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Military Moms: How Wars Affect Families

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Nearly half of the women who've been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan have been mothers. This week's parenting conversation explores issues of preparing kids for parents' deployments, how kids adjust to these changes, and how military mothers face different challenges than military fathers. Guest host Jacki Lyden hears from Sergeant Major Odetta Johnson of the U.S. Army Reserves; Margaret Pooley, whose son just returned from Afghanistan; and Laura Browder, author of When Janey Comes Marching Home.
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Kate Mulgrew: "Born With Teeth" (Rebroadcast)

Kate Mulgrew, who stars as "Red" in the Netflix TV series "Orange Is The New Black", opens up in a new memoir about her complicated family and the baby she gave away for adoption as a young woman.


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