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The Brian Lehrer Show

Intellectual Takedowns; Former White House Press Sec & Why Men Fight

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Michael Eric Dyson on his former friend Cornel West; career advice from the former White House press secretary Dana Perino & one theory as to why men fight, and why we like to watch.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Parks & Recap: The Finale

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Parks & Recreation finished its run earlier this week with the series finale. Brian and NPR's Linda Holmes wrap up their recaps of the show. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Parks & Recap: Career Moves

Thursday, February 19, 2015

This week on Parks & Recreation, April & Andy make plans to move to DC for April's new job, and Leslie gets a new DC-based gig, too. Brian and friends offer their reactions.

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The Takeaway

'Good Karma' Isn't How Women Get Ahead in Tech

Monday, October 13, 2014

Last week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told an audience of women in the tech industry that women who don't ask for a raise have "good karma" that will help them get ahead. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

We're All Temp Workers Now

Monday, July 14, 2014

The era of staying at one company for your whole career is over — but can we really all be freelancers our entire lives? Reid Hoffman, co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn, discusses his third-way approach for a new model of employment.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Glory Days? The Mid-Life Divide

Friday, June 06, 2014

Janet Taylor, community psychiatrist in New York City and a contributor to AARP's Life Reimagined project, talks about the challenges people face after age 50 and whether their early ideas of success have held up and how life has changed their plans along the way.

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Listen to Lucy

My future as a middle-aged grad trainee

Monday, April 21, 2014

My future as a middle-aged grad trainee

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Listen to Lucy

In defence of sycophantic wage slaves

Monday, March 24, 2014

In defence of sycophantic wage slaves

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The Takeaway

How to Take the Plunge & Do What You Love

Monday, January 27, 2014

Last week, we discussed this piece of common advice given to young people: "Do what you love." It sounds very simple: Follow your passion, and the money will follow. But is that always the case? Our conversation about following your dreams sparked a lot of discussion. To explore this issue in greater depth, The Takeaway hears from Jey Born and his wife Betsy Thorleifson. Together they discuss how they are making a team effort as a couple to do what they love.

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The Takeaway

The Clinton Machine Gears Up for 2016 | Video Game Music Gains Recognition | Who Really Gets to Do What They Love?

Friday, January 24, 2014

'Planet Hillary': The Clinton Machine Gears Up for 2016 | How California's Cities Are Coping With Drought Conditions | Sundance Preview & This Week's Movies Reviews | World Economic Forum Takes Up Climate Change | Ludomusicology: The Study of Video Game Music Gains Recognition | Who Really Gets to Do What ...

The Brian Lehrer Show

Are You Leaning In?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg book, Lean In, came out ago and inspired another chapter in a national dialogue on women in the workplace. Katherine Goldstein, innovations editor at Slate, talks about her own lean in circle and takes your calls on whether you've started to see the issue differently. Barbara Kass, a listener and therapist, talks about a book group she formed to read the book. And listener Amy talks about what leaning in means in a male-dominated workplace.

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New Tech City

The Age of Entrepreneurship and Self-Help. Barf?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Why is it that whenever I talk about the tech “scene,” the conversation often turns to doing what you love, being your best self, and finding your passion?

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Listen to Lucy

I’m still puzzling over my dream job

Sunday, March 24, 2013

I’m still puzzling over my dream job

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The Takeaway

When Fathers Anchor The Home, They Don't Have It All Either

Friday, March 22, 2013

When journalist Mike Winerip made the unconventional decision to anchor his busy household instead of riding the fast track to a top editor position, he found what many mothers find: the dizzying balancing act is often incompatible with a high-power career.

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The Takeaway

Why 'Having It All' Is Impossible

Thursday, August 02, 2012

'Having it all' is the phrase of a generation who fought for equal rights in the workplace. Earning an income, raising a family, and maintaining a social life became the ultimate standard of balanced success in the modern era. But who's to say when you have it all? And what standard are we measuring against?

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The Takeaway

It's Not All Bad: Stories From Past Guests Who've Escaped Unemployment

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

After losing their jobs, some Americans have been able to rebuild their careers after slight adjustments to their job descriptions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Calling All Job Seekers

Monday, January 25, 2010

"first application" by gtmcknight on flickr

\'first application\' by gtmcknight on flickr

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The Takeaway

What's Your Career Advice for Sarah Palin?

Monday, July 06, 2009

Sarah Palin has stepped down as Alaska's governor. No one seems to know exactly why, but she may be hunting for the next big thing. What do you think she should do next? Run for president? Host a talk show? Give your career advice.

What's your take? Leave a comment or record your story at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE.

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The Takeaway

Does a Better Career Bring You Happiness?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A new study looks at the social gains that women have made in the past decades. Does a better job make you a happier person? The study says no. What do you think?

What's your take? Leave a comment or record your story at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE.

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Studio 360

Artist Survey

Friday, June 20, 2008

A few weeks ago, we asked if you would quit your job to become an artist. Your responses poured in, and we had the Opinion Research Corporation survey people across the country. Kurt unveils the results with ORC’s Joel Henkin, and we hear from listeners ...

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