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The Takeaway

A Solution to the Child Migrant Crisis?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

When it comes to the child migrants crisis, it seems that the narrative of political dysfunction continues in Washington D.C. But in fact, behind the theatrics, there are promising indications that a bipartisan deal is possible. 

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The Sporkful

How to Find Deliciousness in Your Kids' Table Scraps

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Eating off children's plates is part of everyday dining for parents. But can you find hidden gems? Watch Dan Pashman's video guide to what's edible and what's just too gross.

Metropolitan Opera

Extracurricular Summer Camp?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

KJ Dell'Antonia, editor and lead writer of the Motherlode blog for The New York Times, talks about the pressure on parents to design curricula for their children in coding and other subjects and to send kids to a summer camp for those extra skills.

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The Sporkful

Anthony Weiner Leaves No Child's Mac and Cheese Behind

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

How do you find deliciousness among the detritus of your kids' table scraps? Do you ever sneak treats when your kids aren't looking, or try to get them to order the thing you want to eat at a restaurant, since you know they won't finish it anyway? If so, what's the best way to do it without them catching on? Anthony Weiner weighs in. 

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The Sporkful

How to Eat off Your Children's Plates

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Like burying beetles and blowflies, parents are natural scavengers. When our little kids finish eating, we swoop in to survey the scene and forage for the tasty morsels they've left behind. Most of the time, however, it's slim pickings. I've identified a hierarchy of small children's table scraps, to help parents decide where to draw the line between edible and trash-worthy. Here they are, from the ideal scenario to the bottom of the barrel...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Wherefore Teach Thy Children Shakespeare?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

A guide to Shakespeare productions around the city this summer — and tips for parents on introducing kids to the Bard.

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The Takeaway

Is the Child Migrant Crisis a Refugee Crisis?

Thursday, July 03, 2014

California State Senator Norma Torres—the highest-ranking American elected official to have been born in Guatemala—weighs in on America's response the influx of child migrants from Guatemala, Honduras El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

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The Takeaway

Honduran Children Flee Violence, Poverty for U.S.

Monday, June 30, 2014

More than 52,000 Central American children have been detained at the U.S.-Mexico border this year after making the arduous trip unaccompanied by a parent. Most children are coming from Honduras—the murder capital of the world.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Young Is Too Young To Read To Your Kids?

Friday, June 27, 2014

One of the latest parenting recommendations urges children to get involved with books as soon as possible. But there's little agreement on whether early literary stimulation has a positive effect on development - and on what "early" really means. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Unaccompanied Minors Mean for Immigration Reform

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Children from Central America are risking their lives to cross the U.S.-Mexico border — alone. What are they running from? Who’s encouraging them? And how will this change United States policies? 

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The Takeaway

Arne Duncan: The Future of Learning Is Waitlist-Free

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Secretary of Education believes early education is a right that should be available to all. But can the nation afford it?

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The Takeaway

Arizona Lawmaker Reacts to Detention of Hundreds of Immigrant Children

Friday, June 20, 2014

More than 1,000 migrant children have been shipped to a Nogales, Arizona holding center, and state officials are less than pleased with the scarlet "I" the center is casting on their border town.

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The Takeaway

Undocumented Children & The Pull of the Capital

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Driven away from their communities by poverty and violence, there has been an influx of undocumented children coming to the U.S. from Central America. They’re crossing the U.S.–Mexican border in alarming numbers—90,000 unaccompanied minors are expected to be apprehended this year.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What's Going on Inside the Toddler Brain

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A child psychologist explains why what happens between ages two and five shapes the kind of adults we become.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sowing Seeds: Raising Toddlers and Community Gardens

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

On today’s show: Child psychologist Dr. Tovah P. Klein explains why the toddler years are crucial for a child’s development and what parents can do to help their kids—and themselves—thrive. Then, find out about the 1922 double murder in New Jersey that loomed large in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s mind as he wrote The Great Gatsby. Tom Rachman talks about his new novel, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers. And we’ll take a look at the past, present, and future of community gardens in New York City.

The Takeaway

U.S. Survivor of Deadly Irish Orphanage Speaks Out

Monday, June 16, 2014

North Carolina resident Peter Ferris Cochran was born at St. Mary’s unwed mothers home in Ireland, a now-haunting place where the bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, were found in septic tank last week.

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Radio Rookies

Father's Day from Radio Rookies: Trying to Do it Right and Not Repeat a Father's Mistakes

Friday, June 13, 2014

When people think about teen parents, they usually picture a young mom. But what about the dads?

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The Takeaway

A Teen Dad's Struggle to Become a Better Father

Friday, June 13, 2014

Marvin Ramos is a teenage dad from a family of young fathers. He says that not having a father left him without a good role model when the time came for him to be a parent.

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The Takeaway

Wave of Immigration Tests Ill-Equipped System

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for our partner The New York Times, explores the scope of a recent influx in women and children immigrating across the U.S.-Mexico border. Arturo Garino, mayor of Nogales, Arizona, where hundreds of child migrants are, being held weighs in.

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The Takeaway

Are Kids Getting Enough Playtime?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The average American school kid gets 27 minutes for recess — and that number is falling. Other countries put a much higher premium on unregulated play. Are they onto something?

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