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5:54pm

Thu May 9, 2013
Arts & Culture

A marker in the woods

Carol Augabright and her daughter, Jennifer
photo by Julie Caine

A few years ago, I got a phone call.

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.

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5:44pm

Thu May 9, 2013
Arts & Culture

Celebrating mothers with StoryCorps founder Dave Isay

Dave Isay's book "Mom"

 

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. StoryCorps is the brainchild of Dave Isay, 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. Isay sat down with KALW's Holly Kernan.

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3:58pm

Thu May 9, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Bikes, books, gardens, and your mom

Thursday May 9th is Bike to Work Day
www.ebbc.org/ East Bay Bike Coalition

This weekend brings not just Mother’s Day, but National Garden Day, too! Find out some ways to celebrate them both – and where you can exercise your mind and body – in this week’s Arts/Culture/Weekend!

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9:59am

Thu May 9, 2013

7:52am

Thu May 9, 2013
KALW'S SPRING CAMPAIGN

Shorter is better!

When is shorter better?  On your commute.  When you're in the line for the bathroom.  Or in an awkward hugs.  And public radio pledge drives?  Definitely.

That's why the KALW Spring Campaign will last just seven days.  It starts next Thursday -- give early today and help keep it short.

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