Monday, October 27, 2014
Monday, September 01, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
A growing number of older middle-class Americans are migrating across the country from one temporary job to another to make ends meet.
Friday, July 18, 2014
On today’s show, we’ll look at the growing number of middle-class Americans who can’t afford to retire and who’ve become migrant laborers working at temporary jobs around the country. David Benjamin tells us about using corn stalks and mushroom roots as building materials—he’s created a tower out of them in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. We’ll find out about a retrospective of photographer Garry Winogrand’s work, on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This week’s Please Explain is all about herbs.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Do you crave or dread hanging up your hat at the end of a long career? Advice from the experts - and you - about making the most of your golden years.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
By Fred Plotkin
"There are times, throughout the career of an opera singer, when they need to be told that they are not ready for a role, not right for a role, or should consider retiring a role," writes Fred Plotkin.
Friday, May 09, 2014
James W. Russell, retirement policy activist and the author of eight books, including Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis (Beacon Press, 2014), argues that the switch to 401(k) plans from traditional pensions leaves workers without secure retirement plans.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Would you want to live to be 100-years-old, or even older? And if everyone could, what excites or worries you about what the future has in store? S. Jay Olshansky, a professor in the school of public health the University of Illinois at Chicago, knows a lot about human aging through the centuries and what society stands to gain—or lose—from having a much larger, older human population. He joins The Takeaway to discuss the history of life expectancy.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Older Americans are increasingly shunning retirement to start companies. Liz DiMarco Weinmann is 61-years-old and started Dare Force Corporation, which helps women over 40 to start new careers. Susan Price is 54-years-old and was laid off in 2008. Losing her job prompted her to go back to school for an MBA. She now works full-time and has also started her own side-business as a career coach. Together these two women explain how they made their career transitions and what the process was really like.
Monday, October 28, 2013
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
One of the six ballot initiatives New Yorkers will see on November 5th calls for raising the retirement age of some judges to 80.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Social and Economic Costs of a Lockdown | An Inconvenient Truth: Mounting Evidence Syria Crossed "Red Line" | Small Retailers Pushback on Proposed Online Sales Tax | Immigrants Share Their Experiences of Assimilating | Fitting in: Immigrant Children and Assimilation | Is My Generation Screwed?: A Father and Daughter Talk Finance