Yvette Cooper, Harassment in Clubs, Women in One
Yvette Cooper on wanting to lead the Labour Party, sexual harassment in nightclubs, Emma Sky on her memoir The Unravelling, and Beverley Bryant updating the NHS. With Jane Garvey.
Yvette Cooper on why she thinks she's the right person to lead the Labour Party. Sexual harassment in nightclubs. Emma Sky on her memoir, The Unravelling. Beverley Bryant on an exciting career in tech and her work updating the NHS. Women in One: a series of short interviews with women in Leeds.
Presented by Jane Garvey
Produced by Jane Thurlow.
Sexual Harassment in Clubs
Emma Sky flew to Iraq on a military flight in 2003, without a proper job description and found no one waiting for her when she arrived. Over the course of the next ten years this anti-war civilian woman established herself as an essential political adviser to US Army top brass and the good friend to many Iraqis. She opens her new book being questioned by the Chilcot Inquiry:
‘So when you left the UK, you didn’t know where you were going. You presumably didn’t even know what kind of clothes to put in your suitcase?’ – ‘Well, no. I was only going for three months’.
The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq came out last week.
Women in One
Reporter Abigail Hollick was inspired to interview strangers and find out what makes them tick after she spent weeks pushing her new born son in his buggy up and down the same streets and smiling at the same faces, wondering what they were thinking and whether they too had had two hours sleep. Abigail’s first confessional series, ‘Street Talk’, focused on her neighbourhood but this time she turns her attention to women around the UK, starting in Leeds. ‘Women in One' is a new Woman’s Hour collection of one minute (or thereabouts) interviews with strangers Abigail bumps in to. A diverse range of women express their fears, loves, losses and answer personal questions such as ‘What’s your relationship like with your mother?’, ‘Who broke your heart?’ and ‘What keeps you up at night?’. The series starts in Leeds where women in Roundhay Park, Kirkgate Market, The Corn Exchange and Trinity Shopping Centre were more than happy to open up.
|Interviewed Guest||Yvette Cooper|
|Interviewed Guest||Vanessa Kisuule|
|Interviewed Guest||Bryony Beynon|
|Interviewed Guest||Emma Sky|
|Interviewed Guest||Beverley Bryant|