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Georgia O'Keeffe, Female candidates for Conservative leadership, Emma Straub

Programme that offers a female perspective. A tribute to Caroline Aherne, Georgia O'Keeffe's art re-assessed and a look at the female contenders for the Conservative leadership.

Do Georgia O'Keeffe's flower paintings actually depict vaginas? It was her husband who first said so and O'Keeffe always denied it. In a major new exhibition the full range of the work of this pioneering modernist artist is on show and the curator Tanya Burson tells Jane Garvey why it's time conservative male readings of her art were challenged.
On the day that MPs begin voting in the Conservative leadership race, we hear from Armed Forces Minister Penny Mordaunt on why she's supporting Andrea Leadsom, and from Caroline Spelman MP, who's backing Theresa May for the top job.
Comedy writers and performers Diane Morgan AKA Philomena Cunk and Morwenna Banks pay tribute to Caroline Aherne.
Emma Straub's last novel, The Vacationers spent ten weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. She now has a new novel, Modern Lovers. Set in Brooklyn over one summer, it's about two couples, neighbours and old friends, now nearing 50, whose teenaged children start sleeping together. Jane talks to Emma about the shock of middle age, the effect on the couples when their children become sexually active, passions that never go away and whether people ever grow up.

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58 minutes

Chapters

  • Conservative Party Leadership - who is backing who?

    Caroline Spelman speaks for Theresa May and Penny Mordaunt for Andrea Leadsom

    Duration: 16:14

  • The legacy of Caroline Aherne

    Morwenna Banks and Diane Morgan on the genius of comedian Caroline Aherne

    Duration: 10:17

  • Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibition

    Tanya Burson on curating this new show and challenging conservative readings of O'Keeffe

    Duration: 06:46

  • Author Emma Straub

    On her "intelligent holiday read" Modern Lovers and finding time to write

    Duration: 07:52

Georgia O'Keeffe - Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico

Georgia O'Keeffe - Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico

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Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Tanya Burson
Interviewed Guest Penny Mordaunt
Interviewed Guest Caroline Spelman
Interviewed Guest Diane Morgan
Interviewed Guest Morwenna Banks
Interviewed Guest Emma Straub

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