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The Brian Lehrer Show

Banning Credit Checks

Monday, April 27, 2015

City Councilman Brad Lander and Sarah Ludwig, co-director of the New Economy Project, talk about a bill Lander sponsored to ban credit checks in most hiring processes.

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Listen to Lucy

A 30-year work anniversary is a freak event to be cheered

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A 30-year work anniversary is a freak event to be cheered

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WNYC News

Bill Would Ban Credit Checks By Employers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Advocates say asking for credit history puts people with bad credit or no credit in a bind.

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Listen to Lucy

Motherhood is tough and intense but it is not a job

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Motherhood is tough and intense but it is not a job

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WNYC News

Report: Low-Wage Workers Face Longest Commutes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

When commuting time is added, New Yorkers have the longest work week of people in other major cities. And the less you're paid, the longer your travel time is.

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The Takeaway

Bringing Up Baby: The Push for Paid Parental Leave

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The U.S. is the only developed nation without a federal policy that mandates paid parental leave. President Obama hopes to change that.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Ina Garten, J.C. Chandor & A Lament For The Lost Office Life

Friday, January 09, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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Listen to Lucy

Golden Flannel of the year award

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Golden Flannel of the year award

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Pro Tips to Grab a New Gig for the New Year

Monday, January 05, 2015

How inexperienced young people can stand out in the hiring process, why you should emphasize accomplishments, and what it takes to get your resume into the "yes" pile.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Next for The New Republic and Why We Should Care

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

What does the future hold for the embattled magazine The New Republic?

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WNYC News

A Workers’ Flashmob Inside a McDonald’s

Thursday, December 04, 2014

On its second birthday, the fast food workers' movement has a few victories, and many unfulfilled goals.

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Listen to Lucy

Losing the fear can be liberating - and dangerous

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Losing the fear can be liberating - and dangerous

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Listen to Lucy

Wanted: employees who are good at getting things done

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wanted: employees who are good at getting things done

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The Takeaway

So You Want To Be a Lawyer

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Ditch the country club and move to Nebraska. Young law school graduates looking for clients are set to have more luck in rural towns where they're the only lawyer for miles.

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WNYC News

Atlantic City Loses Thousands Of Jobs as Casinos Close En Masse

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Boardwalk behemoths are emptying out in Atlantic City in quick succession.

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The Takeaway

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Tech

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tech is one the fastest growing sectors of the American economy, but women continue to only represent a small portion of the workforce.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jumping to a Job

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Richard Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute? 2015: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career Changers (Ten Speed Press; Rev Upd edition, 2014), offers advice and talks about what's changed and what's stayed the same since publishing the first edition of his book in 1970.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When "Coming Out" on Resumes Can Help

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Some studies indicate that "coming out" on your resume might help you find a job — especially if you're an African American man. Yitz Jordan aka rapper "Y-Love," a senior developer and contributor to Quartz who identifies as black, gay, and Jewish, discusses what that might mean in the context of President Obama's plan to prohibit discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation for federal contractors.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Employment Can Change the Domestic Abuse Cycle

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Domestic violence is often enabled by economic captivity. Dr Ludy GreenPresident and Founder of Second Chance Employment Services and author of Ending Domestic Violence Captivity: A Guide to Economic Freedom(Volcano Press, 2014), discusses her work to break the cycle by giving victims of domestic violence training, employment opportunities, and more. The number Dr Green read on air, for help, is 888-331-7451. There are links to resources below as well.

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WNYC News

Working Without a Boss For Better Wages

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Low-wage workers in New York City are creating workplace cooperatives to battle exploitation and unjust wages. Does it work?

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