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Prostitution zones, Friends and illness, Zero waste, Puppy farms

Managing red-light districts, the impact of chronic illness on friendships, living a zero-waste lifestyle and Janetta Harvey on campaigning against puppy farms.

A street prostitution zone has been made a permanent fixture in Leeds. How does a managed area of prostitution operate? Julie Bindel, writer and feminist activist and Dr Belinda Brooks-Gordon, reader in Psychology and Social Policy at Birkbeck, University of London give the arguments for and against?

Over 15 million people in the UK are living with chronic illness, or dealing with long-lasting bouts of sickness and treatment such as chemotherapy. What effect does this have on close friendships and relationships? Melissa Viney talked to Francesca Hand, Catherine Hale and Jules about the impact of living with health problems.

After you've Mari Kondo'd your home and cleared away all your clutter, what next? James Wallman says we should forget about 'stuff' and start having experiences, and Bea Johnson has lived waste-free with her family since 2008.

The RSPCA estimate that the illegal puppy farming industry is worth in excess of £100 million. Gangs pretend to be legitimate breeders and hide the fact they are turning over hundreds of dogs as quickly as possible with no regard for the animals' welfare. Janetta Harvey is a campaigner against the practice.

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45 minutes


  • Chronic Illness and friendship

    Francesca Hand, Catherine Hale and Jules talk about living with health problems

    Duration: 15:00

  • Zero Waste

    James Wallman and Bea Johnson talk about living waste-free

    Duration: 08:38

  • Puppy farming

    Janetta Harvey talks about the puppy farming industry

    Duration: 09:29

  • Prostitution zones

    Belinda Brooks-Gordon and Julie Bindel discuss the street prostitution zone in Leeds

    Duration: 08:55

Support with dealing with chronic illness

If you, or anyone you know has a chronic illness (or you're a carer of someone with long-term health problems), here are a few places to get some support:

Shine - A UK charity that exclusively supports people in their 20s, 30s and 40s diagnosed with any type of cancer.

Mind - how to cope as a carer, including practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

Royal College of Psychiatrists - Chronic physical illnesses - the effects on mental health: information for parents, carers and anyone who works with young people.


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Janetta Harvey
Interviewed Guest Melissa Viney
Interviewed Guest Francesca Hand
Interviewed Guest Catherine Hale
Interviewed Guest Jules
Interviewed Guest Bea Johnson
Interviewed Guest James Wallman
Interviewed Guest Julie Bindel
Interviewed Guest Belinda Brooks-Gordon


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