Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
By Gwynne Hogan
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.
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Though it might be a bit outdated, the old saying goes: "Behind every successful man, there's a great woman."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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
By Beth Fertig
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.
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.