Happy Mother's Day!

May 14, 2023
Hosted by The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team

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Episode Description

Today’s show is all about Mother’s Day and appreciating our moms! Our Nerd Extraordinaire, Keerthi, hosts the program and provides a history lesson on the origins of Mother’s Day. We find out that the woman who created Mother’s Day in the early 1900s, Anna Jarvis, realized that American official holidays were widely centered around male achievements. She wrote to politicians and newspapers campaigning for a holiday honoring motherhood. She envisioned Mother’s Day as a personal celebration to honor the sacrifices that moms make for their children, not a commercialized day. She attacked First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt for using Mother’s Day as an occasion to raise money for charity. Milan joins the conversation with information on two famous moms from history. In segment three, Kirpa shares ways Mother’s Day is celebrated and the challenges that animal mothers face. Just like us humans, animal mothers have the natural maternal instinct to protect their younger ones. Scientists have shown that this is a natural tendency, so it’s not just a fact. Maternal instincts are present in many animals, and in some cases, these instincts are even stronger than those of humans. Celebrating Motherhood around the world: • 103 countries celebrate Mother’s Day • 77 countries celebrate in May, 13 in March, and 13 in another month • Over 200 million people have a day off* • Singular (“Mother’s Day”) wins over plural (“Mothers’ Day”) by 78 countries to 22 Happy Mother’s Day to every Mom! You deserve a break today! • Follow us: https://www.starstyleradio.com/expressyourselfteenradio • https://www.facebook.com/ExpressYourselfTeenRadio/ • https://www.facebook.com/BTSYAcharity/ • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/expressyourselfradio/ NFTs: https://www.StarStyleCommunity.com

Express Yourself!

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Express Yourself! is an entertaining adolescent fusion program where passion, productivity, and possibility populate the airwaves. Produced by Starstyle Productions, LLC as an international outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity, the radio program, Express Yourself! is a show for, by, and about teens. Hosted by teens and teenage field reporters from around the country, Express Yourself! is THE destination for teens to be heard. Within the walls of the young adult community, listeners are uplifted and encouraged to be the stars of your own life. Through collaboration and conversation, a global campus of young people express their views. Topics include anything that kids talk about-books, music, making a difference, technology, school, art, humor, writing, tough talks, health, sports, films, family, friends, foes, fashion, and fun. Come play in STAR country and Express Yourself!, Sundays at 3 PM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.

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The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team

Broadcasting since 2011, twenty-seven young people from around the United States have regularly shared their passions and interests as hosts and reporters on Express Yourself! These teens are not afraid of the tough topics and thrill at the opportunity of interviewing a variety of guests including authors, actors, Olympians, scientists, musicians, poets, and experts of varied disciplines. As volunteers with Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity (http://www.BTSYA.org) the Express Yourself! teens are accomplished youth striving to make a difference on our planet and are dedicated to sharing ideas while having fun and giving a voice to the voiceless. Meet our STARS at http://www.ExpressYourselfTeenRadio.com.

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