children http://wamc.org en "Burning Down The House: The End Of Juvenile Prison" By Nell Bernstein http://wamc.org/post/burning-down-house-end-juvenile-prison-nell-bernstein <p></p><p>One in three American children will be arrested by the time they are twenty-three, and many will spend time locked inside horrific detention centers that defy everything we know about how to rehabilitate young offenders.</p><p>In a clear-eyed indictment of the juvenile justice system run amok, award-winning journalist <a href="http://www.nellbernstein.com/">Nell Bernstein</a> shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The very act of isolation denies delinquent children the thing that is most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95288 at http://wamc.org "Burning Down The House: The End Of Juvenile Prison" By Nell Bernstein Clea Newman And SeriousFun Children's Network Camps http://wamc.org/post/clea-newman-and-seriousfun-childrens-network-camps <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.doublehranch.org/">The Double H Ranch/SeriousFun Camp</a>, co-founded by Charles R. Wood and Paul Newman, provides specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses.</p><p>Paul Newman's youngest daughter, Clea Newman, joined SeriousFun Children's Network as a Senior Director of External Affairs in January 2013, where she works as part of the advancement team to raise money to support SeriousFun Camps and Programs around the world. She also serves as a spokesperson for the organization.</p><p>Clean Newman joined us to talk about the <a href="http://www.doublehranch.org/events-listing/">SeriousFun's 23rd Annual Gala</a>, taking place tonight at 5pm at <a href="https://www.sixflags.com/greatescape">The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom</a>.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 93611 at http://wamc.org Clea Newman And SeriousFun Children's Network Camps "The Myth Of The Spoiled Child" By Alfie Kohn http://wamc.org/post/myth-spoiled-child-alfie-kohn <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Parents are accused of being both permissive and overprotective, unwilling to set limits and afraid to let their kids fail. Young people, meanwhile, are routinely described as entitled and narcissistic...among other unflattering adjectives.</p><p>In <em>The Myth of the Spoiled Child</em>, <a href="http://www.alfiekohn.org/index.php">Alfie Kohn</a> systematically debunks these beliefs--not only challenging erroneous factual claims but also exposing the troubling ideology that underlies them. Complaints about pushover parents and coddled kids are hardly new, he shows, and there is no evidence that either phenomenon is especially widespread today--let alone more common than in previous generations.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90816 at http://wamc.org "The Myth Of The Spoiled Child" By Alfie Kohn "The Madwoman In The Volvo" By Sandra Tsing Loh http://wamc.org/post/madwoman-volvo-sandra-tsing-loh <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In her new memoir, <em>The Madwoman in the Volvo</em>, writer and performer <a href="http://members.authorsguild.net/sandratloh/">Sandra Tsing Loh</a> tells the story of her personal roller coaster of menopause. It includes an affair with a married man, the explosion of her marriage, and the pressure of keeping her daughters off of Facebook while managing the legal and marital hijinks of her eighty-nine-year-old dad. 
 
</p><p>Surprisingly, deeper research into the biological science of menopause suggests that this is all normal. Loh deduces that this midlife “madness” is less about menopause than about the madness of the world: trying to maintain appearances during an epic hormonal (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual) change.</p><p>Sandra Tsing Loh is a contributing editor to <em>The Atlantic</em> and the author of five previous books. She is a regular commentator on NPR’s <em>Morning Edition</em> and PRI’s <em>This American Life</em> and has performed two solo shows off-Broadway.</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90208 at http://wamc.org "The Madwoman In The Volvo" By Sandra Tsing Loh For Goodness Bake Sale To Benefit Kids R Kids http://wamc.org/post/goodness-bake-sale-benefit-kids-r-kids <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.kidsrkidsfeeding.org/home.aspx">Kids R Kids</a> is a Beacon based, volunteer run program that works to reduce childhood hunger by providing free, nourishing summer lunches to children in need. In 2013, Kids R Kids provided over 61,000 summer meals in Dutchess County.</p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/789793181034398/">For Goodness Bake</a> is a bake sale to raise funds and awareness for the Kids R Kids Feeding Program – taking place this Saturday, May 10th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the park on the corner of Main Street and Cross Street in Beacon, NY.</p><p>Some of the Hudson Valley’s most celebrated amateur and professional bakers and confectioners are donating their time and talents to the bake sale.</p><p>Here to tell us more are Kristen Cronin and Tara Tornello, co-planners of For Goodness Bake, and Jackie Bucelot-Mills, the Executive Director of the Kids R Kids Feeding Program.