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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

Pushing Back Against Common Core

Monday, March 16, 2015

Students, parents and teachers are anxious as schools around the country embark on a new set of standardized tests as part of the Common Core standards.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Paternity-Leave Stigma

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Women who take extended maternity leave after the birth of a child often see lower pay and fewer promotions down the line. Turns out, the same is true for dads who take paternity leave.

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Schoolbook

Disgruntled Brooklyn Parents Want to Know: Do You Hate the Middle School Search as Much as They Do?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

 "Probably the most stressful parenting endeavor I have yet encountered." That's what one parent said in a survey of District 15 parents about the search for a middle school.
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Features

ICYMT: The Week's Most Popular Stories

Friday, October 10, 2014

WNYC
We looked at Somali piracy from the pirates’ perspective. Anthony Weiner is really picky about his bagels. Generation X was angsty. Here are the week's top stories, all in one playlist.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

There's Nothing Gross about Eating Your Kids' Chewed-up Meatloaf

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful, and Hillary Frank, host of The Longest Shortest Time, discuss how to eat well  or try to — while parenting. Plus, Leonard declares a winner in Hillary & Dan's great graham cracker debate.

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Schoolbook

De Blasio Promises Smoother Path for Special Needs Parents

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pressure from families and state lawmakers has led the mayor to promise to change the way the city refunds special-needs families who send their children to private and parochial programs. 

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Features

Preview: What Death and Divorce Taught Jane Fonda

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WNYC

Her mother committed suicide when she was 12 years old, and in this preview of next week's episode, Jane Fonda says it took fifty years and three marriages and divorces before she finally felt whole.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cartoonist Roz Chast on Caring for Her Ageing Parents

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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The Takeaway

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Mom Explains How to Raise a Brilliant Child

Friday, May 09, 2014

Though it might be a bit outdated, the old saying goes: "Behind every successful man, there's a great woman." In the case of astrophysicist, author, radio and television host Neil deGrasse Tyson, that great woman would be his mother, Sunchita Tyson.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Feeling Overwhelmed?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Brigid Schulte, a staff writer for The Washington Post, wonders: Are our brains, our partners, our culture, and our bosses making it impossible for us to experience anything but “contaminated time”? In Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time she looks at the stresses that have eroded our leisure time and tries to find ways to put the pieces of our over-scheduled lives back together. Schulte speaks to neuroscientists, sociologists, and hundreds of working parents to tease out the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed, seeking insights, answers, and inspiration.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Modest Proposal: Tax the Childless

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Slate's Reihan Salam says he's come to the "reluctant conclusion" that childless Americans (like himself) should pay higher taxes in order to subsidize working parents. Tell us if you agree — or think he's nuts.

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Schoolbook

Opinion: Charter School Battles Leave Parents Used and Confused

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A public school dad who has fought to keep his son's charter school open argues for a little more nuance when leaders lock horns on education issues.

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Strangers

Liz Fletcher: Little Orphan Edie, a Valentine’s Story

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A tale of true love spanning four decades, two countries, and classic racial divides... - Get the full story here.

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Soundcheck

Introducing New Music To Your Parents: Listeners' Picks; Glenn Kotche Meets Michael Anthony; Rubblebucket

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In this episode: Thanksgiving is just one day away, and that means that it's the perfect time to introduce your parents to some new music. We hear from some of our listeners about their attempts at doing just that -- and we also listen to some voicemails that we received about the New York City nightclub Area, which we talked about in our Vanished Venues series earlier this week. 

Plus: Find out what happens when James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Anthony of New York’s Gramercy Tavern and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche meet for the first time on Soundcheck.

And: The infectiously fun electro-Afrofunk pop band Rubblebucket performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Parents And New Music: Paul Ford

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

We continue our series about introducing your parents to new music with Paul Ford, the Brooklyn-based writer who joins us occasionally on Soundcheck. Plus, host John Schaefer shares his thoughts about the music his daughters have introduced him to. 

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Soundcheck

Introducing New Music To Your Parents; Vanished Venues: Area; The Devil Makes Three

Monday, November 25, 2013

In this episode: Comedian Rob Delaney joins Soundcheck to kick off a three-day look at the risks and rewards of introducing your parents to new music, particularly over the holidays.

Then, Vanished Venues, Soundcheck's occasional series on now-defunct New York nightclubs, looks at Area, the downtown venue known for theme nights, unusual invitations and, of course, celebrities from 1983-1987.

And, the fiendishly talented band The Devil Makes Three brings its infernal blend of bluegrass sound, punk attitude, and groovy improvising to our studio for a return performance.

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Schoolbook

Parent Input and Schools: Where the Candidates Stand

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Parent empowerment has become a hot topic in this year's mayoral campaign, with both Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota promising parents they would have a bigger say in decisions surrounding the public schools. Specific plans? Not so much.

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Schoolbook

Public vs. Private: Parents Grapple with School Choices

Monday, September 09, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show opened the phones to parents who decided this year (or in recent years) between public and private school. Callers shared the ethical and financial struggles underpinning their choices. Take a listen. Share your thoughts.

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Schoolbook

Cheesecake Lessons for Schools

Thursday, July 18, 2013

In our latest Viewpoint, a father active in the New York City public school system likens the schools to the restaurant chain Cheesecake Factory which, he says, can teach us a lot about how to improve the schools.

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