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Spinning on Air

Father & Son: Tim & Jeff Buckley

Sunday, June 15, 2014

For Father's Day, David Garland presents music recorded by a father and son who both wrote beautiful, adventurous songs before meeting tragic early endings.

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The Takeaway

A Teen Dad's Struggle to Become a Better Father

Friday, June 13, 2014

Marvin Ramos is a teenage dad from a family of young fathers. He says that not having a father left him without a good role model when the time came for him to be a parent.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Libraries: Rikers Island

Monday, June 17, 2013

Nick Higgins, associate director for outreach services at the NYPL, talks about NYPL's programs at local jails, including Daddy & Me a program that keeps incarcerated fathers in touch with their children through reading. Jose Melendez, a recent participant in Daddy & Me, joins him on the program.

 

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The Takeaway

Lessons Learned From Losing a Father

Friday, June 14, 2013

Ahead of Father's Day, writer Stephen Marche reflects on the different ways the loss of his own father pushed him into maturity as a man—and as a parent. He writes about the experience in a essay called "Why Fatherhood Matters," which appears in the latest issue of Esquire.

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The Takeaway

Lessons From a Complicated Father

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Heading into Father's Day this weekend we talk with someone as far away from the cliche father as you can get. In the words of his son, Deni Bechard's Father was absent, even crazy, but he is still a magnificent presence in his own life as a man in his late thirties. Deni Bechard is the author of “Cures for Hunger” and “Vandal Love,” books that are in many ways all about his own relationship with his father.

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Features

Let's Hear It for the Dads: WNYC's Father's Day Mixtape

Friday, June 17, 2011

In honor of Father's Day, which falls on Sunday, WNYC's Culture team compiled a mixtape with songs that honor dads, daddies, fathers, pops and papas. Let us know your favorite song to add to the mixtape by posting a comment here.

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The Takeaway

Patrick Kennedy: Life After Politics Inspired by Father, Sen. Ted Kennedy

Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day is coming up on Sunday. We've talked a lot about dads this week, about the best fictional fathers and about single dads who are raising their kids on their own. Today we'll hear about an inspirational father, a man who encouraged not only his son, but many of us across the nation. Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy decided not to seek reelection last year. He has focused his life after politics on a new organization called One Mind for Research, a brain research organization inspired by his father, the late Senator Ted Kennedy.

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The Takeaway

Best and Worst Advice from Dads

Friday, June 17, 2011

With Father's Day approaching, we asked Takeaway listeners a few dad-related questions: what's the best or worst bit of fatherly advice you've ever received? Who are some of your favorite fathers in fiction books? We combed through a week's worth of listener responses to share what our listeners had to say. Joining us is Takeaway listener Diane Findlen Garrow, to talk about how she remembers her dad and the best lesson he passed on to her.

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The Takeaway

The Best Dads in Literature

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father’s Day is this weekend, and in honor of the big day, we’re looking at some of our favorite fathers in fiction. Patrik Henry Bass, Takeaway contributor and senior editor at Essence magazine, says there are lessons to be learned from dads in novels like "Shoeless Joe" and "About a Boy," which tells the story of a man who learns how to grow up from a young boy.

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The Takeaway

Tell Us The Best (and Worst) Fatherly Advice You've Ever Received

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Father's Day is coming up this Sunday, and we want to hear stories about your dad. What's the best — or worst — piece of fatherly advice your dad gave to you?  Leave your answer in the comment section, or call us at 877-8-MY-TAKE, and we might play your stories on air on Friday's show.

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Showdown @ High Noon

Like Father, Like Son

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

With Father's Day just around the corner, we want to know which of J.S. Bach's composer sons made him the most proud. You compared their prolific careers, decided on Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and we played one of his symphonies today at 12 noon.

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The Takeaway

Childrearing Advice From Single Dads

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

We're thinking of Dad ahead of Father's Day at a time when the number single father families nationwide has nearly doubled since 1990. Angelo Marinosci is a listener in Warren, Rhode Island, who hears us on WGBH. He's 64 with a 5-year-old son. And Bob Murgo, Takeaway listener in Newport, Rhode Island is a 59-year-old and a former single dad. His daughters are now 37 and 38. They talk about what makes a good single father.

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Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Most Influential Fathers of Music

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

In honor of Father’s Day, we list our top five fathers who greatly influenced the course of Western music through their progeny, and their children’s spouses.

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Studio 360

Kate and Lucy on Kurt

Saturday, June 15, 2002

Kurt Andersen’s daughters weigh-in on their radio host dad.

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