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Couple Turns To Crowdfunding To Start A Family

OPB | June 30, 2015

Anthony Szabo and Kirk Shepard are asking people to pitch in to help them pay for a surrogate so they can have a baby.

Oregon Considers Prison Alternatives For Parents

OPB | May 18, 2015

A bill in the Oregon Legislature would set up a pilot program like one in Washington that offers an alternative to prison for some offenders who have children.

Author David Mitchell Discusses Language, Autism, And Mortality

OPB | Oct. 13, 2014

MONDAY: David Mitchell discusses his work, his writing influences, parenting a child who has autism, growing up with a stammer, and the spiritual themes that inform his work.

Parental Responsibility When Kids Gain Access To Guns

OPB | June 17, 2014

TUESDAY: Should parents be held legally responsible when a minor accesses a parent's gun without permission?

What It's Like When Your Spouse Is A War Reporter

OPB | June 09, 2014

MONDAY: Nathan Deuel chronicles his experience as a new dad in the Middle East while his wife, Kelly McEvers, was covering the Arab Spring for NPR.

For Families with Transgender Children, Finding Support Can Be A Challenge

OPB | Nov. 08, 2013

FRIDAY: A Portland organization with a global reach hopes to provide transgender children and their families with advocacy and support.

Vaccinating Children In State Custody

OPB | Nov. 04, 2013

MONDAY: A case before the Oregon Supreme Court challenges whether the state has the right to vaccinate children who are under the state's care because of parental neglect or abuse.

Andrew Solomon On Raising Children With Differences

OPB | Nov. 27, 2012

Andrew Solomon's new book looks at parenting when the apple does fall far from the tree.

Having It All

OPB | Sept. 03, 2012

We'll listen back to two conversations we had earlier this summer reacting to Anne-Marie Slaughter's Atlantic Magazine cover story, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All."


OPB | July 09, 2012

We take a look at the legal and emotional ramifications of having children through a surrogate mother.

Another Take on Having It All

OPB | July 03, 2012

In conversations about women "having it all," the focus is often on moms with high-powered careers. What about women who balance parenting duties with inflexible work schedules?

Having It All

OPB | June 25, 2012

"Why Women Still Can't Have It All," Anne-Marie Slaughter's recent article in The Atlantic, adds a new twist to the ongoing discussion about how to balance work and family life.

Free-Range Parenting

OPB | June 04, 2012

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.

Steroid Lessons

OPB | March 28, 2012

What did the MLB's steroid scandal look like though the eyes of a seven-year-old?

Noncustodial Parenting

OPB | July 07, 2011

We're accustomed to hearing about separated parents battling over custody of their children, but some parents voluntarily give up physical or legal custody because they believe it's in the best interest of their children.

Breast Milk Banking

OPB | June 16, 2011

Experts say that breast milk is best for babies. If a mother cannot provide breast milk, are there safe and comparable options?

Gender-Neutral Parenting

OPB | June 06, 2011

Should your child's gender influence how you raise them?

Rebroadcast: Ethics of Egg Donation

OPB | May 30, 2011

We're bringing back this discussion about egg donation in celebration of the episode's recent Gracie Award win.

The Slow Path to Adulthood

OPB | Jan. 12, 2011

Why are twenty-somethings taking longer to become adults?

Making Economics from Lemonade

OPB | Aug. 06, 2010

What's the purpose of a lemonade stand?