Today is the 6th anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, where over 1,000 garment workers died. Over half were women. Fashion Revolution Week wants to raise awareness about where and how our clothes are made - and what it’s doing to the planet. Fashion industry insiders Alice Wilby and Bernice Pan explain why sustainability needs to be more than just a trend.
A home for unmarried mothers and babies in Tuam in Galway was run by Bon Secours Sisters from 1925 to 1961. Nearly 800 babies died there and when it was discovered a few years ago that they’d been buried in a secretive, undignified way it caused widespread outrage in Ireland and beyond. Since then an official investigation into what happened at 18 mother and baby homes across Ireland began, and is ongoing. Last week ‘The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes’ released its latest report. This one – the fifth – focuses on how babies were buried at mother and baby homes, and part of it looked at another home called Bessborough in Cork. The BBC’s Deirdre Finnerty has been investigating.
Why some women choose to become a solo parent using donor sperm and eggs and what they have learnt since making their decision. Jenni speaks to Genevieve Roberts, author of ‘Going Solo’ who has already become a mum using donor sperm and Beth who is using both donor sperm and egg and is pregnant with her first child.
In Salt & Time, food writer Alissa Timoshkina transforms perceptions of the food of the former Soviet Union and in particular her home Siberia – the crossroads of Eastern European and Central Asian cuisine. Salt & Time contains recipes from the pre-revolutionary era and the Soviet days that are treated with a modern interpretation. Alissa joins Jenni in the studio to Cook the Perfect…Borsch.
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Kirsty Starkey
Interviewed Guest: Deirdre Finnerty
Interviewed Guest: Alice Wilby
Interviewed Guest: Dr Bernice Pan
Interviewed Guest: Genevieve Roberts
Interviewed Guest: Beth
Interviewed Guest: Alissa Timoshkina