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Under Her Skin: Life With Cancer Continues

Friday, August 15, 2014

For the three women featured in "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer," there has been no pause, and no intermission between Act I and Act II. Life with cancer continues.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Searching for a Birth Mother

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A journalist searches for her birth mother and discovers that she's Nat King Cole's granddaughter.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Journey through the Science of Sound and Language

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Dave Barry Took His Daughter to a Justin Bieber Concert and Lived to Tell the Tale

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.

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The Takeaway

Children of South Sudan Caught in Crisis

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. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: “Homeswitching”

Monday, December 30, 2013

Were you just with family over the holidays? Are you with them now?  Call in or tweet with hashtag #homeswitch to talk about how you change when you’re with your family. 212-433-9692...

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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 Brian Lehrer Show

Donor Siblings are Finding Ways to Connect

Thursday, December 05, 2013

A new development in family ties connects brothers and sisters who share DNA through their sperm, embryo and egg-donor parents.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: WQXR presents Mozart's "The Magic Flute" with Amore Opera

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Masterminds and Wingmen: Inside Boy World

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Astor Orphan, a Memoir

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.

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Dale Maharidge on Bringing Mulligan Home

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Unstoppable Joan Rivers

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Drug Companies, Happy Families

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.

The Takeaway

Lessons from Traditional Societies on Raising Children, Caring for the Elderly

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?"

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Oddly Normal

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sandy Update + Still at Home with the Kids

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!

 

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Nick Hornby on the Reading Life

Monday, October 22, 2012

Nick Hornby talks about his popular column in the Believer magazine, which chronicles the books he’s read, bought, skimmed, and meant to read. His new book of essays, More Baths Less Talking, is about his encounters with the reading life.

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Hanna Rosin on the End of Men and the Rise of Women

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.

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