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The Takeaway

Bringing Up Baby: The Push for Paid Parental Leave

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The U.S. is the only developed nation without a federal policy that mandates paid parental leave. President Obama hopes to change that.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Family Leave, Animal Research, and Childhood Poverty

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Takeaway explores a new initiative being pushed by the White House, and two startling new reports on animal research and the wealth gap.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Families Left Following The AIDS Epidemic

Friday, January 16, 2015

Alysia Abbott and Whitney Joiner talk about “The Recollectors,” a storytelling and community website for the many children and families left behind by parents who died of AIDS.

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Selected Shorts

The Night in Question

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Only bad choices in this brother-sister tale from Tobias Wolff

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 407: Top Secret Santa

Monday, January 12, 2015

Terri Van Keuren, Richard Shoup and Pamela Farrell remember how their father, Air Force Colonel Harry Shoup, started the holiday tradition of tracking Santa Claus on U.S. military radar in 1955.

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Nightingale

Thursday, January 08, 2015

William Hurt reads a father-son story from Tobias Wolff

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Partners

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Wacky wedding announcements

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Family Ties

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Dogs are love, wacky wedding announcements, and a father-son story.

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The Dog of the Marriage

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Broken heart?  Dogs can help.

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The Takeaway

The Piano Industry's Quiet Decline

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The piano was once the heart of the home—in 1909, more than 364,500 were sold. But the TV has adopted that role in the modern era, and the piano industry has slowly declined.

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The Takeaway

The 30 Million-Word Gap Between Rich and Poor Children

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A marked disparity in the vocabularies of children of low-income and high-income parents has been shown to have lasting effects throughout their lives.

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James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 2: The Persistence of Memory, Continued

Thursday, January 01, 2015

James Joyce's portrait of a marriage in the conclusion of his classic story "The Dead."

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The Persistence of Memory: James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 2

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The conclusion of James Joyce’s classic story of family, memory, and lost love.

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James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 2: The Persistence of Memory

Thursday, January 01, 2015

James Joyce serves up Irish hospitality in The Dead.

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The Takeaway

One Doesn't Have To Be The Loneliest Number

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

More Americans are living alone than ever before, probably because it can be bliss. The Takeaway looks at the most satisfying, calming, and freeing things about living alone.

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Family and Friends: James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 1

Thursday, December 25, 2014

James Joyce serves up Irish hospitality, music, and humor in turn-of-the-century Dublin.

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James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 1: Family and Friends

Thursday, December 25, 2014

James Joyce serves up a grand affair at the Misses Morkan.

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James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 1: Family and Friends, Continued

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Dinner is served at the Misses Morkan as James Joyce's "The Dead" continues.

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The Takeaway

Jolly Without Holly: How Non-Christian Families Navigate The Holidays

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

How do non-Christian parents who prefer to keep Christmas-free homes stick to their guns in a nation that's so in love with Christmas? Families of different faiths weigh in here.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: North Korea's Internet Blackout, U.S. Economic Growth, Mariah Carey Winning Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

North Korea's internet goes ominously dark, Mariah Carey may have sung the best Christmas song ever, and Syria and Sierra Leone's streets are silent.