Friday, October 25, 2013
John Lithgow discusses his new book and his long career in the Soundcheck studio.
Friday, October 25, 2013
In this episode: John Lithgow portrayed a goofy alien on 3rd Rock From The Sun," provided the haughty voice for Shrek’s Lord Farquaad and played a serial killer on the Showtime series Dexter. He also won a Tony Award for his role in in the musical adaptation of Sweet Smell Of Success. Lithgow talks about his latest project, a children's book and album called Never Play Music Right Next To The Zoo.
Plus: Roots rocker John Paul Keith casts the city of Memphis in a starring role for his new album, Memphis Circa 3 AM. He plays live.
And: The new comedy film Losers Take All explores the world of '80s punk through the eyes of a fictional band. Director Alex Steyermark joins John Paul Keith, who contributed music to the film, to talk about the movie.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Directors Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson discuss their documentary, “American Promise,” which spans 13 formative years in the lives of two young black boys, their son Idris and his best friend Seun, as they navigate an elite New York City prep school. The environment is still largely segregated by race, class and culture. It follows both boys as they face challenges at school and the pressures of growing up. “American Promise” opens at the IFC Center and at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on October 18.
Joe Brewster and/or Michele Stephenson will be appearing in person and answering questions at the following screenings at IFC:
Friday, 10/18, at 7:00
Saturday, 10/19, at 1:10, 4:05, 7:00
Sunday, 10/20, at 1:10, 4:05, 7:00
Joe Brewster and/or Michele Stephenson will be appearing in person and answering questions at the following screenings at Film Society of Lincoln Center:
Friday, 10/18, at 8:00
Saturday, 10/19, at 2:00, 5:00, 8:00
Sunday, 10/20, at 2:00, 5:00, 8:00
Friday, October 04, 2013
Liz Neumark discusses founding Katchkie Farm and the Sylvia Center, where children learn firsthand where fresh food comes from—how to grow it, how to harvest it, and how to cook with it. Her new book Sylvia’s Table: Fresh, Seasonal Recipes from Our Farm to Your Table brings these lessons and recipes from the farm to home kitchens. It’s a cookbook for families, featuring recipes from friends like chefs like Michael Romano of Union Square Cafe and Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto; culinary experts including Food & Wine’s Dana Cowin; cookbook authors Giuliano Bugialli, Rozanne Gold, Deborah Madison, and Sara Moulton.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
What surgeons see when they open us up and look inside is not pretty — unless you're a surgeon. But when designer Kelli Anderson opens us up, we are feathery, pipe filled, ivory-boned, wired, clean, elegant — just gorgeous. Plus, we are entirely made of colored paper. Check out this new transparent (and interactive!) human body — perfect for kids.
Monday, August 12, 2013
A complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission last week claims that many mobile apps claiming to be educational are not. Dr. Melissa Morgenlander is an educational consultant and curriculum developer. She founded the blog IQ Journals, where she shares her experiences using technology with her own children. She joins us to discuss the evolution of children's media and what actually constitutes an educational app.
Friday, August 02, 2013
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
Seventeen-year-old Kamau Chandler was known for his grace with physical pursuits like rowing, skiing and martial arts. His family credits him with popularizing skateboarding in the section of Coney Island where he lived. The soon- to-be high school senior was shot early on July 27 on Fulton Street after leaving a party with friends.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
It's a story that has scandalized India—a free school lunch program for poor children may have resulted in the death of more than 20 young students.The possibility of deliberate contamination, or at best reckless disregard of the safety of children, is being reported. Joining us to discuss this is Shoba Narayan a freelance journalist based in India.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Where would we be without the voices in our heads? To get at this question, Charles Fernyhough raises another: can children think before they have words? According to Fernyhough, a Russian psychologist named Lev Vygotsky developed a theory about how the words and voices we hear as kids turn from ...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Lauren Sandler, an only child and the mother of one, makes a humorous and honest case for being and having an only child. She talks to Leonard Lopate about her book, In One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child and the Joy of Being One.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Academy Award-winning-actor Geena Davis founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media to improve gender portrayals in children's media. The institute's newest project, in partnership with the Independent Television Service, is a series of short videos titled "Guess Who," which challenge kids' assumptions about gender roles.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post checks in on the progress of the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, and what the policy will mean for women. Plus: a look at what the sequester cuts means for research labs in the area. Then, details from the Save the Children report about conditions for mothers and newborns around the world; what New York City can learn from Amsterdam’s bike culture; and the growing culture of domesticity.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Yesterday was Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Did you participate? What do you think your child learned from the experience? If you remember participating as a child and visiting your mother or father's workplace, what did you take away from the day? Post a comment below, or call 212-433-WNYC.