Family And Children
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
When journalist Lydia Denworth's third son, Alex, was nearly two, he was diagnosed with significant hearing loss that was likely getting worse, a discovery that left her reeling. Her book I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language is an investigation into the science of hearing, child language acquisition, neuroplasticity, brain development, and Deaf culture, as a mother strives to find answers for her deaf son.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Dave Barry talks about navigating family and parenthood—and what happened when he accompanied his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert. In his new book You Can Date Boys When You’re 40: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About he writes about family trips, bat mitzvah parties, and dating to funeral instructions, the differences between male and female friendships, and the deeper meaning of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Thousands of children are believed to have been separated from their families in South Sudan because of the recent fighting in the country, according to the aid agency Save the Children. Fiona McSheehy, Save the Children’s Country Director for South Sudan, discusses the charity's work in two UN compounds in the capital city of Juba, where displaced civilians have sought refuge.
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).
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
With its lush costumes and colorful backdrops, The Magic Flute at The Greene Space is the perfect way to introduce children to Mozart and opera.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabees, turns her attention to boys. She talks about the way boys think and shows parents, educators and coaches how to help boys overcome their most common yet difficult social challenges. Masterminds and Wingmen looks at the interior life of boys and offers innovative strategies aimed at helping boys develop a positive and strong sense of self.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Kristine Barnett talks about her son Jacob, who has an IQ higher than Albert Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and taught himself calculus in two weeks, despite the fact that when Jake was diagnosed with autism at age two, Kristine was told he might never be able to tie his own shoes. The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius is her memoir of raising her son, focusing not on what he couldn’t do, but on what he could do.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Alexandra Aldrich, a direct descendant of John Jacob Astor, discusses her eccentric, fractured family. In her memoir, The Astor Orphan, she reaches back to the Gilded Age, when the Astor legacy began to come undone, leaving the Aldrich branch of the family penniless and squabbling over what was left.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dale Maharidge discusses his quest to find surviving members of his father’s WWII Marine Company and uncover their experience fighting in the Pacific. In Bringing Mulligan Home: The Other Side of the Good War, Maharidge tells the stories of men in their 70s and 80s who’d never spoken so openly and emotionally about the war that followed them home. The survivors show that the scars and demons of war remain for decades.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The unstoppable Joan Rivers stops by the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her recent projects—the third season of her reality show “Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best,” her new comedy DVD "Don't Start With Me," and her hit TV show “Fashion Police.” She’ll also tell us about her new online talk show called "In Bed With…" and her upcoming standup shows.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Ben Goldacre uncovers some ways that drug companies mislead doctors and can harm patients. And New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler talks about how to teach kids values and how to make your families happier.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Within civilizations made out of hunter-gatherers, the practices for raising children and caring for the elderly are far different than in the developed world in the West. But, there may be lessons to be learned from these traditional societies. Jared Diamond has spent nearly 50 years studying culture and civilizations in Papua New Guinea. His latest book is called, "The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?"
Thursday, November 08, 2012
John Schwartz, a national correspondent with the New York Times, discusses his memoir, Oddly Normal. Three years ago, Schwartz’s 13-year-old son, came out to his classmates and despite the support of his parents, he attempted suicide. Schwartz’s writes of his family’s own struggles within a culture that is changing fast, but not fast enough to help gay kids like Joe.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
First WNYC's Richard Hake gives an update on the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and we hear from some listeners about what's happening where they are.
Then, Leslie Bushara, Deputy Director for Education and Guest Services at the Children's Museum of Manhattan checks in with us about making it through day three at home with your children. She’ll let us know how to look on the bright side, how to get your kids involved with helping others, and how to make the most of this time. We’re taking your calls at 646-829-3980!
Parents: how have you been faring stuck inside with your kids? Do you have advice for other parents? Let us know!
Monday, October 22, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Hanna Rosin, senior editor at The Atlantic, discusses men, women, and power in a transformed world. In The End of Men: And the Rise of Women, Rosin looks at how women have pulled decisively ahead of men, and she reveals how this shift has profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more.