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Alexa Chung; Joyce DiDonato

Alexa Chung - model, muse and style icon; why there's still a long way to go to tackle child poverty; and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato on performing at the Last Night of the Proms.

Described by Anna Wintour as "A Phenomenon", Alexa Chung, model, muse and style icon talks to Jenni about the inspiration for her eclectic style, why she deliberately muddies her new trainers, and how she decides what to wear in the mornings.
We look at the new research that shows that women who give up taking the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen are dying needlessly. Many give up because of the side effects which include hot flushes, sweating, tiredness and weight gain - what's been done to help them? And award-winning American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato on how she feels about headlining the Last Night of the Proms this weekend.

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58 minutes

Chapters

  • Tamoxifen

    New research that women who give up taking the breast cancer drug are at increased risk.

    Duration: 12:11

  • Alexa Chung

    Described by Anna Wintour as “A Phenomenon”, Alexa Chung is a model, muse and style icon.

    Duration: 09:00

  • Child Poverty

    National Children’s Bureau report that there are more than 3.5m children living in poverty

    Duration: 09:41

  • Joyce DiDonato

    The award-winning American mezzo-soprano discusses headlining the Last Night of the Proms.

    Duration: 12:48

Tamoxifen

New research shows that women who give up taking the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen are at increased risk of  dying from the disease and that many are giving up because of the side effects which include hot flushes, sweating, tiredness and weight gain.  Jenni speaks to Baroness Delyth Morgan Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Campaign which commissioned the research and Dr. Adrienne Morgan who has experienced severe life-limiting side-effects after being prescribed with Tamoxifen.

 

Alexa Chung

Described by Anna Wintour as “A Phenomenon”, Alexa Chung is a model, muse and style icon.  She co-hosts Fuse News, the daily music television programme, and is a Contributing Editor to British Vogue, an Ambassador to the British Fashion Council and three times winner of the British Style Awards, voted for by the British public.  Alexa joins Jenni to discuss the inspiration for her personal and eclectic style, why she deliberately muddies her new trainers, and how she decides what to wear in the mornings.

IT – by Alex Chung is published by Particular Books. 

Child Poverty

According to a National Children’s Bureau report published a few days ago there are now more than three and a half million children living in poverty in the UK, one and a half million more than nearly fifty years ago.Jenni is joined by Children’s Commissioner, Maggie Atkinson and Enver Solomon, Director of Evidence and Impact for the NCB who led the research, to look at the current circumstances and why evidence suggests the situation is going to get even worse.

 

Joyce DiDonato

Award-winning American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato joins Jenni Murray to discuss headlining the Last Night of the Proms; one of the grandest celebrations of classical music in the world. This Saturday Joyce will take to the stage to sing the arias of Handel, Rossini and Massenet, as well as, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, “Danny Boy”, and following tradition, she will lead the thousands of Prommers in “Rule, Britannia!”

Joyce’s new CD ReJOYCE! The Best of Joyce DiDonato is out now.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Joyce DiDonato
Interviewed Guest Alexa Chung
Interviewed Guest Enver Solomon
Interviewed Guest Maggie Atkinson
Interviewed Guest Delyth Morgan
Interviewed Guest Adrienne Morgan
Producer Kirsty Starkey

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