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Barbara Ehrenreich

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Journalist, author and activist best known for her book "Nickel and Dimed"

Barbara Ehrenreich appears in the following:

Barbara Ehrenreich on Mystical Experiences and the Search for Answers

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Barbara Ehrenreich recounts her quest—which began in childhood—to find "the Truth" about the universe and everything else. In middle age, she rediscovered the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence, which records an event so strange, so cataclysmic, that she had never written or spoken about it to anyone. Until now. In Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for Truth about Everything, she reconstructs her childhood mission, bringing an older woman's perspective to a young girl's impassioned obsession with the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all.

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Guest Picks: Barbara Ehrenreich

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Barbara Ehrenreich was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her book, Living With a Wild God. She also told us what she's been reading and watching (rock climbing, anyone?) and what her favorite comfort food is...

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End of War: Chris Hedges and Barbara Ehrenreich

Monday, February 27, 2012

Chris Hedges, former war correspondent, senior fellow at The Nation Institute, and author of several books including War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning and Death of the Liberal Class, and Barbara Ehrenreich, author of several books including Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passion of War  and Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America, discuss why cultures are drawn to war.

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Nickel and Dimed Again

Monday, August 08, 2011

Author Barbara Ehrenreich discusses the new afterword to her 2001 bestselling book, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, and how it relates to today's bleak economic picture.

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Going Negative

Friday, December 31, 2010

Barbara Ehrenreich, journalist, activist and author of Nickel and Dimed and Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America, discusses the current mood in the country and what she sees as an unwarranted obsession with optimism.

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Going Negative

Monday, October 25, 2010

Barbara Ehrenreich, journalist, activist and author of Nickel and Dimed and Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America, discusses the current mood in the country and what she sees as an unwarranted obsession with optimism.

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Cloward-Piven

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Frances Fox Piven, activist and professor at the City University of New York and former president of the American Sociological Association, and Barbara Ehrenreich, writer, journalist, activist, and author of Nickel & Dimed, talk about the 1970's anti-poverty activism now referred to by Glenn Beck and others as the "Cloward-Piven Strategy."

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Science, Emotion Clash Over Breast Cancer Screenings

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Last month the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a recommendation saying that women should hold off on breast cancer screenings until they turn 50, not the previously recommended 40. The task force comprises doctors from across the country, and their recommendation is based on firm science; despite this, the finding has sparked a firestorm of controversy, with many women saying they are not willing to give up the screenings.

We talk with author Barbara Ehrenreich, whose most recent book is "Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America." She wrote a controversial op-ed for the Los Angeles Times in which she argues that the feminist movement has been hijacked by what she calls "pink ribbon brigades." She says the debate over breast cancer screenings has stolen the limelight from much more important issues, like abortion rights.

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Barbara Ehrenreich on the Dark Side of Positivity

Thursday, October 15, 2009

For decades, motivational speakers like Tony Robbins have told us that positive thinking can vastly improve our lives. But Barbara Ehrenreich, the writer famous for the 2001 bestseller "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America," thinks they might be wrong. Her new book is called "Bright-Sided: How The Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America," and she tells us why she thinks positive thinking might not be all it’s cracked up to be.

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Bright-Sided

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Barbara Ehrenreich talks about why she thinks America’s love affair with positive thinking has a negative side. Her new book Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America traces the origins of our sunny outlook and looks at how relentless positive thinking has led to an ...

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Projections: Women in the Workplace

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

We take a look at how women in the workplace have been portrayed on film in our latest installment of our Projections series. We’ll be joined by film critic and historian Molly Haskell and by author and academic Barbara Ehrenreich. The three films we'll be discussing are:
"Woman of ...

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Seize the Moment

Friday, March 06, 2009

As conservative Republicans call President Obama's economic policies the advent of the U.S.S.A., writer Barbara Ehrenreich offers a socialist's view of the economic situation.

EVENT Meltdown panel discussion tonight at 8PM at the New York Society for Ethical Culture.

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Rotten Tomatoes

Friday, March 06, 2009

If our capitalist economic system goes up in flames, what should replace it? Writer and socialist Barbara Ehrenreich has some ideas. Also: the high cost of winter tomatoes and the Grand Concourse at 100.

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A Nation Divided

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Barbara Ehrenreich says that the U.S. is being scarred by a deepening divide between the rich and poor. When she traveled throughout the U.S. to get a feel for how Americans are doing, she found that the last few years have been the worst in recent memory, and the wealth ...

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Tough Times

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

With the war in Iraq, a slowing economy, rising gas and food prices...everyone knows that times are a little tougher right now. Barbara Ehrenreich believes that these past few years in the U.S. have been the worst in recent memory! Then, States of the Union is all about ...

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