Childhood's End (The Infinite Mind instant audio download)
Childhood's End When our grandparents were young, adolescence was thought of as a short passage between childhood and adulthood. Now it starts early.... and does it ever end? Today's program, Childhood's End, explores the sometimes blurry lines between child and adult. Dr. Goodwin's guests include Ms. Kay Hymowitz, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor of "City Journal"; Dr. Reed Larson, professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, a researcher in developmental psychology at the University of Maryland; Dr. Laurence Steinberg, Professor of Psychology at Temple University; and Dr. Ronald Dahl, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Eighteen-year-old reporters Jessica Margolis-Pineo and Valerie Randall of the Blunt/Youth Radio Project in Portland, Maine, contribute a report on what they think it might mean to be an adult today. We also hear from a 13-year-old boy, Zachary Charles, as he prepares for and later recalls his bar mitzvah. Hosted by Dr. Fred Goodwin and produced by the Peabody Award-winning Lichtenstein Creative Media.