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Ben Bradford

WFAE reporter

Ben Bradford appears in the following:

Teaching Financial Literacy in Schools

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The 2008 financial crisis and the great recession exposed Americans' flawed understanding of personal finance. Now the Obama Administration is making a push for financial literacy, starting with children as young as three years old.

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Outsourcing Companies Top List of Firms Applying for H-1B Visas

Monday, July 16, 2012

It’s the top complaint of one of the city’s fastest growing industries: tech companies can’t find enough engineers and computer programmers for their growing businesses.

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Movie Date: 'Savages,' 'Katy Perry,' and 'Spiderman'

Friday, July 06, 2012

In this special Independence Day-week edition, Kristen and Rafer show their patriotism by reviewing three movies, Oliver Stone's "Savages," "Katy Perry: Part of me," and "The Amazing Spiderman."

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London Traffic Remixed

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Can the city become a symphony? After learning that electric cars have engine noise added for safety reasons, Mark McKeague, a sound designer, gave them a different tune.

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Movie Date: 'Ted' and 'Magic Mike'

Friday, June 29, 2012

Kristen and Rafer bare it all in this edition of Movie Date...all their feelings about "Magic Mike," that is. Also, a TED talk about "Ted" -- Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's first film.

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First Black Marines Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

When President Roosevelt ordered in 1942 that the Marine Corps be integrated, around 20,000 African-Americans signed up and were accepted for service. The first African-Americans in the Air Force and the Army — that’s the Tuskegee Airmen and the Buffalo Soldiers — have some renown, but the Montford Point Marines have remained relatively unknown.

 

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Rubio "High Risk, High Reward" as Possible Romney VP

Monday, June 25, 2012

There’s no doubt that a charismatic Latino and Tea Party favorite in a battleground state could be attractive to the Romney campaign, but Rubio comes with some baggage, including misleading statements about his Cuban parents’ immigration to Florida.

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In Reversal, Major Publisher to Offer E-Books to Some City Libraries

Friday, June 22, 2012

One of the largest book publishers will allow the Brooklyn and New York Public Libraries to begin lending its e-books under a pilot program this August.

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Gay and Republican: Are They Compatible?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Democratic Party has long curried the favor of gay voters, and President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage has helped solidify Democrats as the gay rights party. On the other side, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has opposed even civil unions. Due to the stark ideological contrast, has being gay become fundamentally incompatible with being Republican? In an interview with John Hockenberry, openly gay U.S. spokesman Richard Grenell says it is not.

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Movie Date: 'Rock of Ages'

Friday, June 15, 2012

This week, Kristen and Rafer spray up their hair and pull out their leather pants for the new movie "Rock of Ages." Featuring Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, the movie is a port of the Broadway musical, written from a pastiche of classic 80's rock songs--got all that? Also on the Date: special guest Robin Goodwin, lead singer of the first all-female Motley Crue tribute band, Girls Girls Girls.

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E-Books, Caveats And All, May Be Boon to Cash-Strapped Libraries

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Digital books are the fastest growing area of publishing, and now libraries are seeing a surge in demand for e-book titles. But finding an e-book can be tough.

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Recovering in Joplin, One Year After Deadly Tornado

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

One year ago today, the devastating tornado in Joplin left 161 people dead, and hundreds more injured. Thousands of buildings were destroyed, including the town's high school, middle school and elementary school. Susan Moore plans to attend the groundbreaking ceremony or a new school. Susan is a Kindergarten teacher at Irving Elementary.

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With the Mobile Wallet, A Way to Change How You Pay

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thousands of New York City establishments are using the technology, though specific figures are difficult to determine. Last month, the city approved a pilot program for city taxis to use mobile wallets, which could expand to all cabs if found successful.

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Would You Give Out Your Facebook Password in a Job Interview?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

As much as most Americans might like to think that their social networking profiles are part of their personal life, increasingly, that’s not the case. Chris Kukulski, city manager of Bozeman, Montana, tells The Takeaway why the city used to ask new hires to fill out a form providing the usernames and passwords to their social networking accounts — and why it stopped that practice. Chandlee Bryan is a career coach, former recruiter, and author of the “Twitter Job Search Guide.”

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"Saving Face": An Oscar-Winning Look at Acid Attacks in Pakistan

Thursday, March 08, 2012

There are at least 100 reports of acid attacks in Pakistan each year, and they're overwhelmingly against women. This figure only accounts for the reported cases — it’s assumed that many more go unreported.

The Academy Award-winning documentary short film "Saving Face" looks at this phenomenon through the experiences of three people: Zakia, a 39-year-old woman whose husband threw acid on her after she filed for divorce; Rukhasana, a 23-year-old woman who was attacked by her husband and his family; and Dr. Mohammad Jawad, a plastic surgeon dedicated to healing the faces of the injured women.

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