Archive for October, 2009

Measuring and Fighting Poverty

October 30th, 2009 | 2 comments

This week on Business Matters, we’re exploring exactly how many Americans are living below the poverty line and how to change it. Find out how our system for measuring poverty was developed more than four decades ago and how we compare to other developed countries in poverty levels. Also, we’ll learn about a new strategy […]

Money and the Recent Graduate

October 23rd, 2009 | post a comment

This week, we’re discussing how young people are handling the recession. If you, or someone close to you has just graduated college and is having trouble finding work, or maybe heading into college and not sure how it would be possible to pay for it you will definitely want to listen to this weeks show. […]

Is the Recession (really) Over

October 16th, 2009 | post a comment

So the Dow is back above 10,000, 3rd Quarter GDP growth may be looking good, and Goldman Sachs is making splendid profits, but with rising double-digit unemployment, can this really be the end of the recession? We went searching for the answer to that question this week on Business Matters, and although each of our […]

The Business of Fakery

October 9th, 2009 | 1 comment

This week we’re exploring the business of fakery, when people pretend to be one thing, and advocate some position based on that pretense, and then turn out to be something else. It’s not just businesses that get into this fakery, setting up fake grassroots groups (also called astroturfing) or using marketing to mislead consumers about […]

The Business of Youth Sports

October 2nd, 2009 | post a comment

This week, we explore the marketplace and culture of youth sports. How are adults and our broader national culture of competition impacting childhood development? How can youth sports help kids grow up to be successful? We’ll lay out some of the challenges facing youth sports today and then talk to some innovators in the field […]

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