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The woman who inspired a royal to campaign on domestic abuse.

By BBC Radio 5 live
The Duchess of Cornwall has become a strong campaigning voice in recent years for domestic violence charities. While guest editing the Emma Barnett Show, Camilla mentioned her involvement started after hearing one woman’s story at a conference put on by the domestic abuse charity Safe Lives. That woman was Diana Parkes, mother of Joanna Brown who was killed by her violent husband in 2010. After hearing the duchess mention her on air, Diana contacted the programme to tell her story to listeners. She said her two grandchildren, who she took in after their mother was killed, have given her β€œa purpose in life” Please note: this episode contains discussions of violence and domestic abuse that some listeners may find disturbing. If you have been affected by issues raised in this podcast, there are a range of organisations and websites that can offer you advice and support. You can find them listed on the BBC's Actionline website at bbc.co.uk/actionline.

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  • July 13th 2020 at 14:47

The hunt for Raoul Moat: 10 years on

By BBC Radio 5 live
It is a decade since Raoul Moat went on a shooting spree in Gateshead and Newcastle - in what was described as Britain's largest manhunt for 44 years. The former nightclub doorman shot and injured his ex-girlfriend Samantha Stobbart; shot and killed her new partner Chris Brown and blinded police officer David Rathband, who later took his own life. Moat then went on the run across Northumberland, eventually shooting himself after being cornered in the village of Rothbury. 5 Live’s Rachel Burden speaks to Sue Sim, who as chief constable of Northumbria Police in 2010 led the manhunt for Moat. She says it "concerns" her that some people still see Moat as a "hero". Please note: this episode contains discussions of violence and suicide that some listeners may find disturbing. If you have been affected by issues raised in this podcast, there are a range of organisations and websites that can offer you advice and support. You can find them listed on the BBC's Actionline website at bbc.co.uk/actionline.

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  • July 8th 2020 at 23:01

Seven days at Wigan football club

By BBC Radio 5 live
Gerald Krasner, the administrator trying to make sense of what’s gone wrong at Wigan Athletic, speaks to Colin Murray. He says he still has lots of questions for the owner, Au Yeung Wai Kay to answer – including how, and why he bought the club. Au Yeung says the Covid-19 crisis is to blame for the club’s collapse, but the EFL says it fundamentally disagrees.

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  • July 8th 2020 at 21:34

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall reflects on lockdown

By BBC Radio 5 live
The Duchess of Cornwall joins Emma Barnett to undertake her first ever radio guest edit. She reflects on what we’ve all learned about ourselves in lockdown, chatting about safe homes, loneliness, cooking, dogs and everything in between. Through her charity interests, Camilla discusses what has taken on new importance in the time of coronavirus. She explains how it was β€œso hard not to hug her grandchildren” when she saw them again after three-and-a-half months, and tells Emma about her prowess as a β€œsilver swan” dancer. In this 5 Live News Special, you can hear the first 30 minutes of the duchess’s guest edit. To listen to the full programme, search for β€˜The Emma Barnett Show’ in BBC Sounds, and select the episode from 7 July.

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  • July 6th 2020 at 23:01

Colin Jackson: How can we learn to look after our bodies better?

By BBC Radio 5 live
The pandemic has forced change on all our lives - for some temporarily, for others things will never be the same again. But could it be a turning point not just for individuals, but for societies? This week BBC Radio is coming together for Rethink - exploring how things could change after the pandemic, in our own lives and collectively, and whether that change could be for the better. We’ve asked an eclectic collection of contributors to tell us not what they predict will happen, but what they want to happen. Former world champion hurdler Colin Jackson asks how we can learn to look after our bodies better.

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  • June 25th 2020 at 13:29

Windrush special with Benjamin Zephaniah and Sonia Winifred

By BBC Radio 5 live
Poet Benjamin Zephaniah and Sonia Winifred who is a Labour Cabinet Member for Equalities & Culture on Lambeth Council talk to Colin Murray about the people who arrived from the Caribbean to start a new life in Britain 72 years ago who became known as the Windrush generation. Sonia Winifred’s parents made that journey in 1957, then Sonia made the same one in 1965. Poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah’s mother made the journey in 1957 one year before he was born in 1958. They talk about the hopes they had when they arrived, the racism they experienced and the Windrush scandal which emerged in 2017 and still affects people today.

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  • June 24th 2020 at 11:58

Rethink: How should we care for older people in future?

By BBC Radio 5 live
As part of the BBC's Rethink project, 5 Live is looking at how life could change after COVID-19. As care homes residents were particularly vulnerable during the pandemic, 5 Live's Rachel Burden and Chris Warburton ask experts and callers what changes they would like to see in the care system going forward.

