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WHNews: Pussy Riot; 50 years of Brook Centres

November 19th, 2014

Episode 61 of 760 episodes

On today's Woman's Hour we hear from Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokina, the two women from Pussy Riot imprisoned for their anti-Putin protests. From our archive Helen Brook talks about setting up the first clinic for young, unmarried people seeking family planning advice. To continue marking their 50th anniversary Simon Blake, the current head of Brook, talks to Jenni about their work now. A new exhibition at the Merseyside Maritime Museum looks at the plight of more than 100,000 child migrants sent from Britain to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. And Maya Ilsoe, creator of a new Scandi drama, The Legacy, reveals the inspiration behind the series.

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