Takeover 2019 - Nadiya Hussain, TV cook, author, presenter
Nadiya Hussain says, "My edition of Woman’s Hour focuses on time, and our lack of it! Having enough ‘time’ for everything feels like a constant battle. We're juggling childcare and career demands and I wonder whether women are feeling the pressure more than ever before, and more than men. I'm looking at what we can do to relax and switch off, and tell you what works for me!"
To talk a bit more about Nadiya's ideas we're joined by the food writer Bee Wilson, gardener Hollie Newton and psychologist, Dr. Katherine Garzonis from the Mental Health Foundation.
Black maternal health, Netball World Cup, Imposter Syndrome
Black women are five times more likely to die in childbirth compared to white women. We hear the personal experiences of two women: Candice Brathwaite who got sepsis after her caesarean section and Remi Sade who felt she was pushed towards a more medically managed birth than she wanted. We also hear from Daghni Rajasingam a consultant obstetrician from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Clinical psychologist Jessamy Hibberd on her book, The Imposter Cure and listener, Claire Poole who runs two businesses on how she sometimes fears being found out as not really good enough despite doing her job extremely well.
As the Netball World Cup draws to a close this weekend we talk about how the game has changed over the years with the BBC presenter Hazel Irvine and the former England player Sara Bayman. Three volunteers from the tournament, Caswell Palmer, Mandy and Hannah Cripps tell us why they love the game so much.
The owner of Zara has announced that all the cotton, linen and polyester it uses will be organic, sustainable or recylcled by 2025. Tamsin Lejeune the CEO & Founder of Common Objective and Ethical Fashion Forum tells us about the significance of the move and what sustainable means in the context of a high volume fashion business.
David Trimble, a leading figure in Northern Irish politics and joint Nobel Peace Prize Winner who now sits in the house of Lords, surprised the House this week. He stood up during a debate about Northern Ireland to say his daughter had married her girlfriend, even though he had in the past opposed same sex marriage and voted against it. Vicky Trimble and her wife Rosalind Stephens give their reaction to his speech.
Presented by Jenni Murray
Produced by Rabeka Nurmahomed
Edited by Jane Thurlow
Interviewed guest: Candice Brathwaite
Interviewed guest: Remi Sade
Interviewed guest: Daghni Rajasingam
Interviewed guest: Jessamy Hibberd
Interviewed guest: Claire Poole
Interviewed guest: Hazel Irvine
Interviewed guest: Sara Bayman
Interviewed guest: Tamsin Lejeune
Interviewed guest: Vicky Trimble
Interviewed guest: Rosalind Stephens
Women's sport, Muslim women ex-offenders, Introverts, Sustainable fashion.
How best can we harness the huge amount of interest created by recent big sporting moments to inspire more women and girls to take up sport? Jenni is joined by Dame Katherine Grainger who is Britain’s most decorated female Olympic athlete of all time and Chair of UK Sport. Ali Oliver is the current CEO of Youth Sport Trust and has worked in education and sports development for 20 years and Iqra Ismail a 19-year-old football player and the Founder of NUR (‘Never Underestimate Resilience’) Women’s Football Club, an organisation that aims to increase BAME females’ participation in football.
A new report has found that female Muslim offenders face very real challenges returning to their communities after release - particularly due to honour and feelings of shame - and that attitudes to men are more forgiving. Jenni speaks to Sofia Buncy, who is the Founder and Coordinator of the Muslim Women in Prison Rehabilitation Project and is author of the report, Sisters in Desistance: Community-based Solutions For Muslim Women Post-Prison.
The owner of Zara and other brands like Pull & Bear and Bershka have announced that by 2025, 100% of the cotton, linen and polyester used will be organic, sustainable or recycled. So how significant is this move? And what does sustainable mean in the context of a high-volume fashion business? We hear from Tamsin Lejeune CEO & Founder of Common Objective and Ethical Fashion Forum
The dress historian Amber Butchart has been finding out about the history of some of the essential summer wardrobe staples. Today, the kaftan.
Jessica Pan, a shy introvert, set herself the challenge of living as an extrovert for a year. She forced herself to speak to strangers, take improv classes, perform stand-up comedy. Her book is entitled Sorry I’m late, I didn’t want to come. She joins Jenni to share what she learnt from the experience.
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dianne McGregor
Young composer Alexia Sloane: commissioned to write a piece for this year’s BBC Proms
Ahead of the world premiere of ’Earthward’ at the Proms, young composer Alexia Sloane talks to Jenni about the upcoming performance and the causes that inspire the music.
David Trimble, a leading figure in Northern Irish politics and joint Nobel Peace Prize Winner, now sits in the House of Lords. Last Wednesday it came as a surprise when he stood up in the House - during a debate about Northern Ireland - to say that his eldest daughter got married to her girlfriend, even though, in the past, he was opposed to same-sex marriage and voted against it. The party he used to lead – the UUP – used to be against it too. Vicky Trimble married her girlfriend, Roz, two years ago.
Jenni talks to Professor Dame Sally Davies as she prepares to leave her post towards the end of the year as the Chief Medical Officer for England to take on the role of Master at Trinity College Cambridge,.
Do you ever feel like a fraud, waiting to be found out? Clinical psychologist Jessamy Hibberd has a cure for “imposter syndrome”. And we hear from listener Claire Poole, who asks why the fear of not being good enough at work seems to affect women more than men.
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Kirsty Starkey
Interviewed Guest: Vicky Trimble
Interviewed Guest: Rosalind Stephens
Interviewed Guest: Alexia Sloane
Interviewed Guest: Dame Sally Davies
Interviewed Guest: Dr Jessamy Hibberd
Interviewed Guest: Claire Poole
The Squad, NI Abortion, Jobs
We'll be taking a closer look at The Squad: the Congresswomen at the centre of Twitter comments made by President Trump. Who are Alexandra Ocasio Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar? Why are these four politicians of colour causing such a stir, not just with Republicans but also in their own Democratic Party? Professor of Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies, Wendy Smooth and journalist for USA Today and Washington Post and a former House Committee Republican Counsel, Sophia Nelson join Jenni.
Could the law around abortion and same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland change this week? We find out with Jayne McCormack, BBC political reporter in Belfast. Today the House of Lords decides on the Northern Ireland Bill which includes recent amendments to these two important social issues.
The Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) Centre for Social Justice says women’s work is most at threat from advances in automation, but it also say robots and AI could create opportunities to make things better for women. Jenni 's joined by Carys Roberts, Chief Economist at the IPPR and author of The Future is Ours: Women, Automation And Equality In The Digital Age.