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Mothers

Thursday, March 05, 2015

What was Mom like before you came along?

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 413: When Sean Speaks

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sean Carter was a college student putting himself through school in Wichita Falls, Texas, when he was in a serious car accident. He was riding with a friend who had been drinking, and sustained a traumatic brain injury in the crash. Today, Sean is unable to walk and speaks only with the aid of a computer. At StoryCorps he interviewed his mother, Jenny Carter, who is his full-time caretaker.

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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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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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Storycorps

StoryCorps 376: The Bookmobile

Monday, June 02, 2014

Storm Reyes grew up in migrant farm worker camps outside Tacoma, Washington during the early 1960s. Most of the laborers were, like Storm, Native Americans. They were paid less than one dollar per hour for their work in berry patches and apple orchards throughout the state.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

No Wire Hangers! Mothers in the Movies

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Time movie critic Richard Corliss looks at how mothers have been portrayed on the screen, from "The Grapes of Wrath" to "The Manchurian Candidate" to "Mommie Dearest."

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Life of the Law

The Hardest Time: Moms in Prison

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Mother’s Day is the one day of the year we set aside to honor mothers. Some do it with flowers and cards. For women who are in prison and their children who are being raised by grandmothers, aunts or guardians on the outside,

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Selected Shorts

Michael Chabon Meets Bisquick

Friday, April 11, 2014

This reading by David Furr of Michael Chabon’s essay “Art of Cake” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Love, Cake, and Kites,” hosted by Parker Posey.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Love, Cake, and Kites

Friday, April 11, 2014

Serving up a Bisquick recipe, a serial lover, some kites, and a tour of a pie shop.

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Selected Shorts

Love and Cake

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Novelist Michael Chabon is the author of such sprawling and convoluted entertainments as The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policemen's Union, but his short essay "Art of Cake," offers a sweet tribute to his Mom's cooking.

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