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Friday, January 02, 2009

Nick Nigro, author of No Job? No Prob!: How to Pay Your Bills, Feed Your Mind, and Have a Blast When You're Out of Work, offers reasons to be optimistic while unemployed. Plus, health insurance for one, a look at literacy, and a WNYC investigation of building safety at construction sites in New York City.

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Nick Nigro

Where The Jobs Are

Dennis Demp, employment expert and author of Health Care Job Explosion, and Dr. Robert Hartwig, president of the Insurance Information Institute, tell where the remaining jobs are during a recession.

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The Silver Lining

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Health Insurance For One

Elisabeth Benjamin, director of health care restructuring initiatives at Community Services Society, answers questions about buying single-person and single-family health insurance policies.

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Reading is Fundamental

Erin Bauer, English and literacy educator, advisor, and senior advisor for graduation at the High School for Global Citizenship in Brooklyn and Dolores Perin, associate professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University's Teachers College, talk about the issues raised in a recent ...

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Baby Blues

Alex Kuczynski, New York Times style writer and the author of Beauty Junkies: Inside Our $15 Billion Obsession with Cosmetic Surgery (Doubleday, 2006), talks about her recent NYT Magazine article "Her Body, My Baby" and her experience having a child through a surrogate.

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Cost of Doing Business

WNYC reporters Matthew Schuerman and Cindy Rodriguez talk about their recent investigation into building-related deaths in NYC. Also Aaron Brashear, Chair of Brooklyn Community Board 7's Buildings & Construction Committee, on safety issues and oversight at construction sites. WNYC News investigation: The Cost of Doing Business ...

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