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89793 at http://wamc.org For Goodness Bake Sale To Benefit Kids R Kids Listener Essay - Folding Laundry http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-folding-laundry <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Pamela Ethington is a writer who divides her time between Syracuse, where her home is, and Woodstock, N.Y., where her heart is. Her work has been published in New Millenium Writings. She is a student of author Martha Frankel in Woodstock.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:25:00 +0000 Pamela Ethington 87353 at http://wamc.org Listener Essay - Folding Laundry "Far From The Tree: Parents, Children And The Search For Identity" By Andrew Solomon http://wamc.org/post/far-tree-parents-children-and-search-identity-andrew-solomon <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><a href="http://andrewsolomon.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Andrew Solomon</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s book on parents, children and the bond between them and the cases of extreme difference - was published to ecstatic acclaim last year - landing on best-seller lists across the country, and "Best of" lists from <em>The New York Times</em>, <em>Amazon</em>, <em>The Economist </em>and more.</span></p><p>The book has now been released in paperback. Solomon opens <em>Far From the Tree</em> with an autobiographical chapter detailing his experience as a gay son of heterosexual parents. At the time of his youth, homosexuality was considered an illness and a crime. The book is about the struggle for those who are different and their need to find their own identity.</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78953 at http://wamc.org "Far From The Tree: Parents, Children And The Search For Identity" By Andrew Solomon Ideas Matter: MASS Humanities' Family Adventures in Reading http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-mass-humanities-family-adventures-reading <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We are very happy to continue our new regular feature on The Roundtable, entitled – </span><a href="http://www.wamc.org/term/ideas-matter" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.</span></p><p>This morning we spotlight <a href="http://www.masshumanities.org/">MASS Humanities</a> and their <a href="http://www.masshumanities.org/family_adventures">Family Adventures in Reading</a> program. The idea is to explore diversity, knowing about the world; children responding to humanities themes through literature and illustration. The program emphasizes&nbsp;the importance of adult-child interaction with reading and conversation.</p><p>To discuss, we welcome, <a href="http://www.maryjomaichack.com/">Mary Jo Maichack</a> - a national award-winning singer, storyteller and creative teaching artist; and Hayley Wood - a Senior program Officer at Mass Humanities. She is the editor of Mass Humanities' blog, <em>The Public Humanist</em> and she manages Family Adventures in Reading.</p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 73025 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: MASS Humanities' Family Adventures in Reading "Real Talk for Real Teachers" by Rafe Esquith http://wamc.org/post/real-talk-real-teachers-rafe-esquith <p><em>&nbsp; **Audio to come**</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>According to our next guest: public education is in a crisis. Rafe Esquith believes new teachers are quickly turning to alternative career paths and seasoned teachers are burning out after years of dedicated work. He says this comes from increasing pressure from policy-makers and administrators, budget cuts to already underfunded programs, unreliable teacher evaluations, mandated testing, and a myriad of other burdens.</p><p>Rafe Esquith, one of America’s most celebrated educators provides an antidote to the problem with his new book: <em>Real Talk for Real Teachers</em>, which he says cuts through the distractions and helps educators focus on what is truly important: TEACHING.</p><p>Rafe Esquith has taught at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles for more than twenty-five years. He is the only teacher to have been awarded the president’s National Medal of the Arts.</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69485 at http://wamc.org "Real Talk for Real Teachers" by Rafe Esquith Ann M. Martin http://wamc.org/post/ann-m-martin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.scholastic.com/annmartin/">Ann M. Martin</a> is the author of the iconic and beloved <em>The Baby-Sitters Club</em> series which has sold over 176 million copies and inspired a generation of young readers. Her acclaimed novels include <em>Belle Teal</em>, the Newbery Honor book <em>A Corner of the Universe</em>, <em>Here Today</em>, <em>A Dog’s Life</em>, and <em>On Christmas Eve</em>.</p><p><a href="http://www.scholastic.com/familytree/"><em>Family Tree</em></a>, is her new quartet, which brings the past and the present together one girlhood at a time, and shows readers the way a family grows.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64840 at http://wamc.org Ann M. Martin