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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hot Ticket: Library Story Hour

Friday, May 23, 2014

Heidi Mitchell, Wall Street Journal contributor, talks about the increasing popularity of toddler story time at public libraries in the city. While libraries are expanding programming to meet the demand, some branches have had to resort to ticketing systems for crowd control for the free programs.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Beautiful and Disturbing 'Peter and the Wolf' Album Covers

Friday, May 23, 2014

The most popular children's piece ever spawned some pretty wild art — and many surprising celebrity cameos. Take a look and tell us your favorites.
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The Takeaway

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Mom Explains How to Raise a Brilliant Child

Friday, May 09, 2014

Though it might be a bit outdated, the old saying goes: "Behind every successful man, there's a great woman." In the case of astrophysicist, author, radio and television host Neil deGrasse Tyson, that great woman would be his mother, Sunchita Tyson.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Beyond Goodnight Moon

Thursday, April 24, 2014

For little people and their parents, bedtime often starts with one, or two, or a dozen books, depending on the kids' tenacity that night. Here are some children's books to delight both sides.

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New Jersey News

The Risks Parents Take to Get Their Kids Medical Marijuana

Friday, April 18, 2014

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Delays in New Jersey's medical marijuana program have desperate parents importing it from other states, and making their own concoctions for young and disabled children.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Flowers You Can Eat

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Violas aren't just musical instruments. They're edible flowers that can fancy up your spring salads and, in ice cube form, help convince your kids to stay hydrated. Annie Novak from the New York Botanical Garden has the details on why and how.

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The Takeaway

Should We Teach Kids To Be Entrepreneurs?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

College students learn how to build their own businesses. But what if the process started with even younger students?

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The Takeaway

Should We Teach Kids Entrepreneurship? | From Wall Street to the Trailer Park | Rosa Parks' Legacy is Trapped in a New York Warehouse

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lethal Clashes Mark Start of Ukraine Peace Talks | Hundreds Remain Lost After South Korea Ferry Crash | Deportations Dropped 43% in Last 5 Years | Rosa Parks' Legacy is Trapped in a New York Warehouse | From Wall Street to the Trailer Park | Should We Teach Children Entrepreneurship?

Note to Self

Save the Children

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Shhhh...don’t tell the kids, but grown-ups are mostly just making up the rules about technology as they go along. But maybe there is a right and a wrong when it comes to screen time. Hear four radically different strategies, from an outright ban to full digital immersion.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Poverty Affects Mental Health

Monday, March 31, 2014

For the first part of this week’s installment of our series Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America, we’re finding out how poverty affects mental health. Epidemiologist Dr. Jane Costello examines the impact poverty has on mental health, especially among children. She tells us about her Great Smoky Mountains Study—a longitudinal study of more than 1,400 children in North Carolina—looking at who gets mental illness, who gets treatment, and how rising out of poverty improves the mental health of children and families. Dr. Costello is Associate Director for Research, Center for Child & Family Policy and Professor of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Being Poor Is Bad for Your Health

Monday, March 31, 2014

For the second part of this week's installment of Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America, Dr. Benard Dreyer, Professor of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine, and Dr. Peter Muennig, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, discuss the impacts poverty has on cognitive development and overall health, especially in children, and what policies could improve health and mental health of children and families.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Scientific Parenting

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Dalton Conley, University Professor of the social sciences at NYU, chair of the Children and Youth Section of the American Sociological Association and author of Parentology: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Science of Raising Children but Were Too Exhausted to Ask, turned to the latest scientific papers for advice on parenting.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Pushpa Basnet, CNN Hero of the Year

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The 2012 CNN Hero of the Year Pushpa Basnet is an internationally lauded social worker and founder of the groundbreaking development center for children in her native Nepal who would otherwise grow up behind bars with their incarcerated parents. She’s also the subject of the award-winning documentary "Waiting For Mamu." She discusses her work, along with the documentary’s director, Thomas Morgan, and producer Angela Bernard Thomas.

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The Takeaway

Why Some Childhood Memories Fade

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Scientists have found that by age seven, childhood amnesia begins to take effect, in which early memories are forgotten at a faster rate, and sometimes lost entirely.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Margie Stern on Helping Underprivileged Children

Friday, January 10, 2014

Margie Stern owner of the Manhattan store A Time for Children, which donates 100% of the profits to the Children's Aid Society of New York, discusses her work helping underprivileged children get a leg up in life through education. She's joined by Catherine Aponte and Blanca More Recinos, both part of A Time for Children's training program who have gone on to get college degrees.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Children's Village

Friday, December 06, 2013

Dr. Jeremy Kohomban, director of The Children's Village, talks about the organization's transformation and their role keeping at-risk kids at home instead of in residential programs.

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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

Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Monday, November 18, 2013

Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, talks about her travels around the world and the powerful and sometimes counter-intuitive lessons she’s learned about life. I Believe in Zero: Learning from the World’s Children reflects her—and UNICEF's—mission to reduce the number of preventable deaths of children under the age of five from 19,000 each day to zero. From Bangladesh, Mozambique, earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the Brazilian Amazon, she weaves together history, an account of the humanitarian crises at issue, and depictions of the people she meets on the ground.

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