The NHS and social care were barely mentioned in the chancellor's Autumn Statement, and health groups and think tanks have been vocal with their criticism in the days since. We focus on the lack of funding for social care, what does this mean for the largely female workforce? And what are the knock on effects for the (predominantly female) carers at home, and our health services? Allyson Pollock, Professor of Public Health Research & Policy and Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair of the House of Commons Health Committee, discuss.
Laura Trevelyan, BBC World News America Anchor, in New York joins Jane to talk about the women in Donald Trump's family. How influential, if at all, are Melania,
Ivanka, Tiffany and even Ivana, his first wife, and what kind of role will they have over the next four years?
Dina Asher-Smith is twenty years old and the fastest female sprinter in British history whose meteoric rise took her from carrying kits for athletes in the London 2012 Olympics to competing herself in Rio this year. As tickets go back on sale for the International Association of Athletics Federations' World Championships in 2017 today, Dina explains her preparations for it, and the challenges of balancing a sports career with university life.
Suzi Godson, The Sex and Relationship columnist for The Times has been hearing from women in their fifties about the changes and challenges of this particular decade on long term relationships. Today we hear from Erika who is 54. For over twenty years in a happy heterosexual marriage and had two daughters, she now is in a same sex marriage with Susan.
In Grace Wilson's timely graphic novel 'Saving Grace' four twenty-somethings need to find somewhere to live in London. Their creepy landlord has kicked them out of their rented flat, he's doing it up to sell on as prices rise and gentrification takes hold. Weird potential housemates, dingy rooms, crummy jobs and everyday sexism all feature in this social commentary in comic-book form based on Grace's own experiences.