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Lost Ladies of Lit

Margaret Oliphant — Hester with Perri Klass

February 21, 2022

If you’re drawn to the hefty tomes of Victorian authors Anthony Trollope and George Eliot, we can pretty much guarantee you’ll enjoy this week’s novel, Hester, as much as we did. Margaret Oliphant is said to have been one of Queen Victoria’s favorite novelists, and she counted J.M. Barrie and Robert Louis Stevenson among her many fans. Joining us to discuss Hester is New York Times columnist and pediatrician Dr. Perri Klass. 

Teacher Stories

The Power of Stories and Early Relationships

March 5, 2021

When 4th grade teacher Miriam Marecek turned down the lights and lit the reading candle, magic happened. Pediatrician and journalist Perri Klass describes what it was like being one of Ms. Marecek's students and the impact it's had on her life and professional career. Now, as national medical director for Reach Out and Read, Dr. Klass, promotes books and reading aloud, together, starting at birth.

Good Morning Connecticut at Nine

Dr. Perri Klass talks about how to understand and support kids with developmental differences 

Feb. 25, 2021

(WTNH) — The latest studies show that 1 in 6 children have a developmental disability of some kind, and many more will experience developmental setbacks they later outgrow.

Dr. Perri Klass explains what can be done in “Quirky Kids: Understanding and Supporting Your Child With Developmental Differences.”

The Nourished Child

A Good Time to Be Born 

Feb. 18, 2021

As many of us await vaccinations for COVID-19, it might feel funny to look back at all the progress that has been made in child health. But there has been a lot. Today, we’re discussing how far we’ve come in making kids healthier and increasing child survival.

WECN / Mom2Mom with Maria Sansome

What You Should Be Asking Your Pediatrician NOW About the COVID Vaccine 

Feb. 18, 2021

As the race for vaccines causes frenzy and confusion on a daily basis, parents are left with another worry: How will they protect their kids? Maria Sansone sat down with a leading pediatrician and author about what parents should be asking their pediatricians about the how, what, when, and why of the COVID vaccine for children.

Public Health on Call

A Good Time to Be Born: A Conversation with Dr. Perri Klass 

Feb. 17, 2021

150 years ago, it was common—even expected—that children would die, and tragedy struck families from the poor to the rich and powerful. Dr. Perri Klass, a pediatrician and author of A Good Time to Be Born, talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about the incredible scientific, public health, and social movements that made child mortality so rare in the United States. They also discuss why disparities persist and how today’s parents, despite being “the luckiest in history,” are not any less anxious about the safety and well-being of their children.

Talk Nerdy

Childhood Vaccines w/ Perri Klass 

Feb. 15, 2021

In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara Santa Maria is joined by NYU professor of journalism and pediatrics Dr. Perri Klass to talk about her new book, "A Good Time to Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future." They examine the profound impact that medical advancements like vaccines have had on infant mortality and public health. Also discussed: the often-overlooked women and minority practitioners who changed the course of human history. 

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Child Health 

Feb. 4, 2021

A century ago, losing a child in the U.S. was so common that families–rich or poor–expected it to happen. And most of those children who died in the early 1900s would survive if they were born today. Pediatrician Perri Klass argues that we are the luckiest generation in history to be able to expect that we and our children will live to adulthood. Her new book is “A Good Time to Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future."

C-SPAN: Miami Book Fair
Discussion on the History of Public Health in America with NPR News Correspondent Pam Fessler

First air date: Dec. 27, 2020

New York University journalism and pediatrics Professor Perri Klass (A Good Time to Be Born) and NPR News correspondent Pam Fessler (Carville’s Cure) discussed the history of public health care in America. This was a virtual event hosted by the Miami Book Fair.

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Knitting the Pandemic Away 

Nov. 30, 2020

Home arts and handicrafts have been booming this year. Bread making, canning, knitting. Perri Klass isn’t surprised at all that knitting is having a moment. She’s been writing about its benefits for years–often in the health column she writes for the New York Times. See, Perri Klass is a pediatrician and a knitter. The two have always been compatible for her.

Constant Wonder

The Best Time to Be Born 


Nov. 4, 2020

Join host Marcus Smith for conversations that invite you to discover, explore, and reengage with the wonders of the world around you. Weekdays at 2p ET/11a PT

Reach Out and Read

A Good Time to Be Born

Oct. 15, 2020

It’s easy to think that the way we think about children and parenting is the way it’s always been—the birth of a child is accompanied by the expectation that that baby will grow up happy, healthy, and become an adult. However, a mere century ago that wasn’t necessarily the case. So what changed?  How has the role of parenting transformed?  Dr. Perri Klass, author of the new book "A Good Time to Be Born," joins us to talk about the social, and medical, events that transformed childhood and parenting.

AAP: Pediatrics On Call


Pathways to Pediatrics: Dr. Perri Klass


Oct. 2, 2020

In this episode of the special series, “Pathways to Pediatrics,” hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, interview Perri Klass, MD, FAAP, Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University and Co-Director of NYU Florence. Dr. Klass explains how she forced two paths to merge as she combined medicine with journalism.

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