12:26am

Mon April 29, 2013
Shots - Health News

How To Turn Down The Heat On Fiery Family Arguments

Originally published on Tue April 30, 2013 7:54 am

Parents can minimize the negative impact of their arguments on their children using a few simple techniques to calm down.
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All parents are bound to disagree, argue or even raise their voices with each other.

But psychologists say parents can minimize the negative impact of their arguments on their children. It's just a matter of using a few simple techniques to turn down the heat and repair the damage after it's over.

Psychologist Suzanne Phillips at Long Island University says one of the most important things for parents to remember when they're on the verge of a big argument is not to involve the child.

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12:26am

Mon April 29, 2013
Shots - Health News

Shhh, The Kids Can Hear You Arguing (Even When They're Asleep)

Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 5:17 pm

Even during sleep, babies' brains continue to take in and process angry voices.
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For years now, psychologists have been telling couples who yell at one another to stop for the sake of the kids. Such conflict in the home — even when no violence is involved — is associated with a host of negative behavioral and life outcomes for children.

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12:25am

Mon April 29, 2013
All Tech Considered

Blazing The Trail For Female Programmers

Originally published on Tue April 30, 2013 2:35 pm

Sarah Allen works with interns Lori Hsu (left) and Fito von Zastrow at the Blazing Cloud offices in San Francisco.
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This story is part of our series, The Changing Lives of Women.

Sarah Allen has been the only woman on a team of computer programmers a few times in the more than two decades she has worked in the field. Most notably, she led the team — as the lone female programmer — that created Flash video, the dominant technology for streaming video on the Web.

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12:24am

Mon April 29, 2013
Architecture

How One Family Built America's Public Palaces

Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 8:52 am

The elaborately tiled City Hall subway station in New York City — still extant but now closed to the public, alas — used the Guastavino touch to convince wary city dwellers to head underground for a train trip.
Michael Freeman National Buildling Museum

A Washington, D.C., museum wants you to spend some time looking up — to see soaring, vaulted tile ceilings built by a father-son team who left their mark on some of America's most important public spaces.

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12:23am

Mon April 29, 2013
U.S.

Colorado's New Gun Laws Send Businesses Packing

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 6:11 am

Workers assemble 30-round capacity magazines at the Magpul Industries plant in Erie, Colo. The company, which employs 200 people, says it plans to move its entire operation out of the state.
Brennan Linsley AP

Colorado responded to the mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., by passing new gun control measures last month. That's not sitting well with several gun-related businesses in the Centennial State, where four companies have announced plans to relocate all or some of their operations.

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12:00am

Mon April 29, 2013
Youth mentoring

Today on Your Call: What is the value of youth mentoring programs?

On today's Your Call we’ll rebroadcast a conversation we had about youth mentorship programs.  Mentors can offer anything from academic encouragement to help dealing with life’s challenges.  And these relationships have the powerful ability to help people cross social boundaries. If you’ve been a mentor or a mentee, how did it change you?  What mentoring programs would you recommend to others?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.

Guests:

Theresa Jahangir, a mentor for a 5th grade student with Mentoring for Success

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8:21pm

Sun April 28, 2013
Minds Over Matter April 28, 2013

Minds Over Matter April 28, 2013

Tonight's panel include Dana Rodriguez, Joshua Kosman, and Pauline Tajchman.

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2:18pm

Sun April 28, 2013
U.S.

Teen Sexual Assault: Where Does The Conversation Start?

Originally published on Tue October 29, 2013 3:59 pm

The narrative has become all too familiar: accusations of sexual assault, followed by bullying of the victims on social media.

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2:09pm

Sun April 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Janos Starker, A Master Of The Cello, Dies At 88

Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 7:24 am

Hungarian-born American cellist Janos Starker died Sunday at 88. Starker's career included more than 165 recordings, as well as decades of teaching.
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Cellist Janos Starker has died at 88, ending a life and career that saw him renowned for his skills as a soloist, his prodigious work with orchestras, and his commitment to teaching. Starker was born in Budapest in 1924; his path to becoming an international star included surviving life in a Nazi labor camp.

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1:27pm

Sun April 28, 2013
Media

Anti-Drug PSAs: Do They Work?

Originally published on Sun April 28, 2013 3:38 pm

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