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The Feminist Response

The 'death of adulthood'; the International Rescue Committee's David Miliband; Israeli feminists; reading on screens is changing brains; and how to build a better breast pump. 
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A Mature Conversation About American Adulthood

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Essay,"The Death of Adulthood in American Culture" has sparked wide conversation about our culture, society, and "seriousness" in the USA. We gather three “cultural critics” to discuss.
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Israeli Feminists

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Executive director of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) discusses Israeli women's struggles with the rules of the growing ultra-Orthodox movement there.
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Let's Build A Better Breast Pump

Thursday, September 18, 2014

 MIT is hosting a 150 person hack-a-thon this weekend in attempts to make the breast pump 'not suck.' We discuss what could make a better breast pump.
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Humanitarian Help Across the Globe

Thursday, September 18, 2014

International Rescue Committee president and CEO talks about the organization's work - especially with women and girls - amid crises in Syria and Iraq and Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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Training your 'bi-literate' brain

Thursday, September 18, 2014

 How screens are changing the way our brains process reading, and why we might need to train our brains to be 'bi-literate'.
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Meet Your Local MacArthur Geniuses

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A domestic workers advocate, a playwright, and an IBM researcher -- we speak with the NYC areas newly minted (and richer!) MacArthur winners.
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School Dress Codes Are Cracking Down—Especially on Girls

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

No tank tops. No mini-skirts. A new dress code at Tottenville High School on Staten Island has inspired a backlash from students, especially girls, who've received 90% of the detentions.
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What's Happening At East Ramapo?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Education reporter at The Journal News , Mareesa Nicosia, talks about  the latest from the embattled school district, including state oversight.
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Smartphones, Speaking Up and Sexism

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

For one pediatrician, it took having her own child to really understand what her patients were going through. Dr. Jessica Franklin explains how she learned to trust her gut and be a better doctor, along with Hillary Frank, host of the WNYC podcast The Longest Shortest Time. Plus: the socioeconomic impact of smartphones; and a new dress code at a high school on Staten Island led to dozens of girls getting detention -- and some say the new policy is sexist.

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Be Smarter With Your Smartphone

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Author and technology reporter, Elizabeth Woyke, looks at the rise of smartphones and their socioeconomic impact.
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Doctor, Speak Up for Yourself

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hillary Frank, host of WNYC's podcast The Longest Shortest Time, and Jessica Franklin, a pediatrician, talk about Jessica's newborn baby who needed medical attention.
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It's Bring Your Own Bag Week

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

For some, a plastic bag is the most beautiful thing ever seen. For others, it’s superfluous litter, and a campaign is underway this week to push for reusable bag use.
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A New Model for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New York City schools chancellor Carmen Fariña and a teacher discuss how to get the most from parent-teacher conferences, including this week's introductory sessions.
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How the New Republic Has Mattered

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Republic editor Franklin Foer discusses the magazine's 100th birthday, and the new book that compiles some of the most important essays and authors that have graced its pages.
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Deadly Force for Broken Windows

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WNYC investigative reporter Robert Lewis discusses his examination of the record of the police officer who put the chokehold on Eric Garner.
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Big Ideas: Carmen Fariña, Brad Lander, Franklin Foer

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It’s BYOB week - that's 'Bring Your Own Bag' week - in New York City. City Council Member Brad Lander explains the challenge, which aims to cut down on the use of new paper or plastic bags, and a bill that would tax those bags. Plus: an examination of the record of the police officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold; New Republic editor Franklin Foer on 100 years of the magazine’s most important essays; New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña talks about the start of parent-teacher conferences; and a look at the sentimental meaning of the clothes we wear.

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The Clothes You Love So Much

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Emily Spivack, author of Worn Stories and contributor Piper Kerman discuss why clothes become sentimental objects, plus your stories behind the one garment that matters most to you.
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Bill T. Jones' Stories

Monday, September 15, 2014

Choreographer/dancer Bill T. Jones discusses his career and the influence on him of pioneering musician/composer John Cage in his new book.
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A Former Football Fan's Lament

Monday, September 15, 2014

Former sports reporter Steve Almond explains why he gave up watching football.
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Are NYC's Public Libraries Falling Down?

Monday, September 15, 2014

A new report finds fault with the way money for repairs and construction is distributed and offers "best practices" from other cities.
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