Date Pegs » Mother's Day

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More and more women are breaking up with the expectation that you need a partner to parent. What’s it like raising kids as a single mother by choice?

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., Spokane Public Radio, and RadioStPete Florida

  • Added: May 08, 2024
  • Length: 58:23
  • Purchases: 3
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If it weren't for them, there would be nobody on the planet, because they literally gave us the world. This hour, the challenges overcome by the lo...

Bought by Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., RadioStPete Florida, KCNP, WUTC and more

  • Added: May 02, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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An exploration of the different ways Black people parent

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KJZZ, KALW, KECG, and KUHF

  • Added: Apr 01, 2024
  • Length: 51:59
  • Purchases: 5
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The Pulse celebrates Mother's Day with stories about the ways humans — and other species — juggle fierce love and the never-ending demands of child...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KTSW 89.9, KUT, KMUN and more

  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 30
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On this episode of Wind & Rhythm, it is mothers that we pay tribute. So join us for this celebration of mothers, right here at the gathering place ...

Bought by WRTI, KTXK, KWAX, WQCS, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more

  • Added: May 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Topic 1 and 2 - Mom Genes, Topic 3 - Improv Parenting

Bought by KUHF, KOWS, and WYAP

  • Added: May 06, 2021
  • Length: 51:52
  • Purchases: 3
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This edition of The Children's Hour is for all the moms, just in time for Mother's Day.

Bought by KQRU FM LP, RadioFreePalmer, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KSTK, Allegheny Mountain Radio and more

  • Added: May 03, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Music host Paul Ingles guides us through a specially curated music mix for on (or near) Mother's Day with tunes by Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, ...

Bought by KRVS, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., RadioStPete Florida, KTNA, WERU and more

  • Added: Apr 30, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
Caption: Twin mothers with their newborn babies at Columbia Maternity Hospital, Washington, D.C., April 7th, 1939 , Credit: Library of Congress
Some say motherhood is the hardest job in the world; turns out, there's a lot of history to back that up. In this special Mother's Day episode, the...

Bought by RadioStPete Florida, WUFT, KISU, KAZU Seaside, Calif., KICI Iowa City and more

  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 24
Caption: Julia Ward Howe
The story of Julia Ward Howe's 1871 Proclamation for Peace and her call for a universal Mother's Day to promote peace and disarmament, plus the aut...

Bought by WRGY, KUHF, KGLP, KAZU Seaside, Calif., 'The Sea' and more

  • Added: Apr 10, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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Tunes from throughout Latin America and Latino USA for Mother's Day

Bought by WNMU-FM, WNMU-FM, WKAR, KREV-LP, WESM 91.3 FM and more

  • Added: Apr 29, 2008
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 10
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A joyous, quirky celebration of motherhood, hosted by a teenager and his mom.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KVSC, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KZMU Moab Community Radio and more

  • Added: Apr 29, 2005
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 13
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"A Mother's Shortcut" - a nostalgic look back at Mother's Day, mixing music, comedy and archival material

Bought by KFCF FM, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KMXT, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WMPG and more

  • Added: May 03, 2006
  • Length: 28:25
  • Purchases: 20
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It is the story of the brain aneurysm that almost killed my mother in 1987 and how she became a completely different person from the mother of my c...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KUER,, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KUT and more

  • Added: Mar 12, 2004
  • Length: 19:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: A woman prisoner in a cell at the Women’s House of Detention, a women’s-only prison run by the Women’s Prison Association, in the 1940s. , Credit: Women's Prison Association
The United States incarcerates six times as many women as it did thirty years ago. Many of these women are already mothers, and four percent of inc...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., and PRX Remix

  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 16:11
  • Purchases: 3
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Linda McGurk wanted her children to love the outdoors, just like she did as a little girl in Sweden. But when she moved to the U.S., she found out ...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., Boise State Public Radio, KRZA, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Oct 11, 2017
  • Length: 15:56
  • Purchases: 4
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Stories of mothers and kitchens from playwright Ellen Sebastian Chang, cookbook author Peggy Knickerbocker, designer Cristina Salas-Porras, folklor...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, Prairie Public, KZYX, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KZMU Moab Community Radio and more

  • Added: May 13, 2016
  • Length: 15:23
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Ralph and Katy Panek were able to have children thanks to a donated ovary from Katy’s twin sister Carol Enoch., Credit: Courtesy of Carol Enoch
Thirty-six-year-old twins Carol Enoch and Katy Panek are physically identical in every way but one: Katy was born without ovaries. She never menstr...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio, PRX Remix, and KUER

  • Added: Apr 05, 2016
  • Length: 10:29
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Women over 30 who haven't yet had kids are often told “tick tick; your biological clock is running out of time." Marnie Chesterton digs into the f...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Nov 19, 2015
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Joanne at 32 weeks, Credit: Jason Reblando
A mom-to-be lays out her fears and expectations of having her first child at the age of 40.

  • Added: Oct 23, 2013
  • Length: 22:54
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A music teacher tries to stop her newborn’s crying with lullabies. Turns out it’s the worst thing she can do.

