#550 Gloria Riviera, ABC NEWS - No One Is Coming to Save Us

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Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and today’s show is wonderful and important, at the same time. As part of our Lemonada Media series, we’re introducing a new show, No One is Coming to Save Us, from Lemonada Media. Our guest today, Gloria Riviera, the ABC News correspondent, is host of No One is Coming to Save Us. No One is Coming to Save Us is a limited, 4 part series on the important topic of child care in the United States of America today. The United States has long failed families when it comes to childcare, as many in our Not Old Better Show audience know well, it takes a village, as Hilary Clinton says, but even with multi generational families in place, the Covid-19 up-ending of our broken childcare system took things to an emergency crisis level – for parents, grandparents and child care providers alike. Access to high-quality childcare and early education determines so much of a kid’s future…and their family’s sanity. Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions in this four-part series that explains why child care is broken and how we can fix it. No one is coming to save us — we need to save ourselves. Let’s listen as Gloria Riviera, who has reported from war zones, shares an emotionally charged moment, and the compassion you’ll hear from Gloria Riviera on this subject is palpable, as Gloria Riviera describes her life as a reporter and what this issue means to her, trusting her child care with those who would give their lives…it’s just that important. We’re all looking for someone, somewhere you trust with your child’s life. That’s child care today. That of course is our guest today, Gloria Riviera talking about her life, the issue of child care, and her new series, No One Is Coming to Save Us. Child care is not an exact comparison to a war zone, but the toll taken on families is real, and Gloria Riviera along with Special Correspondent and actor Kristin Bell, together they cover child care issues, but do so in an uplifting manner. As Gloria Riviera says, and then the pandemic hit, and what was just hard, became impossible. It’s true, last year, everyone’s life fell apart, at least a little. If you were a woman — particularly a woman with children at home — your life likely fell apart a lot more. This spring, the Census Bureau estimated that 1.5 million America mothers have yet to return to the work force, with women of color affected disproportionately. The American child care crisis, the subject of “No One Is Coming to Save Us,” seems insoluble, but No One is Coming to Save Us offers some great solutions. Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show via internet phone, Gloria Riviera. My thanks to Gloria Riviera, host of the new podcast from Lemonada Media, No One Is Coming To Save Us. Find out more about Gloria Riviera and No One Is Coming to Save us at our website. My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Please be safe, be vaccinated, and remember, Let’s Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody.

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