The Takeaway

If You Give a Kid a Peanut

Thursday, February 26, 2015

There's now evidence that the strict avoidance of allergens, like peanuts, increases the chance of developing allergies later in life. Here's how our desire for safety is making us sick.


The Takeaway

The Afghan War Told Through The Eyes of An Orphaned Soldier

Thursday, February 19, 2015

An orphaned Afghan soldier is the protagonist of Elliot Ackerman's new novel, "Green on Blue."  

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The Takeaway

Jehovah's Witnesses Cover Up Child Sex Abuse

Monday, February 16, 2015

A new investigation finds a pattern of child sexual abuse and cover-up in the Jehovah's Witness religious organization. 

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The Takeaway

The Anti-Vaccine Movement's Unhealthy Skepticism

Monday, February 02, 2015

As a cluster of unvaccinated children is being blamed for a resurgence of measles, Retro Report examines the origins of the anti-vaccine mentality.

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The Takeaway

California Keeps Parents in the Dark on Child Care

Monday, January 26, 2015

More than a million children attend day care or preschool programs in California, but it's nearly impossible for parents to access state records on the quality of these programs. 


The Takeaway

Measles Hit Epicenter of Anti-Vaccine Movement

Friday, January 23, 2015

Over the few years, a number of Southern California parents have decided against vaccinating their children. A new measles outbreak in the area has public health officials concerned. 

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The Takeaway

A Nobel Prize Winner's Fight to End Child Labor

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Human rights activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi, has had his bones broken and his life threatened by adversaries during his struggle to end child slavery.  

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ancient Secrets, A Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and Hollywood's Glorification of War

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new scientific technique to read ancient scrolls, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi joins us, and we discuss the success of "American Sniper."

The Takeaway

Web Exclusive: Navigating The Tricky Business of Sex & Parenthood

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WNYC's parenting podcast "The Longest Shortest Time" is launching a series on sex and parenting. Host Hillary Frank chats with Culture Producer Kirsten Meinzer about the series and more.


The Takeaway

Bringing Up Baby: The Push for Paid Parental Leave

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The U.S. is the only developed nation without a federal policy that mandates paid parental leave. President Obama hopes to change that.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: Philip Pullman

Sunday, January 18, 2015

"The Collectors" is a brand-new audiobook by writer Philip Pullman. The story sheds light into the early life of Marisa Coulter, a villain from Pullman's acclaimed fantasy trilogy, "His Dark Materials." Pullman sat down with Steve Paulson to talk about his acclaimed trilogy, and the fantastical world contained in it.


The Leonard Lopate Show

The Importance of Talking to Kids About... Well, Anything!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Yorker staff writer Margaret Talbot addresses the so-called "word gap."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Risks and Childhood

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Is any risk acceptable when it comes to our kids?

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The Takeaway

The 30 Million-Word Gap Between Rich and Poor Children

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A marked disparity in the vocabularies of children of low-income and high-income parents has been shown to have lasting effects throughout their lives.

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The Takeaway

Jolly Without Holly: How Non-Christian Families Navigate The Holidays

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

How do non-Christian parents who prefer to keep Christmas-free homes stick to their guns in a nation that's so in love with Christmas? Families of different faiths weigh in here.

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The Takeaway

Why Women Are Opting Out of The Workforce

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

At home in the United States, the number of women working peaked in 1999 and is now declining. Here The Takeaway explores why more American women are choosing not to work. 

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StoryCorps 402: Beyond The Front Lines Part I

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

This Veterans Day, honor our men and women in uniform with "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voic​​es Special", a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.


The Takeaway

A Fight to End Pregnancy Discrimination at Work

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Pregnancy discrimination is not a new issue within the office, but attorney Gillian Thomas says it is becoming more commonplace as more women enter and remain in the workforce.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Abortion in America, Civil Rights Reckoning, and The Untold Story of the Iraq War

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Takeaway explores abortion laws in the United States, a movement to revisit civil rights-era crimes, and a startling new report about the war in Iraq.

NYPR Archives & Preservation

Are Comics Bad for Children?

Saturday, October 11, 2014

In the 1940s and '50s comics were considered pernicious by many. This Brooklyn mom spoke her moderate mind on WNYC.
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