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On Being

Richard Rodriguez — The Fabric of Our Identity

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Richard Rodriguez with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 385: Women at Work

Monday, August 04, 2014

Barbara Moore tells her daughter, Olivia Fite, about becoming a bricklayer in the early 1970s.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 385: Moore

Monday, August 04, 2014

Barbara Moore tells her daughter, Olivia Fite, about becoming a bricklayer in the early 1970s.

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Spinning on Air

Mother & Son: Molly & Nick Drake

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The powerful, delicate music of English songwriter Nick Drake was underappreciated during his brief lifetime. But since Drake's death at age 26 in 1974, his recordings have gradually reached more and more listeners. It hasn't been entirely clear just from where he evolved his distinctive musical style. Now a brand new album gives David Garland the opportunity to show that the songwriter who had the greatest influence on Nick Drake was his mother, Molly Drake.

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Car Talk

#1419: The NYU Application

Saturday, May 10, 2014

This week on Car Talk, Tom and Ray say they've never met a noise they didn't like, but that's before they encountered the odd thumping sound Janet's truck is making. And then there's the sound of their dear Mom Elizabeth, calling to celebrate Mother's day by complaining about her sons' poor gift selections. Elsewhere, from the Questionable Ideas department, Mark wants to use his Ford Tempo to tow a trailer from Dallas to Pennsylvania; Jonathan is considering using a turkey baster to drain his car's power steering fluid; and Missy's 18-year old son wants to buy an Audi Quattro to keep on campus at Boston University. All this, plus the best college application essay ever, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 371: Not in Vain

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ayodeji Ogunniyi remembers how the murder of his father led him to a new career.

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On Being

Dave Isay — The Everyday Art of Listening

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Dave Isay with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Listen to Lucy

Lessons in success from Eton and the Tiger Mother

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Lessons in success from Eton and the Tiger Mother

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On The Media

The Aptly Named New Technology That Tracks Everything You Do

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

With all the alerts and tracking your cell phone does, it can feel a bit like an overbearing mother. At this year's Consumer Electronic Expo, a company called Sense is exhibiting a product actually called Mother, designed to stick its virtual nose into just about everything you do.

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The Takeaway

Maternal Antibodies May Be Closely Connected to Autism

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Immunologists are getting closer to understanding the possible causes of autism. New research suggests that nearly a quarter of all autism cases may be connected to the presence of certain maternal antibodies. Joining The Takeaway to discuss this research is the study's lead author, Dr. Judy Van de Water, a Department of Internal Medicine professor at the School of Medicine UC Davis MIND Institute, and Jackie Murphy, a mother of an 8-year-old autistic boy who participated in the study.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Female Breadwinners

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Brian Lehrer talks to female breadwinners about how being the primary earner shapes the dynamic in their families.

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WNYC News

'Breadwinner Moms' Are New Reality

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Forty percent of American households with children have mothers who are the sole or primary breadwinners. That's according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. These “breadwinner moms” include single moms and married women who make more money than their husbands. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Best and Worst Advice from Mom

Thursday, May 09, 2013

What is the best piece of advice your mom has ever given you--and what's the worst?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

State of the World's Mothers

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Worst places in the world to be a mom: Congo, Somalia. Best: Finland. USA: Meh.

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WNYC News

Reflections on Newtown: How My Ill Mother Took the News

Thursday, December 27, 2012

For many, 2012 is ending on a sad note following the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut earlier this month. WNYC asked five writers to reflect on the tragic event.

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Radio Rookies

American Dream - Minus My Mom

Thursday, December 13, 2012

At 17-years-old Tangeneka Taylor moved to the U.S from Guyana with her dad and sister. Along with having to adjust to a new country, she’s had to adjust to life without her mom.

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Radiolab

Moms and Inheritance: Tracing the Maternal Line

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Ever wonder why so many of the inheritance studies are about men? Molly Webster had that question too...

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On Being

Xavier Le Pichon — Fragility and the Evolution of Our Humanity [remix]

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Xavier Le Pichon, one of the world's leading geophysicists, helped create the field of plate tectonics. A devout Catholic and spiritual thinker, he has come to think of caring attention to weakness as an essential quality that allowed humanity to evolve.

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