mothers http://kalw.org en Web Exclusive: Homeless moms march on San Francisco's City Hall http://kalw.org/post/web-exclusive-homeless-moms-march-san-franciscos-city-hall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier today, about 50 homeless mothers and children gathered on the steps of San Francisco City Hall calling on city supervisors to support initiatives that would help them. </span>KALW’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rose Aguilar was there and spoke with 63-year old Joyce Dawson. &nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1">JOYCE DAWSON: In the last eight to nine months, I’ve been waitlisted, and waitlisted, and waitlisted and I cannot find anything. Yet the apartments that I’m trying to get into are sitting there empty.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 01:53:27 +0000 Rose Aguilar 26967 at http://kalw.org Web Exclusive: Homeless moms march on San Francisco's City Hall A marker in the woods http://kalw.org/post/marker-woods <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A few years ago, I got a phone call.</span></p><p>It was about my mother. She had died suddenly. Her next door neighbor found her slumped in the doorway of her apartment in Roanoke, Virginia. Although it had been 20 years since I last saw my mother, I was the next of kin, so it was up to me to decide what to do. I called the local mortuary, Oakey's. I chose cremation (it was the cheapest option). I didn't go to Virginia. I didn’t attend the funeral. Someone else cleaned out her apartment.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 00:54:16 +0000 Julie Caine 26965 at http://kalw.org A marker in the woods Celebrating mothers with StoryCorps founder Dave Isay http://kalw.org/post/celebrating-mothers-storycorps-founder-dave-isay <div><p style="margin-left: 0.49in">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p style="margin-left: 0.49in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">StoryCorps is a national project that records of conversations between loved ones. Parents and their children, siblings, spouses and friends sit in a sound studio booth and record and interview with each other. </span>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the brainchild of Dave </span>Isay<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an award winning documentary producer, and author of the book, Mom. Since he has inspired others to interview each other, we thought it would be nice to interview him. </span>Isay<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sat down with </span>KALW's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Holly </span>Kernan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p></div><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 00:44:51 +0000 Holly Kernan 26964 at http://kalw.org Celebrating mothers with StoryCorps founder Dave Isay