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'Through The Night' Documents The US Childcare Crisis With A Focus On A 24-Hour Daycare Center

On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing Through the Night, a new documentary that follows three working moms whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center: a mom working the overnight shift as an essential worker at a hospital, another holding down three jobs to support her family, and a woman who for over two decades has cared for the children with nowhere else to turn. Due to the pandemic, many childcare providers have been forced to close, leaving many working families and single mothers without child care. President Biden has proposed a $25 billion plan to help childcare providers reopen safely and $15 billion in childcare assistance for families.




Loira Limbal, director and producer of Through the Night and senior vice president of programs at Firelight Media


Deloris "Nunu" Hogan, co-founder and primary care provider at Dee’s Tots Childcare in New Rochelle, New York


Gina Fromer, CEO of Children’s Council of San Francisco, a nonprofit advocacy group for childcare


Web Resources:


Watch the film: Now playing in virtual cinemas


Donate to the Essential Care Fundraiser


The Guardian, Adrian Horton: 'If it wasn’t for us, essential workers couldn’t go to work': a film on 24/7 daycare


Vox, Anna North: Biden’s Covid-19 stimulus plan includes $40 billion for child care 



Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.