August 17th, 2015
Episode 333 of 929 episodes
21 year old singer and songwriter Ella Eyre made waves last year, featuring on the BRIT Critics' Choice and the BBC Sound Of shortlists. As she now gets ready to release her debut solo album, Feline, at the end of this month. She joins Jane Garvey to talk about making it in the music industry at such a young age, and to perform, Even If, live in the studio. Why are women better represented in Scottish politics? Has progress towards gender equality progressed or is it stalling? We hear from Meryl Kenny, lecturer in politics at Edinburgh University, and Sarah Smith from BBC Scotland. The next in our series in which Suzi Godson The Times relationship columnist speaks to men from their twenties to their eighties about their experiences. Today we hear from 56 year old Simon who has two children under 5 and is a father of two 20-something's from his first marriage . Plus finding appropriate and affordable childcare is a struggle at the best of times, but what happens when you work unpredictable hours? We talk to Ellen Broome from the Family and Childcare Trust about this longstanding problem facing parents and if there's any hope for greater provision for 'wraparound' childcare in the future.
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