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Free Range Kids; Honoring Civil Rights Pioneers; Intuition

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  Pursuing the national dialog about the Silver Spring family who lets their 10- and 6-year-old walk around their community on their own, we ask what kind of parenting, play and approach to childhood free time is productive for kids. Joining host Sheilah Kast are a parent and social worker who runs a consulting firm that works with families on childhood behavioral issues. Also joining in is Patricia Cronin who has been the Executive Director of The Family Tree, a non-profit in Baltimore dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect, since 1999.  

Then, two African-American pioneers in medicine and civil rights died this month--Dr. Levi Watkins of Johns Hopkins and Dr. Elijah Saunders of the University of Maryland. Host Tom Hall talks about their ground-breaking work with a Dr. Lisa Cooper, a doctor who researches black-white disparities in health. 

Plus, how valuable is your intuition? Author Sheree Franklin talks about her new book on the power of following your gut.