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WNYC News

The Most Important City Official You've Never Heard of Is Retiring

Monday, October 27, 2014

If you're a public employee or a taxpayer, Bob North has your number. As the city's Chief Actuary, it's his job to calculate how much the city puts into its pensions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Family Meeting on Retirement: Plans, History and Money

Monday, September 01, 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.

Money Talking

How to Fix Our Broken Retirement System

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pensions have all but disappeared and 401ks and Social Security aren't cutting it. It's time to start rethinking retirement in America. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

There’s No Retirement When You Can’t Afford to Stop Working

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

There’s No Retirement When You Can’t Afford to Stop Working

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.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Retirement: Can't Wait or Quit Pushing

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Where are you on the spectrum of "I can't wait to get out of here" to "don't make me retire!?"

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Are You Ready for Retirement?

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.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Making Sense of the Dollars

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Advice on money and retirement.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Social History of Retirement

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

How the concept of retirement has evolved throughout the ages.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Your Retirement Destination?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Where do you see yourself living when you retire?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How to Retire Abroad

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Are you planning to retire abroad? 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

If I Can Make It Here

Friday, June 06, 2014

Does the song lyric have it right?  Is "making it" in New York, New York different from success elsewhere?   

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Operavore

Giving Tough Advice to Aspiring or Established Opera Singers

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

DIY Retirement Savings Isn't Working

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.

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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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The Takeaway

Living Longer Means Rethinking Social Structures

Friday, March 14, 2014

As science enables humans in today's world to live longer, how do we assess the value of years we weren't otherwise prepared to live out?

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The Takeaway

Living to 100: Science Takes on Life Expectancy

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.

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The Takeaway

Shunning Retirement for Start Ups

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.

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WNYC News

Mixed Reaction on Proposal Raising Judges' Retirement Age

Monday, October 28, 2013

One of the six ballot initiatives New Yorkers will see on November 5th calls for raising the retirement age of some judges to 80.

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The Takeaway

The Challenges of Assmilation, A Father and Daughter Talk Finances, Costs of a City-Wide Lockdown

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