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Job Files: The Coat-Checker

Apr 29, 2005
It's time for another segment of The Job Files. This week, we meet Walter Smith, who's been checking coats for 45 years.

Faring Well in Summer Travel

Apr 22, 2005
Dreaming of a summer getaway? National Geographic Traveler's Christopher Elliot offers tips to save you from a travel headache.

Personal Polluter

Apr 22, 2005
Before you head out to celebrate Earth Day, you might want to check under your car hood. Michigan Radio's Rebecca Williams drives a car that’s leaking oil. And it’s going to cost her a lot of money to fix it. What would you do if you found out you’re a pretty big polluter?

French cooking with an American inner-city flavor

Apr 19, 2005
When I say "French cooking", what do you think of?Beef bourguignon? Coq au vin? You probably don't think of inner-city school kids taking home economics. But courses in French cooking are now on the menu at schools in eight cities across the country.The idea is to help students move from the classroom to the restaurant biz. And as Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, it's all thanks to a man who brought his love of French cuisine out of the kitchen.

NASCAR wants to diversify its audience in a big way

Apr 15, 2005
This Sunday's race in Nascar's Nextel Cup Series will be held at the Texas Motor Speedway. Comedian George Lopez will deliver the starting command, "gentleman, start your engines" - in Spanish. NASCAR may be the number two sport on TV, but it claims very few minority fans. And the NASCAR folks say they're racing around to fix that. From Georgia Public Broadcasting, Emily Kopp reports.

The Job Files!

Apr 15, 2005
Here come the Job Files. Today...the marriage clerk.

Music group to sue students over downloads

Apr 12, 2005
The Recording Industry says it's about to file suit against hundreds of college students. The charge: illegally downloading and distributing music and movies. We apologize if you think you've heard this somewhere before. There is a twist, however. The downloaders aren't accused of using the web as we've come to know it. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli tells us this time, it's about Internet-2.

"Day in the Work Life": Enrolled Agent

Apr 9, 2005
If you still haven't filed your tax return, you might be starting to feel a sense of panic. But don't worry -- it could be worse. You could need an enrolled agent. On this week's A Day in the Work Life... our weekly look at how folks trade their time for money... we take pointers from a man who defends clients against the IRS.
Posted In: Jobs, Taxes

Reality TV booms

Apr 8, 2005
If it seems reality TV has taken over your set these days, you might want to sit down for this one. Fox is preparing to launch a reality TV channel. Is there enough of an audience? Host Tess Vigeland talks to Variety's Michael Speier about the new channel's prospects for success.

Is Payola back? Warner Music is hit with subpoena

Apr 7, 2005
Warner Music Group has been served with another subpoena. New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer wants to know more about ties between music companies and radio. Payola. Broadcasters are prohibited from taking goods or cash for playing songs on the radio. This new investigation is believed to focus on the role of the middlemen... independent promoters. Chris Morris, Music Editor for the Hollywood reporter has been writing has been writing about this subject for some time...

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