Recent U.S. Census data show that about 150,000 men have traded in their breadwinning role to become the primary caregiver of their children. That’s more than double the number of a decade ago and it’s not just a byproduct of the recession. According to a study by Boston College, more men today are choosing to stay at home with their children. On Wednesday, we’ll talk about the rise of stay-at-home dads and how shared parenting is changing family dynamics.
- Claudia Geist, assistant professor of sociology, University of Utah
- Ronda Devereaux & Robert Wiltsie, parents of three girls
The search is on for the next Philo T. Farnsworth. He’s the Utah entrepreneur who built and patented the first television in 1928 and a company called Grow America is convinced there are more Philos out there. They’re sponsoring a competition with a $1 million prize to support budding business. On Wednesday, we’ll learn more about entrepreneurship in Utah and what it takes to launch the next big thing in business.
- Alan E. Hall, Grow America founder
Entries for the Grow America Springboard Fall Competition are open now and will continue until Thursday, Aug. 30, 6 p.m. at www.growam.com.
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