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Young people behaving badly (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at how we should deal with young people behaving badly. In July 2004, the Government announced its new five year plan to tackle crime. Since then there's been much talk of sweeping the streets clean of yobs and cracking down on young offenders. But what is the most effective way of dealing with bad behaviour by young people?

Prisons; Sex culture (Radio 4 series: Thinking Allowed)

This episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed series includes two segments, the first on prisons. Laurie Taylor visits England’s oldest prison, the Tower of London, to talk to ex-prison governor and criminologist, Professor David Wilson, about a new project whose aim is to bring fans of prison drama into contact with penal experts and reformers.

Shyness (Radio 4 series: Thinking Allowed)

This episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed series includes a segment on shyness. Susie Scott, Research Associate in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, spent three years collecting personal stories and accounts of people who see themselves as shy, exploring the social context in which this feeling arises, how it affects our interaction with others, and the way that cultural norms and values shape our perceptions of 'shy' behaviour.

BBC Radio 4: Disabled Access to Air Transport - disability

BBC Radio 4 programme including an interview about the new EU regulation to improve access for disabled people when using air transport.

Women and cocaine (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at why drug addiction is on the increase. The number of women taking drugs has always lagged behind the number of men, but research shows that the ratio of girls to boys aged just 11 who've admitted using drugs is roughly the same. It's also claimed that the number of children placed on the child protection register because their parents have a drugs problem now exceeds those children listed because their parents drink.

Social workers (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at the stereotypes surrounding social workers, in light of a new six part documentary which follows a year in the life of social workers from a children’s services unit in Bristol. Host Jenni Murray is joined by Annie Hudson, Head of Children's Services with Bristol City Council and Clare Phipps, a social worker with the Looked After Children Team. Jenni asks them how we can change public perceptions of what seems to be one of the most vilified professions in the country.

BBC Radio 4: Disabled rail passengers - disability

BBC Radio 4 You and Yours programme about some problems disabled rail passengers have when travelling. And the consumer organisation Passenger Focus sent out “mystery shoppers” on various journeys in other to verify what was really happening. Their report concludes that too often they are let down by rail companies’ failure to provide assistance, with many left stranded on the platform or abandoned on the train.

BBC Radio 4: Disability Rough Guide

BBC Radio 4 You and Yours programme, featuring Mani Djazmi testing the Disability Rough Guide - the first guide published on 100 British destinations accessible to disabled people.

BBC Radio 4: Welfare Reform - disability

BBC Radio 4 programme with Peter White looking at the proposals which will affect many disabled people who are currently unemployed and claiming incapacity benefit.

BBC Radio 4: Guide dogs in mosques - disability

BBC Radio 4 You and Yours programme looks at how worshippers at the Bilal Jamia mosque in Leicester are getting used to the first-ever guide dog to be allowed into a mosque. Vargo belongs to Mahomed-Abraar and has been given his own bed in the entrance hall following a Fatwa, or Islamic decree, from the Muslim Council of Great Britain which states that because Vargo is being used to guide Mahomed, he shouldn't be regarded as unclean.