March 11th, 2013
05:03 PM ET

Is guilt holding back working moms?

By Barbara Hall, CNN

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(CNN) - Feeling guilty is universal among working mothers says New Jersey therapist Karen Kleiman. She's the founder of The Postpartum Stress Center and counsels a lot of new mothers who are going back to work:

[1:13] "They feel guilty primarily leaving their baby or their child with somebody else to love them," she says.

That's just the beginning. Working mothers feel guilty about a whole host of things, from not cooking enough homemade dinners to missing milestones like their baby's first step. Parent guilt is apparently unique to women:

[2:25] "Women struggle a lot more with guilt than men," says Julie Hanks, a therapist in Salt Lake City.  Men, she says,  feel more responsible for providing and less responsible for household work and child rearing. Fathers just don't feel as guilty as mothers, she says.  FULL POST

CNN Radio News Day: March 11, 2013
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 11: U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel steps aboard a C-17 military aircraft as he prepares to return to Washington on March 11, 2013 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Hagel ended his three day visit to Afghanistan on Monday, his first as Secretary of Defense. (Photo by Jason Reed-Pool/Getty Images)
March 11th, 2013
04:52 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: March 11, 2013

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  • In Afghanistan, violence and rhetoric came face-to-face during the weekend visit of new U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. A 'green-on-blue' attack today killed several coalition soldiers, including two Americans. It followed a Saturday bomb blast in Kabul that killed more than a dozen people. The Taliban took responsibility. Afghan president Hamid Karzai pointed to that Saturday attack as what he claims is proof the U.S. is working with the Taliban to make the country seem more violent than it is, all in order to justify staying in the country longer than next year's planned withdrawal of troops. Tom Gouttierre directs of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at University of Nebraska-Omaha:

"Much of what president Karzai is dealing with is his own political situation. And in that kind of a situation, there are difficulties to deal with." FULL POST

March 11th, 2013
09:15 AM ET

In Iowa, more support after 4 years of gay marriage

By Nova Safo, CNN

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Editor's Note: On March 26th and 27th, the US Supreme Court will hear two key cases regarding same-sex marriage. Every Monday and Tuesday in March, CNN Radio will feature stories about issues related to same-sex marriage.  

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(CNN) - Gay marriage has been legal in Iowa for four years. The state was the third in the country to allow same-sex couples to wed, after its supreme court ruled the state’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

Since then, legalized gay marriage has had no effect on the lives of most Iowans, except perhaps in altering their views on gay marriage, according to Molly Tafoya, communications director for the gay advocacy group One Iowa:

[:54] “The sky hasn’t fallen and nothing really has changed for the day-to-day. I think we’re seeing a growing acceptance among Iowans, who just see this as the new normal here.” FULL POST

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