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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

How do you see life in your 20s? Meg Jay, psychologist and author of the new book, The Defining Decade, talks about the challenges facing twenty-somethings. Plus: Founder and CEO of Mobile Commons, Jed Alpert, on the mobile marketing revolution; and on the day after Tax Day we check in with David Leonhardt of The New York Times and Diane Brady of Bloomberg Businessweek on corporate tax rates, the Citi revolt, and the fate of the Buffett rule.

→ Texting Project: Text LIVE to 30644 – that’s LIVE to 30644 to answer a few questions about marriage, living together, and life in your 20s. That’s the subject of our conversation at 11:40. Standard message rates apply, of course.

The Day After Tax Day

David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, and Diane BradyBloomberg BusinessWeek senior editor and author of Fraternity, talk about taxes -- the IRS, corporate rates, the Buffett rule and cheating. Plus the revolt from Citi shareholders about corporate compensation.

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The Real News From the Summit of the Americas

Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and columnist for Brazil's Folha de São Paulo, on what happened at the Summit of the Americas on trade, regional power, and Latin American development. And not on the Secret Service scandal.

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The Mobile Marketing Revolution

Jed Alpert, founder and CEO of Mobile Commons, talks about his new book: The Mobile Marketing Revolution : How Your Brand Can Have a One-To-One Conversation with Everyone.

→ Texting Project: Text LIVE to 30644 – that’s LIVE to 30644 to answer a few questions about marriage, living together, and life in your 20s. That’s the subject of our conversation at 11:40. Standard message rates apply, of course.

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Bob Hennelly on Bloomberg, Taxes, Guns

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, discusses his reporting around corporate taxes, Mayor Bloomberg's tax policy, and New York gun laws.

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Twenty-Somethings

Meg Jay, clinical psychologist, assistant clinical professor at the University of Virginia, and author of The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now, talks about young adults in their twenties and the opportunities and challenges they face. 

→ Texting Project: Text LIVE to 30644 – that’s LIVE to 30644 to answer a few questions about marriage, living together, and life in your 20s. That’s the subject of our conversation at 11:40. Standard message rates apply, of course.

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Text Results: Survey on Marriage and Cohabiting

On Wednesday's show, we asked you to text your answers to a four-part survey about attitudes towards living together before marriage. Almost 600 responded, here are some of the results. We'll post more data as we continute to crunch the numbers. Highlights:

  • 58% of our respondents were female; 42% male
  • Average age of respondents: 39
  • In response to the question "In general, do you think people should live together before getting married?" 
  • 84% of all respondents said YES.  
  • 93% of men said YES
  • 80% of women said YES
  • 84% of those under 30 said YES, 87% over 30 said yes

Below, some charts showing the living situation breakdown for our respondents.

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