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Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news, with subjects ranging widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion. Presented by Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey.

Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news, with subjects ranging widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion. Presented by Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey.
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Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news, with subjects ranging widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion. Presented by Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey.

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Mahalia, 'Hot for 2018'; The fourth trimester; Dating

6/23/2018
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Mahalia sings her latest single Sober. We hear from a leading US paediatrician Marsha Griffin about her work on the Mexico border and her concerns for the migrant children separated from their parents following a recent policy change meaning families who seek asylum in the US by crossing the border illegally are being separated on arrival. Valeria Luiselli, a Mexican writer who has worked as a translator for unaccompanied migrant children, tells us what has changed for child migrants in...

Duration:00:54:04

Frida Kahlo, upskirting and image based sexual abuse, Mahalia, Lesley Garrett & Madeleine Shaw

6/22/2018
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Frida Kahlo's possessions. As a new exhibition of the artist's personal objects opens at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, curator Circe Henestrosa explains how they shed a light on her life. Plus, upskirting legislation and image based sexual abuse. The proposed upskirting bill has been widely welcomed but some lawyers and academics claim the legislation should be broadened to include 'revenge' and 'fake' porn. Jenni is joined by Professor Erika Rackley of Birmingham Law School to...

Duration:00:38:55

Director, Carrie Cracknell, Playwright, Polly Stenham and 'Julie' at the National Theatre

6/21/2018
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Playwright, Polly Stenham and Director, Carrie Cracknell discuss 'Julie', their new version of Strindberg's anti-heroine 'Miss Julie'. They join Jenni to discuss the tale of a fatal love affair and the complexities of class, gender and race. As a result of a policy change, the US Government is separating families who seek asylum in the US by crossing the border illegally. We hear from a leading US paediatrician about her work on the Mexico border and her concerns for the migrant children...

Duration:00:46:09

Parenting: 4th trimester

6/20/2018
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In a 40 week pregnancy there are 3 trimesters but did you know there's a 4th?

Duration:00:13:17

Boney M's Marcia Barrett, Pregnancy and the 'fourth' trimester, Windrush women

6/20/2018
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The singer Marcia Barrett talks to Jenni about being in the original line-up of Boney M, rubbing shoulders with Abba and Michael Jackson, and the thrill of singing Daddy Cool and Rivers of Babylon. As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the docking of MV Empire Windrush, maritime historian Jo Stanley on the experience of the women on board . Plus South Korea's 'spy cam porn epidemic' and the rise of feminist #metoo protest demanding change. And, we all know that in a forty week pregnancy...

Duration:00:39:21

Schools minister Nick Gibb on exam stress, Juries in rape cases, Maya Angelou, Wu Man

6/19/2018
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Teenagers are saying they're feeling under huge pressure as they face tougher public examinations this summer. Woman's Hour has heard the concerns of some parents, teachers and psychologists. We talk to the schools minister, Nick Gibb, about what's happening. A psychologist and a barrister recreated a series of rape trials, to discover how jurors were making decisions, discuss their research and what its implications might be. We hear about the enduring appeal of the late Maya Angelou, whose...

Duration:00:48:03

Dating in the 21st Century

6/18/2018
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We're looking at dating on Monday and we want to hear from you. What kind of dating do you do? Online? Speed dating? Have you used a dating agency? Have you started dating again after a long break? How are you finding dating in a technified world? Are you in the right frame of mind for online dating? Tell us about your worse dates. Your best dates. How do you find the motivation to keep going? Or perhaps you've given up? Jane Garvey and dating industry expert Charly Lester will be in the...

Duration:00:51:03

Weekend Woman's Hour: Hannah Cockroft on her Olympic success, Coming out as gay in the church, Anne-Sophie Pic

6/16/2018
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Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft talks about why she's counting down the days to the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo and why she's thinking about what to do when she stops competing. What is making this exam season so stressful for students? Head Teacher Carolyn Roberts, Yvonne Murphy an educational psychologist and parent Debbie discuss the impact of exam reforms and anxiety related to the use of social media. We hear how a man's body and brain change when he becomes a dad with the...

Duration:00:56:45

Exam stress, Artist Andrea Luka Zimmerman, 50-50 music festivals

6/15/2018
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When Michael Gove was Education Secretary he set out to put England's school qualifications "on a par with those in the highest performing countries in the world". His legacy: super-rigorous exams, no more coursework, and a new numbered grading system for GCSEs. Are these radical changes behind many candidates feeling extra stressed this exam season? What is it like to come out as gay as a member of the Christian church? As the music festival season gets underway, how much gender equality...

Duration:00:53:12

Anne-Sophie Pic, Cannabis, Tracy Borman, Purna Sen

6/14/2018
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There has been a 95% increase in the number of women entering treatment for cannabis addiction, although the number of people using cannabis in England and Wales has gone down, according to new research from the University of York. We hear from women in recovery at a centre in Suffolk and Jenni speaks to Ian Hamilton, lecturer in mental health who carried out the research. Dr Purna Sen, spokesperson on addressing sexual harassment at UN Women has been in front of the House of Commons,...

