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Jennifer Susan Murray

Host of Woman's Hour
Dame Jennifer Susan "Jenni" Murray is an English journalist and broadcaster, best known for hosting BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour Podcast.

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Shirley Ballas, Flexible working, Lesley Manville
Woman's Hour
The magic of dance with Shirley Ballas, head judge on BBC series Strictly, Curtis Pritchard, Love Island participant and professional ballroom dancer, and Theresa Buckland, Professor of Dance History at Roehampton University. Vicky Phelan exposed a medical scandal which affected her, and over 200 other Irish women. She found out that cervical smear tests, including hers, were mistakenly given the all clear when they were in fact abnormal. Women didn't get the treatment that might have prevented, or halted cancer. Vicky who is now living with a terminal diagnosis took her case to court and she was awarded 2.5 million Euros in compensation. Her book is called Overcoming: A Memoir. The reality of searching for part time or flexible work. How hard is it to find good jobs that make use of your skills and abilities part-time? We hear from Karen Mattison, Joint CEO of Timewise about their new research. And listener Sarah who is looking for part-time work. The actor Lesley Manville on her role in the BBC's new Sunday night wartime drama World on Fire. In the city of St Louis, Missouri, the number of children who’ve been killed by a gun is rising. Most of them were caught in the cross fire, doing normal things like playing outside their house. Mothers, some who’ve lost a child, marched in the City last weekend to express their anger. Reporter Siobhann Tighe met the organiser, the Reverend Traci Blackmon. Two decades ago, a public health official exposed how contaminated blood and plasma had led to tens of thousands of impoverished villagers and hospital patients being infected with hepatitis and HIV in Henan province, China. Today that story is told in a new production called ‘The King of Hell's Palace’ at The Hampstead Theatre, London. The Chinese whistleblower, Dr Shuping Wang and playwright Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig discuss. British-born Mauritian cook Selina Periampillai describes the diverse cuisine of Mauritius and its neighbouring islands in her first cookbook, The Island Kitchen. She Cooks the Perfect... Tuna Curry. Presented by Jane Garvey Produced by Dianne McGregor Edited by Jane Thurlow
Shirley Ballas, Curtis Pritchard, Sujata Banerjee
Woman's Hour
Strictly’s back! It’s the 17th series and Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman have rolled out the red carpet for the class of 2019. To celebrate, Woman’s Hour dedicates a programme to dance with Strictly head judge Shirley Ballas, Love Island participant and professional ballroom dancer Curtis Pritchard, Professor of Dance History Theresa Buckland from Roehampton University, Sujata Banerjee, a Kathak artist and educator and Ingrid Mackinnon, a choreographer who teaches jazz, ballet, modern & African dance. Jane asks whether it is ever too late to learn to dance, why dance can make you feel so good… and hosts a dancing lesson, live on air, accompanied by the musician Joe Stilgoe. Presenter: Jane Garvey Interviewed guest: Shirley Ballas Interviewed guest: Curtis Pritchard Interviewed guest: Theresa Buckland Interviewed guest: Sujata Banerjee Interviewed guest: Ingrid Mackinnon Interviewed guest: Joe Stilgoe
Dr Shuping Wang, Cecelia Ahern, Selina Periampillai
Woman's Hour
Two decades ago, a public health official exposed how contaminated blood and plasma had led to tens of thousands of impoverished villagers and hospital patients being infected with hepatitis and HIV in Henan province, China. Today that story is told in a new production called ‘The King of Hell's Palace’ at the Hampstead Theatre. Jenni hears about that production and the story behind it from Chinese whistleblower, Dr Shuping Wang and playwright Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig. Author Cecelia Ahern talks about her new book Postscript; The Sequel to PS I Love You. British-born Mauritian cook Selina Periampillai describes the diverse cuisine of Mauritius and its neighbouring islands in her first cookbook, The Island Kitchen. And, we discuss the stigma that surrounds childhood sexual abuse. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Ruth Watts
Parenting: How to successfully integrate a family into an established community
Woman's Hour
Listener Wandja Kimani emailed the programme to ask us to discuss carving out a life in a community when you find yourself in a minority. Jenni speaks to Wandja and to the author Rachel Edwards, who moved from London to a small hamlet in Oxfordshire over 20-years ago.
Reverend Traci Blackmon mobilising mothers in the US against guns
Woman's Hour
Whilst the UK is dealing with a serious knife crime problem affecting teenagers especially in our cities, America is dealing with a gun problem. In the city of St. Louis, Missouri, the number of children who’ve been killed by a gun keeps on rising. According to latest figures 23 have died this year, most of them were caught in the cross fire, doing normal things like playing outside their house. Mothers, some who’ve lost a child,, marched in the City last weekend to express their anger. Siobhann Tighe meets the organiser, the Reverend Traci Blackmon, A new BBC drama series ‘World on Fire’ tells the story of World War Two through the lives of ordinary people, from all sides of the conflict. Jenni talks to one of the stars of the series Lesley Manville about taking on a role that's so different from that of Cathy in the series ‘Mum’. Lucia Osborne-Crowley was fifteen when she was violently raped by a stranger. In her book ‘I Choose Elena’ she's writesabout the aftermath - her silence, shame, and, what she feels is the lasting impact on her body. And we speak to the woman who led Europe to victory over the US in the Solheim Cup Presenter Jenni Murray Producer Beverley Purcell Guest; Lucia Osborne-Crowley Guest; Lesley Manville Guest; Catriona Matthew Reporter Siobhann Tighe
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Birthdate
May 12th, 1950
Location
London, UK
Episode Count
962
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
3 weeks, 6 days