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The Brian Lehrer Show

Can You Do Middle School Math?

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Math homework has both children and parents frustrated as the common core brings about changes in math instruction. We take a look at some sample questions and see if we can solve them.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Adolescence Is Like Driving a Sports Car with Bad Brakes

Friday, November 28, 2014

The teenage brain is like a car with a "great accelerator but bad brakes," says psychologist Dr. Laurence Steinberg, and we need to change the way we teach and parent teens.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Do Kids Sext and Is It a Crime?

Friday, October 24, 2014

For this week's Please Explain, Atlantic editor Hanna Rosin discusses teen sexting, the pervasive trend of sending naked pictures of themselves and their peers on their cell phones.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Adolescence Is a Minefield

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The teenage brain is like a car with a "great accelerator but bad brakes," says psychologist Dr. Laurence Steinberg, and we need to change the way we teach and parent teens.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How'd The First Day of Pre-K Go?

Friday, September 05, 2014

The first day of school started yesterday for public school and pre-k students. Today we talk about how it is going and parents tell us their thoughts on the new school year so far.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What's Going on Inside the Toddler Brain

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A child psychologist explains why what happens between ages two and five shapes the kind of adults we become.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Short History of Decay

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Michael Maren talks about writing and directing “A Short History of Decay,” along with Bryan Greenberg and Harris Yulin, who star in the film. It is based on Maren's personal family story. Greenberg plays Nathan Fisher, a 30-something Brooklyn writer whose career is stalled. When his father falls, he plans a quick visit to his parents that turns into an extended stay during which he discovers that his aging parents are actually in much better control of their lives than he is. "A Short History of Decay" opens May 16 at the Village East Cinema.

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New Jersey News

NJ Court: Infertile Men, Women Not the Same

Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Jersey's Supreme Court upheld a law Wednesday that critics say discriminates against infertile women — ruling that a woman uses a surrogate to give birth with someone else’s eggs cannot be considered the mother unless she adopts the child.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Great Expectations

Sunday, June 10, 2012

We have three stories to offer on this program that center around the theme of parental expectations, two by outstanding American short story writers, and one by a leading figure in the new generation of Israeli writers.

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Radio Rookies

In Your Face Parents

Friday, February 22, 2002

Heidi Choe's parents pay attention to her -- A LOT of attention. She thinks in-your-face parenting can be overdone.

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