and neck with President Dilma Rousseff. So who is Marina Silva, and how did she come to pose such a huge challenge?

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Role Contributor
PresenterJane Garvey
Interviewed GuestBirna Helgadottir
Interviewed GuestRuth Payne
Interviewed GuestMaite Mompo
Interviewed GuestJulia Carneiro
Interviewed GuestKiki Katese
Interviewed GuestZlakha Ahmed
Interviewed GuestSara Khan
ProducerErin Riley

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