Tagged: Kids

Summer Food Program Helps Bridge A Gap

OPB |Aug. 19, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: We're live from Peninsula Park in Portland, one of the 600 sites in Oregon where kids from 1-18 can get a free lunch in the summertime.

Can Playing With Barbies Limit Girls' Career Choices?

OPB |June 24, 2014 12:40 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll explore new research that shows playing with Barbies could affect the jobs girls think they can do in the future.

Searching For Support For Gay Kids And Their Families

OPB |June 18, 2014 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk to a Portland mom who looked for support when her 8-year-old daughter came out as gay — and couldn't find it.

Circumcision Decisions

Aug. 30, 2012 12:30 p.m.

A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics has reignited the debate over whether or not boys should be circumcised.

Terri Horman Civil Suit

Aug. 17, 2012 12:30 p.m.

Kyron Horman's mother is suing his stepmother in civil court over her son's 2010 disappearance.

Conversation with a Convicted Child Molester

June 12, 2012 9:30 a.m.

The CDC estimates that one in three girls and one in six boys are sexually abused. That means there are a lot of offenders out there. Can they be rehabilitated?

Free-Range Parenting

June 04, 2012 9:20 a.m.

Are you a free-range parent? We'll find out what the term means and explore how this kind of parenting plays out in families around the region.

Kids as Curators

May 29, 2012 9:06 a.m.

A group of fourth and fifth graders in Bend just spent the past year creating a High Desert Museum exhibit based on their cultural and family histories.

Closing the Young Women's Academy?

April 23, 2012 9:15 a.m.

A group of passionate parents says closing the state's only all-girls public school would be a big mistake.

School Cuts in Beaverton

April 23, 2012 9:06 a.m.

A budget proposal in the Beaverton School District would eliminate 344 jobs as part of an effort to make up a $37 million shortfall.

Wildwood

Dec. 26, 2011 9:06 a.m.

We begin this week with a rebroadcast of one of our favorite interviews of the year: Colin Meloy (of the Decemberists) and his wife, Carson Ellis, talking about their new book Wildwood with an enthusiastic group of grade-schoolers.

Wildwood Book Club

Nov. 25, 2011 9:06 a.m.

Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis take questions from 50 of their biggest fans — ages six to 16 — about their new book Wildwood at The Literary Arts Center.

Kids in Crisis

April 27, 2011 9:30 a.m.

The recent disappearance of one Portland teen and the shooting death of another have shaken some of the city's youth. What's the best way to help kids deal with trauma such as the death of a peer?

Family Bonds Behind Bars

Aug. 09, 2010 9 a.m.

Should mothers of babies and toddlers be allowed to raise their young children in prison?

Human Trafficking

Aug. 04, 2010 9 a.m.

What's being done about underage sex trafficking in Oregon?

Covering Kyron

July 07, 2010 9 a.m.

What are the considerations that go into covering a highly charged and highly emotional story like the disappearance of 7-year-old Kyron Horman?

Searching for Kyron Horman

June 14, 2010 9 a.m.

What have we learned from the disappearance of a Portland second-grader?

How Much Media is Too Much?

April 09, 2010 9 a.m.

How does the time kids spend with various electronic media impact their lives?

Weighty Issue

Nov. 19, 2008 midnight

Who is ultimately responsible for curbing childhood obesity?

Summer Struggles

July 10, 2008 midnight

How do low-income families deal with the unique challenges that summer presents?

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