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Episode 144: Gun Safety
July 22, 2014 08:16 PM PDT
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Join the Conversation as Ryan and Laura discuss gun safety. With over 1.5 million American children living in homes where firearms are left unsecured and loaded and an estimated 62 deaths and 660 hospital visits caused by accidental shootings each year, it's time to ask some tough questions about this lethal, yet politically accepted, epidemic. To help us get some answers, we are joined by Chryl Anderson, Florida Chapter Leader of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Episode 143: Happy Home, Happy Mom
July 15, 2014 06:17 PM PDT
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Join the Conversation asDana and Ryan talk about the art of keeping a sane and satisfying family life with Meagan Francis, author of the book The Happiest Mom and the popular website, The Happiest Home.

Episode 142: Human Rights in Childbirth
July 08, 2014 07:04 PM PDT
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Join the Conversation as Laura and Dana welcome back Hermine Hayes-Klein of Human Rights in Childbirth. Following her appearance on our episode on Forced Cesareans two weeks ago, Hermine shares the history of her organization and the pressing human rights issues facing childbearing women worldwide.

Episode 141: Car Talk
July 01, 2014 06:04 PM PDT
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Join the Conversation as we talk about car safety and children. With new car seat laws taking effect and summer heat sweltering, car safety is an issue at the forefront of many parents' minds. We speak to local experts and bring you the latest on keeping your little ones safe, on the road.

Episode 140: Forced Cesareans
June 24, 2014 06:08 PM PDT
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Join the Conversation as Laura and Ryan discuss "forced cesareans." If informed consent is a pregnant patient's legal right, then how can a cesarean be forced? We welcome Farah Diaz-Tello of National Advocates for Pregnant Women to discuss the issue, as recent cases like Rinat Dray's in Staten Island, NY have brought it to the forefront of both birth justice and feminist action groups. We also hear from Ms. Dray's attorney, Michael Bast, and the founder of the NGO Human Rights in Childbirth, Hermine Hayes-Klein. We share statements from both the Staten Island hospital being sued by Ms. Dray, as well as our own Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and of course, we hear from women themselves who have felt forced into surgical birth.

Episode 138: Paternally Yours: Father's Day Edition
June 10, 2014 05:47 PM PDT
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Join the Conversation as Ryan and Laura celebrate Father's Day with our favorite experts, local dads. We hear all about the hilarity and heartbreak of fatherhood and share some of our favorite dad-centric tunes.

Episode 137: Can Children Remember Birth?
June 04, 2014 04:21 PM PDT
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Join the Conversation as Laura and Dana ask the question: can children remember their births? We speak with Jeane Rhodes of the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, who conducted a study on the subject. We also hear an interview with the late Dr. David Chamberlain, a pioneer on the subject, and of course, the experts themselves: the children.

Episode 136: Identity Crisis After Baby
May 27, 2014 07:19 PM PDT
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Join the Conversation as Dana and Laura discuss identity crisis after baby with Tracy Beckerman, author of Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir: How I Got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs.

Episode 135: Birth Music
May 21, 2014 07:36 PM PDT
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Dana and Laura play some of the music that helped our listeners through their labor and birth experiences.

Episode 134: Breastmilk: The Movie
May 15, 2014 05:08 PM PDT
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Join the Conversation as Laura and Dana welcome Dana Ben-Ari and Abby Epstein, the creators of Breastmilk: The Movie.

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