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Child Custody

The Leonard Lopate Show

Where Is Your Mother? A Child Custody Case in California

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Rachel Aviv, staff writer for The New Yorker, recounts the story of Niveen Ismail, a mother whose young son was put up for adoption by the state of California despite her multi-year fight to prove she was fit to remain his parent. She writes about the case in her article “Where Is Your Mother” is in the December 2 issue of The New Yorker.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Child Custody Case in California; "Lenny Cooke," a Documentary; Jesse Eisenberg

Thursday, December 05, 2013

New Yorker staff writer Rachel Aviv tells the story of Niveen Ismail, whose young son was taken away from her and put up for adoption by the state of California, despite her fight to get him back. Lenny Cooke, director Benny Safdie, and producer Adam Shopkorn on the documentary, “Lenny Cooke,” about why Lenny, who was rated higher than Lebron James when he was in high school, never played in the NBA. Jesse Eisenberg talks about the publication of his second play, “The Revisionist.”

The Takeaway

Deported Immigrants Struggle to Stay Connected to American Children

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

For families that decide to leave Mexico and take their chances in the United States, there is a calculation to be made: What is the price of pursing a dream? As we discovered earlier this month in the little town of Malinalco, about an hour outside of Mexico City, it is a cost that seems to be borne unfairly by the children of migrant families. Jill Replogle from KPBS San Diego's Fronteras Desk says children caught in the system enter a legal limbo where it can be almost impossible for parents to put their families back together again.

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Radio Rookies

Group Home

Friday, February 29, 2008

14-year-old Krystle has been living in a group home in Manhattan. In her radio story, Krystle documents what life is like in the group home.

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