In Rememberance of Cokie Roberts

Many of the comments this past week in response to the death of NPR reporter Cokie Roberts mentioned her collaborative approach and her support for younger women in her work place. . We’d like to think Ms. Roberts would have loved folk schools in general (and she may have done so), and Marine Mills Folk School in particular, for our supportive, collaborative approach to sharing knowledge. We’ll leave you this week with some of her public thoughts that we think you’ll enjoy.

“Life is long. You have many opportunities ahead of you…….. I think that it is important to look at the long view as you go out of here and realize that there’s a long time ahead, and there is time to see it all, to do it all, and to do it in ways that make you proud and happy in the end.” Wellesley College commencement, 1994

“I have to tell you I don’t just see this role of women as caretakers in the world that I cover, I see it in the world I live in. Slowly, slowly, slowly but definitely, the workplace is becoming a more humane place because of the presence of women.” Wellesley College, 1994

“The truth is, the notion that gay marriage is harmful to marriage, is sort of mind-boggling, because these are people trying to get married. But it seems to me, if you want to defend marriage against something, defend it against divorce.” Real Time with Bill Maher, 2004

“As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school.”