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Picking a Guardian for Your Children

It's a difficult decision all parents face: choosing a guardian for your children in the event something happens to you. If you're a die-hard Republican, would you choose the brother who's a card-carrying member of the A.C.L.U? Is it wise to pick your sister, even if she has five kids of her own? Is it fair to select your elderly parents? We talk with families about their decisions, and get expert advice on some options.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).