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How we can age healthily? Race and gender in the workplace, NI abortion, Comedian Twayna Mayne

The impact of diet on helping us live a longer healthier life. NI abortion. Are race and gender a double disadvantage in the workplace? And comedian Twayna Mayne.

How we can age healthily? Today we look at the impact of our diet. How important is it to eat the right thing to live a longer healthier life?

If the Northern Ireland Assembly is not restored by Monday October 21st, then abortion will become legal in Ulster in line with the rest of the UK. It’s part of the Northern Ireland Bill which was passed in Parliament over the summer. A power-sharing government hasn’t been restored yet, although of course there's still time. We talk to Dr Alyson Hunter, a consultant obstetrician working at the Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital in Belfast about the new guidelines which have already been drawn up for healthcare professionals.

Are race and gender a double disadvantage in the workplace? Over 85% of BAME women leaders who took part in a study by the management consultancy the Diversity Practice say yes. How should the issue be tackled?

Plus we talk to comedian Twayna Mayne about her new series for BBC Sounds and Radio 4 which addresses among other things her upbringing as a transracial adoptee and how it’s affected her search for her Black British identity.

Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Beverley Purcell

Guest; Dr Aylson Hunter
Guest; Twayna Mayne
Guest; Professor Kay-Tee Khaw
Guest; Professor Linda Partridge
Guest; Carol Campayne.
Guest; Yvonne Coghill OBE

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