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Conversation of the Week

What does your family think about education issues, sports scandals and the latest campaign headlines? Each week, The Family Dinner Project posts a summary of a current news story, along with thought-provoking questions that will help your family talk about topics that matter.

Dark Clouds Over Happy Valley

August 1st, 2012

When you think of Harvard or Yale, you think of academics. When you think of the Universities of North Carolina or Kentucky, what comes to mind?

Life Saved. Job Lost.

July 12th, 2012

A man was drowning off Hallendale Beach in Florida the other day. Someone ran up to a lifeguard seeking help, and the lifeguard jumped into action.

School Days, Cruel Days

June 27th, 2012

t’s been all over the news and the talk of the internet. A bullying incident on a school bus was taken to a whole new level. The victim wasn’t another student, but a bus monitor.

Sweet 16

June 19th, 2012

New York’s Super-Size Drink Ban

He Lives to Give

June 5th, 2012

Nicholas Crace has a good heart and good kidneys. Well, just one kidney now. He donated the other for transplant.

Snow Job Risks No Job

May 10th, 2012

Why would the CEO of a major company lie on his resume?

Chipping In

April 24th, 2012

Someone once said, “A true hero does what needs to be done and needs no other reason.” On a New York City subway car recently, a man did what needed doing.

Peeking Behind the Privacy Curtain

April 18th, 2012

Lately, jobseekers have been put on the spot by potential employers asking for their Facebook ID and password. The employer understandably wants to get all the information it can on the applicant. But is it legal to ask?

Let’s Talk About Bullying

April 9th, 2012

With the release of ‘Bully’, here are some questions to help your family talk about a problem that touches 13 million kids each year.

The Case of Trayvon Martin

April 2nd, 2012

Roughly one month ago, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking through a gated community in Florida when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, who was acting as the neighborhood’s watchman.

Cornered!

March 19th, 2012

A parenting tale of public shaming. What do you think?

Football or Footbrawl?

March 15th, 2012

Certainly football is a rough sport and players get hurt, but the game is about scoring points, not collecting scalps.