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The Paradox of Parenting; Rosanne Cash; "Charlie Victor Romeo"; the High Cost of Health Care Specialists

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Jennifer Senior looks at how having children changes almost every aspect of people’s lives—and how parenthood has changed in the last 50 years. Rosanne Cash talks about her latest album, “The River & the Thread.” We’ll talk to the filmmakers behind “Charlie Victor Romeo,” which dramatizes the cockpit recordings of six airline emergencies. And New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal looks at why the fees for medical specialists like dermatologists have increased so much in recent years, driving up health care costs.

Jennifer Senior and the Paradox of Modern Parenthood

Do children bring unmitigated joy to the lives of their parents? Jennifer Senior is not so sure. She talks about the many ways children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. Senior argues that the roles of today's mothers and fathers are radically different from the way they were 50 years ago. Her book All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood uses history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology to dissect old and new aspects of parenting.

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Rosanne Cash on "The River & the Thread"

Rosanne Cash talks about her new album, “The River & the Thread,” her first since 2009. Cash wrote the album’s 11 original songs with her longtime collaborator (and husband) John Leventhal, who also served as producer, arranger and guitarist. Cash found inspiration in the many musical styles associated with the South – swampy Delta blues, gospel, Appalachian folk, country and rock, to name a few – to create this completely contemporary collection.

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Charlie Victor Romeo

Robert Berger, screenwriter, co-director, and co-producer; and Patrick Daniels, screenwriter, co-director, co-producer, and actor, talk about the film “Charlie Victor Romeo,” which dramatizes cockpit voice recordings of six harrowing airline emergencies. It opens at Film Forum January 29.

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The High Cost of Specialists

Why are some procedures so insanely more expensive than others? Why do they cost so much in the first place? And what can patients do? New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal continues her series “Paying Till It Hurts,” on the high cost of health care in this country.

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Guest Picks: Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her new album, "The River & The Thread." She also told us about belonging to a sewing circle, and shared her favorite, classic Southern comfort food. 

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