Women seeking asylum in the UK often find the expense of travel in their new country prevents them from being free to move around, volunteer and become involved in their community. The Bike Project in London supports female asylum seekers and refugees to develop cycling skills. Jane attended a weekly lesson that was funded by Comic Relief and delivered by The Bike project and Young Roots.
Labour MP Rachel Reeves joins Jane to discuss her new book ‘Women of Westminster: The MPs who Changed Politics’. From steering pioneering legislation to the continuing fuss over clothes and haircuts - she’ll be talking about how women MPs have made a difference to our political culture.
In 2012 two teenage high school football players from Steubenville, Ohio were convicted of raping a sixteen year old girl. The case attracted huge national attention due to the role social media played as well as outspoken members of the community defending the boys. A film about the case ‘Roll Red Roll’ is being shown tonight and tomorrow at the Human Rights Watch film Festival in London. Jane speaks to the producer and director Nancy Schwartzman about the case and its aftermath.
Has your Instagram feed been full of recipes for homemade dishwasher tablets and tips for getting red wine out of carpets? A new wave of influencers are keen to share advice and inspiration for keeping your home spick and span. But why is cleaning suddenly cool? Jane talks to Lynsey Crombie, Instagram's Queen of Clean and author of How to Clean Your House and Tidy Up Your Life, and to Zing Tsjeng, UK Editor of Broadly.
Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Laura Northedge
Interviewed Guest: Rachel Reeves
Interviewed Guest: Nancy Schwartzman
Interviewed Guest: Lynsey Crombie
Interviewed Guest: Zing Tsjeng