Over the last month parents, as well as MPs and peers, have spoken out about autistic children and vulnerable adults being placed in hospitals for a long time and sometimes treated poorly. The Joint Committee of Human Rights said mental health hospitals can inflict “terrible suffering on those detained … causing anguish to their distraught family.” One mother in the West Midlands got in touch with us to tell us about her daughter. Her daughter has autism and other mental health conditions and went to hospital when she was 14. She’s now 28 and has never returned home. In fact, she’s in her sixth hospital, 80 miles from her family. She spoke to Siobhann Tighe about how her daughter’s absence has affected the whole family.
As Disney releases Frozen 2, we’ll be discussing how it’ll go down with its young audience. Its predecessor, Frozen, is the most successful animated musical of all time. And its impact wasn’t just financial – fans called it the most important feminist film ever made. I’ll be speaking to the film critic Rhianna Dhillon and the journalist Bidisha.
We hear about the woman at the centre of new BBC Sounds podcast, The Missing Cryptoqueen. Presenter and technology expert, Jamie Bartlett discusses missing One Coin founder, Dr Ruja, said to have duped investors out of money with Jen McAdam, who says she, friends and family lost money in OneCoin and who supports others like her round the world. They are joined by blockchain entrepreneur and cryptocurrency investor, Jessi Baker, talking about women and the wider world of cryptocurrencies and what you need to know to get involved.
Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Kirsty Starkey
Interviewed Guest: Kari Gerstheimer
Interviewed Guest: Bidisha
Interviewed Guest: Rhianna Dhillon
Interviewed Guest: Jamie Bartlett
Interviewed Guest: Jen McAdam
Interviewed Guest: Jessi Baker