WBAI-FM Program Highlight
US RELATIONS WITH VENEZUELA + CUBA, STUDY ON STAY-AT-HOME MOMS, AND HOW DOES THE US COMPARE TO EUROPE IN BENEFITS FOR MOTHERS?
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Venezuela and Cuba, what is the US up to? The Venezuelan President took to the pages of the NYT to call out media disinformation about his government and US AID set up a fake Twitter account in Cuba. We get the latest from Mark Weisbrot, an expert in the region and Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
And, a new PEW study finds that in the US stay-at-home moms are on the rise. Our guest is D Vera Cohn, senior writer at the PEW Research Center.
President Obama signs an executive order for equal pay for women working on federal contracts. But how do the US and Europe compare on maternity leave for parents and benefits for mothers? What is the difference in the work week between the US and Europe? Why the stark contrast? What impact do these policies have on children and families? Solveig Francis, Director of Crossroads Women, a London based charity that runs a women's center fills us in.
President Obama is flanked by Lilly Ledbetter (L) and other women while signing an executive order banning federal contractors from retaliating against employees during an event in the East Room of the White House on April 8. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)