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Radio Rookies

Father's Day from Radio Rookies: Trying to Do it Right and Not Repeat a Father's Mistakes

Friday, June 13, 2014

When people think about teen parents, they usually picture a young mom. But what about the dads?

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The Takeaway

A Teen Dad's Struggle to Become a Better Father

Friday, June 13, 2014

Marvin Ramos is a teenage dad from a family of young fathers. He says that not having a father left him without a good role model when the time came for him to be a parent.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Where Did All the Teen Pregnancies Go?

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Teen pregnancies in New York City have plummeted 27 percent in the past 10 years. Thomas Farley, commissioner of the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, explains why on the Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Takeaway

Teen Pregnancies On the Decline

Thursday, December 15, 2011

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that fewer teenage girls are becoming mothers. The birth rate for American teenagers between ages 15 to 19 has fallen 6 percent, according to the most recent data. This is the lowest since record-keeping began.

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The Takeaway

New Book Takes on Teens and the Culture of Sex

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Sociologist Amy Schalet was born in the United States, but she grew up in the Netherlands. When she returned to U.S. for college, she was surprised to learn that most of her American-reared peers had never discussed sex with their parents. Most of her Dutch friends had open, long-running discussions with their parents on the topic. This discovery shaped Professor Schalet's research through graduate school and beyond. She's published her findings in a new book, "Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens and the Culture of Sex."  

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The Takeaway

Education Week: One Public School's Experiences in Detroit

Friday, September 02, 2011

The Takeaway has been focusing on education this week, as students have been heading back to school across the country. Today, a look at one school, Detroit's Catherine Ferguson Academy. With a $327 million deficit and huge cuts in funding and employment, the public school system in Detroit has entered worrisome times. Catherine Ferguson Academy, a unique school that caters specifically to young mothers and pregnant teenagers, was almost closed as a result of the deficit, but students, teachers, politicians, and advocates rallied to save it.

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