Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 3:51 pm
David Oliver Relin, a journalist who had reported from around the world before gaining fame — and getting mired in controversy — as co-author of the best-selling Three Cups of Tea, took his own life when he died on Nov. 15 in Oregon, The New York Times reports.
Telecommuting and flexible schedules are the latest tools for establishing work-life balance. 'Generation Y' women are taking greater advantage of them. Host Michel Martin talks to Laura Sessions Stepp, who has written about the career choices of millennial women in this week's Washington Post Magazine.
I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, we will speak with the author of a new study that offers some intriguing insights about why some people move up in the workplace more quickly than others. That conversation is coming up in a few minutes.
I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We're going to spend the next few minutes talking about the world of work. Later, we take a look at this week's Washington Post Magazine and we'll speak with a writer who says that the so-called millennial generation, especially the women, really are changing what work looks like.
Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 9:08 am
Step back, lobsters coming through!
This summer lobsters exploded in number along the Maine coast. There were so many crustaceans crawling along the ocean floor – and into fishermen's traps – that lobster prices plummeted. Many fishermen tied up their boats, and a price war even broke out between Canadian and Maine seafood distributors.
Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 10:01 am
Saying that "we could not find a large enough audience quickly enough to convince us the business model was sustainable in the long-term," News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch said this morning that The Daily will "cease standalone publication" on Dec. 15.
One might be surprised at how much Australia and the American South have in common, and you might hear it when Kasey Chambers sings Appalachian folk melodies as naturally as anyone from our neck of the woods. She has teamed up with her husband Shane Nicholson for their 2nd collaboration, "Wreck & Ruin", and the harmonies, arrangements, and songs on it make it one of the strongest Americana releases of the year. Country & folk, Australia & Appalachia, Kasey & Shane, this Thursday night.
We always get thank you's whenever we play a little J.J. Cale, so how about an hour's worth? His 1976 release "Troubadour" is a favorite of ours, and featured the debuts of "Cocaine" and "Travelin' Light" (covered later by Eric Clapton and Widespread Panic, respectively and respectfully.) Let's celebrate Cale's Dec. 5th birthday a couple days early: tune in Monday night for The Spindale Cycle!