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Fashion and social enterprise fuse together to create chic and meaningful handbags, as we learn from Reese Fernandez and her burgeoning label Rags 2 Riches. And then, Maya Tan Abdullah provides her regular irreverent take on this week's headlines in fashion & Claudia Low of Tonguechic.com is excited about the classy New Demure trend.
In conjunction with International Women’s Day today, we have with us a woman who's breaking gender stereotypes in Asia. She's Natasha Seatter, the fastest female formula driver in Asia. Next, we keep you up to date on the latest sports event and this week, the spotlight is on the upcoming Music Run with Sam Middlehurst. Lastly for community sports, we set out and joined the junior Happy Hockey Team at Club Aman.
On this International Women’s Day special episode of Live & Learn, we speak to computer scientist Wendy Hall to discuss the lack of women in science-based careers, why it is important to have female representation in these fields, and the work she does championing more women to undertake science education. Hall was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2009 for her services to science and technology.
Contributing more carbon emissions than global transportation, slash-and-burn farming is one of the greatest forces in rainforest destruction. Mike Hands is a tropical ecologist from England, who has developed a sustainable agricultural system known as Inga Alley Cropping, which he, together with research assistant Lindsay Leyden, join us to discuss.