family http://kuow.org en Program Seeks To Help Men Be Good Fathers http://kuow.org/post/program-seeks-help-men-be-good-fathers Sunday is Father&#8217;s Day, and there are many men who are now fathers who did not have a dad when they were growing up &#8212; someone who might be a role model, and teach them right from wrong.<p>In Milwaukee, one organization is working to help dads strengthen their relationships with their kids, even after the family has broken apart.<p>From the <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now</a></em> Contributors Network, <strong>Erin Toner</strong> of WUWM reports.<p><ul> <li><a href="http://wuwm.com/post/milwaukee-men-get-skilled-fatherhood" target="_blank">Read more on this stor Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:28:38 +0000 editor 36354 at http://kuow.org Program Seeks To Help Men Be Good Fathers Caring For Aging Parents? Ask Questions Early And Often http://kuow.org/post/caring-aging-parents-ask-questions-early-and-often <p>Steve Scher talks with Norma Rosenthal and Toby Donner about the joys and pitfalls of caring for aging parents. They share their own experiences on the blog "<a href="http://girlfriendswithagingparents">Girlfriends With Aging Parents." Tue, 27 May 2014 22:29:57 +0000 Steve Scher 35287 at http://kuow.org Caring For Aging Parents? Ask Questions Early And Often After A Shocking Loss, Finding Healing By Teaching Others http://kuow.org/post/after-shocking-loss-finding-healing-teaching-others Ayodeji Ogunniyi was a pre-med student when his father was murdered by three young men. So Ogunniyi decided that becoming a teacher, not a doctor, would help ensure his father's death was not in vain. (This <em>StoryCorps</em> interview initially aired Oct. 30, 2011 on <em>Weekend Edition Sunday.</em>) <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:16:24 +0000 NPR Staff 33308 at http://kuow.org After A Shocking Loss, Finding Healing By Teaching Others For Darrington And Oso, A Long Road Back To Normal http://kuow.org/post/darrington-and-oso-long-road-back-normal <p>The shock is wearing off in Darrington and Oso.</p><p>Nearly a month after the devastating mudslide destroyed a neighborhood and wiped out the highway between the two towns, people are trying to find a "new normal" in a place where nothing will be the same again. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:36:39 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 32776 at http://kuow.org For Darrington And Oso, A Long Road Back To Normal Behind The Hunger Strike At Tacoma’s Immigration Lockup http://kuow.org/post/behind-hunger-strike-tacoma-s-immigration-lockup <p>A steady protest has hung over an immigration lockup in Tacoma for more than a month.</p><p>In March, hundreds of detainees went on hunger strike. Outside the gates, families and supporters have gathered daily, waving signs that read “No More Deportations.”</p><p>A large crowd is expected outside the facility again this Saturday, as part of a national campaign. The protest has grown out of frustration about an impasse on immigration reform as detainees fight to avoid deportation and separation from their families.</p><p><strong>‘I Wouldn’t Be Another Number’</strong></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:25:05 +0000 Liz Jones 31889 at http://kuow.org Behind The Hunger Strike At Tacoma’s Immigration Lockup Is Romance An Option When Your Spouse Has Alzheimer's Disease? http://kuow.org/post/romance-option-when-your-spouse-has-alzheimers-disease The baby boomer generation is beginning to confront Alzheimer&#8217;s disease, and for some people that may mean losing a spouse to a disease that robs them of their memory and ultimately their identity.<p>What happens when your partner is no longer the person you knew &#8212; but someone you may care for at home, or who may be institutionalized &#8212; can you begin to date other people? Should you look for another companion even though your spouse is still alive?<p><strong>Jim Garrett </strong>confronted this complex situation when his wife developed the disease. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:04:47 +0000 editor 31350 at http://kuow.org Is Romance An Option When Your Spouse Has Alzheimer's Disease? Not Enough Hours In The Day? We All Feel A Little 'Overwhelmed' http://kuow.org/post/not-enough-hours-day-we-all-feel-little-overwhelmed Sometimes there just isn't enough time to get it all done. <em>Washington Post</em> journalist Brigid Schulte has certainly felt that way. "I was working all the time and yet never very good at what I was doing," she tells NPR's David Greene. " ... I felt all this pressure that I was a working mom and so I was always so guilty, and I didn't want to ruin their childhood. So I was up at 2 in the morning to bake cupcakes for the Valentine's party."<p>Schulte consulted a sociologist who studies how people use their time. "I will show you where your leisure is," he told her. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:53:52 +0000 NPR Staff 30262 at http://kuow.org Not Enough Hours In The Day? We All Feel A Little 'Overwhelmed' Tic Talk: A Young Boy Unloads His Thoughts About Living With Tourette Syndrome http://kuow.org/post/tic-talk-young-boy-unloads-his-thoughts-about-living-tourette-syndrome <p>Spencer is a normal nine-year-old boy, except for one thing: he has Tourette syndrome. His mother and father, Hayley and Richard, have been searching desperately for answers as his twitching and inappropriate yelling continue to increase.<br><br>For the sake of Spencer and his little brother, Lewis, they try to keep family life normal. This is their story.<em> </em></p><p><em>Warning: contains strong language.