Weekend All Things Considered http://nhpr.org en Cochlear Implants Redefine What It Means To Be Deaf http://nhpr.org/post/cochlear-implants-redefine-what-it-means-be-deaf There was a time when a child born deaf had few choices. For more than a century, the only option for parents was to send their son or daughter away to a boarding school for the deaf. There, the children and the schools thrived in the shadows, embracing a distinct culture of silent communication.<p>Recent advances in medicine and technology are now reshaping what it means to be deaf in America. Children who could never hear a sound are now adults who can hear everything. Sun, 08 Apr 2012 21:31:00 +0000 2992 at http://nhpr.org Cochlear Implants Redefine What It Means To Be Deaf Lena Dunham's 'Girls': Still Sex, Still The City, Different Show http://nhpr.org/post/lena-dunhams-girls-still-sex-still-city-different-show Lena Dunham's new series <em>Girls</em> debuts on HBO on April 15. Dunham, who got quite a bit of attention for being the star, director and writer of the 2010 indie film <em>Tiny Furniture</em>, fills the same three roles in this ensemble show about four young women in New York.<p>Of course, it's not HBO's first time out with an ensemble show about four women in New York, and as Dunham tells weekends on <em>All Things Considered</em> guest host Laura Sullivan, the shows are very different in tone and content, but there's a relationship nevertheless. Sun, 08 Apr 2012 20:57:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 2994 at http://nhpr.org Lena Dunham's 'Girls': Still Sex, Still The City, Different Show Ignore 'The Mama's Boy Myth': Keep Your Boys Close http://nhpr.org/post/ignore-mamas-boy-myth-keep-your-boys-close There are plenty of pop culture references to the dangers of a close mother-son relationship. From the myth of Oedipus to the movie <em>Psycho</em>, narrative after narrative harps on the idea that mothers can damage their sons, make them weak, awkward and dependent.<p>But for millions of men, the opposite has turned out to be true, author Kate Lombardi tells NPR's Laura Sullivan. Sun, 08 Apr 2012 19:37:00 +0000 2995 at http://nhpr.org Ignore 'The Mama's Boy Myth': Keep Your Boys Close Veteran Newsman Mike Wallace Of '60 Minutes' Dies http://nhpr.org/post/veteran-newsman-mike-wallace-60-minutes-dies <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPlUxN3y4dw</p> Sun, 08 Apr 2012 15:56:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 2991 at http://nhpr.org Veteran Newsman Mike Wallace Of '60 Minutes' Dies Rosie Thomas: Restarting A Musical Life 'With Love' http://nhpr.org/post/rosie-thomas-restarting-musical-life-love <em>With Love </em>is singer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15806470/rosie-thomas">Rosie Thomas</a>' first full-length album in four years, and she's experienced many ups and downs in that time. One of the downs was an injury: Her thyroid broke, causing her to take a hiatus from music.<p>"It's very humbling," Thomas tells NPR's Laura Sullivan. "It took about two years to get that in order, but what's amazing about that is that in that timeline, I got engaged. I planned a beautiful wedding on my grandfather's farm with a parade. Sat, 07 Apr 2012 20:00:00 +0000 2993 at http://nhpr.org Rosie Thomas: Restarting A Musical Life 'With Love' Three-Minute Fiction Winners: Where Are They Now? http://nhpr.org/post/three-minute-fiction-winners-where-are-they-now Three-Minute Fiction is <em>All Things Considered</em>'s creative writing contest where our listeners submit an original short story that can be read in about three minutes — 600 words — or less. After weeks of reading a couple thousand submissions, a judge picks a winning story. Over the last two years, contestants have submitted about 29,000 stories, and only six have won. Sun, 06 Nov 2011 20:21:00 +0000 280 at http://nhpr.org Three-Minute Fiction Winners: Where Are They Now?