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Welcome to Motherland: A German-American Exploration

Melissa Gerr

There’s no argument that being a mother is one of the most important and most challenging jobs. How is the role influenced by cultural differences … if at all? We’re exploring that idea today, in celebration of mothers everywhere, … as well as reflecting a special yearlong celebration of German-American friendship called, Wunderbar Together! We meet three mothers from those two countries who share their thoughts on motherhood: Luise Lampe, Kate Brenner, and Sibylle Salewski. 

Created in conjunction with the Goethe Institut's 'The Big Pond' listening series, as part of Wunderbar Together, a year long celebration of German - American friendship.

To hear more episodes from The Big Pond, visit this link.

Melissa Gerr is a Senior Producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'
Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.