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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Whistleblowers face a new legal landscape as they weigh bringing corporate misdeeds to light. Tom Devine of the Government Accountability Project and Jeffrey Wigand, tobacco industry whistleblower, talk about The Corporate Whistleblower’s Survival Guide. Plus: USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page looks at post-Memorial Day politics; and an exploration of moonlight. 

Political Climate

Susan Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today, takes a look at post-Memorial Day politics.

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Rent or Buy?

David Leonhardt, writer of the "Economic Scene" column for the New York Times, talks about renting versus buying a home and how people make that decision.

Compare for yourself the differences between buying and renting a home with this calculator from The New York Times.

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Survival Guide for Whistleblowers

Tom Devine, legal director of the Government Accountability Project and co-author of The Corporate Whistleblower's Survival Guide: A Handbook for Committing the Truth, and Jeffrey Wigand, a prominent tobacco industry whistleblower and subject of the movie The Insider, talk about the new legal landscape for whistleblowers and what protections there are for those who speak out about corporate misconduct.

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Is Higher Education A Bubble?

What’s been the return of investment on your college experience? Anya Kamenetz, senior writer for Fast Company magazine and author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education and Generation Debt: How Our Future Was Sold Out for Student Loans, Bad Jobs, No Benefits, and Tax Cuts for Rich Geezers--And How to Fight Backdiscusses the way in which the value of college is being reassessed.

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Open Phones: Class of 2011

2011 College Graduates: Have you been trained to follow your dreams or get practical in a difficult world? And are those incompatible? Are you following advice to follow your passion, make sacrifices for the good of others, or to seek financial security--and are those things compatible? What advice are you following. Call us at 212-433-WNYC or comment here!

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James Attlee, author of Nocturne: A Journey In Search of Moonlight, talks about his exploration of a vanishing resource -- moonlight.

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