KERA's Think
KERA's Think
Nov 20, 2020
The Wisdom Of Dolly Parton
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Dolly Parton’s image is glittery and bubbly, blonde wigs and rhinestone dresses – which belies the powerful brand of feminism that attracts her to adoring fans. Sarah Smarsh joins host Krys Boyd to explore the creative genius of the iconic singer and actress — a prolific songwriter of more than 3,000 songs — and a pioneer for exploring class and gender issues in America. Smarsh’s book is called “She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs.”

The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond
The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond
Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess - Law School Toolbox, LLC
278: Questions to Ask (and Avoid Asking) in Legal Job Interviews (w/Sadie Jones)
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to talk about questions you should, and shouldn't ask, in a job interview setting. In this episode we discuss: * Do you always have to have questions prepared to ask in an interview? * In general, how many questions is it good to ask? * The importance of active listening and follow-up questions * Some questions that are always good to have on hand as needed * Organization-specific and interviewer-specific topics * Questions that might make the interviewer cringe and should always be avoided * How to phrase questions related to the pandemic situation Resources: * CareerDicta ( * Podcast Episode 27: Job Interview Basics ( * Podcast Episode 155: Top Callback Mistakes to Avoid (w/Sadie Jones) ( * Podcast Episode 190: How to Pass the Interview Happy Hour Test (w/ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) ( * Podcast Episode 247: Mastering Behavioral Interviews (w/Sadie Jones) ( * Above the Law ( * The Art of the Legal Job Interview ( * Questions to Ask Legal Employers During Interviews ( Download the Transcript ( If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts ( or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website ( If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox ( You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter ( to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
32 min
KQED's The California Report
KQED's The California Report
Labor Unions Among Those Lobbying for Vaccine Eligibility
Labor Unions Lobby for Vaccine EligibilityFor weeks, labor unions like the powerful Service Employees International Union have been pressing state and local officials to provide vaccinations to their members as quickly as possible. As vaccine eligibility shifts, other groups are making pleas too. Reporter: Darrell Satzman, KCRW Supervisors got a report on Tuesday from the L.A. County counsel’s office about how Villanueva could be removed from office. County counsel said there are four possibilities to remove the elected sheriff: one would be to amend the county charter, another would be a voter recall. Reporter: Robert Garrova, KPCC A street medicine team in Bakersfield is working to educate people experiencing homelessness about the pandemic, including misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines. Reporter: Madi Bolanos, KQED Many Californians were surprised when this week Governor Gavin Newsom announced he was lifting the state’s stay at home order. But a lot of state legislators were also surprised. They say it’s part of a pattern that’s emerged with this governor. Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED It’s called MyTurn. You can go online now to register… the system will notify you when you’re eligible for a shot. Beginning in February those who qualify can begin booking appointments. Reporter: Lesley McClurg, KQED State Auditor Finds Agency Charged with Sending Out Unemployment Checks Still Falling ShortAccording to the audit, the Employment Development Department’s call centers still aren’t functioning efficiently, despite the agency hiring more 55,000 new staffers. Reporter: Mary Franklin Harvin, KQED
16 min
The Daily Dive
The Daily Dive
What Did People Do With Their Stimulus Checks? Many Saved Them and Economists Hope That Will Drive Spending Soon
How have people finances held up during the pandemic? In many cases, not well, but many households have been saving and economists hope that these savings and pent-up demand will push economic growth this year when businesses open back up. 36% of people have saved their stimulus checks, 35% paid down debt, and 29% spent it right away. Harriet Torry, economics reporter at the WSJ, joins us for more. Next, on his first day in office, President Joe Biden submitted an immigration bill signaling it was a top priority to him. Hoping to avoid missteps from the Obama administration, he put his full wish list in the bill and is willing to break it down piece by piece if necessary to get things passed. Anita Kumar, WH correspondent and associate editor at Politico, joins us for Biden’s immigration plan. Finally, Houston-based company, Axiom Space, is planning to send private citizens to the International Space Station next year and on Tuesday, revealed who will be making the historic trip. A former astronaut will serve as commander of the mission and three wealthy men who each paid $55 million for their ticket. They will fly on the SpaceX Dragon and have an 8-day stay at the space station. Christian Davenport, reporter at the Washington Post, joins us for these citizen astronauts are in for. Learn more about your ad-choices at
23 min
Boston Public Radio Podcast
Boston Public Radio Podcast
WGBH Educational Foundation
BPR Full Show 1/27/21: Sisyphean
Today on Boston Public Radio: Former Mass. education secretary Paul Reville discusses the CDC’s latest statement reassuring schools that they can operate safely in-person, and frustration from the Mass. educators about their standing in the state's vaccine rollout plan. Next, we turned to listeners, hearing your thoughts on whether the state ought to prioritize vaccinating teachers ahead of school reopening in Mass. M.I.T. economist Jonathan Gruber breaks down President Biden's plan to expand the child tax credit, and explained the significance of making those credits fully refundable. CNN analyst Juliette Kayyem talks about the state of the forthcoming Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. She also discusses how President Biden is preparing FEMA to take preemptive action against natural disasters brought by climate change. Medical ethicist Art Caplan weighs in on President Biden’s handling of the pandemic during his first week in office, and talks about the need for countries to anticipate snags in vaccine manufacturing and distribution. He also touches on the slow rollout of vaccines in Mass., and concerns he has with the 22,000 fans attending this year's Super Bowl. Then, we return to callers for the ongoing conversation about teacher vaccinations and in-person learning. Sy Montgomery returns for our monthly edition of "Afternoon Zoo." Among other animal stories, she talks about the bizarre and slow-paced mating rituals of the Shipworm, the majesty of mosquito birth, and the thieving monkeys of Bali.
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