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June 22, 2014

The New Geography of Jobs
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Millions of Americans are looking for jobs. And countless others want a career boost. If you are among them, where you live might be limiting your chances. Then – veganism is increasingly popular. We’ll hear from an expert on the benefits of a meatless lifestyle.
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InfoTrak: The New Geography of Jobs

Enrico Moretti, PhD, Professor of Economics at the University of California, and author of The New Geography of Jobs said an unprecedented redistribution of jobs, population and wealth is underway in America, and he believes it will accelerate in years to come. He talked about the emergence of a few US cities as centers of innovation with highly-educated labor forces, and explained why other regions of the country cannot compete economically. He offered advice for young people who are considering career choices and weighing the value of a college education.
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InfoTrak: The Vegan Choice
Holistic health counselor Victoria Moran, author of Main Street Vegan discussed veganism and outlined the reasons that millions of Americans have chosen to avoid all animal-based products. She offered suggestions on how a person can decide whether the lifestyle choice is right for them, and talked about the challenges vegans often face in raising kids, travelling and eating out.
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InfoTrak: Use Your Signal
Traffic safety researcher Richard Ponziani recently conducted a study that found that drivers fail to use turn signals nearly half the time when making a lane change and 25% of the time when turning. He said the failure to use turn signals results in as many as 2 million traffic accidents each year. He explained some possible solutions to the problem.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Enrico Moretti
Enrico Moretti is professor in the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley where he holds the Michael Peevey and Donald Vial Chair in Labor Economics. He is the director of the Infrastructure and Urbanization Program at the International Growth Centre (London School of Economics). He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge), and a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London) and at the Institute for the Study of Labor (Bonn). His research interests include labor economics, urban economics and applied econometrics.

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Victoria Moran
Victoria Moran is an author, motivational speaker, life and health coach, and corporate spokesperson; she has been active in the vegetarian and animal rights movements since her teens, and her daughter, Adair, is a lifelong vegan. Victoria’s 1985 Compassion the Ultimate Ethic: An Exploration of Veganism, is believed to be the first full-length book every written on veganism. Her other books include the best-selling Creating a Charmed Life and the weight-loss classic,The Love-Powered Diet: Eating for Freedom, Health, & Joy. Cited by VegNews among the Top 10 Vegetarian Authors, Victoria is a two-time Oprah! guest who has also appeared on Good Morning America Now, Today, and NPR's All Things Considered. She writes the "Veg and the City" blog for the Huffington Post, and her articles appear in Yoga Journal, Mothering, Natural Health, Woman’s Day, Body & Soul, and Vegetarian Times. Her work has been noted in USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and O, the Oprah Magazine. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, she now lives a charmed life in New York City.

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