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The Takeaway

West Virginia's School to Prison Pipeline

Friday, October 10, 2014

While the youth incarceration rate has decreased dramatically in most states, West Virginia has gone in the opposite direction. One reporter finds out why.

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The Takeaway

America's Infant Mortality Problem

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The United States spends more money on healthcare than any other nation in the world, yet we also have one of the highest rates of infant deaths.

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BackStory

Go West, Young Orphan

Friday, October 03, 2014

With the American History Guys

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The Takeaway

Childhood Trauma as a Medical Problem

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Neuroscience research shows that early trauma can have a severe impact on children. One pediatrician explains how her practice aims to reverse that damage. 

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The Takeaway

The Challenges of a Youth Complicated by Poverty

Thursday, September 25, 2014

One voice argues that in order to help impoverished students, education policy makers need to change some of their assumptions about how school works.

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PRI's The World

Central American kids who make it to the US must cope with the violence they left behind

Friday, September 19, 2014

Many of the kids who crossed the Mexico-US border this year are now in Los Angeles and starting school. But it's not so easy to leave behind the violence they witnessed, and which drove them to flee, and simply start over in America.

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WNYC News

Poverty Grows in New Jersey

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Jersey is just one of three states that experienced an increase in both the percentage and number of people living in poverty last year.

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The Takeaway

Inside the Lost Chapters of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Miranda Grope, Elvira Erstwhile, Clarence Crump, and Bertie Upside — just some of the characters left behind in Roald Dahl's early drafts.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Return of Preventable Diseases

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

You've heard the stories: increasing outbreaks of measles, whooping cough and other diseases we thought were history. In the face of such risks, why do parents opt out of vaccinations?

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The Takeaway

The Search for Diverse Children's Books

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Patrik Henry Bass discusses his new book, "Zero Degree Zombie Zone," a children's fantasy tale that pits African-American middle schoolers against zombies.

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WNYC News

Reporter's Notebook: Robin Williams in 1996

Friday, August 22, 2014

WNYC's Contributing Editor for Education, Beth Fertig, recalls spending time with Robin Williams in 1996 when he visited children in a hospital. His joy can be heard in the clips.

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PRI's The World

Photos show the struggles women in Mozambique face getting health care

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

During a global health reporting trip to Mozambique, Sonia Narang witnessed the challenges women and children face in one of the least developed countries in the world. Thus was born "The Women of Mozambique," a week long Instagram series that illuminates the lives of women through short vignettes.

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The Takeaway

Undocumented Children Strain Miami Schools

Monday, August 18, 2014

Miami has long welcomed droves of immigrants from Latin America. But the latest wave of unaccompanied immigrant children is straining the resources of this gateway region in Florida.

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PRI's The World

It's not every day that a 10-year-old blind boy from Quebec sings the blues

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A blind 10-year-old boy from Quebec named Félix has become a YouTube sensation for his take on a B.B. King classic. And counselors at his summer camp for blind children say he's helping inspire other kids to have more confidence in themselves.

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The Takeaway

Tea Partiers & Republicans Clash on Border Bill

Friday, August 01, 2014

In yet another clash between the Republican leadership in the House and Tea Party representatives, a spending measure aimed at addressing the crisis along the southern border may be in turmoil. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Argument for Leaving Your Kid at a Park

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The jailing of a South Carolina mom for leaving her child unsupervised in a park sparked a fierce debate about the responsibility of parents. Lenore Skenazy, author of the book and blog Free-Range Kids, has long argued for greater independence and unsupervised outdoor play for children.

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Features

A Super Surprise For Young Patients

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Young patients at Stanley Morgan Children's Hospital were surprised by window washers in costume as comic book characters. 

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The Takeaway

Designing Outdoor Play With Creativity in Mind

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Playgrounds are much safer and calmer in today's age of concerned parents and lawsuit-fearing school districts, and when kids want to play outside their options are sometimes limited. Architect David Rockwell weighs in on the future of playgrounds. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Trying to Escape Violence, Gangs, and Crushing Poverty by Coming to America

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What’s driving the estimated 70,000 kids to cross the border into the United States, what happens to them when they’re caught by border agents, and what awaits those who are sent back to their home countries.

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The Takeaway

Latest Medicine on Prescription Pads: Outdoor Play

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In a pilot program called “Outdoors Rx,” doctors write prescriptions for kids to participate in outdoor activities, in an effort to promote better health and prevent chronic illness.

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