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Recruiting & Retaining Women at the Top

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Back in the late 1960s, when the first female traders were allowed on the floor of Wall Street, they were treated more like the butts of jokes than like trailblazers. Today, the finance and business sectors have come a long way, but they still struggle to put women in the ranks, or keep them there. Malli Gero and Rachel Sklar are two people who are trying to change that.

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Proposals & Threats, But No Answers for Syria | The Quest to Save AM Radio | Recruiting & Retaining Women at the Top

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Proposals & Threats, But No Answers for Syria | Humanitarian Crisis in Syria Worsens as U.S. Deliberates Action | Missouri Moves One Step Closer to Nullifying All Federal Gun Laws | The Quest to Save AM Radio | New Super Camera Seeks Answers to the Mystery of Dark Energy | Recruiting & ...

On Being

Sylvia Earle — Her Deepness [remix]

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle has done something no one else has -- walked solo on the bottom of the sea, under a quarter mile of water. She tells what she saw -- and what she has learned -- about the giant, living system that is the ocean.

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On Being

[Unedited] Sylvia Earle with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle has done something no one else has -- walked solo on the bottom of the sea, under a quarter mile of water. She tells what she saw -- and what she has learned -- about the giant, living system that is the ocean.

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The Takeaway

Palm Oil & Human Rights Abuses

Monday, July 22, 2013

Palm oil is an increasingly ubiquitous, yet nearly invisible, substance. Consumers can find it in everything from Crest toothpaste and Gillette shaving cream to Nestle and Kraft food products. Benjamin Skinner, reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek and senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, says that rising demand for the product has masked the severe human rights abuses behind its harvest.

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Listen to Lucy

The buzz of hot-desking in a coffee shop

Sunday, June 30, 2013

The buzz of hot-desking in a coffee shop

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The End of Unpaid Internships?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

After months of working as an unpaid accounting intern on the film “Black Swan,” Eric Glatt came to believe something was terribly wrong with the whole internship system. And so he and fellow intern Alexander Footman sued Fox Searchlight, the production company behind the film, and late Tuesday afternoon, in a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled in their favor.

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Defining and Debating the Meaning of Success with Susie Essman

Thursday, June 06, 2013

In an attempt to explore what, exactly, constitutes success, The Huffington Post is hosting its first ever women’s conference today in New York. It’s called “The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money and Power.” Actress, writer, television producer, and voice artist Susie Essman talks about how she defines success.

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The Takeaway

Room Service Ending at New York City's Largest Hotel

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The boom in the hotel business in the U.S. right now is in low cost suite hotels that offer a free buffet breakfast and no restaurant on the premises. If you want food delivered, the front desk will be happy to give you a list of pizza places in the neighborhood. The Grand Hotel days have been over for a while, and now one of the holdouts is calling it quits on room service. The Hilton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan is cancelling its room service. 

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The Takeaway

The Coming Revolution in Higher Ed

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Last year Harvard and M.I.T. announced a joint online learning initiative called edX, that promised to reach students across the globe by providing online classes free of charge. Recently, there has been some debate about the effectiveness of the massive open online courses, or MOOCs, offered by the nonprofit start-up, and its for-profit competitors. Anant Agarwal, the president of edX, remains a strong advocate of online education and its ability to democratize education.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ken Robinson on Finding Your Element

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sir Ken Robinson, whose TED talk on finding your passion is the most watched of all time, explains how we can all find self-fulfillment through our natural talents and personal passions. His new book Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Transform Your Life, the follow-up to The Element, serves as a practical guide that helps people find answer the questions: How do I find out what my talents and passions are? What if I love something I’m not good at? What if I’m good at something I don’t love? What if I can’t make a living doing what I most love?

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New Report: Women are Increasingly Breadwinners

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A new report by the Pew Research Center finds that 40 percent of households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who provide the sole or primary source of income for the family. In 1960, that figure was 11 percent. Bryce Covert is the Economic Policy Editor at ThinkProgress. She breaks down the Pew Research Center's findings.

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Teachers: Unsung Heroes of the Oklahoma City Tornado

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

As the road to recovery begins for the people affected by the Oklahoma City Tornado Monday, unsung heroes have emerged out of this tragedy. People whose jobs helped to save lives, keep others calm, and keep the public informed. Among them are the school teachers who rushed their students to safety.

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Responses: The Worst Boss You've Ever Had

Thursday, May 16, 2013

It's the end of a television era tonight as the cast of the series The Office bids farewell for the final time. Whether or not you work at Dunder Mifflin, everyone can relate to having a difficult boss.

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Rescue From Bangladesh Garment Factory Rubble 17 Days After Collapse

Friday, May 10, 2013

17 days after the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh, a resourceful worker was found trapped but alive. She was pulled from the rubble in Dhaka earlier today to the cheers of workers who had for days been only moving wreckage and disposing of bodies of victims.

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Responses: A Time When You Realized You Were Juggling Too Much

Friday, May 10, 2013

All this week, as part of our series "Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Male-Dominated Fields," we've heard from women who have broken into predominately male occupations and risen to the top. They shared their lessons on how to juggle their demanding jobs and their family lives. We asked all of them and our listeners the same question: What is a moment that caused you to realize you were simply juggling too much between your job, your family and your personal life?

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Tragedy Strikes Another Garment Factory in Bangladesh

Thursday, May 09, 2013

As the grim count of the dead continues to rise from that garment factory collapse last month in Bangladesh, a fire overnight in a different garment factory there killed at least 8 more people. Muhammad Yunus is an economist, founder of the Grameen Bank, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

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Judy Woodruff Once Thought She Could Do it All

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

All this week we're talking to women and mothers who have harnessed smarts, spirit, and self-awareness to break into male-dominated careers and rise to the top. Judy Woodruff has covered news and politics as a broadcast journalist for more than three decades for PBS, CNN, and NBC. She is also a wife and mother of three, including a son with spina bifida. Her children are now grown but she hasn't forgotten the feelings of guilt and sacrifice that accompanied juggling a demanding career with a busy home life.

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Padmasree Warrior on Why She Doesn't Believe in Work-Life 'Balance'

Monday, May 06, 2013

The "Lean In" ideas of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg and the challenges facing tech leaders like Marissa Mayer at Yahoo have been much discussed topics over the last few months. But some voices have been lost in this conversation. In a new series, we mine the wisdom of women who have found success in an all male world and who aren't appearing on "60 Minutes" or selling advice books. Padmasree Warrior is the Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for Cisco.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Did You Take Your Child To Work?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Yesterday was Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Did you participate? What do you think your child learned from the experience? If you remember participating as a child and visiting your mother or father's workplace, what did you take away from the day? Post a comment below, or call 212-433-WNYC.

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