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Marin Alsop, the Politics of Physical Affection, Freelancer Mums

Marin Alsop, a leading conductor, is number eight on the Woman's Hour Power List 2018 which celebrates women in music.

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Marin Alsop is number 8 on the Woman's Hour Power 2018 which celebrates women in music. A leading conductor, she became the first woman to conduct at the Last Night of the Proms and is an active supporter of young women in the field.

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Hand holding, hugs or even just a rub on the back - it's well know physical affection is good for our emotional well being. But how do you cope when it might not be something that comes naturally? Or what if your partner or friend doesn't like physical affection?

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Interviewed guest: Margaret Owen
Interviewed guest: Marin Alsop
Interviewed guest: Sinead Garvan
Interviewed guest: Annie Ridout
Interviewed guest: Corinne Stuart
Interviewed guest: Njilan Morris-Jarra
Interviewed guest: Natasha Page
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

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