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Shakira Martin, and embryo 'adoption' in the US

New NUS president Shakira Martin, the US couples donating and 'adopting' embryos, coaching women's sport and Sarah Schmidt on her debut novel about Lizzie Borden.

Shakira Martin, the new President of the National Union of Students: her rise to the top, the challenges and triumphs of her career, and why she's proud to call herself a, "black single mother from a working class family."

Embryo 'adoption'. In the US some people are opting to 'adopt' donated embryos so they can have a family. Jane speaks to two couples who donated and 'adopted' embryos, and to US legal journalist Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza and bioethicist Lucy Frith of Liverpool University.

Coaching women's sport. What can be achieved if sports coaching is adapted specifically to women? Jane is joined by GB Women's Hockey Head Coach, Danny Kerry, and by UK Sport Performance Director, Chelsea Warr, who worked with author Owen Slot on new book, The Talent Lab: The Secrets Of Creating & Sustaining Success.

And Sarah Schmidt on her debut novel about Lizzie Borden, the woman who was tried and acquitted of killing her father and stepmother in 1892. After Sarah learnt about Lizzie, she began to haunt her dreams and so Sarah spent the next 11 years turning her story into a novel, See What I Have Done.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Emma Wallace.

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58 minutes

Last on

Tue 2 May 2017 10:00


  • Shakira Martin

    Duration: 08:20

  • Embryo 'Adoption' in the US

    Duration: 16:44

  • Coaching Women’s Sport – Adapting to Female Sporting Needs

    Duration: 08:27

  • Sarah Schmidt

    Duration: 06:19


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Emma Wallace
Interviewed Guest Shakira Martin
Interviewed Guest Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza
Interviewed Guest Lucy Frith
Interviewed Guest Danny Kerry
Interviewed Guest Chelsea Warr
Interviewed Guest Sarah Schmidt


  • Tue 2 May 2017 10:00

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