Weekend Woman's Hour: Mahalia, 'Hot for 2018'; The fourth trimester; Dating
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 recent weeks. Mary, Caroline, Bea and Daisy about what it's like to date today and we hear advice from dating industry expert Charly Lester. The singer Marcia Barrett tells us about her time in Boney M. Did you know there is a fourth trimester in pregnancy? We hear why it's important to distinguish this three months post childbirth from Amy Ransom author of the New Mum's Notebook and from Hannah Horne a Perinatal Mental Health Midwife. Psychologist Dr Dominic Willmott and barrister Nigel Booth created a series of rape trials to find out why rape juries are still more likely to deliver not guilty verdicts. They discuss their research and ideas to overcome the rape myth. The playwright Polly Stenham and Director Carrie Cracknell discuss 'Julie' their new version of Strindberg's anti-heroine Miss Julie. Presented by Jenni Murray Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed Editor: Jane Thurlow.
Frida Kahlo, upskirting and image based sexual abuse, Mahalia, Lesley Garrett & Madeleine Shaw
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 discuss. Mahalia. As part of our Power List celebrating women in music, the 19 year old singer and songwriter describes growing up as a teenager in the music industry after being signed at age 13, and performs her new single, live in the Woman's Hour studio. And Lesley Garrett and Madeline Shaw talk about their new opera, Lady Rhondda Rips It Up. It celebrates the unsung heroine of the Welsh Suffrage movement, Margaret Haig Thomas, also known as Viscountess Rhondda. The activist and entrepreneur paved the way for equal rights for women, survived the sinking of the Lusitania, left her husband for a woman, and started the first radical feminist magazine, Time and Tide. They explain why so few people know about her, and perform a medley of songs from the opera.
Director, Carrie Cracknell, Playwright, Polly Stenham and 'Julie' at the National Theatre
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 separated from their parents. And Valeria Luiselli, the US-based Mexican writer who worked as a translator for unaccompanied migrant children, discusses what has changed for child migrants recently. Linda Jackson, the CEO of Citroën, has just been named the most influential British woman in the car industry. She discusses her influence as the first female - and British - CEO of the French car manufacturer, how she developed her career and turned around the business, and increasing equality and representation of women in the very male dominated car industry. In January of this year alone, the work of female composers made up only 1.5% of British classical performances. Often, it's claimed that composing just wasn't something women did when classical masterpieces were being crafted. But in her new documentary, Danielle de Niese, shines a light on five women who not only composed, but were at the top of their game at the time. She explains who they were, and why we don't remember their names anymore. Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Katharine Towers will read her poem 'A Green Thought' to mark the changing of the seasons. Her first collection of poetry, The Floating Man, was published to huge acclaim, it won her the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry and her second collection, titled 'The Remedies', was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.
Parenting: 4th trimester
In a 40 week pregnancy there are 3 trimesters but did you know there's a 4th?
Boney M's Marcia Barrett, Pregnancy and the 'fourth' trimester, Windrush women
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 there are three trimesters but have you hear of the fourth? Why is it important to distinguish the three months after you've given birth? Presenter Jenni Murray Producer Beverley Purcell.
Schools minister Nick Gibb on exam stress, Juries in rape cases, Maya Angelou, Wu Man
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 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' is this week's Woman's Hour drama. And Wu Man plays the pipa, a 2,000 year old Chinese instrument.
Dating in the 21st Century
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 studio waiting for your calls. The number is 03700 100444. Lines will be open from 8am. Emails and tweets welcome too. Presenter: Jane Garvey Interviewed guest: Charly Lester Producer: Lucinda Montefiore Editor: Karen Dalziel.
Weekend Woman's Hour: Hannah Cockroft on her Olympic success, Coming out as gay in the church, Anne-Sophie Pic
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 evolutionary anthropologist Dr Anna Machin. Last week the CPS said 47 rape cases had been dropped after it emerged that the police or prosecution had not shared evidence with the defence. With headlines focusing on those who may have been wrongly convicted of rape we discuss how confident rape victims can be about how their complaint will be handled with Laurie-Anne Power a criminal defence barrister with 25 Bedford Row Chambers and Katie Russell from Rape Crisis England and Wales. Plus new research suggests that there has been a 95 per cent increase in the number of women entering treatment for cannabis dependency. We hear from two women about why they started taking the drug and from Ian Hamilton from York University about his research. What is it like to come out as gay as a member of the Christian church? We hear from Evangelical Christian Jayne Ozanne and Anglican Priest Sally Hitchiner. And Michelin starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic tells us how she got to the top of her game even though she's had no formal training. Presented by Jane Garvey Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed Editor: Jane Thurlow.
Exam stress, Artist Andrea Luka Zimmerman, 50-50 music festivals
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 can we expect on stage and behind the scenes? And artist, film maker and cultural activist Andrea Luka Zimmerman on the inspiration behind her latest project at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. Presenter Jane Garvey Producer Beverley Purcell.
Anne-Sophie Pic, Cannabis, Tracy Borman, Purna Sen, Extra mothers
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 for sexual harassment at UN Women has been in front of the House of Commons, Women and Equalities Select Committee. She explains why tackling sexual harassment should be a priority for the UK government and what the UN is doing about it. Women may do the lion's share of cooking all over the world, but when it comes to haute cuisine, they are still almost invisible. We hear from one woman at the top of her game Anne-Sophie Pic, who holds the maximum three Michelin stars in France and 11 Stars overall for her other restaurants including one in London. Sue Elliott-Nicholls has a lot of mothers. Some are hers and some she has deliberately found for herself for a little extra maternal back up. She thought it was just her but it turns out that spare mother-figures are more common than you might think. Sue describes her experiences. Historian Tracy Borman is well-versed in exploring the women of Tudor and Jacobean court, but never before through fiction. She joins Jenni to discuss her new novel, The King's Witch, and the vulnerability and danger that came with being a young woman in the rule of James I. Presenter: Jenni Murray.