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Adopting Adults

Monday, August 05, 2013

Susan Grundberg, executive director of You Gotta Believe, talks about her organization's work to help young adults who are phasing out of the foster care system. Joining her is Yolanda Perry, who will be talking about her experience as someone who was adopted through You Gotta Believe. The agency helps facilitate adoptions between teens/young adults and families who help guide them into adulthood.

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Is 30 the New 21?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show tackles the question of what makes a person a grown up. Traditionally, the five signs of adulthood are: finishing school, leaving home, becoming financially independent, marrying, and starting a family. How much has that changed? Listen to the segment, and weigh in: when does one become an adult?

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Bradley Manning Verdict; The Age of Adulthood; LEGO

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pfc. Bradley Manning has been acquitted on charges of aiding the enemy in the Wikileaks case, but convicted of other counts. Fred Kaplan of Slate and Arun Rath, who has been in the courtroom, talk about the verdict and the sentencing. Then: a look at a possible suspension for Alex Rodriguez. Plus: the future of Madison Square Garden; the business of LEGO; and a conversation about the age when people become responsible for their actions. Is 30 the new 20 when it comes to adulthood?

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How You Know You're A Grown A$$ Woman

Monday, May 13, 2013

Lindy West, Jezebel staff writer and author of How to Be a Person, talks about the Greene Space event How to Be a Grown A$$ Woman tonight--and takes your calls on how you know you're grown.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Julie Klam, author of Friendkeeping: A Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate, and Can't Live Without, talks about making and keeping friends as adults (even in an election year).

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The Takeaway

The Struggle to Find Adulthood Friends

Monday, July 16, 2012

The friendships we develop as children are vital to our social and emotional growth, confidence, and general happiness. But what happens when we become adults — with children of our own and demanding jobs and making friends suddenly does not seem so easy? 

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The Takeaway

Marking the Beginning of Adulthood

Thursday, May 31, 2012

At age 18, an American is old enough to fight, and die, for his or her country, but not old enough to buy a beer. At age 16, one can obtain a driver’s license, but not rent a car. And at age 17, one can get married in some states, but not in others. When, exactly, is a kid no longer a kid? When does childhood end and adulthood begin?

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