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Woman’s Hour Daily Podcast: Episodes

Presented by Jane Garvey. BURLESQUE: is it the acceptable face of stripping? An art form? Or simply exploitation? FUNDING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS: Only 16% of UK businesses are owned by women so are women-only investment networks the answer to releasing funds for female entrepreneurs? MENOPAUSE: The latest ...
With Sheila McClennon. Do demonstrating teenagers have pushy parents?; finding fashionable clothes for women with disabilities; Hansa's - Leeds' only vegetarian restaurant staffed entirely by women, and the moral confusion arising from DNA paternity testing.
With Jane Garvey. Women, alcohol and violence; film maker Sorrel Downer on the magic of pandas; talking to teens about porn; and how hard is it to confess to having a nanny?
On today's Woman's Hour we hear about Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman, a field labourer, currently facing a death sentence for blasphemy despite many, including the Pope, asking for mercy for her. Should sex-offenders ever be allowed to adopt, foster or work with children? The Renaissance of ...
Breastfeeding at work; the drive to get more female spooks; art and fashion identity, a new exhibition at the Royal Academy in London; Sex noises - are they offputting in a partner; presented by Jane Garvey.
Presented by Jane Garvey. We discuss how rape continues to be used as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo with UN Special representative on Sexual Crime in Conflict Margot Walstrom and gynaecologist, Dennis Mukwege who specialises in reconstructive surgery for victims of rape at the Pansie ...
With Jenni Murray

With Irish emigration on the rise again, Jenni talks to the novelist Edna O'Brien and journalist and academic Dr Jane Suiter about impact their departure will have on families and the social structure of Ireland;

Food writer Rose Prince gives advice on how to deal with picky eaters; ...
Presented by Jenni Murray. India Knight discusses the highs and lows of a family Christmas. Online dating and race: writer Precious Williams discusses the ethics of asking about someone's ethnic background when it comes to seeking potential partners. The former head of Helmand's Provincial Reconstruction ...
On today's Woman's Hour Jane speaks to columnist Simon Hoggart and Tim Lott about paternity leave. Norwegian crime writer, Anne Holt, talks about her new novel, 1222. We look at the suprising return of rickets and hear from the 'Mother of Post-Modern Dance', Yvonne Rainer.
Anorexia and having a baby - what's the emotional impact of the disease on mothers-to-be? Dr Drew Gilpin Faust, the first female president of Harvard University. From boxer briefs to bloomers - the history of underwear through the ages. Cookery writer Sophie Grigson on recipes for winter root vegetables.
Tanya Gold and Katy Regan debate whether 'singles therapy' is helpful for those seeking a partner; Rev Lucy Winkett on the power of being silent and the appeal of going on retreat; Cathy Scott-Clark discusses her documentary about girls in Pakistan coping with suicide attacks; Lorely Burt MP makes the ...
Today - Ray and Lois Winstone on their new film 'Fathers of Girls'. Lisa Robinson's train track protest against sexist abuse. Why West German women have done better than their East German counterparts. Your response to our item on housework and the life and harrowing death of St Margaret Clitherow.
Presented by Jenni Murray. Today Woman's Hour devotes the whole programme to pregnancy and childbirth: what do we want - and what do we get - from our maternity services? Sheila Kitzinger who did so much to change notions of childbirth from the 60s joins Jenni as one of her classic titles, "Rediscovering ...
On Woman's Hour with Jenni Murray - a discussion about Page 3; child runaways; dying at home - how to have a good death and teaching classics at school.
With Jane Garvey. Discipline in schools - Jane speaks to former deputy Head Katharine Barbilsingh, who lost her job after speaking out at the Tory Party Conference, and to John Bangs from the Institute of Education; Why do so many powerful women choose to wear trouser-suits? Jo Swinson MP and Zenna Atkins ...
Interview with Annie Lennox, one of the world's best selling music artists; immigration detention of children - when will it end? Disucssion with Baroness Miller and Penny Nicholls from the Children's Society; feature about Annie Myers, a lock keeper on the River Lee in East London.
As the military Junta in Burma retains power in the country's first elections for twenty years, there are distinct - if quiet - murmurings about Aung San Suu Kyi's recent decisions. Sue Lloyd Roberts and historian Justin Wintle discuss her future. Danielle Raine and Lucy Cavendish take a look at the ...
Giles Tremlett on his book Catherine of Aragon, Henry's Spanish Queen. Clean Break, an all-female theatre
company on their plays with themes of addiction and old age in prison. Hollie McNish, a Performance Poet inspired by Grime. Do we need to drink eight pints of water a day? The myths of hydration.
Discussion about Margaret Atwood's dystopian classic 'The Handmaid's Tale', which was a huge global success, and is still regarded as a ground-breaking work of fiction 25 years on. Caring in South Asian families in the UK. Asian families have traditionally taken care of their elders - but how are things ...
Presented by Jane Garvey. Pamela Stephenson, the psychotherapist, comedienne, and now ballroom dancer on BBC T.V's Strictly Come Dancing, talks about her new role; Artist Tamsyn Challenger launches an exhibition of paintings to highlight the brutal murders and rapes of nearly four hundred women in Ciudad ...
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