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Extended Families & Family Reunions

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Extended Families & Family Reunions

Extended Families & Family Reunions

Extended Families & Family Reunions

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It's a holiday weekend, and for better or worse, many of us will be gathering with our families... parents, kids, grandparents, uncles, aunts, second cousins twice removed and so on. Join host Lynn Neary and her guests to talk about the role of extended families in American life.

Guests:

Steven Ruggles
*Distinguished McKnight university professor in the department of history, University of Minnesota
*Director of the Minnesota Population Center

Laurence Basirico
*Author, The Family Reunion Survival Guide: How to Avoid Problems with Your Family Without Avoiding Your Family
*Professor of sociology, chair of sociology-anthropology department, Elon University in Elon, North Carolina

Edith Wagner
*Editor of Reunions magazine