June 23rd, 2016
Episode 613 of 930 episodes
Laura Mvula talks about her rise to fame, the problem's she's faced and the inspiration behind her new material. Plus a performance of Show Me Love taken from the new album - The Dreaming Room. On World Women in Engineering day we hear from Naomi Climer, the first woman president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Now she's back in the UK - having spent time in LA - she wants to change the image of the engineer, and encourage more girls to consider it as a career. Schools across the UK will start sending students off for work experience over the next few weeks but how do you secure that all important placement if you have a disability. Fourteen year old Rowan, who is disabled and her dad Pete talk about the challenges . And as Mencap turns 70 , Chief Executive Jan Tregelles tells about how the charity's history, what it's achieved and the challenges it faces in the future.
In a time where we're all threatened by a rhetoric of hate from the people in power; A Gay And A NonGay challenges many of our differences head on and promises that no matter who you are, or what you're into (Bruce Springsteen or Britney), love is love and gay and nongays can be friends. Contact us on Twitter @gaynongay