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
"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
reminisces about Eves gone by.
- Sara Dick talks with moms who
are about to give birth at the new year,
to that VERY FIRST baby born!
- Janis Lane Ewart, African American
mom and community activist, shares the
of the last two days of Kwanzaa: Kuumba
(December 31): creativity, and Imani
- Todd Melby investigates cultural
traditions of the New Year in India,
- 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