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Schoolbook

Wanted: A Few Good Parent Candidates

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WNYC
New York City parents interested in seeking an elected office now have their chance. Candidates can submit applications for the 36 local councils.
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WNYC News

Pregnant, With Cancer

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

When Mary Harris was diagnosed with breast cancer, she gave up on having a second child. Then she found out she was pregnant.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Saving, Spending & Giving: Teaching Kids the Value of Money

Monday, February 09, 2015

Our series on teaching kids about money continues with a lesson about spending, saving and giving it away. Ron Lieber of The New York Times talks about teaching the value of money.

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Money Talking

One Way to Master Your Finances: Explain Them to Your Kids

Friday, February 06, 2015

When kids ask you those uncomfortable questions about money and finance - especially yours - being prepared and giving real answers will help everyone.

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The Takeaway

Babies Made From DNA of 3 People May Soon Be Reality

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

British lawmakers voted Tuesday to allow scientists to create babies from the DNA of three people.

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The Takeaway

Autism, All Grown Up

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

For adults with autism, it can be difficult to find services and programs to help navigate the world and job market. 

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The Takeaway

The Anti-Vaccine Movement's Unhealthy Skepticism

Monday, February 02, 2015

As a cluster of unvaccinated children is being blamed for a resurgence of measles, Retro Report examines the origins of the anti-vaccine mentality.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How to Explain Inequality to Your Kids

Monday, February 02, 2015

The Brian Lehrer Show's series on kids and money kicks off with a discussion about how friendships across class lines can help children understand inequality in society.

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The Takeaway

Want a Diploma? Pass the Citizenship Exam First

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Arizona has become the first state to require all high school students to pass a citizenship exam in order to graduate. We created a quiz with real questions from the test—take it here. 

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On Being

Brené Brown — The Courage to Be Vulnerable [remix]

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brené Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist ground beneath her own feet. And now it’s inspiring millions to reconsider the way they live and parent.

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On Being

[Unedited] Brené Brown with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brené Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist ground beneath her own feet. And now it’s inspiring millions to reconsider the way they live and parent.

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The Takeaway

The Weekender: Sex After Kids, A Nobel Winner, and Wham-O

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender podcast! 

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The Takeaway

Measles Hit Epicenter of Anti-Vaccine Movement

Friday, January 23, 2015

Over the few years, a number of Southern California parents have decided against vaccinating their children. A new measles outbreak in the area has public health officials concerned. 

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The Takeaway

Web Exclusive: Navigating The Tricky Business of Sex & Parenthood

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WNYC's parenting podcast "The Longest Shortest Time" is launching a series on sex and parenting. Host Hillary Frank chats with Culture Producer Kirsten Meinzer about the series and more.

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New Tech City

9 Things We Learned About Phones From a Teenager

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hint: High school is pretty much how you remember it, but the mean girls don't have to look you in the eyes anymore.

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The Takeaway

Bringing Up Baby: The Push for Paid Parental Leave

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The U.S. is the only developed nation without a federal policy that mandates paid parental leave. President Obama hopes to change that.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Family Leave, Animal Research, and Childhood Poverty

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Takeaway explores a new initiative being pushed by the White House, and two startling new reports on animal research and the wealth gap.

The Longest Shortest Time

Your Parenting Resolutions, 2015

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Turns out parents want to go easier on themselves in 2015. Or, as in our host's case, get more combative with their offspring. Plus, we make a big show announcement!

The Takeaway

The 30 Million-Word Gap Between Rich and Poor Children

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A marked disparity in the vocabularies of children of low-income and high-income parents has been shown to have lasting effects throughout their lives.

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Schoolbook

Parents Issue Cry for Help with Common Core Math Homework

Monday, January 05, 2015

As Common Core math has become a punchline for comedians like Louis C.K., New York City parents who want to help their kids with homework are desperately seeking guidance.
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