Woman's Hour

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The NHS, Film maker Deeyah Khan, Women in Construction

February 4th, 2015

Episode 135 of 985 episodes

A recent poll for Woman's Hour on politics indicated that the NHS was the number one issue among women. GP Dr Catherine Glass and Dr Jennifer Dixon, CEO of the Health foundation talk about their concerns. Deeyah Khan signed her first record deal in Oslo aged 13, but repeated harassment and threats from her own community led to her abandoning her career. Since then she has become a film maker and activist, passionate about freedom of expression. She tells Jenni her story. We hear about parenting in Shakepeare's plays - today focussing on disobedient daughters. And, as the government launches a new campaign to get more women into construction we're joined by Roma Agrawal, who was a senior member of the team that did the structural engineering on the Shard in London.

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