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US elections, Grandparents in charge, Staying in a bothy

The latest on the US election and women: Donald Trump courting female voters and Hilary Clinton with declining poll ratings; how best to negotiate with grandparents over children.

Jane Garvey talks to Felicity Spector, chief writer for Channel 4 about the role of women in the US 2016 presidntial campaign. Cari Rosen, editor of Gransnet and novelist and grandmother Hilary Boyd discuss how parents can best negotiate with their parents and in-laws when it comes to looking after their children; Writer Meike Ziervogel talks about her new novel, Kauthar and explains why she chose to make her main female protagonist, a British woman called Lydia, convert to Islam. Author Phoebe Smith has written a book about her love for the bothy, an old empty building that is usually left open for anybody to use free of charge.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

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58 minutes

Chapters

  • Felicity Spector, chief writer for Channel 4 on the role of women in the US 2016 presidntial campaign

    Duration: 08:55

  • Cari Rosen of Gransnet and Hilary Boyd on negotiating a clash of style over childcare by grandparents

    Duration: 09:03

  • Writer Meike Ziervogel talks about her new novel, Kauthar

    Duration: 08:48

  • The Puzzle Cafe: a place for young adults with autism to learn practical skills.

    Duration: 08:44

  • Author Phoebe Smith talks about her love for the bothy

    Duration: 03:54

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Felicity Spector
Interviewed Guest Cari Rosen
Interviewed Guest Hilary Boyd
Interviewed Guest Meike Ziervogel
Interviewed Guest Phoebe Smith
Producer Lucinda Montefiore

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