Woman's Hour

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Corinne Bailey Rae, Christine Lagarde, Brix Smart Smith

May 21st, 2016

Episode 584 of 985 episodes

Corinne Bailey Rae performs her latest single Stop Where You Are. We hear from the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde on corruption and what feminism means to her. The American singer, guitarist and presenter Brix Smith Start best known for being a member of the Post Punk band The Fall discusses her new memoir The Rise, The Fall and The Rise. We explore what it's like for women who work abroad leaving their children behind for months at a time. Andrea is from Romania and works as a cleaner in the UK for several months at a time while her daughter is looked after by her grandparents. Dr Umut Erel from the Open University has been researching transnational motherhood. The MP Caroline Lucas on her frustration that a promise by the Prime Minister, David Cameron in 2014 to modernise the law so that mothers can appear on marriage certificates in England and Wales, has so far failed to lead to any change and what she'll be doing next. The novelist Maggie O'Farrell on her new novel This Must Be the Place about a New Yorker living in the wilds of Ireland with his wife Claudette a reclusive ex film star. Fell runner Nicky Spinks tells us about completing the double Bob Graham Round Challenge running the 66-mile route twice back to back in a new record time of 45 hours and 30 minutes. Why did she decided to take up fell running after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001?

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