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The Canonisation of Mother Teresa of Calcutta

September 3rd, 2016

Episode 678 of 985 episodes

On Sunday St Peter's Square in Rome will be packed for the Canonisation of Mother Teresa of Calcutta as a Saint. But who was she and what kind of role model might she be? Writer Madeline Bunting and theologian Dr Gemma Simmonds discuss. We hear from Janie Schaffer, the Founder of Knickerbox, about the underwear industry, how she started as a trainee at M&S and why she believes your bra must always match your knickers! Why do black women face more abuse on social media? We hear from the black feminist blogger Claire Heuchan and Natalie Jeffers, the Co-creator of Black Lives Matter UK. After winning Gold for Great Britain's Women's Hockey team, Kate and Helen Richardson Walsh discuss their careers in sports and what it means to them to be the first same sex married couple at the Olympics. New research in the US suggests young people born after 1980 are having less sex than previous generations. Is it the same in the UK? Journalist Daisy Buchanan and the sex blogger 'Girl on the Net' discuss. Atiha Sen Gupta is the writer-in-residence at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. She tells us about her new play 'Counting Stars' set in a fictional nightclub in Woolwich and tells the love story of two Nigerian immigrants Sophie and Abiodun who work in it's toilets. Country music has produced some of the greatest singer-songwriters in history. But if you listen to Country Radio in the US only a handful of female artists are given any air time. So where are all the female country stars? Beverley Keel, a former music executive in Nashville and co-founder of Change the Conversation, joins Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas a UK country duo 'Ward Thomas' discuss. Presented by Jenni Murray Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed Editor: Lucinda Montefiore.

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