Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Brian hosted a mayoral forum all about the environmental policies of the candidates. Hear extended excerpts. Plus: Reaction from Muslims to the identities of the Boston bombing suspects; New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter on his new book on the morning T.V. wars; the connection between conservative Christians and international adoptions; and Hall of Fame basketball player Earl "the Pearl" Monroe.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Mary Williams talks about being born into the Black Panther movement, being raised amid violence and near-poverty, and being adopted as a teenager by Jane Fonda. Her memoir The Lost Daughter is a chronicle of her transformed life, her time working with the Lost Boys of Sudan, and reconnecting with her biological family in Oakland.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Russia has banned the adoption of Russian children by American parents. Adam Pertman, executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute joins the Brian Lehrer Show to talk about the decline in international adoptions.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney discusses recovery along the state's coast, and whether or not he's planning a gubernatorial run this year. Plus: Eliot Spitzer on AIG's decision not to join a lawsuit over the federal bailout; analysis of Governor Cuomo's State of the State address; and the decline in international adoptions.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
Russian President Putin is expected to sign a law banning the adoption of Russian children by Americans. The move is creating stress for prospective parents in New York and around the country.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Medical Schools Experiment with Shorter Courses | The Argument Against Increasing Taxes | With Five Days to Go, Fiscal Cliff Hanger Looms | Shortcomings Prevent A.T.F from Curbing Gun Violence | End of Russian Adoptions for Americans? | Back to Business in a Post-Sandy 2013
Monday, November 19, 2012
When Barbara Harris was 37, she started wishing she could have a daughter. It was 1989, and by that time only two of her six sons were still at home. So she filled out all the paperwork, and later that summer got a call about an 8-month-old ...
Thursday, October 25, 2012
New Jersey's Supreme Court upheld a law Wednesday that critics say discriminates against infertile women — ruling that a woman uses a surrogate to give birth with someone else’s eggs cannot be considered the mother unless she adopts the child.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
An agreement aimed at improving the adoption process between the United States and Russia goes into effect in November. It comes two years after a Tennessee woman sent her adopted 7-year-old son alone on a plane back to Russia.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Official statistics show that since 1999 over 64,000 Chinese babies, most of them girls, have been adopted by Americans. China’s one child policy has caused an increase in the number of children abandoned, many of whom end up in orphanages. But China has changed a great deal in the last two decades, and so has its attitude towards adoption. The Chinese government recently paid for 90 adopted Chinese children and their families to travel from the U.S. to the country of their birth on a "heritage tour" — billed as an opportunity for these children to learn more about their roots.
Monday, June 20, 2011
— New York State Assemblyman representing central Brooklyn Hakeem Jeffries (D-57) on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Monday, March 07, 2011
Congresswoman Gwen Moore was on The Takeaway to talk about women’s access to family planning and health care services, particularly for poor, black women in the U.S. Congresswoman Moore (D-Wis.) gave an impassioned speech recently on the House floor defending the funding of Planned Parenthood. This week we're joined by Ryan Bomberger, co-founder of The Radiance Foundation, which advocates cutting funding for programs like Planned Parenthood. Ryan Bomberger rents billboards in states like California and Louisiana, with messages like, “Black Children Are an Endagered Species” and “Too Many Aborted.”
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Michael Fosberg was raised in a working class Armenian American family led by his biological mother and adoptive father. When he was in his thirties, his parents decided to divorce. Michael responded to the split by going out in search of the long lost father he never knew and discovering that he was black.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
In January, Lisa Scoppa and her husband, Duke, were in the process of adopting two young Haitian children when the news struck that Port-au-Prince had been hit by a devastating earthquake. The Scoppas feared their children were lost, but after several anxious days, discovered they had been evacuated to Florida. Now, ten months later, the family is together for their first Thanksgiving, and the two kids, Therline and Erikson, are officially U.S. citizens.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Last week, things looked a lot different for aspiring gay and lesbian parents in Florida, where a ban on adoption by gay couples has been in place since the 1970s. But after 13 months, the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami struck down the ban, saying it was unconstitutional. One of the people rejoicing today is former television anchor Charles Perez, who joined us last week to talk about the ban.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Scott Simon, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition, tells the story of how he and his wife found true love with two tiny strangers from the other side of the world. In Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption, he shares the anxieties, along with the joy, of adoption, and includes the stories of other adoptive families.