A section on becoming widow when husband and father of your children commits suicide. Really touching, had me sobbing in the car.
Followed by 'how to train roses so they look all pretty'.
It's not uncommon for it to reduce me to tears. I found the Winston's Wish advice about having three stones to remember someone by, one ordinary one for ordinary memories, one jagged one for sad/angry memories, and one gem for the golden memories, brilliant.
The one (and only) thing I like about working so far away from home is that the commute means I can listen to all of This Morning and all of PM.
I actually lookforward to turning the radio on as I near the car
i like woman's hour, but again women can be interested in electronics, science and engineering, but they talk about topics relative to the older generation of mums-at-home-with-limited-interests-and-hobbies, rather than feminism, social justice, terrorism, feats of science and engineering by women (which would interest me more).
the large lady (sorry don't know her name) is very good and doesn't seem to make each issue a pared-down and now on a lighter note type issue, though agree tigana some topics just don't seem worth covering.
But tigana all news is supposed to be non-subjective, independant and just reportage. Inevitablely though Editors are mainly male and they say what goes on air/in print. Newsworthy items are edited to fit the audience too.
Women's Hour is supposed to be a female perspective of the news. Just like Radio 1 Extra is a black perspective on music.
Anyway, men do have a men's hour, just listen to R4's PM!!
I caught it once when they had a debate about fathers which I knew was coming up so I made a point of listening. Jenni Murray couldn't resist a sideswipe at the "lack of men phoning in". I shouted at the radio (well, the computer actually, "It's because everyone is at WORK, you silly cow."
Telling that there isn't a "Men's Hour" though.
I remember at college various of the more feminist members of the student committee jumping up and down and foaming at the mouth at the perfectly reasonable proposal for debate that there should be a Men's Officer as well as rthe long-established post of Women's Officer.