September 28th, 2016
Episode 700 of 725 episodes
The number of babies born to under-eighteens has halved in five years but the UK still has the highest teenage birth rates in Western Europe. What's the reason for the fall and will it continue? Alison Hadley, Director of the Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange at the University of Bedfordshire and Sharon Taaffe, Head of Health Improvement at Stoke-on-Trent City council, an area with one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates until recently, discuss. The mother of a young woman killed in Australia on her calls for better regulation of farm work after her daughter Mia was stabbed to death at a workers' hostel. Rosie Ayliffe says the current system allows young people to be exploited leading to an aggressive atmosphere and wants changes made. American writer Nell Zink on her brief journey from being an unknown translator in Germany to the successful author of two novels - The Wallcreeper and Mislaid. She discusses her third novel, Nicotine, which explores the story families - the ones we're born into and the ones we create. If you decide to move on and sell the family home, what's the impact on those around you of losing those accumulated possessions and memories? We hear how one listener handled the move. Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Anne Peacock.