J.K. Rowling will take over and curate Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 for one day, according to the Radio 4 website. The site states that “five remarkable women” will take over Woman’s Hour for one week. Woman’s Hour is a daily Radio 4 program, which “offers a female perspective on the world.” The show invites a range of guests to discuss issues that affect women in the UK and around the world.
One of the five women due to take part in the “takeover” week is J.K. Rowling herself, who will take over Woman’s Hour on Monday, April 28. During the hour, J.K. Rowling will “shine a light on the issue of orphanages and ask why so many children continue to be cared for in institutions worldwide. Her programme will also look at the use of pseudonyms in literature, the power and myth of the shoe in popular culture, and why Scotland has the highest number of multiple sclerosis sufferers in the world.”
The other guests include Kelly Holmes, Naomi Alderman, Doreen Lawrence, and Lauren Laverne.
The Woman’s Hour Takeover will run from April 28 – May 2. To find out more about the program, visit the Radio 4 website here. In the UK, the show will be available to listen on radio and online.
Find out more about J.K. Rowling’s charity work and J.K. Rowling herself here.
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