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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 Brian Lehrer Show

Drones, Crime, and Sleepy CEOs

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

What happens when corporate and nonprofit executives actively encourage their employees to get more rest? Four CEOs who launched an experiment after WNYC's "Clock Your Sleep" Project share their results so far. Plus: Tracking Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's money; an update on Israel and Palestine; the legality of flying drones in New York City; and assessing Mayor de Blasio on crime six months into his administration.

 

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Invisible Professionals Who Make the World Go Round

Monday, July 07, 2014

Fact-checkers, anesthesiologists, U.N. interpreters, structural engineers. In an age of constant self-promotion, anonymous work remains integral to public successes.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 381: It's A Calling

Monday, July 07, 2014

Dekalb Walcott III talks to his dad, retired Chicago Fire Chief Dekalb Walcott Jr., about following in his line of work.

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WNYC News

The Changing Faces Around the Water Cooler

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

A report from New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer shows the office workforce in Manhattan is now less white, less black, and less female, than it was in 1990.

Stringer’s analysis, comparing 1990 and 2012, shows that women workers comprise a slightly smaller percent of the total workforce (48.2 percent ...

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On Being

Stuart Brown — Play, Spirit, and Character [remix]

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Stuart Brown with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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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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Freakonomics Radio

The Upside of Quitting (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

You know the saying: a winner never quits and a quitter never wins. To which Freakonomics Radio says ... Are you sure?

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The Takeaway

When Gay Discrimination Was Government Policy

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Unearthed memos reveal that for years the government would "lean over backwards" to fire gay staffers, who inspired "revulsion."

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 371: Not in Vain

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ayodeji Ogunniyi remembers how the murder of his father led him to a new career.

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Listen to Lucy

Nine to five: great way to make a living

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nine to five: great way to make a living

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Feeling Overwhelmed?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Brigid Schulte, a staff writer for The Washington Post, wonders: Are our brains, our partners, our culture, and our bosses making it impossible for us to experience anything but “contaminated time”? In Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time she looks at the stresses that have eroded our leisure time and tries to find ways to put the pieces of our over-scheduled lives back together. Schulte speaks to neuroscientists, sociologists, and hundreds of working parents to tease out the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed, seeking insights, answers, and inspiration.

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Listen to Lucy

Think you work hard? Bet you don’t.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Think you work hard? Bet you don’t.

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WNYC News

Unhappy Meal: How the Fast Food Worker Movement Began

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

As protestors "arrest" Ronald McDonald, meet the New Yorkers behind the nationwide movement to raise wages for fast food workers.

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The Takeaway

Should the Word 'Bossy' be Banned?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sheryl Sandberg is tired of the word "bossy," so much so that she's launching a campaign against it. Sandberg says "the other B-word" discourages girls from thinking of themselves in positions of leadership. Is it so much the word "bossy," or the way we teach young girls to think about themselves? Sarah Burningham, author of "Girl to Girl: Honest Talk About Growing Up and Your Changing Body" and two other books for teen girls, and Micki Maynard, contributor to Forbes.com, weigh in.

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Listen to Lucy

Small talk makes a big difference

Monday, February 24, 2014

Small talk makes a big difference

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What Works for Women at Work

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Joan C. Williams is an expert on women and work, and she explains what women need to know to get ahead in their professional lives. Her book What Works for Women at Work, written with her daughter Rachel Dempsey, offers pragmatic advice that goes beyond the traditional one-size-fits-all approaches of most career guides for women.

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Listen to Lucy

Colleagues and bosses are not your family

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Colleagues and bosses are not your family

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The Takeaway

How to Take the Plunge & Do What You Love

Monday, January 27, 2014

Last week, we discussed this piece of common advice given to young people: "Do what you love." It sounds very simple: Follow your passion, and the money will follow. But is that always the case? Our conversation about following your dreams sparked a lot of discussion. To explore this issue in greater depth, The Takeaway hears from Jey Born and his wife Betsy Thorleifson. Together they discuss how they are making a team effort as a couple to do what they love.

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