mother's day http://wamc.org en Listener Essay - Mother's Day Retort http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-mothers-day-retort <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kate Cohen is a writer and editor in Albany, New York. You can find more of her work at <a href="http://www.katecohen.net">katecohen.net</a>.</p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 15:25:00 +0000 Kate Cohen 90044 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter - Representations Of Women And Motherhood In Film http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-representations-women-and-motherhood-film <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This Sunday is Mother’s Day and today in our <a href="http://wamc.org/term/ideas-matter"><em>Ideas Matter</em></a> segment, we’ll learn about representations of women and motherhood in film from Dr. Jennifer Creech, she served as a panelist a recent New York State Humanities Council-funded film series, <a href="http://www.nyhumanities.org/events/event.php?event_id=6648">"Celebrating Women of Courage and Character"</a> at Rochester's Little Theater Film Society.</p><p>Professor Creech received her Ph.D. in Germanic Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2006. She is an Assistant Professor of German in the Department of Modern Languages &amp; Cultures at the University of Rochester and is an Affiliate Faculty member in the Film &amp; Media Studies Program and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Women's Studies.</p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90041 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter - Representations Of Women And Motherhood In Film Carolyn LaDuke: Even Tougher Cookie http://wamc.org/post/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="http://www.storycorps.org/">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="http://wamc.org/post/carolyn-laduke-tough-cookie"> 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 http://wamc.org Carolyn LaDuke: Even Tougher Cookie Maya Angelou - "Mom & Me & Mom" http://wamc.org/post/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="http://www.mayaangelou.com/">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 http://wamc.org Maya Angelou - "Mom & Me & Mom" Paul Elisha: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle http://wamc.org/post/paul-elisha-hand-rocks-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 http://wamc.org