WWCF will start its celebration of Mother’s Day with a tribute to women produced by The House of Blues Radio Hour on Saturday, May 7th at 6 PM. In this episode, host Elwood Blues (aka Dan Aykroyd) sits down with three contemporary blues mamas: Sally Kellerman, Rory Block, and Eden Brent to talk about their recent projects. Includes music by Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, Marcia Ball and more.
Tune in the following day, Sunday, May 8th at 4 PM, when we’ll explore the origin of Mother’s Day with the story of Julia Ward Howe’s 1871 Proclamation for Peace and her call for a universal Mother’s Day to promote peace and disarmament. Host Carol Boss talks with Kate Stickley, a direct descendant of Howe, and Jane Smith Bernhardt, an actor who portrays Howe onstage.