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150 years of the Salvation Army, 2015 Power Lister Karen Blackett

July 13th, 2015

Episode 297 of 985 episodes

As the Salvation Army celebrates its 150th Anniversary we talk to their Director of Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery about her work, the work the Army does with women and how it's evolved since its foundation. Public Health England launch their second a nationwide 'Be Clear on Cancer' campaign aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer in women aged 70 and over. Is there enough clarity in the government's message to older people at risk of Breast Cancer? Asda is currently facing an equal pay claim brought by up to 6,000 mainly female shop-floor workers, and last week four women from Sainsburys shop-floor took a claim to a preliminary hearing of an employment tribunal. Both cases rest on determining if supermarket shop-floor jobs, which are mainly held by women are of equal value to higher-paid jobs in the male-dominated distribution centres. How significant is the case? Karen Blackett OBE runs the largest media agency in the UK, MediaCom and was Number 8 on the Woman's Hour 2015 Power List; Influencers. She talks about the importance of advertising and the influence it has on our everyday lives. Bestselling children's author, Liz Pichon, has sold over a million copies of her Tom Gates series in the UK and the books have been translated into 36 languages. So how did the character come about ? Presented by Jane Garvey Producer Beverley Purcell.

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