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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Now is the time to show your support for WSLR and Maternally Yours!

To our loyal listeners:

YOUR community has ONE voice that is entirely independent of corporate sponsorship or government funding. Instead, we operate and air the news and music you love ENTIRELY because of listener support and volunteer COMMUNITY voices.

Now, you have a chance to be a part of this voice, and affect truth and change in your community. Please show your support for Maternally Yours and community radio by pledging a donation to WSLR!
Want your dollars to go even farther? Pledge an additional amount to the WSLR 2 for 1 Solar Campaign! Here's how it works: pledge $35 to become a member of the station and support Maternally Yours. Add an additional $5 to the WSLR solar campaign and it gets matched with $10 for a total contribution of $15 going directly to make WSLR 100% energy independent! We wish our dollars multiplied like that all the time! Our first 5 KW system is up and running. Help WSLR become two thirds solar powered with a second 5 KW Solar System on the roof of 525 Kumquat Court. 


There are three ways to donate :

1: Call us at (941) 894-6469 and a volunteer will help you make your donation. If you're so inclined, tell them you enjoy our program. Even better, we'd LOVE it if you called us live next Tuesday, April 21st between 6 and 7 p.m. -- but we'll thank you on the air either way.

2. 
Mail a check made out to WSLR  to P.O. Box 2540, Sarasota, FL 34230.

3. Pledge your support online at www.wslr.orgYou can choose a sweet thank you gift and check out all of the programming and events we are proud to offer our community. 



In October 2011, Maternally Yours presented a concept to WSLR for a program about pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood, with a focus on a need for reform in maternity and postpartum care in this country. The Board of Directors and Program Committee welcomed our show with open arms. We have no intention of ending the conversation any time soon. But we need your help!

On Tuesday, we'll volunteer our research, production, content, conversation, guests and voices, just like we started doing over 180 episode ago. We are asking you to give us a sign that you appreciate the conversation and the change it is bringing, and hope to hear it for months and years to come.

Be sure to tune in on April 21st at 6pm ET as the Maternally Yours Collective gathers together to celebrate this conversation and the platform that makes it possible. We thank you for your continued support. Remember, YOU have a voice here at WSLR. 

For more information, please contact the hosts of Maternally Yours at MaternallyYoursRadio@gmail.com, on Twitter @MaternallyRadio, or on our Facebook page.

Maternally Yours,

Laura, Ryan and Dana

Monday, April 13, 2015

Episode 182: Kids in Nature

Join the Conversation on April 14th for a discussion on how to encourage your children to connect with nature and spark the interest in conservation. Our guests will be Dr. Reed Noss, conservation biologist and ecologist and Dr. Scott D. Sampson, paleontologist and passionate science communicator. Have a question for our hosts or guests? Please email us or post to our Facebook page.

Tune into WSLR 96.5 LPFM or listen live online at www.wslr.org on Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 p.m. ET. The program will also available later in the evening via podcast on iTunes or at maternallyyoursradio.com.

For more information, please contact the hostesses of Maternally Yours at MaternallyYoursRadio@gmail.com, on Twitter @MaternallyRadio, or on our Facebook page.

Maternally Yours,

Laura, Ryan and Dana

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Episode 181: LGBTQ Parenting (Epilogue)

To view the full epilogue for this episode, click here.

Episode 181: LGBTQ Parenting



Join the Conversation on April 7th at 6:00 p.m. ET as we go back to Episode 34 where Laura and Carmela talk about LGBTQ parenting and the issues same sex couples and their children face. They are joined by the president of Equality Florida, Nadine Smith, as well as Maggie Davenport, local mother of two and Assistant Executive Director at ALSO Youth. We will also hear from other LGBT parents around the state by phone.  Have a question for our hosts or guests? Please email us or post to our Facebook page.

Tune into WSLR 96.5 LPFM or listen live online at www.wslr.org on Tuesday, April 7th at 6:00 p.m. ET. The program will also available later in the evening via podcast on iTunes or at maternallyyoursradio.com.

