Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

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Planning Funerals; Camila Batmanghelidjh; Amy Cuddy

February 13th, 2016

Episode 496 of 724 episodes

We hear from the columnist and broadcaster Emma Freud on the emotional rollercoaster of planning four funerals for family members and from Barbara Chalmers who has set up a website to help people record their funeral wishes. Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder and former chief executive of the children's charity Kids Company gives her first broadcast interview since a committee of MPs published a report into the collapse of the charity earlier this month. With the current Secretary General Ban Ki_Moon retiring in December this year the selection process for his successor has begun. We discuss the chances of that next Secretary General being a woman with the BBC's diplomatic Correspondent Bridget Kendall. When Breath Becomes Air is a book about a man facing death following a cancer diagnosis, we hear from Lucy Kalanithi his wife on why her husband Paul decided to write the book and their decision to have a baby. The American guru and Harvard Professor Amy Cuddy tells us how to overcome shyness and anxiety. We hear from two breastfeeding mothers who took part in our phone in on the subject on Monday about their experiences. And the Award winning spoken artist Hollie McNish shares her thoughts and feelings on becoming a mother. Presented by Jane Garvey Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed Editor: Jane Thurlow.

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