90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Seeing The Work-Family Debate From A Single Mom’s View

(The Atlantic Magazine)

There’s been a lot of talk about high-powered women not being able to “have it all” after a recent Atlantic Magazine article. But the poverty reporter for the Nation is asking whether we can get a living wage for a single mom working as a janitor.

The Nation’s Greg Kaufman profiled Adriana Vasquez, a janitor in Houston, who came to Washington last week to ask JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon why people cleaning his company’s building in Houston aren’t paid a living wage.

We heard about Vasquez from a tweet from The Nation reporter Katrina Vandenheuvel who wrote:

“NYT featured Anne Marie Slaughter’s good piece ‘Why Women Can’t Have It All’ – Now will they cover Ms. Vasquez?”

Guest:


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Spotlight

We now have a digital bookshelf! Explore all our books coverage or browse by genre.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

February 25 Comment

DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week's DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 25 97 Comments

Feminist Gamer Withdraws From PAX East, Citing Safety Concerns

Video game developer Brianna Wu discusses the threats against her and her role as a feminist leader amid the Gamergate controversy.

February 24 6 Comments

Uber’s New Turf: Mid-Sized Cities

The ride-for-hire service is expanding into areas without a strong taxi culture. We speak with the mayor of Des Moines, Iowa.

February 24 5 Comments

Jobs Growing In City Centers, Shrinking In Suburban Areas

A decades-long trend has reversed. As more people move to city centers, employers are moving with them.