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Airing  on Saturday May 11 2013 2pm & 3 pm
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Today's theme honored the original women and motives behind Mother's Day: Anna Jarvis Sr, Julia Ward Howe, and Anna Jarvis Jr promoting sanitation and peace. 
Wilson When Wilson finally proclaimed Mother's day, in 1914, but Anna faught against what it had become.

**  Gloria Steinem speaks about the proclamation and Julia Ward Howe's vision of Mothers Day

Felicity Huffman, Christine Lahti, Vanessa Williams - Julia Ward Howe: Mother's Day Proclamation

  Mother's Day For Peace  -  Robert Greenwald

Faith Petric Various        Grandma's Battle Cry      5:31   Faith's Favorites

Vance Gilbert                 That Front Porch Song     4:24   Unfamiliar Moon- disismy music -

Gerri Gribi   Al Piantadosi         I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier         2:44   The Womansong Collection -

David Rovics David Rovics Song For Cindy Sheehan    3:05   Halliburton Boardroom Massacre - Mi5 Records

Cindy Sheehan as all boy's mom, her son as all mother's son.

"And so sometimes I think that if you just put the mothers in charge for a while, that things would get resolved" - Barack Obama

Carol Williams                Empty Boots 4:08   Empty Boots: Commentaries On War And Country-

Now for some songs more like what you'd be expecting for a themed show on mother's day:

Priscilla Herdman   Allen Power  I'll Love You Forever      4:47   Forever & Always - Flying Fish

Tina deVaron                  If Mama Ain'T Happy      4:07   If Mama Ain'T Happy

The Andrews Sisters                I Want My Mama   2:42   Cocktail Hour [Disc 2]-

Cosy Sheridan                 Lullabies      3:12   Quietly Led - Waterbug

Billy Marlowe                 Mama Was Right    2:47   Show Me The Steps-

Cathy Fink             Dear Mom    3:53   A Parents' Home Companion

Michael Reno Harrell                Mama's Still In Jail        2:39   Then There's Me -

The daughter, Anna Jarvis, spent her time and fortune years later trying to fight the abuse of the celebration.  She was arrested
for disturbing the peace [ironically] protesting against the commercialization of Mother's Day, and finally said she wished she would have never started
 the day, because it was so out of control.

Anne Feeney          Have You Been to Jail for Justice?     2:39   Have You Been to Jail for Justice?

A listener had been one of those arrested this week in Syracuse for protested Drones, so I especially wanted to air this cut this week with
a shout out to anyone who'd been to jail for what they beleive was justice.

Tom Lehrer  Tom Lehrer  So Long Mom (A Song For World War III)    2:23   That Was The Year That Was- reprise

Howe's declaration:


** Arise then...women of this day!

Arise, all women who have hearts!

Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!

Say firmly:

"We will not have questions answered by irrelevant agencies,

Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage,

For caresses and applause.

Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn

All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.

We, the women of one country,

Will be too tender of those of another country

To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."


From the bosom of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with

Our own. It says: "Disarm! Disarm!

The sword of murder is not the balance of justice."

Blood does not wipe out dishonor,

Nor violence indicate possession.

As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil

At the summons of war,

Let women now leave all that may be left of home

For a great and earnest day of counsel.

Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.

Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means

Whereby the great human family can live in peace...

Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,

But of God -

In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask

That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,

May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient

And the earliest period consistent with its objects,

To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,

The amicable settlement of international questions,

The great and general interests of peace.



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