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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Our Uncommon Economic Indicators series continues with a look at how New Yorkers are going to "Plan B," and how that may not be all that bad. Writer Caitlin Kelly recently took on a second part-time job to help make ends meet, and found that it afforded her a whole new set of lessons and experiences. Check Out the Uncommon Economic Indicators Home Page and Add Your Story!

Guests:

Caitlin Kelly

Worldwide Woes

As President Obama prepares to sign the stimulus package, designed to get the U.S. economy going, Marcus Mabry, international business editor at The New York Times, looks at the effects of the global recession in other countries.

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Citizenship Bootcamp

Elizabeth Llorente, ethnic affairs senior writer at The Record, talks about the new military path-to-citizenship.

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YUEI: Plan B

Submissions to our Uncommon Economic Indicator project have highlighted the way in which many New Yorkers are turning to second jobs, freelance gigs, and other fallback plans. Writer Caitlin Kelly recently took a part-time job, and thinks that Plan B can offer lots of new experiences and lessons. ...

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Not Representative

There are no women in New Jersey's 15-person congressional delegation. Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University, discusses why women seem to have a hard time getting elected in New Jersey. And New Jersey's first (and so far only) female ...

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Vitamin Deficiency?

Tara Parker-Pope, New York Times columnist for the Well column and blog, reviews studies questioning the effectiveness of "mega-doses" of vitamins in promoting health.

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Flight School

Bridget Stutchbury, professor of biology at York University, Toronto, tracked songbirds to study their migratory patterns in detail.

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Your Stories On Air: When Work Isn't Enough, There's Plan B

Your Uncommon Economic Indicators pointed us toward how the economy has compelled many of you to get creative about making ends meet. Getting the bills paid on time is rough, but Caitlin Kelley, our guest for YUEI: Plan B didn't mince words. She says, "get a grip and go ...

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