June 4th, 2016
Episode 597 of 797 episodes
The Canadian singer-songwriter k.d. Lang reflects on her musical career and tells us about her new album made in collaboration with Neko Case and Laura Veirs. The Labour MP Jess Phillips and scientist Dr Emily Grossman discuss the Reclaim The Internet campaign and how they deal with online abuse. There is a direct link between exam time and self harm in young people. Young women are most at risk and a recent report shows the largest increases in intentional poisonings among females aged 16 to 17 years old. Sarah Brennan, the Chief Executive of Young Minds, and Natasha Devon, the former mental health champion for schools, discuss. We hear from the award winning writer and critic Margo Jefferson about her new book Negroland reflecting on her childhood spent among the great and the good of Chicago's black elite. Who is driving the big debates of the day and why don't we see more women involved in the Brexit debate? Where are all the women polemicists? Broadcasters Nick Ferrari, Eleanor Mills, Camilla Long and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown discuss. The chief engineer for the ACP - the Panama Canal Authority - Ilya Espino de Marotta talks about rebuilding the Panama Canal to to allow the biggest modern ships to pass through. With two hours to curtain up Natasha Barnes was asked to step into the role of Fanny Brice in the musical Funny Girl, the understudy for Sheridan Smith. Showered with good reviews she tells us what it's been like to be thrust into the limelight. Presenter Emma Barnett Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed Editor: Beverley Purcell.