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November 30, 2007

The Naked Truth About Young Peoples Finances
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Many young Americans are living their lives on a financial tightrope: paycheck to paycheck, deep in credit card debt. If this sounds like you, we have an interview you need to hear. Then if you think you understand racial prejudice, our eye-opening conversation may surprise you. And, learn about some social entrepreneurs who are working to change the world.
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The Naked Truth About Your Money
Millions of people are living their lives on a financial tightrope, particularly younger Americans. Bill DeShurko, author of The Naked Truth About Your Money, believes that many Gen Xers and Gen Yers are facing dangerous amounts of debt because they expect a comfortable lifestyle much more quickly than previous generations. He offers advice on how to get out of debt, save money and build a budget.
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The History of Racism in America
Historian Marc Aronson, author of Race: A History Beyond Black and White, has found that while other forms of prejudice have been common throughout human history, racism is a relatively new development. He talks about the role of slavery in the development of racism in the US, and discusses the changing definitions of color and ethnicity in todays society.
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The Social Entrepreneurs
Journalist David Bornstein, author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, talks about a group of individuals he calls social entrepreneurs, who are developing grass-roots solutions to a wide range of social and economic problems. He explains how students and business leaders are forging new careers as social innovators.
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