51 % The Women's Perspective
12:32 pm
Thu May 5, 2011

51% Show # 1138

Albany, NY – The idea of setting aside a special day to honor our mothers is certainly not new. But did you know the special history of the day in the US was related to feminism and the peace movement? Carla Goldstein, Director of the Omega Women's Institute in New York explains.

5:28 Mother's Day Goldstein

Carla Goldstein is Director of the Omega Women's Institute in New York. Find out more at eomega.com

Carla mentioned UN Women - Joan Libby Hawk is Special Advisor to UN Women and UN Global Compact on their Women's Empowerment Principles partnership initiative, and served as public affairs director for UNIFEM. She talks about how things have changed, and why the US still hasn't signed one of the most accepted treaties on the treatment of women.

3:58 Joan Libby Hawk

Joan Libby Hawk is Special Advisor to UN Women and UN Global Compact on their Women's Empowerment Principles partnership initiative.

No one can ever replace your mother - but Alzheimer's Disease and other brain disorders can turn a mother or father into a familiar stranger. Producer Ronan Kelly has an intimate portrait of a young woman from Dublin - Jane O'Connor - and her final years with her mother.

11:38 Groundhog and Mirror

That portrait of Jane O'Connor and her mother came to us from producer Ronan Kelly.

And finally, I wanted to share a special treat with you. I've admired Ruth Mowry's poetry at her blog, synch-ro-niz-ing. But the one she posted about her children seemed just perfect for a Mother's Day show - and she was willing to do a reading.

1:07 A World and You In It Mowry

Ruth Mowry lives with her husband on a small farm in Michigan. You can see and hear more of her work at her blog synch-ro-ni-zing.

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