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WBR: Tech Firms Help Workers Freeze Eggs 15 Oct 14

October 15th, 2014

Episode 42 of 1091 episodes

Women working for Facebook and Apple are being offered the chance to have their eggs frozen. We discuss with Dr Penny Rheingans, director of the Centre for Women in Technology at the University of Maryland, how attractive the offer is likely to be. Also in the programme, threats of murder and rape in the world of video games. We hear from one woman affected. We talk to noted economist from the Hudson Institute, Dr Irwin Stelzer, about why President Obama isn't profiting from the US economic recovery. And Annabelle Gauberti, a lawyer specialising in the fashion industry tells us why shoemaker Converse is suing some of its prominent rivals for trademark infringements.

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