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Motherhood

Selected Shorts

Beg, SI Tog, Inc, Cont, Rep (Begin, Slip together, Increase, Continue, Repeat)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Knitting as if you're life depended on it.

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Selected Shorts

Alternative Endings: Mothers and Children

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Knitting for life, and a Biblical game-changer.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Childless, Not by Choice

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Childless, not by choice, is a reality for many women. Lisa Manterfield talks about coming to terms with life without a baby after she really, really wanted one. 

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Listen to Lucy

Motherhood is tough and intense but it is not a job

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Motherhood is tough and intense but it is not a job

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The Takeaway

Why Women Are Opting Out of The Workforce

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

At home in the United States, the number of women working peaked in 1999 and is now declining. Here The Takeaway explores why more American women are choosing not to work. 

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Selected Shorts

Queens and Babies

Friday, November 21, 2014

Up all night with a new mother, and epic chick lit, in two stories hosted by Cynthia Nixon.

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Selected Shorts

Magic and Dread

Friday, November 21, 2014

A new mother toughs it out.

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Death, Sex & Money

Ellen Burstyn's Lessons on Survival

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Burstyn has countless acting awards, but she says she is proudest of her son. Talking at home, she describes learning how to mother, leaving an abusive marriage and confronting death.

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Features

What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, October 17, 2014

WNYC
One woman took out a second mortgage to go to space. We toured an abandoned NYC island. A Russian milkman becomes an American Icon. Here are the week's top stories, all in one playlist.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Alternative Endings

Friday, August 15, 2014

Mothers, children, and difficult choices in stories by Amy Hempel and Galina Vroman. 

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Selected Shorts

Knitting for Life

Friday, August 15, 2014

This reading by Anika Noni Rose of Amy Hempel’s “Beg, SI Tog, Inc, Cont, Rep” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Alternative Endings” hosted by Jane Curtin.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Postpartum Depression and Maternal Mental Health

Friday, June 27, 2014

Postpartum depression is more varied than once thought and it affects a lot of mothers.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Parenting: One More Thing To Be Competitive About

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Who’s a better breastfeeder? Who excelled at natural childbirth? Whose kid loves spinach for dessert? We explore the taboo of bragging about being a good parent, and when it’s okay to say you nailed it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rethinking Your Birth Story

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Hillary Frank, young adult author and This American Life contributor, is the host of "The Longest Shortest Time", a podcast about early childhood (months 0-36), and she's been thinking about how she might have given birth differently if she could. She talks about why some women wish they had a different birth story, what she heard from Ina May Gaskin (mother of the modern natural birth movement), and takes calls about how to make decisions about labor. 

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

On Her Own

Friday, March 07, 2014

Melanie Notkin, founder of Savvy Auntie and the author of Otherhood: Modern Women Finding A New Kind of Happiness (Seal Press, 2014), coins the word "otherhood" to define and offer encouragement to a demographic of single women like herself who are childfree, but not necessarily by choice.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Snooki on Motherhood

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Nicole Polizzi - ok, we'll call her Snooki - talks about getting unexpectedly pregnant and how having a baby has changed her life in her new book, Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama, and all the Messy Milestones Along the Way.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Motherhood, Feminism and the Reality of the Biological Clock

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tanya Selvaratnam weighs the pros and cons of delaying having children. Selvaratnam discusses fertility doctors, adoption counselors, reproductive health professionals, celebrities, feminists, journalists, and sociologists, and argues for more widespread education and open discussion about delayed motherhood. Her book The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism and the Reality of the Biological Clock is part personal account, part manifesto.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Anna Sale Guest Hosts; Pros and Cons of Delaying Motherhood; Jane Pauley;Snooki; Scott Stossel on Anxiety

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Anna Sale guest hosts for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Tanya Selvaratnam weighs the pros and cons of delaying having kids. Jane Pauley talks about her career and the opportunities that lie ahead once we turn 50. Nicole Polizzi—you may know her better as “Snooki” from MTV’s “Jersey Shore —talks about how having a baby has changed her life. And Scott Stossel chronicles his own anxiety and the anxious through the ages.

Soundcheck

Between Music And Motherhood: Parallel Lives In 'The Original 1982'

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Choosing between a musical career and motherhood is the subject of a new novel called The Original 1982. We talk with author Lori Carson.

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WTF with Marc Maron

WTF with Marc Maron: Molly Shannon

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Broadcast Times: Sunday at 7pm on 93.9FM and 11pm on AM820

Molly Shannon makes a visit to The Cat Ranch and Marc helps trace her path through the show business ranks, including a strange detour with Gary Coleman, leading to her amazing success at Saturday Night Live. Marc and Molly talk God, motherhood and how an early tragedy drove her ambition.

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