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The Takeaway

What's a Dollar Worth Where You Live?

Monday, April 28, 2014

What's a dollar worth to you? Here we examine how far a dollar goes across the country, and how affordability determines where we live and why we move.

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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?

The Takeaway

Finding Family Through a Dark Legacy of Slavery

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tess Taylor and Gayle Jessup White were living separate lives on separate sides of the country, when the two women discovered they were related, through not just anyone, but through the Thomas Jefferson family line.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Siblings: Love 'em? Hate 'em?

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

“They’re our first friends, our first enemies, our first conspirators against our parents, our first competitors. They’re the way we understand the world.”

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The Brian Lehrer Show

In Defense of Helicopter Parenting

Friday, April 04, 2014

Alfie Kohn says "no persuasive reason exists to hold permissiveness responsible" for entitled children. Read an excerpt from his book The Myth of the Spoiled Child here — and let us know what you think. 

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The Takeaway

Common Core Exams Push Some Parents to Opt-Out

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

A growing number of parents and activists are convinced high-profile tests aren't accurate markers of a child's achievement, and many are choosing to "opt-out" by boycotting tests aligned to the new Common Core standards.

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This American Life

#521: Bad Baby

Sunday, March 30, 2014

They're small. And they're cuddly. But sometimes it feels as though our babies were replaced with demon replicas — controlling, demanding, or just downright awful. This week, stories of infants and children who dominate the adults around them with t

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The Leonard Lopate Show

After Visiting Friends: Michael Hainey on Investigating His Father's Death

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Michael Hainey had just turned six when his uncle knocked on his family’s back door with the news that Bob Hainey, Michael’s father, was found alone near his car on Chicago’s North Side, dead, of an apparent heart attack. Questions surrounding the mysterious nature of his father’s death would obsess Michael into adulthood, so he set out to learn what happened that night. After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story, is the tale of that quest and what he uncovered.

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The Takeaway

'Baby M' and The Question of Surrogacy

Monday, March 24, 2014

A collision between reproductive technology and child custody laws led to a legal battle back in the 1980s that got the attention of the world. It's the case of "Baby M," an infant who sparked one of the earliest legal struggles over surrogacy. The surrogacy business has grown, but the law has not kept up. And that’s created a lot of confusion as well as a lot of families. Jill Rosenbaum, Retro Report producer, explains.

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Radio Diaries

#12: Frankie’s Teenage Diary, Revisited

Thursday, March 20, 2014

"I went from being on the front page for football, representing my itty-bitty school, to being on the front page as a thief and a meth head." - Frankie Lewchuck

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The Takeaway

Classroom Views: Learning Gets Loud in Portland

Thursday, March 20, 2014

This week, we're taking a close-up look to see how learning actually happens in real schools across the nation. Today we go to Earl Boyles Elementary School in Portland Oregon—a school that's been experimenting with how to teach young students with poor English language skills how to read and write proficiently. Oregon Public Radio reporter Rob Manning provides a glimpse inside the classrooms of Earl Boyles.

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The Takeaway

The Hard Reality of the Cost of College

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It’s college admissions season and high school seniors are figuring out which schools they want to attend—and if they can afford to go to them. What students can do to improve their financial literacy and limit their debt.

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The Takeaway

Classroom Views: Common Core Comes to Tampa

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

All this week, The Takeaway is getting a close-up look at classrooms around the U.S. Today, we head to Monroe Middle School in Tampa, FL. Like many schools around the country, Monroe is adopting the curriculum called Common Core—a shift to a more structured, discussion, and logic-oriented approach to teaching writing and math. John O’Connor covers education for StateImpact Florida and WUSF in Tampa. He says that the Common Core seems to be a good fit for Monroe.

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The Takeaway

Will Crimea's Vote Trigger a Global Showdown? | Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Reveals Blind Spots | Report Links Neglect to Deaths of Hundreds of Children

Monday, March 17, 2014

Airline Security Failures Emerge in Search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 | Will Crimea's Declariton of Independence Trigger an International Showdown? | Navigating Ireland's LGBT Movement | Looking Back at the California Mediterranean Fruit Fly Infestation | Report Links Neglect to Deaths of Hundreds of Florida Children | Living Paycheck ...

The Takeaway

Living Longer Means Rethinking Social Structures

Friday, March 14, 2014

As science enables humans in today's world to live longer, how do we assess the value of years we weren't otherwise prepared to live out?

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The Takeaway

Living to 100: Science Takes on Life Expectancy

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Would you want to live to be 100-years-old, or even older? And if everyone could, what excites or worries you about what the future has in store? S. Jay Olshansky, a professor in the school of public health the University of Illinois at Chicago, knows a lot about human aging through the centuries and what society stands to gain—or lose—from having a much larger, older human population. He joins The Takeaway to discuss the history of life expectancy.

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Selected Shorts

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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Selected Shorts

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

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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