Patti NeighmondAward-winning journalist Patti Neighmond is NPR's health policy correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.
Jay Ducote with his award-winning Blackberry, Bourbon, Butt dish, a pork shoulder injected with honey and bourbon, and smoked for 12 hours. Ducote appreciates good food and drink, but says he sometimes overdoes it.
Yolanda Hilario and her younger teenage son, Noel, sit in their living room in South Central Los Angeles on Dec. 15. Hilario is trying to balance guidelines and independence for her two teenage boys.
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"I still have, on some days, a wonderful relationship with my daughter," Taryn Cregon says of Zoe, 13. "But it goes from this really back-and-forth, loving relationship to almost seeming like that person looks at you like you're enemy No. 1."
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