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July 04, 2015

DUI and its Impact on Your Career
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Getting stopped by the police for drunk driving can not only get you arrested, but potentially harm your career. We’ll have the story. Then, os the American education system colorblind? We talk to an expert who says major barriers are still in place for minority students at America’s top universities.
Episode Segments:
InfoTrak: DUI and Your Career

Workplace Attorney Sonya Madison said a drunk driving conviction can severely damage a person’s chances of finding or even keeping a job. She noted that most large employers typically conduct background checks on potential employees today. She explained why negatives such as a DUI conviction often will remove the applicant from consideration for a job opening.
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InfoTrak: Minorities and Higher Education

Jeff Strohl, PhD, Director of Research at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce co-authored a recent study that determined that although more Hispanics and African-Americans are going to college, their access to the most selective schools isn't keeping pace. He said there are major income differences between those with a top education compared to graduates of other schools. He explained the reasons behind this problem, and why it is so difficult to address.
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InfoTrak: THe Truth About Getting Older

Janet Champ, co-author of “Ripe: The Truth About Growing Older and the Beauty of Getting on With Your Life” talked about challenges and myths faced by women as they age. She said many women feel discarded and undervalued as they reach their forties. She believes that this phase of life is rich in often underappreciated beauty and that women who adapt to these changes can offer much to society.
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