Around the Nation
6:00 pm
Sun August 19, 2012

Teen Pregnancy Declines, But U.S. Still Lags Behind

Originally published on Sun August 19, 2012 6:20 pm

Roxana Castro sits in an orange chair in the waiting room at Mary's Center in Washington, D.C. She's 17, and expecting a baby boy next month. The pregnancy was a surprise, she says, mostly for her parents, but also for the baby's father.

Even with her mother's help, Castro admits she's nervous. The father of the baby says he'll be there, but she knows this is a big responsibility, and says she's not ready to start a family just yet.

"A baby is so fragile," she says. "I don't know how to take care of it or anything."

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Europe
4:39 pm
Sun August 19, 2012

For Romania's Orphans, Adoption Is Still A Rarity

A disabled and orphaned Romanian child in his bed at the Targu Jiu orphanage in southwestern Romania in 2009. Romania has, in general, improved conditions in orphanages that provoked outrage when they were exposed internationally nearly a quarter-century ago. However, some 70,000 kids are still in the care of the state.
Thomas Coex AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun August 19, 2012 5:14 pm

First of two stories

The 1989 overthrow and execution of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu provided the first glimpse of a country that had been mostly closed to the outside world — and many of the scenes were appalling.

Among the most disturbing were images of tens of thousands of abandoned children suffering abuse and neglect in Romania's orphanages. Many were confined to cribs, wallowing in their own filth and facing mental health issues.

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Around the Nation
4:37 pm
Sun August 19, 2012

Living Above The Past: Museum Opens Up To Tenants

As a living history museum, Strawbery Banke allows visitors to tour historic buildings constructed between 1695 and 1954.
Amanda Loder for NPR

Originally published on Sun August 19, 2012 6:20 pm

All it takes to enter a time warp in New Hampshire is $15 and a summer afternoon. Spanning more than 250 years of American history, Strawbery Banke is the oldest neighborhood in the state's oldest city, Portsmouth.

It's kind of like Virginia's Colonial Williamsburg — lite. Stationed inside many of the 37 homes are re-enactors in different period garb. Inside a hulking white house, it's 1872.

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Author Interviews
4:32 pm
Sun August 19, 2012

Long After Katrina, New Orleans Fights For 'Home'

Alex Brandon

Originally published on Sun August 19, 2012 6:20 pm

In just a few weeks, we will mark the seventh anniversary of one of the country's deadliest hurricanes. New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are still recovering from the devastating damage and loss of life caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita — the storm that would follow.

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Sabina Barron
3:00 pm
Sun August 19, 2012

Writers of Outstanding Words

Sabina Barron from the Writers of Outstanding Words program brings several of her students in to read their poetry and also talks about the work of the organization.

Clara Martin, Executive Director
3:00 pm
Sun August 19, 2012

Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center

Executive Director Clara Martin of the Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center

Clara Martin, the executive director of the Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center, talks with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer about the arts-based credit-recovery program for CPS high schoolers, as well as various programs offered at the Center.

Clifton Cultural Arts Center
3:00 pm
Sun August 19, 2012

Golden Ticket Art Show

3rd Golden Ticket Artists Exhibition at the CCAC

Ruth Dickey from the Clifton Cultural Arts Center talks with Jim Stump about their Third Annual Golden Ticket Art Show, happening on September 7.

Art Academy of Cincinnati
3:00 pm
Sun August 19, 2012

President John Sullivan

John Sullivan - new president of the Art Academy of Cincinnati

In advance of the new school year, Jane Durrell welcomes President John Sullivan from the Art Academy of Cincinnati to talk about the school’s fall term, their community education programs, and his feelings regarding Cincinnati since recently relocating here.

Rules of Civility
3:00 pm
Sun August 19, 2012

Author Amor Towles

Amor Towles' bestselling debut novel, "Rules of Civility."

Bestselling author Amor Towles will be visiting the downtown branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County on August 25, but first he talks with our Barbara Gray about his debut novel, Rules of Civility.

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