This week, mothers take center stage... What we learn from our mothers, and making traditions work in a new era.
Mother's Day is coming up, so this week it's all about mom. We learn a lot from our mothers. More, sometimes, than they intend. Our families are reflections of our parents' interest, and that can lead to career choices once we've grown. Phoebe Judge features a mother and daughter who share an unusual interest - it's part of a series called This Is Criminal.
Climate change alert; there's no easy solution, but this week we'll look at some changes that could help.
We're all sitting ducks. That's a quote from one of the authors of a new report on climate change released by a UN scientific panel last month. It's a report that may finally be the tipping point, convincing governments that policy changes to address climate change have to be a priority. Or it could be yet another warning that is drowned out by skeptics. Stephanie Coutrix of UN Radio has more on the UN Report on Climate Change.
Coming up this week, education equality – it's a long ways off... plus teaching children to think by teaching them language.
Part of the United Nations' Millenium Development Goals called for the elimination of gender inequality in all levels of education by 2015. That's not a goal that's going to be met. But representatives of Education International were in NY in late March to encourage the UN to continue to keep pushing.
We're living in what's been called the Age of Memoir. The public has a hunger for real stories – whether they're on television, on the radio (consider the huge popularity of The Moth Radio Hour) or in literature.
Heroic women, tragic stories and lessons for today. History knows them as the Angels of Bataan but they can help us understand today's returning vets.
When Pearl Harbor was attacked in World War II, a group of nurses who never expected to be on the front lines found themselves in a combat zone – and taken prisoner. They faced impossible working conditions, constant fear and starvation. The experience would haunt them the rest of their lives...and helps us better understand the issues faced by today's returning veterans.