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Friday, June 08, 2012

Eilen Jewell (Erik Jacobs)

We take a look at the hacker collectives Anonymous and LulzSec. Eilen Jewell—who’s been described as a hybrid of Neko Case, Billie Holiday, and Madeleine Peyroux—performs live in our studios. Peter Cameron talks about his novel Coral Glynn. And Please Explain looks at the very difficult economic decisions that have to be made to prepare for retirement! How safe is your 401K?

Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec and Anonymous

Parmy Olson talks about her investigation into the hacker collectives Anonymous and LulzSec, and she tells the full story of the global cyber insurgency movement, and its implications for the future of computer security. We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency is an account of how a loosely assembled group of hackers across the globe pulled off digital assaults, tortured and eluded the feds, and how some hackers were eventually brought down.

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Eilen Jewell Performs Live

Singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell and her band perform songs from her latest album, “Queen of the Minor Key,” live in our studio. The Washington Post said that Eilen Jewell is a hybrid of Neko Case, Billie Holiday and Madeleine Peyroux. She's accompanied by:
Jerry Miller, electric guitar; Johnny Sciascia, upright bass, and Jason Beek, drums.

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Peter Cameron on His Novel Coral Glynn

Peter Cameron talks about his novel Coral Glynn. The novel borrowing from themes and characters prevalent in the work of mid-20th-century British women writers. It’s set in an isolated manse in the English countryside in 1950.

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Please Explain: 401(k)s, 403(b)s, and Saving for Retirement

Tax-advantaged accounts like the 401(k), 403(b), and 457 plans are popular ways to invest money for retirement, but unlike traditional pension plans, these plans require people to manage their investment strategies yourselves. Eleanor Laise, Editor, Kiplinger's Retirement Report, and Anthony Webb, research economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, discuss how these plans work, how best to manage them, and how to plan—and save—for retirement.

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Things We Learned This Week

A collection of the amazing, profound and funny things we heard on the Lopate Show this week.

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