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Selected Shorts: Child's Play

Friday, November 01, 2013

Wyatt Cenac hosts stories by Toure, George Saunders, and Shirley Jackson

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Soundcheck

John Lithgow's Plays Children's Music 'Right Next To The Zoo'

Friday, October 25, 2013

John Lithgow discusses his new book and his long career in the Soundcheck studio.

 

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Soundcheck

John Lithgow's Bestial Orchestra; John Paul Keith Plays Live; 'Losers Take All'

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“American Promise,” a Documentary

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

 

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Liz Neumark on Farm to Table Seasonal Recipes

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.

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Radiolab

Human Made From Paper Eats Pepperoni Pizza — And Lives!

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.

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The Takeaway

FTC Complaint: Children's Apps Not Really Educational

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.

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WNYC News

In Harm's Way: Remembering the Life of Kamau Chandler

Friday, August 02, 2013

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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.

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The Takeaway

What Went Wrong With School Meals in India?

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.

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Radiolab

The Voices Inside You

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 ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Joy of Only Children

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.

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Life of the Law

New Frontiers of Family Law

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Diana Adams believes the family law system is at least 20 years behind cultural changes. She helps non-traditional families—such as three people in love—find a simulacrum of the protection offered by legal marriage.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Every Kid Wins

Monday, June 03, 2013

Jeff Ourvan, author of How to Coach Youth Baseball So Every Kid Wins, discusses his guidelines for making the game a constructive and fun experience for all players.

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Radiolab

The Forbidden Experiment

Friday, May 24, 2013

A listener question inspires a deep dive into two haunting stories on our blog: Lani wonders "Have there been any documented incidents of human children raised by other animals (à la Jungle Book)?"

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The Takeaway

Geena Davis on Gender, Media, and Perception

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.

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On Being

Sylvia Boorstein — What We Nurture [remix]

Thursday, May 09, 2013

For Mother's Day, a delightful conversation with Sylvia Boorstein. The Jewish-Buddhist teacher, mother, and grandmother speaks about loving and teaching children in a complex world.

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On Being

[Unedited] Sylvia Boorstein and Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 09, 2013

For Mother's Day, a delightful conversation with Sylvia Boorstein. The Jewish-Buddhist teacher, mother, and grandmother speaks about loving and teaching children in a complex world.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obamacare Rollout; Sequester Cuts; Amsterdam Bikes

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.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Did You Take Your Child To Work?

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen on The Dark

Monday, April 01, 2013

Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen discuss their collaborative project, The Dark, a new book that attempts to conquer a universal childhood fear.

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