Thursday, April 24, 2014

My On-Air Conversation with Former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich


This is an updated version of an earlier post. I've now recorded the conversation with Robert Reich and thought you might like to know what you'll hear when it airs this Sunday.

I rarely promote my NPR-San Francisco radio program (KALW-FM, 91.7 FM,) Work with Marty Nemko, but this coming Sunday's program is special.

I was honored that former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich agreed to return for a second long-form conversation. I have now recorded that.


First, I asked about key moments and decisions in Reich's life. It turned out to be an exchange in which we each told tales, some funny, all instructive.

Most of the conversation was about whether it's wise for the government to additionally redistribute income, raise the minimum wage, and about the Obama Administration's increased use of Disparate Impact to abet minority employment. I tried to adhere to the journalistic standard--polite skeptic--but failed regarding Disparate Impact, on which Reich and I had a spirited exchange.


After the conversation, I offered post-mortem musings.


The program airs this Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 11 AM to noon on KALW 91.7 FM (NPR-San Francisco. Outside the Bay Area, it can be heard then on kalw.org
and it will be permanently archived there as well as  available for free download in  iTunes and on the National Public Radio website.

Finding Hope When it Appears None Exists



My PsychologyToday.com article is on finding hope when it appears none exists. HERE is the link.

Parenting: Friends, Sex, and Drugs

My PsychologyToday.com article yesterday was the fourth and final part of my parenting series. It discusses the parental role regarding their sex, drugs, and their child's friends. HERE is the link.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Parenting: How much freedom to give your child and how to help choose after-school activities

My PsychologyToday.com article today. Part III in my parenting series: On how much freedom to give your child and on how to help choose after-school activities.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Parenting: Genes, Guilt, Guiding, and Goth, Part II-- Your child's education: What's worth your time


My PsychologyToday.com article today is Part II in my four-part series on parenting. It presents a time-effective approach to being involved in your child's education. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Parenting: Genes, Guilt, Guiding, and Goth. Part I of a 4-Part Series on Parenting



My PsychologyToday.com article today: Part I of a four-part series: Parenting: Genes, Guilt, Guiding, and Goth. 

Part I argues that parenting may have less impact on our kids than many believe. It also asserts that invoking guilt in response to a child's misbehavior can be a worthy parenting tool.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Whom Can You Trust? Finding people who are trustworthy even in tough times



My article today on PsychologyToday.com: Whom Can You Trust?  It explains how I've become less trusting over the years plus my thoughts on how to decide whom you can trust and with what.
 

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