The State of Things
11:48 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Donating A Family

Rick Dillwood filming the Downey-Piper family
Credit Rick Dillwood

"Between Friends & Family".

When filmmaker Rick Dillwood agreed to donate sperm to his neighbors, he hardly knew them. Mel and Carey Downey-Piper had been seeking a known donor but not a good friend. However, after many months of celebration and hardship, the three became very close. Dillwood recorded their journey in a documentary called "Between Friends & Family".


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The State of Things
12:24 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Author Explores The Depths Of Mother-Son Relationships Through Fiction

The Deepest Secret
Credit / Random House


Buckley explores this relationship and the lengths a mother will go to in order to protect her son in her newest novel, The Deepest Secret (Random House; 2014). Host Frank Stasio talks with Buckley about the mother-son relationship and her writing.

The State of Things
10:02 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Kids These Days

Drew Perry's new book Kids These Days looks at the anxieties of parenthood.
Credit Algonquin

Drew Perry talks about his new book, "Kids These Days"


When North Carolina author Drew Perry and his wife were having conversations about having children, he was utterly terrified. 

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Business & Economy
1:17 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

'Tag-Team' Parents Better Than 9 To 5 Parents

NC State researchers take a closer look at the down side of having two "9 to 5" working parents.

“Tag-Team” parenting with non-traditional work schedules can be best for raising teenagers, according to new research out of North Carolina State University.

Joshua Hendrix is a doctoral student in Sociology at NC State and lead author of the article "Parental Nonstandard Work, Family Processes and Delinquency During Adolescence," published online in the Journal of Family Issues.

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