Synopsis: When a child is placed in foster care, she’s already been through the traumatic experience of being removed from her family’s care, and now faces an uncertain future in a new home – sometimes worse than the one she left. We discuss the successes and failures of the system and hear about what can … Continue reading 15-39 Segment 1: Foster Care: How can we make the system better for all?
Synopsis: Separations and divorces are common in the U.S., and out of those split-ups come children living in two households. These kids often experience situations and conflicts that their friends living in an intact household don’t .We talk to a co-parenting specialist about how the parents’ behavior, ability to compromise, and desire to put the … Continue reading 15-39 Segment 2: Co-Parenting: Raising kids in two homes
Synopsis: Although unemployment is down across the nation, there are still pockets of workers who have been unemployed for years, with no hope of ever finding a good job. Our guest researched the sociological effects of long-term unemployment on out-of-work autoworkers in Michigan, and found out that the hurt, humiliation and family problems that unemployment … Continue reading 15-38 Segment 1: Making It in an Unfair Economy
Synopsis: Many women today take for granted their independence and the rights they have socially and legally. It wasn’t always that way, and we’ll hear about two women – one a socialite and the other a bandit – who felt constrained by the codes of behavior imposed on women in the early part of the … Continue reading 15-38 Segment 2: Unconventional Women: Two trailblazers who forged their own ways in the world
Many American workers don’t get raises or promotions because they don’t know how to negotiate for them. We talk to two negotiation specialists about how to approach a salary increase request, get some psychological advice on how to gain the upper hand and find out why women are good at negotiating for others, but not … Continue reading 15-37 Segment 1: How to get more of what you want in negotiations
When you ask an American, “where are you from?” most of them will say it’s where they live now or where they were born. We talk to one man who thought long and hard about that question and went on a journey around the Midwest and Plains States to try to answer it. He learned a … Continue reading 15-37 Segment 2: Belonging: Why it’s important to be from somewhere
When an American trophy hunter killed Cecil the Lion, a protected animal in an African game preserve, the internet was packed with Tweets and Facebook diatribes condemning the man who did it and big game hunting in general. Why are we so concerned about one animal when there are millions of them killed around the … Continue reading 15-36 Segment 1: Hunting and Poaching Big Game: Is it ever justified?
These days, a phone or digital interview often precedes the face-to-face meeting for job hunters. If you think that all you have to do is sit in front of your computer or cell phone camera and talk, think again. Resumes are also changing, with online services such as Linkedin and CareerBuilder the first places an … Continue reading 15-36 Segment 2: The New Look and Sound of Resumes and Job Interviews