Woman's Hour

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Uzo Aduba, Caitlin Moran, Carrie Underwood

March 17th, 2016

Episode 523 of 985 episodes

Uzo Aduba, two time EMMY award winning actress and star of Orange is the New Black, talks about her latest role in the theatre production 'The Maids'. According to the latest figures by the Mental Health Foundation, Black and Minority Ethnic groups are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health problems and more likely to be admitted to hospital. We hear from the CEO of the Mental Health Foundation Jenny Edwards and from Jacqui Dyer who has suffered from long term depression and is the vice chair of the Mental Health Taskforce. Journalist Caitlin Moran discusses her decision to get political with her book Moranifesto. The multiple Grammy award winning US country music star Carrie Underwood talks about her music career and performs a song from her latest album Storyteller. For the BBC School Report, Shantavia describes her life as a young carer looking after her mother who has diabetes. Pakistan's top female squash player, Maria Toorpakai tells us why she dressed as a boy from the age of four and the difficulties of being born in a highly conservative tribal area of Pakistan. Professor Clara Greed on what the provision of toilets can tell us about the true position of women in society. Professor Edith Morley became the first female professor at an English university when she was appointed professor of English Language at Reading University in 1908. Barbara Morris the Editor of Edith Morley's Memoir Before and After tells us about her and we hear from Professor Alison Donnell on her similar role today.

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