Duration:00:44:34

Martha Gellhorn, The Great Get Together, Mary Quant at the V&A

6/13/2018
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This year the Great Get Together will take place next weekend, 22nd - 24th June. It was inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June 2016. Jenni talks to Jo's sister, Kim Leadbeater, about bringing communities together to celebrate all that unites us and to reject divisive politics. We hear about one of the first female war correspondents, Martha Gellhorn. She wrote for more than 60-years, but was continually irritated by critics who tried to compare her with her ex-husband, Ernest...

Duration:00:41:18

WH: Breastfeeding, Fathers

6/13/2018
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The Royal College of Midwives has published new guidance on breastfeeding - the decision to breastfeed is a woman's choice and must be respected. Jane speaks to Rachel Scanlan, RCM's Practice and Standards Advisor. How does a man's body and brain change when he becomes a dad? Evolutionary anthropologist Dr Anna Machin has been studying new fathers for her book 'The LIfe of Dad' and joins Jane to discuss the science of fatherhood and how much a man's genes determine what kind of father he...

Duration:00:17:32

Laura Linney, Spain's female majority cabinet, Science of fatherhood, Breastfeeding, Hannah Cockroft

6/12/2018
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The award-winning American actor, Laura Linney is making her British stage debut in Rona Munro's 90-minute adaptation of My Name is Lucy Barton, the best-selling novel by Elizabeth Strout. She joins Jane to discuss. The Royal College of Midwives has published new guidance on breastfeeding - Breast is best but choice must be respected. Jane speaks to Clare Livingstone, the RCM's lead on infant feeding. Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has appointed 11 women out of 17 to the...

Duration:00:45:30

Disclosure in Rape Cases, Walking through Grief, Domestic Slavery

6/11/2018
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Last week the CPS said that 47 rape cases had been dropped after it emerged that the police or prosecution had not shared evidence with the defence. We discuss disclosure in rape cases. Grief can be a solitary business but around the country bereaved people are joining 'Walk and Talk' groups for support and companionship. Louise Hulland joined a group from Pendleside Hospice in Burnley. Marish has been stripped of her belongings, her family and her identity. She's a victim of modern day...

Duration:00:49:03

Weekend Woman's Hour: Black women and colourism, Sports gender pay gap, Courtney Barnett

6/9/2018
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We hear from writer and director Clare Anyiam-Osigwe about her film No Shade which explores the issue of colourism. Clare and Victoria Sanusi a writer at the I newspaper talk about the prejudice they face from black men because they have darker black skin. The award winning actress Gabourey Sidibe tells us about her new memoir discussing her career, race, body image and beauty standards in the industry. Couples therapist Esther Perel discusses infidelity We look at the gender pay gap in...

Duration:00:54:26

Gabourey Sidibe, 21st-century families, Laura Veirs, #MeToo in music

6/8/2018
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R Kelly has been accused of mistreating women, but does that mean access to his music should be restricted? In May, the music streaming service Spotify introduced a "Hate Content & Hateful Conduct" policy, giving the company reason to remove artists from playlists if they were involved in "controversies". They have now made a u-turn on this after being criticised. How much responsibility should music companies have when it comes to supporting artists accused of abuse? The music journalist...

Duration:00:51:47

Parenting: Bilingual children

6/7/2018
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What's it like growing up in a bi-lingual household? What are the pros and cons of learning more than one language from birth? And if you are raising your children to be bi-lingual, how do you go about it? Jenni Murray speaks to Sheila Bannerjee, a writer and journalist who is bringing up her daughter bilingual in Bengali and English and Yara Rodrigues Fowler whose mum is Brazilian and dad is English.

Duration:00:10:17

Monogamy, Forbes, Criminalising punters, Processions

6/7/2018
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A recent report, Behind Closed Doors, found sexual exploitation of women by organised crime was "widespread". Is criminalising those who pay for sex & shutting down websites where sex workers advertise the best way to stem this problem? MP, Jess Phillips and part of the APPG who published the research & sex worker, Marianne Davies, talk to Jenni. Forbes has published a list of the top 100 earning sports stars around the world, and for the first time it doesn't include any women. Serena...

Duration:00:43:52

Courtney Barnett, Esther Perel, Natalie Abrahami, Bilingual parenting

6/6/2018
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Couples therapist Esther Perel tells Jenni why #MeToo and the Weinstein allegations present an opportunity to re-navigate sex and relationships. Australian singer songwriter, Courtney Barnett sings live in the studio and talks about the track that made it on to President Obama's playlist. The director Natalie Abrahami discusses her revival of 1928 feminist play Machinal at the Almeida Theatre. And, we discuss what it's like to grow up in a bilingual household.

Duration:00:38:20

Margaret Mizen, Rebecca Front, Grief in the Digital Age

6/5/2018
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In May 2008 Margaret Mizen's son Jimmy was fatally stabbed in South London. She joins Jane to talk about the loss of her son and the last 10 years she and her family have been campaigning to try and stamp out knife crime. No Shade is premiering at this year's British Urban Film Festival. Written and directed by Clare Anyiam-Osigwe, it tells the story of a young woman who struggles with her identity and in the dating world because of her dark skin and tackles issues of colourism and...

Duration:00:49:54