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Mary Portas, breast cancer scare stories, bullying in Parliament

Mary Portas on encouraging empathy and collaboration in the workplace. Andrea Leadsom MP. Carey Mulligan tells us about her new film, Wildlife. Women and mining. Imogen Heap.

Mary Portas wants to encourage businesses to change the way they work and value collaboration, empathy, instinct and trust. She tells us about her new book Work Like A Woman.

This week MPs met to talk about the bullying and harassment report delivered by Dame Laura Cox. Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the House of Commons explains what needs to happen now to end unacceptable behaviour.

Debbie Tucker Green’s latest play Ear for Eye explores the impact of race and racism in the US and UK. We hear from two of the cast Kayla Meikle and Lashana Lynch.

Two breast cancer stories have made the headlines this week. One claims that people who wake up early are 40% less likely to get breast cancer, the other says breast implants could increase the risk of developing the disease. Dr Emma Pennery, Clinical Director at Breast Cancer Care puts these findings into context.

The actor Carey Mulligan tells us about her new film Wildfire, about improving diversity at all levels of the film industry, and pay parity for stars.

We hear about an exhibition of 19th century women living in the Northern mining communities who challenged traditional notions of womanhood by working down the mines. Curator Angela Thomas from the Mining Art Gallery in County Durham and Dr Sarah Marsden lecturer in a digital age at Lancaster University tells us about women's activism and protest in the area.

Imogen Heap is a singer, songwriter, record producer and sound engineer. She tells us about composing music to the hit play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, her Grammy win for her work on Taylor Swift’s album 1989 and why she wrote The Happy Song, watched by more than 12 million people.

Presented by Jenni Murray
Produced by Rabeka Nurmahomed
Edited by Jane Thurlow

Interviewed guest: Mary Portas
Interviewed guest: Andrea Leadsom
Interviewed guest: Kayla Meikle
Interviewed guest: Lashana Lynch
Interviewed guest: Emma Pennery
Interviewed guest: Carey Mulligan
Interviewed guest: Angela Thomas
Interviewed guest: Sarah Marsden
Interviewed guest: Imogen Heap

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