Re:sound #238 The Mother's Day Show

This hour, Mother’s Day, in all its beautiful, complicated glory.

2017 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour, Mother’s Day, in all its beautiful, complicated glory.

by Francesca Panetta and Lucy Greenwell with presenter Lemn Sissay for Between the Ears (BBC Radio 3, 2015)
A sound poem made from the audio diaries of five women in their final days of pregnancy.

International Brotherhood of Mothers
By Nate DiMeo for The Memory Palace (2009)
The story of the founding of Mother’s Day and the holiday’s social justice origins turned commercial.

Private Black Motherhood and Public White Protest
By Stacia Brown for Hope Chest (2017)
Stacia knows all too well that some adults start treating young black girls as women as early as age 7. In this personal essay - which weaves together Stacia's prose with the perfect measure of interview, music and found sound - we hear about the fears and joys of black motherhood especially in this Trumpian era of blatant racism.

On Death and Space Clouds
By Tally Abecassis for First Day Back (2016)
After your mom is gone, and all that remains is her voice in your head, how do you introduce that person, that primary force in your life, to someone who never knew her, like your children.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk

The opening of this show was inspired by the piece 'C'est maman [Mum Here]' produced by Mathilde Guermonprez for ARTE Radio. You can listen, with English subtitles, thanks to Radio Atlas.

produced by

Francesca Panetta

Francesca Panetta is an audio producer and sound designer. Originally training at the BBC, she is currently multimedia special projects at the Guardian in the UK but also runs her owns non-profit company Hackney Productions which makes podcasts and location audio apps. The podcasts and apps have won awards in both the UK and US.

Lucy Greenwell

Lucy Greenwell is an award-winning independent producer and reporter, specialising in speech radio, human stories and tales of the unexpected.

Nate DiMeo

Nate DiMeo is the creator of The Memory Palace, a 2016 Peabody Award finalist. The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Nate is the Artist in Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for 2016/2017. He lives in Los Angeles.

Stacia Brown

Stacia (she/her) is a writer and audio producer whose work has been featured in BBC 4’s Short Cuts, Slate, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The New Republic.

Tally Abecassis

Tally Abecassis is a documentary filmmaker whose films have played at festivals and on television around the world.

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