mothers

6:53pm

Thu May 9, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Web Exclusive: Homeless moms march on San Francisco's City Hall

Homeless mothers rallying at City Hall today

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. KALW’s Rose Aguilar was there and spoke with 63-year old Joyce Dawson.  

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.

Click the player above to listen to the full interview. 

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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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