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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hard Times on Long Island

Monday, July 09, 2012

Director Marc Levin talks about his film "Hard Times: Lost on Long Island" and what he learned about families facing long-term unemployment.

→ Tune In: Hard Times premieres Monday, July 9th at 9pm on HBO

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Black Unemployment and Presidential Politics

Monday, July 09, 2012

Black unemployment is 14.4% and rose a full point in June. Kai Wright, editorial director of Colorlines and Nation contributor, discusses the presidential contest and the latest unemployment figures —particularly as those numbers vary by race.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Losing a Job, Finding a Life

Thursday, July 05, 2012

James Kunen chronicles his adventures on the road to finding meaning in work and life. His memoir Diary of a Company Man: Losing a Job, Finding a Life is the story of a 1960s radical turned corporate PR man who finds himself, along with his fellow baby boomers, in a place he calls “too young to retire and too old to hire.”

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Good People Can't Get Jobs

Monday, June 25, 2012

Peter Cappelli, professor of management at The Wharton School and director of Wharton's Center for Human Resources, workforce issues columnist for Human Resource Executive Online, and author of Why Good People Can't Get Jobs:The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It, talks about the implications of  changes in US employment relations as they are presented in his new book.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Adultescents

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sally Koslow discusses "adultescents" and looks at why many in the current generation’s unwillingness—or inability—to leave home and become fully independent adults. In Slouching Toward Adulthood: Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest, she includes the latest research, interviews frustrated parents and their frustrated offspring, and writes of her own experiences with her grown children.

Join the conversation! Share your experiences—as a parent or as an adult living at homeby leaving a comment or by calling us at 212-433-9692.

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The Takeaway

Summer Jobs Dwindling for America's Teens

Friday, June 15, 2012

Today, fewer than three in ten American teenagers are able to find summer jobs. These figures have fallen off particularly quickly since 2000, and the number of 16- to 19-year-olds at work is at its lowest since World War II. Older workers, immigrants, and young college grads are now taking the low-level work formerly filled by America’s teenagers, and economists have suggested that this change might be permanent.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Obama Out of Touch on 'Private Sector Just Fine'

Monday, June 11, 2012

The economy isn't doing well and our president has shown deep enough concern for this fact that he... held a press conference and talked about it a lot.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Why the Job Numbers Aren't As Bad as You Think

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The worst thing that can happen is for people to just up and quit looking for work. It's not a big change, but seeing the labor participation rate go up from 63.6 percent to 63.8 percent is a small step in the right direction.

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The Takeaway

Unemployment Benefits Will Expire Earlier Than Many Expected

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Next month, 70,000 people will be cut off from unemployment earlier than they expected, bringing the total number of people who have lost aid prematurely to nearly half a million this year.

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The Takeaway

It's Not All Bad: Stories From Past Guests Who've Escaped Unemployment

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

After losing their jobs, some Americans have been able to rebuild their careers after slight adjustments to their job descriptions.

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The Takeaway

Over Fifty and Unemployed

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

In study after study, we’re told that the economic recovery is real. But tell that to unemployed Americans over 55. More than half of jobless seniors, about 1.1 million people, have been unemployed for more than six months, up from 23 percent four years ago, according to a government report released last week. But these aren’t just numbers — they’re people all over the country.

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The Takeaway

Job Interviews Borrow from the Speed-Dating Handbook

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

We’ve all heard of speed-dating; that modern mating ritual in which singles are given a minute or two to impress a potential date before moving aside so the next candidate to make his or her pitch. But it turns out that speed-dating methods aren’t just for dating anymore.

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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: Advice for College Graduates

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

We had a great response to today's conversation about this year's crop of college graduates. Check out this collection of responses from viewers, who called, texted, and posted advice for those facing the job market for the first time.

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It's A Free Country ®

Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, April 20, 2012

One man gets named to Time's 100 Most Influential list, while the other denies falling asleep at a Bruce Springsteen concert.

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WNYC News

States Release New Jobs Figures

Thursday, April 19, 2012

New York State’s economy added 21,500 private sector jobs in March 2012, the State Labor Department reported Thursday. But in a sign that the economic recovery may be flagging in the region, New Jersey reported losing 9,000 jobs last month.

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WNYC News

Hundreds Flock to State-Backed Job Fair Amid Rising Unemployment

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hundreds of job-seekers flocked to the Brooklyn job fair Thursday, one of eight state-sponsored fairs held simultaneously throughout New York as the unemployment rate in the city continues to climb.

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Soundcheck

Ethan Lipton: In Studio

Monday, March 26, 2012

In a new semi-staged production called “No Place to Go” at Joe’s Pub, musician and playwright Ethan Lipton explores the experience of losing his office job in publishing – and does so with ample humor and thought-provoking insight. Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra join us to perform some of it live.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Losing a Job, Finding a Life

Monday, March 19, 2012

James Kunen chronicles his adventures on the road to finding meaning in work and life. His memoir Diary of a Company Man: Losing a Job, Finding a Life is the story of a 1960s radical turned corporate PR man who finds himself, along with his fellow baby boomers, in a place he calls “too young to retire and too old to hire.”

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The Takeaway

Listeners Respond: Own a Business, Work a Second Job

Thursday, March 15, 2012

All week we’ve been hearing from listeners about their Great Recession stories. Some of you have lost jobs, while others have taken pay cuts or moved out-of-state in search of employment. And there are those of you who have created your own employment opportunities: the small business owners of the bunch.

But nothing comes easy when you start from a clean slate. Two Takeaway listeners join us who have ventured to create their own small businesses, while maintaining other part-time work in order to make ends meet.

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