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A MOMbo New Year 2003
From PRI, Public Radio International
by Nanci Olesen

"A MOMbo New Year: Revelry and Reflection" will be available to public radio stations nationwide as part of Public Radio International (PRI)'s HOLIDAY PACKAGE. Check local public radio listings.

"A MOMbo New Year" is a brand new MOMbo special, straight from a South Minneapolis New Year's Eve, family style. Bridged with wide ranging musical choices (klezmer to Brazilian to Harry Connick, Jr.) MOMbo is, as always, hosted by Nanci Olesen, the mom who brings "mom attitude" to the radio.

  • Arlie Hochschild, author of The Second Shift and The Time Bind talks with us about the phenomenon of the workplace as a surrogate home offering startling observations about how families have lost FREE TIME. She and Olesen muse over how to reclaim that sense of HOME.
  • Ayun Halliday, creator of underground parenting 'zine The East Village Inky and author of The Big Rumpus, describes a New Years with two small children and reminisces about Eves gone by.
  • Sara Dick talks with moms who are about to give birth at the new year, perhaps to that VERY FIRST baby born!
  • Janis Lane Ewart, African American mom and community activist, shares the principles of the last two days of Kwanzaa: Kuumba (December 31): creativity, and Imani (January 1): faith.
  • Todd Melby investigates cultural traditions of the New Year in India, Korea, and Scotland.
  • Three moms with guitars—folk rock group Triangle Park—sing "Wean" and "Tenderness" and reflect on their hopes for the new year. The hour-long radio party ends with "Auld Lang Syne" sung around the piano. "A MOMbo New Year" will be available to all stations that subscribe to the Public Radio International Holiday Package.
 

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