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The Takeaway

Childless, Proud and Happy

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Writer Meghan Daum joins us for an honest conversation about why many adults chose not to have children. 

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The Takeaway

Listeners Respond: Why I'm Childfree

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Takeaway listeners from around the country explain why they have decided to forgo parenting. 

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The Takeaway

From Angelina Jolie to Me: Facing The Risk of Cancer

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Allison Gilbert has a lot in common with Angelina Jolie Pitt. Both women lost their mothers to cancer, and both also made decisions to remove their ovaries and their breasts.

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The Takeaway

A Long Search Over? Ohio Breaks Open Seals of Secrecy for Adoptees

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Starting last week, people in Ohio adopted between 1964 and 1996 could file to receive their original birth certificates, and with them, a piece of their own histories. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Conversations on Family, Health and War

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Takeaway explores a new initiative on birth records in Ohio, the hard decisions faced by people with a high risk of cancer, and the emotional toll of war for U.S. veterans.

The Takeaway

I Never Want Kids. I'm Not Sorry.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed: that's how a lot of adults get pegged for their decision to forego parenthood. Not so fast. Our listeners weigh in on being childless by choice.

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Schoolbook

Opinion: How One Charter School Did Right By My 'Special Ed' Child

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Brooklyn mom refutes the claim that charter schools don't know how to support special education students, citing the example of her own son.
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The Takeaway

Final Take: My Kids Are Not Synthetic

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Takeaway Host John Hockenberry reflects on the controversial comments made by Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce about in vitro fertilization.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps Podcast 417: Remembering Wil Smith

Friday, March 13, 2015

Today, StoryCorps remembers Wil Smith, who recorded a conversation with his daughter, Olivia, about being a single dad in college. At the time of this interview in 2012, Wil had just been diagnosed with colon cancer. He died on February 22, 2015 at 46 years old.

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Soundcheck

Unlikely Savior For the Music Industry: Your 12-Year-Old

Thursday, March 12, 2015

As the music industry struggled to keep older buyers and fans, it's discovered that tweens are the ultimate renewable resource —  as long as the artists sort of act their age.

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Schoolbook

Find 'Hidden Gems' Among NYC Middle Schools

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A few middle schools get a massive number of applications every year, as if they were the only good options. WNYC unearthed a handful of schools with strong reviews but few applicants.
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Schoolbook

This Is a 12-Year-Old Brain on Peer Pressure

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Researchers say 12-year-olds were twice as likely to run a light if their friends were watching. Our Being 12 series looks at the science behind adolescents’ dubious decision-making. 
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New Tech City

A Classroom Activity for Tweens and Teens Everywhere

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A lesson plan — and a podcast experiment — for classrooms across the country.
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Schoolbook

12 Things to Know About 'Being 12' in New York City

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WNYC
Why does 12 matter? Because that kid you saw on the street or subway is going through major physical and psychological changes, buys a lot and represents the changing face of America. 
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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Warning to Iran, Homework Vs. Playtime, and Ethan Hawke on Artistic Identity

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Takeaway explores a game of international politics playing out on Capitol Hill, a movement to get rid of homework in favor of playtime, and Ethan Hawke drops by.

Schoolbook

NBC: Young New Yorkers Open Up About Tweenage Years

Sunday, March 08, 2015

NBC New York tees up the Being 12 series with WNYC's Beth Fertig.
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Schoolbook

Now Saving The Music Industry: Your 12-Year-Old

Sunday, March 08, 2015

WNYC
As the music industry struggled to keep older buyers and fans, it's discovered that tweens are the ultimate renewable resource—as long as the artists sort of act their age.
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Schoolbook

Opinion: The Power of Students Teaching Students

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Two counselors recommend pairing middle school kids with college and high school mentors rather than adults. One student called his mentor “my older brother that I never had.”
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Storycorps

StoryCorps 415: Lucky in So Many Ways

Monday, February 23, 2015

Bill Jones, the first single man in California to successfully adopt a child, tells his friend Stu Maddux about his son, Aaron.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Stories We Tell About Immunization

Friday, February 20, 2015

The writer Eula Biss & New Yorker staff writer and Harvard professor of medicine Dr. Jerome Groopman discuss the stories we tell ourselves about immunization, medicine and safety.

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