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August 03, 2012

In Sourcing Doctors
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With countless Americans out of work, there’s a real demand for good paying jobs. Yet in one of these fields - healthcare – one expert says too many jobs are going to workers from foreign countries. Then - a new survey indicates that schools may not be challenging enough for our children.
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InfoTrak: In sourcing and the Healthcare Crisis

Kate Tulenko, MD, MPH, is a physician and director of clinical services for the US Agency for International Development, a global health nonprofit, and also author of Insourced: How Importing Jobs Impacts the Healthcare Crisis Here and Abroad. Dr. Tulenko said 25% of physicians in the US are foreign-trained and foreign-born. She contends that this has caused tens of thousands of high-paying local jobs in the healthcare sector to effectively vanish from the reach of US citizens, weakened the healthcare systems of developing nations, and constricted an American university system that should be educating healthcare professionals.
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InfoTrak: Kids Need More Homework

Almost a third of eighth-grade students report reading less than five pages a day, either in school or for homework. Ulrich Boser, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress conducted an analysis that found that millions of students believe they are not being challenged enough in school. He discussed the reasons behind this trend and what can to be done to improve education in America.
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InfoTrak: The Millionaire Ex-con

Uchendi Nwani is a motivational speaker, a former cocaine dealer and prison inmate,and author of The Millionaire Ex-Convict. He shares his inspirational story. He came from a middle-class family but ended up in prison after a conviction for cocaine trafficking. He talked about the importance of faith in his life and how he became a millionaire businessman after this release from prison.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Kate Tulenko
A physician and global health specialist, Kate Tulenko has worked at the highest levels of health workforce, health financing, and health policy development with institutions around the world. She joined IntraHealth from the World Bank, where she managed the Bank’s Africa Health Workforce program, to become deputy director of CapacityPlus, the USAID-funded global project uniquely focused on the health workforce needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Tulenko has been an advisor to national governments on health policy and reform, and served on expert panels for the World Bank, World Health Organization, AFRO, American Public Health Association, Global Health Workforce Alliance, American Hospital Association, and currently serves on the National Physicians Alliance board of directors. She has published on a wide array of topics. Her most recent book, Passport to Crisis: How Insourcing Jobs Hurts Health Care Here and Abroad, will be released in the spring of 2011. She also holds academic appointments at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the George Mason College of Health and Human Services. Tulenko holds an MD and MPA from Johns Hopkins University, and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, Emmanuel Colleg

Dr. Tulenko's Blog

 
Ulrich Boser
I’m a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a Washington-D.C.-based think tank. I write on a variety of social issues and am particularly interested in education and criminal justice. I'm writing a book about trust and cooperation, which will be published in late 2013. Prior to the Center, I was a contributing editor for U.S. News & World Report, special projects director for The Washington Post Express, and research coordinator for Education Week. My work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many other publications. I also served as an editor of the best-selling U.S. News Ultimate Guide to Colleges. I've written a number of influential reports and articles. My recent work on school spending included the first-ever attempt to evaluate the productivity of almost every major school district in the country. Hundreds of media outlets covered the release of the report including the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Associated Press. I've also serve as research director of Leaders and Laggards, a joint project of the Center for American Progress, the US Chamber of Commerce, and Rick Hess of AEI that evaluates state systems of education. In February 2009, HarperCollins published my criminal justice book The Gardner Heist, which examines the largest art heist in history, the 1990 theft of a dozen masterpieces from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The book tells the story behind the caper and highlights the growing problem of art crime, an estimated $6 billion black market, with more than 50,000 heists occurring worldwide each year. The book received glowing reviews in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. "Captivating,” said the Wall Street Journal. “Vivid,” noted the Associated Press. "Boser has done a public service in exposing the real world of art theft: It isn't about glamour and culture — it's about greed, violence and irreparable, maddening loss," wrote USA Today. The book spent almost six months on the Boston Globe best-seller list and became a national best-seller. My writing and research has received a variety of awards and citations. I have been an Arthur F. Burns fellow, won the National Award For Education Reporting, and been dubbed a "writer to watch" by Washingtonian magazine. I have also served as a commentator for CNN, National Public Radio, and The New York Times. I graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and live in Washington, D.C. with my wife and two daughters. I can be reached at ulrich @ ulrichboser.com. I give speeches and serve as a consultant for a variety of organizations, and my disclosure statement can be found here. You can also follow me on Twitter at @ulrichboser

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Uchendi Nwani
Uchendi “Chin” Nwani, CEO of International Barber & Style College and author of “The Millionaire Ex-Convict”, got a second chance at life after being released from federal prison. “After hurting my mom’s heart so bad, I just wanted her to live long enough to see me make a positive change. My greatest joy in life has been seeing my mom smile and laugh again.”---Uchendi Nwani Uchendi Nwani was released from prison with $150 having worked 17 hours a day hard labor earning 4 cents per hour. Upon being released he had bad credit, a felony record, a 28hr one way ticket home, no job, but he had a DREAM. He lived in a halfway house, finished his last 42 hours of college in 12 months earning his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Tennessee State University . He used his talent of cutting hair to save money, open a business and achieve his dreams. His book “The Millionaire Ex-Convict” has inspired men and women across the nation to achieve their dreams. Ebony magazine featured him as the ex-convict now millionaire and he has also been featured in UPSCALE, The Source and Gospel Today magazines. Uchendi Nwani has given hope to millions of people that you can change. He is 1 out of 6.9 million ex-convicts who against all odds became a self made millionaire. He started International Barber & Style College with only 6 students. Since then, the school has grown to over 200 students making it the largest barber school in the country and has graduated over 700 students. Uchendi Nwani continues to give back by providing free haircuts to underprivileged children and seniors in the community. Uchendi Nwani is polished, confident and credentialed with prestigious experience. He learned several business lessons while in prison from white collar, Wall Street ex-convicts. It was his no nonsense attitude, ability to hustle in a positive way and his faith that made him stand out over 6.9 million other ex-convicts.

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