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The Brian Lehrer Show

Green Mayor; Muslims React; Morning TV Wars; Earl the Pearl

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.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Mary Williams on Being Adopted by Jane Fonda

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jennifer Gilmore's Novel The Mothers

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Jennifer Gilmore talks about her latest novel, The Mothers, the story of one couple’s ardent desire for a child and their emotional journey through adoption.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Subway Daddies

Friday, March 08, 2013

You may have read the amazing story in the New York Times about Peter Mercurio and Daniel Stewart, who find a baby boy in the subway and end up adopting him. They tell their story.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Drop in International Adoptions

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Big Ideas

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.

WNYC News

Disbelief As Russian Adoption Ban Moves Forward

Thursday, December 27, 2012

WNYC

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.

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The Takeaway

The End of Russian Adoptions for Americans?

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Last week, Russia's parliament unanimously approved a ban on American adoptions of Russian children and this week President Vladimir Putin signed it. What will happen to Russia’s waiting children?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | December 27, 2012

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 

Radiolab

What If There Was No Destiny?

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 ...

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New Jersey News

NJ Court: Infertile Men, Women Not the Same

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.

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WNYC News

US-Russia Agreement on Adoptions Takes Effect in November

Sunday, October 21, 2012

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.

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The Takeaway

Adopted Chinese Children Learn About Their Roots on 'Heritage Tour'

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.

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It's A Free Country ®

Assemblyman Jeffries on the Albany Finals

Monday, June 20, 2011

If we are going to permit marriage equality for same sex couples, it seems to me somewhat problematic if we're then going to turn around and impose restrictions on the ability for those same sex married couples to raise children looking for a loving home.

— New York State Assemblyman representing central Brooklyn Hakeem Jeffries (D-57) on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Underreported: The Evangelical Adoption Movement

Thursday, April 28, 2011

On today’s Underreported segment, The Nation’s Kathryn Joyce explains how evangelical Christians are trying to increase the number of international adoptions.

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The Takeaway

The Debate Over Defunding Family Planning Programs

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.”

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The Takeaway

A Man's Mid-life Discovery: His Racial Background

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.

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The Takeaway

Adopted Family Relishes Thanksgiving

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.

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The Takeaway

Florida Court Declares Gay Adoption Ban Unconstitutional

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other

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.

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