Opinion
11:01 am
Thu April 20, 2006

51% 875

Albany, NY – TO: Program Directors
FROM: WAMC, Albany, NY
RE: 51 PERCENT program rundown
DT: FRIDAY, April 21st, 2006
STATIONS: This week's show is 875. Listeners can
purchase a cassette copy by calling 1-800-323-9262.
There is a :30 promo at the end of the program.
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On this week's program:

TODAY WE TAKE A LOOK AT MOM'S AND MOTHERHOOD...FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS.
OUR FIRST COMMENTATOR, CELINA OTTAWAY... IS BOTH. AND FINDS HERSELF WALKING THE LINE BETWEEN HOW SHE WAS RAISED...AND HOW SHE IS RAISING HER OWN CHILDREN...

(3:25)
CELINA OTTAWAY IS A COLUMNIST FOR THE TIMES UNION, IN ALBANY NEW YORK.
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MOTHERING IS A TOUGH TASK-BUT CHICAGO COLUMNIST
DONNA VICROY HAS IT DOWN TO A SCIENCE WITH 8 SIMPLE RULES...

(4:26)

MD: DONNA VICROY IS A LIFESTYLE COLUMNIST FOR THE
DAILY SOUTH TOWN IN SUBURBAN CHICAGO.
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MOTHERS ARE BIGGER THAN ANY PROBLEM THAT COMES THEIR WAY...THAT'S THE STEREOTYPE ANYWAY. BUT OUR NEXT COMMENTATOR BARBARA BACKUS LEARNED YOUNG THAT MOTHERS...
ARE PEOPLE...WITH PROBLEMS.

(3:22)

WRITER BARBARA BACKUS WORKS FOR A CHILD ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION IN NEW YORK STATE.

 

MOMS CAN BE OUR GREATEST TEACHERS IN LIFE...ALMOST
EVERYONE CAN RECALL A FEW NUGGETS OF WISDOM
PASSED DOWN TO THEM FROM THEIR MOTHER. THIS WEEK
51%'S JULIE CRANNELL HIT THE STREETS TO COLLECT
SOME FAVORITES...

(:48)
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WHILE MOST MOTHERS ARE WILLING TO PASS ALONG
THEIR WISDOM IN AN EFFORT TO HELP THEIR KIDS ...
FEW FIT THE DONNA REED STEREOTYPE -AND PERHAPS
NONE FIT IT LESS THAN SARI GRANDSTAFF'S MOM.
STILL, SARI RECALLS THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW
LESSONS SHE PICKED UP FROM HER RATHER UNORTHODOX
MOTHER....

(3:26)

SARI GRANDSTAFF IS A WRITER AND STUDENT, WHO JOINS
US FROM SAUGERTIES NEW YORK.
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NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU LOVE HER...SOMETIMES
MOM CAN DRIVE YOU CRAZY. IF THAT EVER HAPPENS
TO YOU ... THINK ABOUT AMY BORKOWSKI. THIS
NEW YORK CITY COMEDIENNE HAS COMPILED
ANSWERING MACHINE MESSAGES FROM HER MOTHER
ONTO TWO CD'S TO SHARE THE LUNACY, AND THE LOVE...

(1:35)

AMY BORKOWSKI IS A COMEDIENNE WHO
LIVES IN NEW YORK CITY. YOU'LL FIND
MORE OF HER MOM'S ANSWERING MACHINE
MESSAGES ON LINE AT SENDAMY.COM

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SOME OF YOU ARE MISSING YOUR MOTHERS TODAY. MARTHA
HOLMES UNDERSTANDS, AND HAS SOME BITTERSWEET WORDS OF
COMFORT...AND HOPE...

(3:38)

MARTHA HOLMES IS A WRITER WHO COMES TO US FROM NEW YORK'S
HUDSON VALLEY.

30 Second Promo

STATIONS: If you have comments or suggestions
please contact Mary Darcy at MDARCY@WAMC.ORG.

ATTENTION PRODUCERS AND REPORTERS:
Here is an opportunity to have your stories
aired on a nationally syndicated program!
51% is now accepting stories for broadcast.
Call Mary Darcy at 800-323-9262 x.185.
Pitch your story idea. If we like it, you'll be
asked to send the story for review. We're looking
for interesting and enlightening women's issues stories
or profiles on women you think are inspirational. Thank You.

Satellite feed: Friday, April 21st
1100-1129,
Channel A73.5 M

"51 Percent" is produced by WAMC with
support from Russell Sage College, the
college for women in Troy, New York
and her sister colleges in the Sage Colleges
Federation.

Stations may air the entire show or
excerpt portions, with appropriate
credit given upon notification of WAMC.

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WAMC
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