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Tillie Olsen reads from her short story &quotI; Stand Here Ironing," from her collection Tell Me A Riddle. In the story, a mother reviews all that's gone wrong in the raising of her oldest daughter ... and makes a few conclusions about what she should think about her mistakes as a mother. And Ira interviews his own mother, who insists -- several times -- that mothers are always taken for granted.

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Ira Glass

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