January 22nd, 2016
Episode 475 of 798 episodes
Has our addiction to digital media gone too far? What impact is it having on our work? Author Stefana Broadbent says it's become vital to to a healthy work/life balance, while Martin Talks, founder of Digital Detoxing, believes we need to stop relying on it. Where do you stand? After Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon smartly rebuffed comments on her wardrobe from a TV news reporter, we look at how women in power make the way they dress work for them. Helen Lewis Deputy Editor of the New Statesman, and Shahidha Bari, a lecturer in Romanticism at Queen Mary University of London, and a woman with a keen eye for fashion, discuss. A report on cousin marriages which is common within the British Pakistani community. The marriages are legal - but carry a greater risk of passing on congenital anomalies. Those risks have been well documented in places like Luton and Bradford and are now being highlighted in Peterborough. And as we approach LGBT history month, we unveil the hidden history of lesbian bars with author Maureen Duffy, Gina Ware of the Gateways Club and LGBT historian Rebecca Jennings. Presenter Jenni Murray Producer Beverley Purcell.