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The Takeaway

Making Muppet Magic: Caroll Spinney on Being Big Bird & Oscar the Grouch

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Caroll Spinney, who's played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for over 40 years, talks about his characters, and his primary inspiration in life, his wife Debra. 

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Faith

Thursday, March 12, 2015

An embarrassing dinner party--and temptation.

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Party Animals

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Party, party, party. Good ones, strange ones, embarrassing ones in stories by Lynda Sexson, Etgar Keret, Sherman Alexie, and David Rakoff.

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Turning

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A birthday party, or a fairy-tale?

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Goody Bags

Thursday, March 12, 2015

An awesome birthday party, and secret.

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The Takeaway

Goodbye Homework, Hello Playtime

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

As another elementary school abolishes homework, a debate is reignited over whether young students benefit from homework. 

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Family Vacation—Not

Friday, October 31, 2014

Neil Gaiman's idea of family fun.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 391: A Grave Responsibility

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Dr. Lori Baker, a forensic scientist, tells her husband, Dr. Erich Baker, about identifying bodies of immigrants who died while attempting to cross into the United States.

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PRI's The World

A teen's parents are allowed to stay in the US, but he still faces deportation

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Carlos Ramos, a teenager living in Massachusetts, started the new school year with a lot on his mind. At the top of the list was whether he'll be able to stay with his parents, who have permission to remain in the US, or be deported back to El Salvador.

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PRI's The World

Haitian moms demand UN help for the babies their peacekeepers left behind

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Departing peacekeepers in Haiti have left their mark in at least one way — pregnant Haitian women. There’s an effort underway to check paternity, but it’s up to the peacekeeper’s country to decide what to do about it.

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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.

The Takeaway

As Breast Cancer Treatment Improves, Black Women Left Behind

Monday, July 07, 2014

Over the last thirty years, researchers have found a widening survival divide between black women and white women diagnosed with breast cancer. 

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Parents and Children, Dreamers and Doubters

Friday, April 04, 2014

A boy dreams his parents' marriage, and a woman finds that her family is wild at heart, in stories by Delmore Schwartz and Tess Gallagher read by Leonard Nimoy and Kate Burton.

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Smoking with Mom

Friday, March 07, 2014

This story, “Indulgence,” by Susan Perabo is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Family Matters,” hosted by Jane Curtin. The reader is Hope Davis.

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Flash Marriage Tips

Friday, March 07, 2014

This excerpt from Linor Goralik’s “Says” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Family Matters,” hosted by Jane Curtin.  The reader is Nina Arianda.

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Selected Shorts: Family Matters

Friday, March 07, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin presents works about family, read by Anjelica Huston, Nina Arianda and Hope Davis.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Your Mixed Politics Families

Thursday, December 19, 2013

We're taking calls from people in mixed politics families--and how you manage to get along. Are you a Republican married to a Democrat, or vice-versa? Are your parents conservative, while you're more progressive? How do you negotiate the political differences in your family? Tell us about an issue or an ideology that divides you -- and how you manage to overcome it (if you do).

 

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The Takeaway

Examining Our Changing American Families

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What does your family look like? The quintessential American family has been changing dramatically in recent years. This week, we're talking about those changes and how they will be reflected at your Thanksgiving table. We're asking about your families as our partner The New York Times takes up the question. Natalie Angier is the reporter behind this effort. Andrew Solomon, author of “Far from the Tree,” writes about all kinds of different families and different kinds of love—notably his own composite clan. 

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The Takeaway

Technology's Changing Role Within Courtship & Weddings

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sometimes in our digital age, it can feel like very few big moments in life are left unrecorded, whether by email, text or tweet. But how does all of this new technology fit into events that are considered to be inherently traditional. How, for example, does it work in a wedding? Joining us to weigh in on how wedding traditions are changing in the digital age is Anna Post, author and etiquette expert, and the great-great-granddaughter of the Queen of Etiquette—Emily Post.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Did You Stay Married?

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Elizabeth in Washington Heights says her husband is not her best friend. "He's a really good friend, and he's my almost everything."

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