17-36 Segment 1: Bobby Kennedy’s Legacy

 

Although he never became president, Bobby Kennedy spearheaded a great deal of change in America with his work in civil rights, crime fighting and by combatting corruption. Our guest remembers this icon and talks about his more personal side, how he helped his brother John become president, and how his legacy inspires liberals and conservatives to this day.

Guest:

  • Larry Tye, author of Bobby Kennedy: The making of a liberal icon

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17-36 Segment 2: The Perils of Over-parenting

 

Parents want what’s best for their kids. But sometimes, they can take it too far. We talk to two experts about “over-parenting,” the tendency to demand your child earn straight A’s, work to be a sports star, and find the time to work a part-time job and how to fix it.

Guest:

  • Carl Honoré, author of Under Pressure: Putting the child back in childhood
  • Terri Khonsari, author of Raising a Superstar: Simple strategies to bring out the brilliance in every child

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Culture Crash 17-36: Reading Non-Fiction

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It’s often tempting to stay in the more comfortable waters of fiction novels. We know the pacing and the storytelling style. But non-fiction books have a lot to offer when we give them a try.

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