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Craftivism; Tuam baby home scandal; The Budget; Susan Goldberg, editor-in-chief of National Geographic

In the run up to the unveiling of our Craft Prize we look at craftivism, when activism and craft collide. Plus the editor-in-chief of National Geographic Susan Goldberg.

With the Woman's Hour Craft Prize entrants being mulled over by the judges, we take a look at a different area of craft - craftivism - wwhen activism and craft collide with Sarah Corbett from the Craftivist Collective, and Debbie Zawinski from Haddington Spinners and Weavers.
It's been confirmed that significant numbers of children's remains lie in a mass grave adjacent to a former home for unmarried mothers run by the Bon Secours Sisters in Tuam, County Galway. Five years ago amateur historian Catherine Corless wrote an article in her local paper asking where the bodies of infants from the home were buried - the national press picked up the story in 2014 and it a Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation the following year. Catherine Corless talks about her extraordinary research, and we hear from Sally Mulready, Chair of the Irish Women Survivors Network and journalist Catherine Sanz a journalist for the Ireland edition of The Times. Plus what impact will the Budget have on you and your family ? And Susan Goldberg the first woman Editor in Chief of National Geographic in its 129-year history talks about the changes she's seen, the challenges she's encountered, and what the future holds for the magazine.

Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell.

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58 minutes


  • Tuam baby home scandal

    Duration: 15:24

  • The Budget

    Duration: 09:41

  • Craftivism

    Duration: 08:40

  • Susan Goldberg, editor-in-chief of National Geographic

    Duration: 07:34


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell
Interviewed Guest Susan Goldberg
Interviewed Guest Sarah Corbett
Interviewed Guest Debbie Zawinski
Interviewed Guest Sally Mulready
Interviewed Guest Catherine Corless
Interviewed Guest Catherine Sanz
Interviewed Guest Mary-Ann Stephenson
Interviewed Guest Heenali Patel


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