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The Leonard Lopate Show

Who the Great Recession Left Behind

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert traveled across the country to report on Americans struggling in an economy that hasn't fully recovered from the economic downturn.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Assessing the Value of College

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Jeffrey Selingo, editor at large of the Chronicle of Higher Education, and author of College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, assesses the value of a college education.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Big Business Presents NYC Jobs Blueprint

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mitch Rudin, Chief Executive Officer and President of US commercial operations at Brookfield Properties Corporation, and Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, discuss the NYC Jobs Blueprint they've put forth, outlining their recommendations for economic growth for the next mayor.


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The Brian Lehrer Show

Veterans For Hire

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of The Eleven Laws of Likability and Heroes Get Hired, and Col. Jack Jacobs, author of Basic: Surviving Basic Training and Boot Camp, explain how veterans can nail the civilian job interview and translate their military skills and experience to the workplace.


The Leonard Lopate Show

The New Geography of Jobs

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

U.C. Berkely economist Enrico Moretti examines the factors reshaping America’s labor market—from globalization and income inequality to immigration and technology—and how these shifts are affecting our communities. His book The New Geography of Jobs draws on a wealth of stimulating new studies to outline policies that may address the social challenges that are arising.

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The Takeaway

Advice on Employment After Graduation

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

It’s May, the beginning of graduation season in America. And all this week, we’re looking at the realities that this year’s grad will be facing. Yesterday, we talked with two experts about the economic landscape 2012 college grads are entering. Today, we're continuing the conversation with advice from a 2010 college grad to a 2012 college grad.

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The Takeaway

Listeners Respond: Making a Move to Find Job Opportunities

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

We've been asking our listeners this week about their relationships with their jobs. One thing that's touched a nerve is the question of far young workers are willing to go to find good opportunities. Many younger listeners told us they were open to taking a risk and moving somewhere new, but it just wasn't a decision they could afford to make. However we did also hear from more than a few listeners who did manage to take a leap.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Thomas Frank on the Government as Job Creator

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Harper’s columnist Thomas Frank looks back at the federal government work programs introduced during the Great Depression, which each generated millions of jobs. Frank sees the success of these programs as the foundation of the country’s recovery from the current economic recession, and argues that the responsibility to create jobs belongs not just to the private sector but to the government. His latest Easy Chair column on the subject appears in the December issue of Harper’s magazine.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Future of Economic Growth

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Nobel Laureate and NYU Stern professor Michael Spence, author of author of The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World, and The Economist's New York Bureau Chief Matthew Bishop discuss recent trends in the job market, both in the United States and around the world, the rapid growth in developing markets that are catching up with the industrialized West, and what the United States must do to remain competitive. They’ll also look at The Economist’s “Future of Jobs” report.

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The Takeaway

'That Used to Be Us': Staging America's Comeback

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Tonight, President Obama will unveil his plan for creating more jobs in America. Obama returned from summer vacation to the dismal news that the country gained no new jobs in August. Unemployment continues to hover around nine percent and it is likely to stay that way through 2012. While the U.S. faces a slow economic decline, countries like China and India are on the rise. "It makes no sense for China to have better rail systems than us, and Singapore having better airports than us," the president noted in his speech following the 2010 midterm elections. "And we just learned that China now has the fastest supercomputer on Earth — that used to be us."

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Obama's Job Plan - Another Promise when We Need Action

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The president has been telling us "I will" for a long time. The American people, though, don't need a promissory note. We don't need to be tantalized by a trailer for a fall blockbuster.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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The Takeaway

Jobs Report Disappoints: Only 54,000 Added, Unemployment Rises to 9.1 Percent

Friday, June 03, 2011

The unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent from 9 percent and only 54,000 jobs were added in May. What do these numbers mean for the economy? The Dow plummeted this week upon news of declining housing prices. Consumer confidence is in the basement. Interest rates are way down. Are we headed for a double-recession? Joining us is Kelly Evans, "Ahead of the Tape" columnist for The Wall Street Journal.

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