On-Air Highlights

Child Prodigies

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Aug 22, 2013 8:00 AM
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What makes a young person a prodigy? When does a parent know their child has a special gift, and what are the challenges of raising a prodigy?Morning Edition explore the life and science of being a young prodigy with three interviews conducted by host David Greene. Here the interviews on witf's Morning Edition the week of August 26.

11 Year-Old Piano Prodigy Emily Bear - David Greene talks with 11 year-old-piano prodigy Emily Bear. She has just released a new jazz album produced by Quincy Jones -- her sixth album. All of the tunes she performs, she wrote herself. She performed at the White House when she was six, Carnegie Hall at age eight, and she's currently taking a class on writing movie scores at NYU. David also talks with Emily's mother about when she first realized she had a prodigy on her hands.

What Makes A Child Prodigy? - David Greene talks with Ellen Winner, chair of the psychology department at Boston College. She has studied prodigies and gifted children for 20 years, and shares what makes a prodigy a prodigy. David also speaks with author Alissa Quart about the issues prodigies face when they become adults.

Parents Of Prodigies - David Greene talks with Ellen Winner, chair of the psychology department at Boston College. She has studied prodigies and gifted children for 20 years, and shares what makes a prodigy a prodigy. David also speaks with author Alissa Quart about the issues prodigies face when they become adults.

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