Minnesota Public Radio features by Nanci Olesen http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30297 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:27:29 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Nanci Olesen http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 A 'Done With Your Childhood' Party Folks all across the nation are hosting graduation parties this weekend, and Nanci Olesen is one of them. She's having an open house for her first-born son Henry, who is graduating from high school -- and wondering just how this moment sneaked up on her so quickly, and how she might be able to reverse time... http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/06/05/graduation_party?refid=0 Sat, 07 Jun 2008 00:00:01 -0500 Seniors struggle with higher prices As the price of food and gasoline continues to rise, older Americans on fixed incomes are finding it more difficult to make ends meet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/15/elderlycosts?refid=0 Fri, 16 May 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Mother's Day turns 100 Families across the United States will celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday for the 100th time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/12/mothersday?refid=0 Fri, 09 May 2008 00:00:00 -0500 The status of girls in Minnesota This morning at the state capitol the latest research on the status of girls in Minnesota was released. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/28/girlsmn?refid=0 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 17:53:48 -0500 'Sandwich generation' caught between kids and their parents "Sandwich generation" women provide care for their kids and their own parents, even as they hold down jobs. They rarely seek help with their multiple roles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/17/sandwich_generation?refid=0 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 16:00:00 -0500 Americans keep buying more stuff than ever MPR's Nanci Olesen speaks with sociologist Juliet Schor about why Americans keep buying goods regardless of how much they own. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/09/consumption?refid=0 Wed, 09 Apr 2008 12:29:16 -0500 Grandparents are more often raising their kids' kids The number of children who are being raised by their grandparents in Minnesota has more than doubled since the 1990s. When grandparents step in to care for their grandchildren, they face lots of challenges. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/03/25/grandparents?refid=0 Wed, 26 Mar 2008 03:00:00 -0500 Study finds STDs in a quarter of U.S. teen girls A first-of-its-kind government study found that a quarter of teenage girls in the U.S. has a sexually transmitted disease. By far the most common is human papillomavirus, an infection that can lead to cervical cancer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/03/12/teenstd?refid=0 Wed, 12 Mar 2008 18:51:35 -0500 Working parents already lining up summer camp schedule It's not even spring, but parents and kids are already filling out applications for summer camp. For working parents, it can be tough to fill up a whole summer with activities. And a slumping economy only makes it harder. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/03/06/summercamp?refid=0 Thu, 06 Mar 2008 19:05:55 -0600 Legislation would open up adoption records The adoption access bill would allow people who were adopted to find out the names of their birth parents. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/03/04/adoptionaccess?refid=0 Wed, 05 Mar 2008 03:00:00 -0600 How old is too young to see 'Juno'? Some parents worry the controversial film will give kids the impression pregnancy is easy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/14/juno_for_kids?refid=0 Fri, 15 Feb 2008 00:05:51 -0600 Parents learn how to let go in the technological age When kids head off to college, parents are forced to separate themselves from what has been a constant hands-on job for years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/07/lettinggo?refid=0 Fri, 08 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0600 Food prices rise and families try to cope The price of dairy products has risen more than 13 percent over the last year. The price of meat is up more than 5 percent. If you've been to a grocery store or restaurant lately you've seen the jump in food prices -- the steepest rise since 1990. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/01/foodprices?refid=0 Fri, 01 Feb 2008 16:00:26 -0600 Study: Multi-tasking behind the wheel is a bad idea A new study shows that people drive slower when they're using their cell phones, because they are not as attentive as other drivers. This is the latest evidence that multi-tasking behind the wheel can adversely affect how you drive. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/23/drivers?refid=0 Wed, 23 Jan 2008 16:13:38 -0600 Binge drinking and the family's role Stories of young people excessively drinking -- be it at a rural bar or a college party -- prompt a lot of people to ask, "Where are the parents?" http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/11/oleson?refid=0 Fri, 11 Jan 2008 16:53:48 -0600 Study: Evening stress affects husbands and wives differently A new study of married parents who both work outside the home finds that men and women experience stress differently after work. If a couple is in a satisfactory marriage, stress levels decline in the evening. But women in unsatisfactory marriages often take on the stress of a "second shift" of responsibility at home. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/09/familystress?refid=0 Wed, 09 Jan 2008 19:29:23 -0600 Research shows eating as a family has measurable benefits Looking for a New Years resolution? How about resolving to eat together as a family? Nanci Olesen, who reports on family matters for Minnesota Public Radio, says research shows eating together is good for us. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/31/family?refid=0 Tue, 01 Jan 2008 03:00:00 -0600 Hospitals pledge 'healthy food in health care' Fresh sauteed organically grown kale. Free range, antibiotic-free, oven-roasted chicken. Locally grown apples and Minnesota maple syrup reduced to a simmering sauce. It sounds like a menu at a fine restaurant. But sustainable, locally grown, organic foods like these are showing up in hospitals around the country. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/31/oleson?refid=0 Mon, 31 Dec 2007 17:42:39 -0600 Men and women not happier with kids A new study says having kids does not make men happier. The study from the Institute for Social and Economic Research in England says becoming a father fails to increase "life satisfaction" for men. And for women, having kids only makes them happier once the kids are in school. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/18/happy?refid=0 Tue, 18 Dec 2007 10:56:20 -0600