90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young
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.
Robin and Jeremy

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

October 23 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.