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Weekend Woman's Hour: Sona Jobarteh, Redheads, Retirement

September 5th, 2015

Episode 355 of 761 episodes

Sona Jobarteh plays the kora. Three senior police officers reflect on their careers and how policing has changed for women over the last 25 years. As the new school term begins we discuss pros and cons of staggered starts for four and five year olds. How do women and men use their appearance to fit in with different social groups and situations? Forty-five years ago the author Miriam Moss was a fifteen year old girl who was a passenger on a flight from Bahrain to London which was hijacked by the popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. She describes what happened to her and why she's decided to write a novel about it now. Women retiring now are some of the first to have worked at a career for their whole life, so how do they cope? We look at the history of red hair which spans centuries and continents and why red hair has attracted prejudice as well as admiration. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed.

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