The Listeners' Election

Episodes

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Caring For Children And The Elderly20150501

BBC Radio 4's Listeners' Election project culminates with a week-long series of programmes. Chris Mason brings together contributions from listeners across the country on particular themes that concern them.

In this edition, some listeners explain the issues they face caring for children and the elderly, from the lack of childcare in school holidays, and its impact on parents' work prospects, to the difficulties of coping with a parent's dementia.

PRODUCERS: PHIL TINLINE AND SARAH KEATING.

Countryside And Farmland20150429

BBC Radio 4's Listeners' Election project culminates with a week-long series of programmes. Chris Mason brings together contributions from listeners across the country on particular themes that concern them.

In this edition, some listeners explain why they think climate change is an under-rated political issue.

But this leads Chris on to contributions from other listeners which raise a more close-up question about the environment: which is more valuable - farmland or the countryside?

PRODUCERS: PHIL TINLINE AND SARAH KEATING.

Disengagement And Young Adults20150430

BBC Radio 4's Listeners' Election project culminates with a week-long series of programmes. Chris Mason brings together contributions from listeners across the country on particular themes that concern them.

In this edition, one older listener explain she thinks politics in Britain is biased against the young.

And this prompts Chris to talk to some of those young people the BBC is following as part of 'Generation 2015'. Why are some so engaged in politics, but many so disconnected? What really lies at the root of this? Who is at fault? And how can it be tackled?

PRODUCERS: PHIL TINLINE AND SARAH KEATING.

Housing And Population20150428

BBC Radio 4's Listeners' Election project culminates with a week-long series of programmes. Chris Mason brings together contributions from listeners across the country on particular themes that concern them.

In this edition, some listeners explain why they think overpopulation is an issue we are foolish to ignore - it is a problem, they argue, that underpins others, from house prices through pollution to hospital waiting times.

And Chris also hears from other listeners for whom the opposite issue - underpopulation - is a more pressing question.

PRODUCERS: PHIL TINLINE AND SARAH KEATING.

Litter20150427

BBC Radio 4's Listeners' Election project culminates with a week-long series of programmes. Chris Mason brings together contributions from listeners across the country on particular themes that concern them.

In this first edition, some listeners explain why they think litter is becoming a serious political issue. This raises the question of who is responsible for clearing cans and crisp packets from our streets and verges: the state, society acting together, or the individual?

And, as he explores this wider question of where responsibility lies, Chris also hears from those who think state efforts to stop individuals smoking are completely inappropriate.

In the other editions in the series, Chris explores such issues as Housing and Population Distribution, Farmland vs. the Countryside, Disengagement and Young Adults, and Caring for Children and the Elderly.

PRODUCERS: PHIL TINLINE AND SARAH KEATING.