What's it like to come home from prison? Are your relatives glad to see you? Community Mediation Maryland, a conflict resolution program, says one session of pre-release mediation between an inmate and relatives can reduce potential conflicts and increase the chance for a successful homecoming. Our guests: Lorig Charkoudian, the program's executive director, and two people who went through the mediation process.
Open phone lines in the noon hour so Dan and listeners can catch up and comment on the news of the week. Plus, a chat withJoanna Rakoff, who used to answer all of J.D. Salinger's fan mail, and who is the author of, "My Salinger Year."
In his State of the Union address, President Obama argued that paid leave is not just a women's issue, but a family one. While some companies have started to offer paternity leave, societal stigma still prevents many new fathers from taking it.