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Presented by Jane Garvey. Including singer Wanda Jackson, the 'First Lady of Rockabilly'; violence against women in Mexico; Seville orange season; and the legacy of the Pill.

Presented by Jane Garvey. Including singer Wanda Jackson, the 'First Lady of Rockabilly'. She is said to be the first woman ever to record a rock 'n' roll song. After making a name on the 1950s country circuit she was persuaded by her friend and tour-mate Elvis Presley to cross over into rock 'n' roll and rockabilly. We hear about the fate of Erika Gandara the only police officer in the Mexican border town of Guadalupe. She was kidnapped when a gang of armed men raided her home, and nothing has been heard of her since. As more and more male police officers fall victim to the violence, women have increasingly taken their place. And there's mounting evidence that women are playing a bigger role in the drug gangs, too. What to do with Seville oranges other than make the traditional marmalade and we consider how the Pill has changed women's lives over the last fifty years.

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45 minutes

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Mon 17 Jan 2011 10:00


  • Legacy of the Pill

    Writer of the new Woman's Hour serial, Caroline Stafford, Yvonne Roberts and former agony aunt Anna Raeburn discuss.

    Duration: 12:55

  • Wanda Jackson

    The ‘First Lady of Rockabilly’ talks about her life and music.

    Duration: 13:42

  • Women in Mexico’s drug wars

    The BBC’s Mexico correspondent Julian Miglierini talks to Jane about the disappearance of Erika Gandara.

    Duration: 08:33

  • Seville Oranges

    Barney Desmazery, food editor of BBC Good Food Magazine with some ideas for Seville oranges.

    Duration: 05:30


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