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New research suggests that one in five parents will cut hours at work or give up altogether in 2015 due to the cost of childcare. What's to be done? Stephanie Roche on being shortlisted for the Fifa Goal of the Year. People who divorce and remarry - can it ever be a success? Brazil's so-called sugar ...
Oldham Athletic are due to make a statement about signing the convicted rapist Ched Evans - what kind of message does that send out? We talk to the Chief executive of Woman's Aid and the Minister for Women - how seriously does the government take the problem. Support for teenagers with HIV and the biggest ...
Alice Head was a journalist in the early 20th century who became editor of several UK household titles including Good Housekeeping until 1939 and was a key figure in the Hearst Publishing empire. She tells Sue McGregor about the industry back then and the people she worked with.
Michaela DePrince went from being orphaned in Sierra Leone, to being adopted by American parents to becoming a professional ballerina. She tells her amazing story to Jenni. After hearing an interview on Woman's Hour about the use of partial defence in murder cases where adultery may have taken place, ...
On today's Woman's Hour Sarah Champion MP and Adam Afriye MP debate the need for equal pay transparency. She introduced the Bill before Christmas, he voted against it. Haydn Gwynne discusses her latest stage role as Lucia in the musical version of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Seven of the ...
After a period of conspicuous consumption it seems as good a time as any to ask, how happy are you feeling, how would you rate your satisfaction with life, your sense of wellbeing? Researcher Dr Teresa Belton has written a book, Happier People, Healthier Planet, in which she argues that living with ...
Eight years after surviving the devastating tsunami that wiped out her close family, Sonali Deraniyagala joins Jane to share her haunting and moving story; explaining how writing about it helped her memory to slowly function again and allow her to recall her rich life before the tsunami.
Jane Hawking talks about her marriage to the cosmologist Stephen and her reaction to seeing herself on screen in the film based on her autobiography Travelling to Infinity.

We celebrate women who have excelled in sport in the last year and ask if women's sport is finally getting the attention it deserves? ...
Jane Hawking on the film Theory of Everything, based on her autobiography Travelling to Infinity.

Thirty years ago Kim Cotton became the UK's first surrogate mother when she gave birth to "baby Cotton". She joins Sheila with fertility law expert Natalie Gamble.

6music's Mary Anne Hobbs and Maria ...
Baroness Shirley Williams and Helge Rubinstein talk about their friendship that's spanned over 60 years.
How does society value female friendship? When Baroness Williams's mother Vera Brittain wrote Testament of Friendship about her close relationship with the author Winifred Holtby, she felt that female ...
We discuss how successful the 2000 UN adopted eight Millennium Development Goals have been. In September the Queen will become Britain's longest serving monarch, we take a look at the role of British Queens. Newsnight's Political Editor Allegra Stratton joins us to talk about how women will influence ...
Composer Judith Weir talks about her role as Master of the Queen’s Music and we look back at the feminist controversies of the year with Naomi Alderman.

Plus, a new film tells the story of the First World War through the eyes of a young woman. Testament of Youth is an adaptation of Vera Brittain’s ...
Today on Woman's Hour Jane speaks to Liz Brewer and Dr Paul Taylor about the need, or not, to make small talk at parties. Sue Bruby and Sue Harris explain the effect of winning over a million pounds each on the lottery.Judith Woods and Polly Vernon discuss the probable fashions of 2015. And a history ...
Benazir Bhutto talks to Jenni Murray in 1986 before returning to Pakistan and being elected as the country's Prime Minister in 1988.
Highlights from the Woman's Hour Powerlist 2014 Game Changers. Including interviews with Baroness Doreen Lawrence, Caitlin Moran, Francesca Martinez and Julie Bailey.
Young men's attitudes to women; plus size exercise kits; women who have founded religions. Presented by Sheila McClennon.
Jenni and Jane join forces for a special Christmas morning celebration where they will turn the tables on Kirsty Young, asking her about her favourite Christmas music, chat to Adil Ray about writing and starring in the Citizen Kahn Christmas Special and to Charles Collingwood, better known as Brian Aldridge ...
We catch up with some of the women who were the first in their family to go to University. What impact has studying for a degree had on their lives and career choices? Another chance to hear an interview from 1989 with Benazir Bhutto who was assassinated on 27th December 2007 A Christmas Cracker from ...
Civil Partnerships for heterosexual couples. What support is there for young people experiencing domestic violence in relationships? Betsy Tobin on her novel Things We Couldn't Explain - and the history of virgin births. Listener, Mark Stewart on why he wants to raise the profile of stained glass artist ...
Space exploration with Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences. Songwriter and singer Cerys Matthews on her new song book, Hook Line and Singer. We look at the case of a pregnant woman in Ireland who is clinically brain-dead but being kept on a life support machine to keep her baby alive. ...
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