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The Leonard Lopate Show

Lois Lowry's Son

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Lois Lowry, whose book The Giver won a Newbery Medal, talks about her latest novel, Son. A new hero emerges in this series finale, the long-awaited conclusion to Lowry’s epic tale culminates in a final clash between good and evil.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Twenty-Somethings

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Meg Jay, clinical psychologist, assistant clinical professor at the University of Virginia, and author of The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now, talks about young adults in their twenties and the opportunities and challenges they face. 

→ Texting Project: Text LIVE to 30644 – that’s LIVE to 30644 to answer a few questions about marriage, living together, and life in your 20s. That’s the subject of our conversation at 11:40. Standard message rates apply, of course.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date Podcast: 'Young Adult'

Friday, January 06, 2012

You can always go home — but it probably won't be the same. In 'Young Adult' Charlize Theron plays Mavis Gary, the ghost author of a series of teen books who decides to return to her small home town of Mercury, Minnesota. But when she finds out the man she was looking for is married, she acts on her petulant impulses and tries to steal him away for his domestic bliss. Takeaway Movie Date podcasters Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer tell us what is so endearing about this character, with all her flaws. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jesse Browner’s Everything Happens Today

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Jesse Browner talks about his novel Everything Happens Today, about a single day in the life of Wes, a 17-year-old who lives in Greenwich Village and attends Manhattan’s Dalton School.

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The Takeaway

Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on America's Lost Decade

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

We're all witnessing a historical moment in the Middle East, as Libya prepares for the end of Moammar Gadhafi’s rule. And while the revolution that has taken six months to occur is in many ways remarkable, Americans may also be in the midst of our own, quieter moment in history: a lost decade. The recession has made it so that young people in particular are having a very difficult time beginning their careers, starting families and buying homes — so they're delaying doing those things. The unemployment rate is hovering at 9.1 percent, and for people between the ages of 16 and 19, it was 25 percent in July. For those ages 20-24, it was 14.6 percent.

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The Takeaway

Japan's Tragedy May Transform a Generation of New Workers

Friday, April 01, 2011

April 1st is the traditional "entrance day" for classes of new employees in Japan. It's a time when hundreds of thousands of recent college graduates would have just finished their first day at work, a day full of official ceremonies and welcome parties. However, as the country struggles to cope with multiple recent crises, Japan's newest workers face an uncertain future.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Listener Suggestions: Young Adult Reading List

Thursday, August 26, 2010

As part of the Brian Lehrer Show's August weekly series, Book Futures, on the future of the publishing industry with Michael Cader, founder of Publishers Marketplace and Publishers Lunch, we asked you to help us make a reading list for young adults. Here are your suggestions!

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Features

`Mockingjay' Receives Midnight Launch at NYC Store

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Author Suzanne Collins, her gentle smile and soft features framed by waves of blond hair, looked out upon hundreds of fans crowded into the Books of Wonder store in Manhattan and unveiled the most anticipated young adult novel of the summer, "Mockingjay."

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Ned Vizzini

Friday, October 29, 2004

While still in high school, Ned Vizzini began publishing his essays in a weekly New York newspaper. Now in his early 20’s, Vizzini has two books under his belt. His novel, Be More Chill, is about a tiny computer teens can swallow that teaches them how to be ...

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