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The women of world music, barrister Sarah Langford, getting into politics and #NHS70

Pioneering women of the NHS, the obstacles to getting into politics, and British Bahrani trumpet player Yazz Ahmed.

The NHS celebrates its 70th birthday this week. We look back at the women who have shaped the health service and made it what it is today, with medical historians Kristin Hussey and Professor Sally Sheard.

After ten years as a barrister in criminal and family courts Sarah Langford has stories to tell from the legal front line. She joins Jane to share her experiences of life at the Bar.

Who are the women of world music? As part of the Woman's Hour Power List, we speak to Stephanie Adamu, an events manager in Afrobeats music, Jo Frost, the editor of world music magazine Songlines and Yazz Ahmed, a British Bharani trumpet player.

What are the barriers that prevent women getting into politics? Professor Rosie Campbell brings us new research which shows that one of the biggest hurdles might be money. Sam Smethers, CEO of the Fawcett Society explains how they'll be equipping women to get into political office.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Rachel Humphreys.

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45 minutes


  • Gillian Lynne

    Duration: 03:18

  • NHS at 70

    Duration: 12:23

  • Sarah Langford

    Duration: 09:10

  • Women in World Music

    Duration: 11:03

  • How to Get Into Politics

    Duration: 05:56


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Kristen Hussey
Interviewed Guest Sally Sheard
Interviewed Guest Sarah Langford
Interviewed Guest Stephanie Adamu
Interviewed Guest Jo Frost
Interviewed Guest Yazz Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Rosie Campbell
Interviewed Guest Sam Smethers
Producer Rachel Humphreys


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