Bought by WABE, KPIK-LP, KALW, The Story, KUOW and more

  • Added: Jan 05, 2011
  • Length: 07:45
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Caption: William in the NICU, Credit: Matt Clark
A newborn turns blue, is rushed to the NICU, and his parents deal with going home while the baby remains in the hospital, hooked up to machines.

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2011
  • Length: 10:36
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Caption: Liesl preps S for an Oliver + S photo shoot., Credit: Todd Gibson
A woman leaves her dream job to stay home with her baby, and then, out of boredom, starts sewing and unwittingly creates a new full-time job for he...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2011
  • Length: 14:16
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Caption: Owen, the miracle baby, with colic and reflux
After having her first child, a woman experiences heart failure and is told she has less than a 50 percent chance of surviving another pregnancy. T...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2011
  • Length: 13:44
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A mom who finds breastfeeding stressful discovers that a machine helps her feel closer to her son.

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Mar 08, 2011
  • Length: 11:53
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Caption: One of the photos my dad snapped with his contraband camera, Credit: Richard Frank
A mother unexpectedly breaks down and apologizes to her 34-year-old daughter for not being able to breastfeed her.

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2011
  • Length: 14:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Max, back in his grunting days
A vegetarian of 22 years decides that the way to fix her son’s constant discomfort is to start eating meat.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2011
  • Length: 11:33
Caption: Cherlyn and her mom
A woman becomes a mom at the precise moment that her own mother decides to stop being a mother.

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Apr 20, 2011
  • Length: 12:03
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Caption: For many months, this is the only dress Violet would wear. Joyce washed it every night in the sink., Credit: Joyce Slaton
A woman spends a month at home with her naked two-year-old daughter, trying to figure out why she won't wear clothes.

Bought by PRX Remix and KUT

  • Added: May 19, 2011
  • Length: 14:16
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Caption: Kate at her "battle station," with Adelle at 4 months, Credit: Kate Bowman-Johnston
An exasperated mom decides that her daughter WILL nap in her crib by the end of the week.

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2011
  • Length: 16:20
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Caption: Tom and his daughter, Ellen, in his Navy hat, Credit: Heidi Kecskemethy
A newly married guy finds out his wife is pregnant while he’s at sea and just a few years later, to his surprise, becomes a stay-at-home dad.

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Sep 28, 2011
  • Length: 25:01
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Caption: Like a lot of kids with Tourette's, Finn also has severe ADHD. The flip side of that, Amanda says, is that his high energy makes him a ton of fun., Credit: Amanda Morgan
A toddler sniffs all of his Christmas presents before opening them and his mom realizes something is really wrong. What Tourette’s, OCD, and ADHD l...

Bought by PRX Remix and WRST-FM Oshkosh

  • Added: Feb 13, 2012
  • Length: 14:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A trip to Tybee through time: a mother's p.o.v.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KISU, KZYX, The Story, KUT and more

  • Added: Apr 15, 2005
  • Length: 12:23
  • Purchases: 7
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A transgender woman tells how she came out to her mother

Bought by KRZA, KUOW,, KGLT, PRX Remix and more

  • Added: Oct 30, 2003
  • Length: 06:08
  • Purchases: 8
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Enter Cathy's world of toddlers, diapers and high school parenting classes...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, WAMC Northeast Public Radio,, 90.5 WSNC, Littleglobe and more

  • Added: May 21, 2004
  • Length: 06:06
  • Purchases: 10
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Every 100 days, Roberts saves the phone messages of her mom who passed away two years ago as a living memorial.

Bought by WHFR, Prairie Public, Room Tone Selects, WTJU, Prairie Public and more

  • Added: May 02, 2004
  • Length: 05:51
  • Purchases: 28
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Once you’re a mom, does your vision of the ultimate night out become different from before?

Bought by KVNF, WMMT, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and KUOW

  • Added: May 01, 2014
  • Length: 05:28
  • Purchases: 4
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High school students tell you what they love about their mothers.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KZYX, and Radijojo World Children's Radio Network

  • Added: May 22, 2010
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 3
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Maryan Osman and her sister, Fatuma Abdullahi, are Somalis who came to the U.S. as refugees in 2014 and found a stable home with Annie and Randall ...

Bought by Public Radio for All, WGUC/ WVXU, KRZA, and WMUU-LP

  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 02:32
  • Purchases: 4
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Fifteen-year-old Adri loves to sing, especially the songs she remembers her mother singing. Adri hasn't seen her mother in six years, but when she ...

  • Added: May 28, 2010
  • Length: 02:31
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David was born premature, at great risk to his mother. He imagines the day of his birth.

Bought by PRX Remix, WGXC, WJAB, KUNM, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio

  • Added: May 13, 2006
  • Length: 02:19
  • Purchases: 5
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I asked my mother about parenting in hopes to make me feel better about not having any children of my own.

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Apr 15, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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What would college students say to their mothers on Mother's Day, since many students can't be with her?

Bought by KRZA

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:21
  • Purchases: 1