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Grades don’t make the grade at the office

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Grades don’t make the grade at the office

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Your Gap Year Advice

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Yesterday was the deadline for high school seniors to reject or accept offers from colleges. For many, those offers were not for fall semester but for winter semester. So, if you took more than just a summer between high school and college, what's your advice for these students? Did you take a gap year? What did you do and what did you learn? Comment here or call 212-433-WNYC (9692).

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The Takeaway

Paying Big Bucks to Land an Unpaid Internship

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

It's the end of summer, and that means that businesses around the country are being emptied of their interns. Early this summer, they arrived with their youth and their ambition. As the air turns crisp, they go home, leaving behind neatly stacked piles of folders, well organized databases, and, perhaps, a good impression.  

But a small group of those interns left something else behind: a wad of cash. Today, a growing number of young people – or their parents – are paying thousands of dollars for the privilege of working an unpaid internship.

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The Takeaway

US Increases Presence in Haiti as Aid Increases

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Haiti continues to struggle in its need for assistance, and just this morning, a 6.1 quake hit the country. We check in with Michael Deibert, author of "Notes from the Last Testament: The Struggle for Haiti," who is on the ground in Haiti, about how the country is sustaining after the tragedy and the role of international assistance.

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