For more information, please contact the hostesses of Maternally Yours at MaternallyYoursRadio@gmail.com, on Twitter @MaternallyRadio, or on our Facebook page.

Maternally Yours,

Laura, Ryan and Dana

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Episode 180: Hot Mamas (Epilogue)

Tonight Dana welcomed guest co-host Abby Weingarten. Abby is a freelance journalist, feminist, BDB fan, wife, and mother to the totally rad Miranda (age 5).

Birth in the News:
To delve deeper into this story, we called up trusted correspondent Farah Diaz-Tello. Farah is senior staff attorney with National Advocates for Pregnant Women. She is a graduate of the City University of New York School of Law where she was a Haywood Burns Fellow in Civil and Human Rights, and focused on international women's human rights and reproductive justice.
Farah gave us insight into the complexities of this case, considering that abortion is legal in the United States. In an article she wrote for rhrealitycheck.org, Diaz-Tello said, 
"When pregnant women’s rights—to privacy, to medical care, to abortion—are under attack, any woman who experiences a loss, even at the earliest weeks in pregnancy, could become a murderer in the eyes of the law.”

For tonight's episode "Hot Mamas," Abby and Dana were joined by two mamas from Black Diamond Burlesque, Laura Daniel Gale and performer Cherry Von Topp. Laura Daniel Gale is owner and producer of this troupe, which has been performing to sold-out audiences since they first hit the stage in 2010. She is also mother to a 20-year-old son. Cherry Von Topp is mother to three fabulous kids ages 5, 7, and 8. We talked about one word that may not be used often to refer to motherhood: "sexy." These mothers talked about how to still feel sexy after pregnancy, and how to balance certain "ideals" of motherhood with personal confidence. Being a positive role model for your children does not have to be mutually exclusive from feeling like a hot mama!

Episode 180: Hot Mamas


Join the conversation on Tuesday, March 31st when we'll talk about what it's like to be a mother and also be sexy on our Hot Mamas episode. We'll also explore cultural ideas about whether mothers are "allowed" to be sexy, what it means to be a "role model," and how to gain body confidence. Have a question for our hosts or guests? Please email us or post to our Facebook page.

Tune into WSLR 96.5 LPFM or listen live online at www.wslr.org on Tuesday, March 31sr at 6:00 p.m. ET. The program will also available later in the evening via podcast on iTunes or at maternallyyoursradio.com.

For more information, please contact the hostesses of Maternally Yours at MaternallyYoursRadio@gmail.com, on Twitter @MaternallyRadio, or on our Facebook page.

Maternally Yours,

Laura, Ryan and Dana

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Episode 179: Homebirth Cesarean (Epilogue)

Tonight Dana was joined by former Maternally Yours co-host Cheryl Kindred of Maiden to Mother and author Courtney Jarecki. Jarecki has worked as a full spectrum doula, childbirth educator, and homebirth midwifery apprentice before giving birth to her daughter. In recovering from her 3-day home labor, hospital transport, and cesarean, she soon began creating a new model of understanding for planned out-of-hospital births that end in cesareans, now known as homebirth cesareans (HBC), a term she coined. Courtney is the author of 2 books about the homebirth cesarean experience. The main book is titled Homebirth Cesarean and the 2nd is a workbook for cesarean mothers titled Healing From a Homebirth Cesarean. She is also the co-founder and executive director of Homebirth Cesarean International, a nonprofit that promotes awareness and support around planned out-of-hospital births that end in cesareans.

Jarecki wrote these books after experiencing an HBC and examining the gap in care for homebirth cesareans, even though they happen in 5 to 15 percent of homebirthers. Unplanned cesareans are physically and emotionally demanding for all mothers, but Jarecki explains how unplanned cesareans for homebirthers are even more traumatic. She also gave some advice to women who may be recovering form a HBC, as well as helped to illuminate the role of the family, doula, and midwife in a homebirth cesarean situation.

Birth in the News:
Breastfed babies achieve more