The Leonard Lopate Show

Population Growth and the Planet; Chile's 9/11; Edwidge Danticat's New Novel; How Boys Think

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Scientist Stephen Emmott describes how the rising world population will strain our planet’s complex natural systems. Peter Kornbluh and Joyce Horman discuss the 40th anniversary of the coup that brought Pinochet to power in Chile, and the ongoing quest for justice for those he murdered. Edwidge Danticat talks about her latest novel, Claire of the Sea Light, about the interwoven lives of the people in a small seaside Haitian town. Rosalind Wiseman looks at boys—how they think, experience the world, and cope with social pressures.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Masterminds and Wingmen: Inside Boy World

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabees, turns her attention to boys. She talks about the way boys think and shows parents, educators and coaches how to help boys overcome their most common yet difficult social challenges. Masterminds and Wingmen looks at the interior life of boys and offers innovative strategies aimed at helping boys develop a positive and strong sense of self.

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Freakonomics Radio

Do Baby Girls Cause Divorce?

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Even American parents have a strong "son preference" -- which means that a newborn daughter can be bad news for a marriage.



Boys Learn Boxing to Stave Off Obesity

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A group of about 40 boys, ranging in age from six to 19, are devoting part of their summers to learning proper nutrition and how to throw a proper punch. They have discovered, through a pilot program teaching them to box, that both take discipline and require respect for the body.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Little Fellows

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Fractured fairy tales and brotherly love are featured on this program’s trio of stories.


The Takeaway

HPV Vaccine Recommended For Boys

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Administering HPV vaccines for girls and young women has become a controversial topic, with some parents uncomfortable vaccinating children as young as 11 for a sexually transmitted disease. The vaccine has also become a hot topic among the GOP presidential candidates, with Rep. Michele Bachmann falsely claiming the vaccine caused a girl to become "mentally retarded." Doctors say there have been no proven cases of any harmful side-effects and that the vaccination is important in preventing several cancers, which HPV can lead to. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that boys and young men take the vaccine to prevent throat and anal cancer, as well as the spread of HPV to women.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Grody, Moldy Breath of Tourists Edition

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the latest documentary from Werner Herzog, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Wesley Yang’s New York article on Asian-Americans, “Paper Tigers" and the Beastie Boys new album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two.


Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Little Fellows

Sunday, February 06, 2011

We indulge in a bit of word play with this program, a SELECTED SHORTS event featuring two stories about short(er) people, and two fractured fairy tales.


The Arts File

Can Boys' Choirs Survive?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Choir Directors Lorna Myers and Robert Ridgell weigh in.

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