Woman's Hour

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Women and Pensions

September 21st, 2015

Episode 369 of 985 episodes

In April 2016 the new flat rate state pension comes in but thousands of women won't be able to access to the full amount that others will. Dot Gibson, General Secretary of the National Pensioner's Convention voices her organisation's concerns and Josephine Cumbo, pensions correspondent at the Financial Times, explains why this has happened. Mark Storor uses art to address difficult topics. For his latest piece of theatre he spoke to men about erectile dysfunction. Following the announcement of the death of the writer, Jackie Collins, we celebrate the life of the queen of the ‘bonkbuster’ by looking back to her interview with Jane back in 2008. At that time, Jackie’s latest book was ‘Married Lovers.’ During her career, she sold more than 500 million books and her stories of strong and independent women, glamorous locations and just a bit of sex touched a chord with readers around the world. According to many emotionologists there are seven 'basic emotions' which are felt universally. Tiffany Watt-Smith joins Jane to explore the history of emotions.

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