Parenting http://publicradiotulsa.org en In "Reluctant Minivan," Poet Quraysh Ali Lansana Explores Fatherhood, Mentorhood, and Related Themes http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/reluctant-minivan-poet-quraysh-ali-lansana-explores-fatherhood-mentorhood-and-related-themes <p>Today, we welcome Quraysh Ali Lansana back to StudioTulsa. Lansana was born Ron Myles in Enid, Oklahoma, and originally worked in broadcast journalism here in our state before studying poetry and literature in New York and Chicago. He's written several books of poetry, edited or co-edited several anthologies, and works as an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Chicago State University. He also teaches at writing workshops and literary events all over the country. Thu, 01 May 2014 21:28:24 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 58853 at http://publicradiotulsa.org In "Reluctant Minivan," Poet Quraysh Ali Lansana Explores Fatherhood, Mentorhood, and Related Themes "All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/all-joy-and-no-fun-paradox-modern-parenthood <p>Kids are wonderful. Kids are amazing. Kids enrich, brighten, and deepen our lives as parents, obviously. But they also <em>change</em> us --- in so many ways --- and "being a parent" in America today means something very different from what it meant, say, fifty or sixty years ago. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:23:15 +0000 Rich Fisher 57884 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood" "How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/how-eskimos-keep-their-babies-warm-encore-presentation <p>On this installment of our show, which originally aired earlier this year, we speak with the author and journalist Mei-Ling Hopgood, formerly of Buenos Aires, now living and working (and parenting) in the American Midwest. Hopgood's new book is called "How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and Everywhere in Between)." It's an engrossing and accessible book about what we as Americans can learn from how other cultures approach the challenges all parents confront: bedtimes, potty training, feeding, play dates, teaching, and so forth. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 20:15:43 +0000 Rich Fisher 25539 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm" (Encore presentation.)