mother's day en Carolyn LaDuke: Even Tougher Cookie <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Friday before Mother’s Day in 2011, we had Dave Isay on to talk about the book, <em>Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps</em>. As many of you know, <a href="">StoryCorps</a> is an oral history project designed to document the fascinating lives or normal people. That Spring, Sarah LaDuke's &nbsp;Mom - Carolyn - turned 70 and retired, so she copied the StoryCorps model (they encourage everyone to do so) and we aired some of her recorded conversation with her mom.</p><p>Since<a href=""> that conversation</a>, Carolyn LaDuke has been through a lot. She survived a heart attack in October of 2011 and was diagnosed - for the second time - with breast cancer in late September of 2012. She has recently finished two extremely trying rounds of chemotherapy and should begin radiation soon. This Friday before Mother’s Day - today - we wanted to share a new interview with Sarah's Mom.</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 64347 at Carolyn LaDuke: Even Tougher Cookie Maya Angelou - "Mom & Me & Mom" <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In her new book, <em>Mom &amp; Me &amp; Mom</em>, <a href="">Maya Angelou</a> dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call Lady, revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them. It is a tribute to motherhood and unconditional love.</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64343 at Maya Angelou - "Mom & Me & Mom" Paul Elisha: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle <p>Although William Ross Wallace may have coined the most ardently honest description of Mothers&rsquo; Day, before the malediction of American Marketing made a mockery of it, his brief citation still exudes a reality most humans wish was true:&nbsp; &ldquo;The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 15:35:34 +0000 39006 at