Mother's Day

According to Corinthians 13, “Love is patient, love is kind and envies no one.” But is love always unconditional? Should it be? If unconditional love means that we love no matter what our beloved’s actions or traits are, doesn’t that suggest we should love everyone in this way? If not, how do we select just a few to love unconditionally? Perhaps the feeling we reserve for those we cherish most in the world is better described as selfless rather than unconditional love, in which case we are confronted with another challenge.

Carolina Lugo is a professional flamenco dancer. In fact, she’s the fourth generation of women flamenco dancers in her family. So when Lugo had a baby girl, she knew that she wanted her to follow in the tradition of her mothers before her. Today, Lugo and her grown-up daughter Carolé Acuña perform together as Ballet Flamenco, bringing the traditional Flamenco dance form, not only to the Bay Area, but to national and international audiences. KALW's Hana Baba sat down with Lugo and Acuña to learn more.

LUGO: The magic that happens on stage with both of us -- the energy we draw from one another -- can't be explained. But it's there.

The wisdom of Mom

May 7, 2015
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In honor of Mother's Day, KALW's Seth Samuel interviewed six of his colleagues about their moms. He asked each of them What's something your mom taught you?

Minds Over Matter - MOM on Mother's Day

May 11, 2014

Today on Your Call: How are moms organizing?

May 12, 2013

On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with authors of The Thinking Moms' Revolution and activists Moms Demand Gun Sense in America and climate parents. How have they successfully organized for things like healthcare, early childhood education, and global warming? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Kim Spencer, member of The Thinking Moms' Revolution

Cynthia Pillsbury, member of Moms Demand Gun Sense in America

Lisa Hoyos, co-founder of Climate Parents

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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. / 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!