4.7.15: Parental Leave For Teenagers, Testing A Disposable Camera App, & When Band Names Change

Apr 7, 2015

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Parental leave has been shown to benefit infant health and early development, but Jennifer Senior argues that if we truly care about our kids’ well-being, the policy should not stop after the first 12 weeks. On today’s show, the case for taking parental leave when kids are teenagers. 

Plus, we wax nostalgic for the days of the one-hour photo and test a new app that turns your smart phone into a disposable camera.

Listen to the full show or click read more for individual segments.

The Case for Parental Leave During Teenage Years

Pre-Dean Teens

  • From Mean Girls to Clueless to Fast Times at Ridgemont High, teenagers are great fodder for film. Director John Hughes’ filmography is a testament to that. But the roots of the teen movie go back much further than Ferris Bueller. WNYC’s Sara Fishko brings us this story.
  • You can listen to this story again at PRX.org.

Disposable Camera App Tested

  • We walked down memory lane and waxed nostalgic for the good old days of the dark room and the one-hour photo, by testing a new app that turns your smart phone into an old-school disposable camera. See the results and our review here.

When Band Names Change

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

  • When we think of early rock and roll most of us think of musicians like Little Richard, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash. But all these legends grew up listening to an unlikely guitar hero: gospel musician Sister Rosetta Tharpe. One historian says it’s time to reevaluate her legacy in rock and roll. Allison Quantz reports. 
  • You can listen to this story again at PRX.org.