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Kids and domestic abuse, Elena Ferrante, Sex after hip ops, Kim Barker, Record Store Day 2016

April 15th, 2016

Episode 553 of 985 episodes

The effects of domestic abuse and controlling relationships on children. What support is there for those who grow up with violence at home? Joanna Sharpen, youth worker for the charity AVA - Against Violence and Abuse - talks to Jenni. Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels tell of a complex female friendship over a lifetime. The Story of the Lost Child is the final book in the series that begins in 1950s Naples and has been shortlisted for the Man Booker International prize. Guardian columnist Deborah Orr and Joanna Biggs of the London Review of Books discuss the enigmatic author's appeal to women. Hip arthritis can make sex painful but there is little information for sufferers either before or after surgery. Orthopaedic Consultant Jeremy Latham at Spire Southampton Hospital and Victoria Frosdick, Physiotherapist at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, London join Jenni to discuss how evidence-based advice is needed to help patients having hip replacements. New York Times journalist, Kim Barker, first went to Afghanistan to fill in for the Chicago Tribune in 2002 and fell in love with the country. She took the job of South Asia bureau chief for five years. Next week, a comedy, Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot, is released in the UK starring Tina Fey as Kim based on her memoirs of that time. BBC Music has partnered with the Annual Record Store Day 2016 which promotes live performances and special edition vinyls in local independent stores. Stevie Freeman, co-owner of The Union Music Store in Brighton and Noreen McShane, manager of Rough Trade East, London discuss breaking away from the stereotype that they are geeky, male dominated spaces. Presenter: Jenni Murray.

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