Posts tagged ‘bbc radio 4’

March 12, 2017

Is International Women’s Day Patronising?

We’re women and we’re feminists. Bunty and I have always identified as feminists and we grew up in feminist households where the men were also feminists. What is International Women’s Day about?

Is it an annual appraisal of ‘women’s issues’ based on progress and regress of women’s rights? Is it about celebration and protest? It it

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August 22, 2015

Forensic Science with the C.S.Aye Team

Val McDermid

Without the snazzy graphics and collagen-filled lips of the real C.S.I. the totally fabulous C.S.Aye team consisted of internationally acclaimed crime writer, Val McDermid and forensics expert extraordinaire, Niamh Nic Daeid who often appears on BBC Radio 4 to explain forensic science to the general public with ease and she was interviewed for the wonderful Life Scientific programme.

The hour in their company at the Edinburgh International Book Festival event flew by and it was full of fascinating information about a world that most of us are rarely touched by but nonetheless find

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March 28, 2014

Nick Clegg v Nigel Farage

clegg farage

Did you hear the Great Debate yesterday between the above? Probably not if you don’t live in England or have a job as it was aired during office hours.

Anyway, there is much commentary and analysis about it today in the papers and on Radio 4. Wide consensus is that Farage won.

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May 13, 2013

I Heart Wigan Athletic??

wigan athletic

At the risk of sounding like that idiot, Sepp Blatt, I probably would watch more football if the men wore hotpants (as sported by Aussie Rules Footie players).  (Blatt infamously said the womens’ game would be better if the women wore shorter shorts, presumably with no knickers and then end the match with a massive foam party pillow fight, god he is such a knobhead!)

Anyway, even my attention was drawn to Saturday’s FA Cup final. And I have Radio 4 to thank for it, who interviewed David Whelan, Chairman of Wigan Athletic, before the match.  Oh my god, he was such a cute grandad that I resolved to watch the match.

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October 17, 2011

The Stolen Baby Scandal

Spain has a dirty secret that has finally been exposed and investigated: over the course of five decades the country’s government, in collaboration with the doctors and nurses and the Catholic Church, stole new born babies from families regarded as unfit in order to sell them to apparently more deserving families.

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September 26, 2011

Wowzers Wintour!

As Milan fashion week closes the most unlikely amazing political interview of the week comes from US Vogue editor, Anna Wintour who used an interview in La Repubblica to say that Italy’s reputation is being damaged by Prime Minister Berlusconi

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