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Browse KALW's complete coverage of family life, in all its complexity, here in the Bay Area and around California. 

StoryCorps: Keeping family traditions alive

Aug 15, 2018

It’s not always easy to pass down family traditions, especially when they don’t match mainstream American culture. But that’s what Maria Sanchez and Roberto Vargas are trying to do. For both, Danza Azteca traditions have been important for honoring their Mexican and Nicaraguan cultural heritage. The couple sat down with their children, ages 12 and 14, for a talk about ethnic identity and why Danza is so important to them.

Courtesy of StoryCorps

Bethany Snyder and Kristian Maul want their six-year-old daughter to know the importance of family because theirs is a little different: Kristian is trans. They sat down at the StoryCorps booth in San Francisco to tell their story.

Handout / Center for Youth Wellness

When we experience trauma as children — whether it’s the stress of an abusive parent, divorce, substance abuse, or the effects of poverty — do these traumatic events affect our lives even when we grow up?

StoryCorps: Two moms, double the love

Apr 17, 2018
StoryCorps

Lamar Van Dyke, Paula Lewis and Traci Lewis have a special bond. Lamar gave birth to Traci when she was 18 years old. Unprepared to have a baby, she gave Traci up for adoption. Paula Lewis adopted her. Traci sat down with her biological mom, Lamar, and her adopted mom, Paula, at the StoryCorps booth at the San Francisco Public Library to talk about their family.

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This interview was facilitated by Geraldine Ah-Sue, and produced for KALW by Chris Hambrick. It originally aired in May of 2015. 

Family Law Valentine's Day Program -- Using Mediation to Resolve Marital Disputes. Guests: Family Law Specialists Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization: Janet Frankel and B J Fadem. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Philosophy Talk: Retirement

Jan 5, 2018
Photo: Sun Lee

Is retirement just an evil scheme invented by capitalists to get rid of higher-paid workers?


KUOW PHOTO/CAROLINE CHAMBERLAIN

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...


Family Law -- Divorced/Divorcing Parents of Young Children Working Together to Make the Holidays Happy for Their Children. Guests: Family Law attorneys -- B J Fadem, a Certified Specialist in Family Law; Mary Feldman, a Certified Specialist in Juvenile Law (Child Welfare);  Sharon Roper, the Court Mediator for the Santa Clara County Superior Court; and Valerie Houghton, Family Law attorney and Marriage & Family Therapist. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Philosophy Talk: Midlife and Meaning

Dec 1, 2017

Is the midlife crisis nostalgia for lost youth, or the fear of old age (or both)?  


"San Quentin Prison" by CC Flickr user Robin Capper, resized and recropped

For most people, spending quality time with family in the home is normal. But what happens when the only quality time is spent inside prison? This was how Demond Lewis’ life unfolded.

Family Law: Move-Aways -- One Parent Wants to Move Away with the Child; Custody and Visitation Issues. Guests: B J Fadem, a California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Specialist in Family Law; and Dr. Michael Kerner, a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Family Law -- The Family Law Facilitators Office: The Family Court in each California county has a Family Law Facilitators Office to assist self-represented litigants in Dissolution of Marriage cases. Guests: Directors of several Family Law Facilitators offices who will discuss their roles and what their offices can and can't do for self-represented litigants. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. This is also our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night.

  Family Law -- Alternatives to Marriage. Guests: Deborah Wald, Jason Elter, and B J Fadem who are Specialists in Family Law Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS). Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Family Law: Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage -- Tracing and Finding Assets Hidden by One Spouse from the Other Spouse. Guests: State Bar of California Family Law Section Executive Committee Members -- Alexandra O'Neill Muller and B J Fadem; Forensic CPA Michael Thompson; Michelle Brown, Family Law Certified Specialist; and David Lederman, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar, and a Certified Specialist in Family Law. Ms Brown and Mr Fadem are certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Questions for Chuck's guests?

On today's Your Call we revisit our conversation with Dr. Ajay Chaudry, a social policy analyst and co-author of Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality

  

We’ll have a conversation with Françoise Girard, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, about President Donald Trump’s vast expansion of the Mexico City Policy, also known as the "Global Gag Rule."

Family Law: Kidnapped/Abducted Children -- The Successful Return of Children to Their Families. Guests: Amy Sara Cores, a National Board of Trial Advocacy Certified Family Law Trial  Advocate, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Law Attorneys, with law firm of Cores & Associates, LLC, in Howell, New Jersey (732-414-6669); and B J Fadem, a Specialist in Family Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, with law office in San Jose, California (408-280-1220). Questions for Ms Cores &/or Mr Fadem? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

Family Law -- Date of Separation Issues of Divorcing Couples. Guests: Jason Elter and B J  Fadem, Specialists in Family Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and Members of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section  of the State Bar. Questions for Jason Elter &/or B J Fadem? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

We're marking International Women's Day by speaking with with Françoise Girard, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, about Donald Trump’s executive order expanding the global gag rule.

The City of San Jose, CA's Office of the Independent Police Auditor -- A Watchdog Department, Independent of the Police Department, for the Public's Complaints of Police Misconduct, Policies, etc. (This is one of similar positions throughout the United States).In Family Law, this is used for police failure to enforce restraining &/or custody orders.

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...


Family Law: Issues of Child Support, Spousal Support, & Cohabitation Without Marriage -- Marvin/Palimony Actions. Guests: Certified Specialists in Family Law who are Members of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California: Janet Frankel, Leena Hingnikar, Robert Kligman, & B J Fadem.

Divorced/Divorcing Parents of Young Children Working Together to Make the Holidays Happy for Their Children. Guests: California Board of Legal Specialization Family Law attorneys Janet Frankel & B. J. Fadem; National Board of Trial Advocacy Family Law attorney Thomas Farrell (in Hawaii); & Valerie Houghton, Family Law attorney and Marriage & Family Therapist. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free: 1-866-798-8255.

Philosophy Talk: The Challenges of an Aging Population

Aug 26, 2016
"Old People in the Street" by Titoy used under CC license

What are the demographic dangers and challenges of a world awash in old folks? 

Laura Flynn

 

On the August 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about free and low cost local events, museums, nature walks and concerts.

Photo cropped and resized with permission from flickr user Caitlin Regan

Maria Su is the executive director of the San Francisco Department for Children Youth and Their Families.  They work together with the city and community organizations to improve the life of kids and parents. Hear her speak about the new Paid Parental Leave Ordinance in San Francisco, and what it means for families in the city.

Parents plan for paid family leave in San Francisco

Jul 25, 2016
Lisa Bartfai

 

Rents and cost of living in the Bay Area are still on the rise, but San Francisco families will soon start seeing some relief: the city has a new family leave law that will come into effect in January of 2017.

 

  Family Law -- Legal representation of minor children in the Family Court.
Guests: Family Law Attorneys and Members of the State Bar's Family Law Section's Executive Committee -- Alexandra O'Neill Muller and B J Fadem.  
Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Every immigrant has a coming to the America memory. Nayomi Munaweera came to America when she was 12. It was the mid eighties. And Duran Duran.

  Family Law -- a discussion of guardianships for children. Guest: Deborah Wald, a Specialist in Family Law certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Listeners with questions for Chuck & Deborah Wald, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

 

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