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  • June 23rd 2020 at 14:37

Sean Penn: From Hollywood actor to Covid-19 tester

By BBC Radio 5 live
Hollywood actor Sean Penn talks to 5 Live's Emma Barnett about his prominent role in getting Americans tested for coronavirus, the importance of community response, and the future of cinema post-pandemic. This interview was originally broadcast on 5 Live's Emma Barnett show on Tuesday, 16 June 2020.

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  • June 17th 2020 at 08:38

AndrΓ© Leon Talley on Vogue, race and Anna Wintour

By BBC Radio 5 live
AndrΓ© Leon Talley has spent almost 50 years at the heart of the fashion world, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Andy Warhol. Not bad for a man who describes himself as "a poor black boy from North Carolina." The former editor-at-large of Vogue talks to 5 Live's Emma Barnett about the George Floyd protests, racism, sexual abuse and what it was like being Anna Wintour’s right-hand man.

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  • June 11th 2020 at 16:19

'How can any human kill another human like that?'

By BBC Radio 5 live
BBC Radio 5 Live’s Dotun Adebayo has been keeping a diary of his thoughts and feelings over recent days following the death of George Floyd in the US. Mr Floyd, an unarmed black man, died in police custody on 25 May. Video footage showed a white police officer kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes while he is pinned to the floor. The Up All Night presenter reflected on events with Tony Livesey and Anna Foster on 5 Live Drive in a deeply personal and emotional interview.

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  • June 8th 2020 at 14:52

Michael Johnson on George Floyd protests

By BBC Radio 5 live
American four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson speaks to BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Chris Latchem about the impact of the death of George Floyd. Mr Floyd, an unarmed black man, died while being restrained by a white Minneapolis police officer on 25 May. Protests have been held across the US and UK.

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  • June 5th 2020 at 13:06

Anthony Walker murder: Mum's plea to end racism after George Floyd

By BBC Radio 5 live
The death of George Floyd in the US has created a new momentum to change the conversation around race in the UK. One woman who has been trying to make change happen for the past 15 years is Gee Walker. In 2005, her son Anthony, 18, was ambushed in a park in Liverpool and murdered by two white men, Michael Barton and Paul Taylor. The judge described Anthony’s murder as an β€œact of racist thuggery of a type poisonous to any civilised society”. In the wake of her son’s death, Gee set up the Anthony Walker Foundation which tackles hate crime and racial equality. She talks about how she and her family have dealt with the news and aftermath of George Floyd's death, and what help is needed to "conquer racism" for good.

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  • June 4th 2020 at 16:46

Your Call: What change is needed for the UK’s black and ethnic minority groups?

By BBC Radio 5 live
Protests have continued in the US over the death of an African-American man, George Floyd, who died when a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck. With demonstrations now taking place in the UK, Nicky Campbell speaks to 5 Live listeners about what they feel needs to change for people from black and ethnic minority groups in the UK.

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  • June 3rd 2020 at 16:30

George Floyd death: Your reaction to US protests

By BBC Radio 5 live
Nicky Campbell speaks to 5 Live listeners as they share their thoughts on protests and growing civil unrest in the US over the death of George Floyd.

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  • June 2nd 2020 at 12:47

George Floyd death: Reaction from the UK

By BBC Radio 5 live
The death of African-American man George Floyd in police custody has sparked protests across the US - and in the UK as well. BBC Radio 5 Live's Rachel Burden spoke to three black British people from different generations about how the African-American's death has affected them.

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  • June 1st 2020 at 15:45

Goldie Hawn on helping children cope with the impact of coronavirus

By BBC Radio 5 live
Hollywood actor and Academy Award winner Goldie Hawn joins Anna and Tony on 5 Live Drive to discuss the work she’s been doing to help children with their mental health, something she feels is more important than ever during the current coronavirus pandemic.

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  • May 22nd 2020 at 18:34

Lockdown: The view from Dundee

By BBC Radio 5 live
BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast makes a virtual visit to the city of Dundee to see how people there are coping with the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • May 21st 2020 at 15:58

Universities and coronavirus: How is it affecting you?

By BBC Radio 5 live
From online course quality to student housing, 5 Live's Rachel Burden hears your experiences of university and coronavirus.

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  • May 21st 2020 at 12:36

Your Questions Answered: Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick

By BBC Radio 5 live
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick joins Nicky Campbell to answer 5 Live listener questions about care homes, lockdown, testing and PPE.

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  • May 14th 2020 at 10:20

UK PM Boris Johnson's plan to modify coronavirus lockdown

By BBC Radio 5 live
The entire speech by UK PM from 19:00, 10th May 2020. Boris Johnson unveils a threat level alert system as part of the coronavirus response in England.

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  • May 10th 2020 at 18:32
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