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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

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Brian Gresko and a panel of fathers talk about the terrifying and exhilarating challenge that is fatherhood. Then, Hillary Frank, who hosts the podcast “The Longest Shortest Time,” and Kate Bowman-Johnston discuss how to talk about your parenting successes without sounding competitive or condescending. Also Tony nominees Sophie Okonedo and Anika Noni Rose on starring in the new revival of “A Raisin in the Sun.” Plus Scott Eyman looks at the life of John Wayne, the actor who came to epitomize the Western film throughout his long, successful career.

The Terror and Joy of Fatherhood

Three fathers talk about the ways becoming a father can be one of the most profoundly terrifying, exhilarating, life-changing occasions in a man’s life.

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Parenting: One More Thing To Be Competitive About

Who’s a better breastfeeder? Who excelled at natural childbirth? Whose kid loves spinach for dessert? We explore the taboo of bragging about being a good parent, and when it’s okay to say you nailed it.

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Sophie Okonedo and Anika Noni Rose in 'A Raisin in the Sun'

Academy Award-nominee Sophie Okonedo and Tony Award-winner Anika Noni Rose talk about their roles in the Lorraine Hansberry play, which was the first written by an African-American woman to appear on Broadway.

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Pink Slime is Making a Comeback

The market for finely textured beef—dubbed "pink slime"—had all but collapsed in 2012 after news reports revealed what it's made of, but this year's rising beef prices have brought back the demand for the inexpensive ingredient. The Wall Street Journal's Kelsey Gee co-wrote the article "Pink Slime Back in Favor as Prices Soar for U.S. Beef," and she talks about why food makers are returning to pink slime.

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John Wayne: the Life, the Legend

A new biography looks at the Duke's career in film and how John Wayne became more than an actor—he became a symbol of America itself.

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Guest Picks: Anika Noni Rose

Anika Noni Rose was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her Tony-nominated portrayal of Beneatha in the Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun." She also told us that she loves to surf. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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