</em> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 23:12:47 +0000 Cristina Parry 20590 at http://kuow.org Tic Talk: A Young Boy Unloads His Thoughts About Living With Tourette Syndrome Does Fewer Kids Mean Less Kid Friendly? Raising Children In Jet City http://kuow.org/post/does-fewer-kids-mean-less-kid-friendly-raising-children-jet-city <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle has one of the lowest populations of children in the United States. What does it mean when a city goes from a playground for kids to a playground for the rich? Ross Reynolds talks with Ali </span>Modarres,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">professor of urban geography at California State University and co-author of a new report on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.city-journal.org/2013/23_3_childless-cities.html">Childless City</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;And l</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">isteners answer the questions: Do you think is a bad place to raise kids? Did you leave the city to raise your kids in Shoreline or Bellevue?&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:46:17 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 18482 at http://kuow.org Does Fewer Kids Mean Less Kid Friendly? Raising Children In Jet City Kenneth Bae's Family: "Don't Forget This American" http://kuow.org/post/kenneth-baes-family-dont-forget-american <p></p><p>Kenneth Bae, an American man from Lynnwood, Wash., has spent more than nine months imprisoned in North Korea. That’s longer than any other American recently held there. Bae’s family members say their frustration and worries grow as each day passes. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:51:30 +0000 Liz Jones 18097 at http://kuow.org Kenneth Bae's Family: "Don't Forget This American" Is Your Family Growing Mold? http://kuow.org/post/your-family-growing-mold <p>Siblings: the most common adversaries since the beginning of time. From Cain and Abel all the way up to today's hosts, Rachel Lam and Amina Ibrahim, and their siblings. Bickering is a skill perfected in the sister-brother business, yet underneath all the fighting is a permanent foundation of love.</p><p>Rachel and Amina explore complicated sibling dynamics through the streets of Fremont, their own sisters and brothers, and fellow RadioActivian Maddie Ewbank's young cousins.</p><p>Warning: this podcast may dredge up half-buried battles and prickly memories. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:41:08 +0000 Amina Ibrahim & Rachel Lam & Madeline Ewbank 17831 at http://kuow.org Is Your Family Growing Mold? Good Income In Seattle, The Staying Power Of LEGO, And Greendays http://kuow.org/post/good-income-seattle-staying-power-lego-and-greendays <p><strong>What Families Need to Get By in Seattle</strong><br>A new study by the Economic Policy Institute says that a family of four in Seattle needs at least $70,000 a year to maintain what they call a “modest lifestyle.” What does that look like? We talk with John Burbank of the Economic Opportunity Institute.</p><p><strong>The Staying Power Of LEGO</strong><br>Those colorful little plastic LEGO bricks were first invented in 1958. Fifty-five years later, LEGO is still profitable and growing. But&nbsp;10 years ago, the company nearly went bankrupt. What turned LEGO around? What can businesses learn from LEGO’s example? We talk with David C. Robertson, author of “Brick by Brick: How Lego Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry.”<br><br><strong>Greendays Gardening</strong><br>Our expert gardening panel knows flowers, native plants and vegetables. Have a question? They offer guidance for your garden every Tuesday. Email your question to <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org?subject=Greendays%20Question%207%2F9"><em>Weekday</em></a>. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Amina Al-Sadi 16316 at http://kuow.org Good Income In Seattle, The Staying Power Of LEGO, And Greendays Living To 100 http://kuow.org/post/living-100 <p><a href="http://soniaarrison.com/">Futurist Sonia Arrison</a> believes the first person to live to 150 years has already been born. What will the rapidly evolving improvements in medicine and life extension mean for us, our society and the earth? What will living longer mean for careers, family and faith? Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:58:00 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11934 at http://kuow.org Living To 100 Lies Your Parents Told You http://kuow.org/post/lies-your-parents-told-you <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Don’t run with scissors! If you keep making that face, it will get stuck like that. We had to take your dog to a ranch so it could have room to run.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you ever hear any of those lines from your parents? A recent study published in the Journal of Psychology found that 84 percent of parents in the US lie to their children. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ross Reynolds gathered stories from listeners and local Jeopardy champion and author, Ken Jennings.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 8101 at http://kuow.org Lies Your Parents Told You Military Marriage Endures Despite Multiple Deployments http://kuow.org/post/military-marriage-endures-despite-multiple-deployments <p></p><p>Love is a popular theme today and for retailers, it's a cash cow of hearts and roses. But relationships that endure take work. For the Silsby family of Lacey the secret is weathering change. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:55:27 +0000 Patricia Murphy 8222 at http://kuow.org Military Marriage Endures Despite Multiple Deployments