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How To Be A Person

An alarming number of today's kids leave home without knowing certain basic life skills.  From doing laundry to using a debit card to calculating a tip, there are things we want our children to know to move through the world with confidence and grace.

On the latest WAER Conversation, I speak with Catherine Newman, author of How To Be A Person: 65 Hugely Useful, Super-Important Skills to Learn Before You're Grown Up, about her whimsical graphic book that promises to help kids become valuable members of the grown-up world.

Joseph Lee (Joe) is the Director and General Manager of WAER FM, a 50,000 watt National Public Radio affiliate owned and operated by Syracuse University. His 30 year career in public media has been focused on providing enriching content that educates, enlightens, and informs civil discourse and cultural expression.