One-year-old Emily offers her dad, The Sporkful's Dan Pashman, a bite of watermelon (before dropping it on the floor). Jennifer Hsu/WNYC hide caption

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Dale Conour with his son Quinn, 2. Conour's two children from a previous marriage were already young men when Quinn was born. Rosanne Sax/Courtesy of Dale Conour hide caption

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Fifth-graders from the Bradwell School of Excellence in Chicago's South Shore area wrote an op-ed piece for The Chicago Tribune this week, explaining how they see their neighborhood. Google hide caption

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