Family And Children
Monday, August 09, 2010
By John Hockenberry : Host, The Takeaway
Two stories with medical angles find their way intersecting in my life this morning. I’m not so interested in dwelling on my personal biographical details but our conversation with the world’s first “test tube baby,” now a first time mom, and two people involved in the drama and miracle of premature babies these days sure got me thinking.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Takeaway co-host Celeste Headlee will be getting married this summer and, in the process, she'll be taking on the role of stepmother, as her husband-to-be brings a new son into the household. At the same time, her son will get a new stepfather. She's not alone: 65 percent of remarriages involve children from a previous marriage, so we look at the challenges of blended families.
Monday, February 15, 2010
New studies and rumors fly almost every week on what (allegedly) causes autism and what "cures" it. At the same time, autism studies (including the frequently-cited Wakefield study linking MMR vaccines to autism in 1998) occasionally get retracted. What's true and what's not? Dr. Perri Klass and Dr. Eileen Costello, pediatricians and co-authors of "Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn't Fit In - When to Worry and When Not to Worry," distinguish autism facts from autism fiction.
Monday, February 08, 2010
Last week, ten American Baptist community members attempted to take 33 children out of Haiti, claiming their goal was to rescue the children. The Haitian government disagreed and charged the Americans with kidnapping. For many, the story has raised new concerns and questions about adoption.
Monday, February 01, 2010
It's not news that a lot of couples squabble about money. But what might come as a surprise is the fact that more and more couples are trying to avoid those money fights by keeping their finances separate. In a 2009 survey by PayPal, 57 percent of couples said they kept all or some of their money apart, up from 48 percent in 2008.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
The president and first lady spend a lot of time in the public eye. The private life of Barack and Michelle Obama is, well, private. But this week's New York Times Magazine offers the public a look at the couple's off-camera relationship. New York Times national reporter Jodi Kantor joins us with an intimate portrait of one of the most powerful couples in the nation.
Jodi Kantor's profile of Barack and Michelle Obama's marriage will be in the New York Times Magazine this Sunday.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Nick Weaver revealed to his mom that he was gay when he was 12 years old. Now he is 15 and lives in Tulsa, Okla. Both he and his mom, Pam Anderson, talk with us about the challenges pre-teens face when coming out of the closet. We also speak to Benoit Denizet-Lewis, who wrote a cover story in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine about a growing trend among young gay men and women: coming out earlier in life.
Monday, August 31, 2009
It’s Monday, when we talk about family issues on The Takeaway. Takeaway contributor Lisa Belkin, who writes the parenting blog Motherlode for The New York Times, is here to talk with us about what happens when parents make the decision to dissolve an adoption.
We also talk wtih Anita Tedaldi about this painful process. Tedaldi wrote an essay for Motherlode about her very personal experience of terminating an adoption. She had adopted a baby from an undisclosed country and after months of raising the baby, decided that she and her husband were not equipped to take care of him.
Monday, August 03, 2009
While working fathers are content with their job-life balance, moms are increasingly angry as they try to balance being great employees and great parents. Who are they mad at? The dads. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the continuing inequality of parenting are Lisa Belkin, author of the Motherlode blog for The New York Times, and Jeremy Adam Smith, author of The Daddy Shift: How Stay-at-Home Dads, Breadwinning Moms, and Shared ParentingAreTransforming the American Family.
Division of labor is very important. But a lot of studies ...have found that just as important is expressing gratitude for what your partner does and cultivating an attitude of gratitude in your home and when you do that couples tend to be a lot happier, individuals are happier, and the relationships tend to last longer and also, I think, it's good for the kids.
—Author Jeremy Adam Smith on maintaining a happy marriage
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Oprah's interview with Elizabeth Edwards airs today, but here's an AP report to tide you over:
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
We’re taking a look at the science and the social implications of this shot with Dr. John Herr, a professor at the University of Virginia. He’s director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Research in Contraceptive and Reproductive Health. We’re also joined by Susie Bright, author of The Sexual State of the Union and the host of In Bed with Susie Bright on audible.com.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
For a comedic take on the gay marriage battle in California, here's "Prop. 8 The Musical":
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Read the original letter from Virginia O'Hanlon and the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause" response at newseum.org »
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama will have a host of important decisions before him in the coming weeks. Among them - what sort of dog should he and his family choose as the new First Pet?
"Overwhelmingly, most feel that the new president-elect and his family should adopt a pound mutt." — Meg Frost, author of the blog Cute Overload. She's been polling her readers on the question of what dog best represents America.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Year in and year out families gather to commemorate holidays and special events with iconic foods: at the Lunar New Year, dumplings; at Thanksgiving, turkey; and Rosh Hashana brings brisket. Celebratory foods connect us to our culture. Can we re-imagine these foods for modern palates without upsetting family members and vital cultural traditions? The answer is yes, and deliciously. Out with the brisket and in with the osso buco when Melissa Clark re-imagines the food of Rosh Hashana.