Thursday, February 19, 2015
An orphaned Afghan soldier is the protagonist of Elliot Ackerman's new novel, "Green on Blue."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
New Yorker staff writer Margaret Talbot addresses the so-called "word gap."
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.
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.
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.