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In more than 20 years in public radio, Barbara Bogaev has served as the longtime guest host of NPR’s flagship program Fresh Air with Terry Gross, as well as host of APM’s news and culture magazine, Weekend America and the weekly national documentary series, Soundprint. A Philadelphia native, she began her radio career as the producer of the award-winning talk show, Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. Currently based in Los Angeles, Bogaev is a frequent guest host of member station KPCC’s daily news magazine, Take Two, and a recent fellow with the USC/Annenberg Getty Foundation Arts Journalism program. When not on the air, Bogaev writes for the critical-culture website HiLobrow.com, blogs at alwaysmorequestions.com, and donates her family homebrew, Biohazard Ale, to the underground trap-door bar of the L.A. art collective, Machine Project.

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Features by Barbara Bogaev

Virtual Vegas: The risks and rewards of online gambling

As more states consider legalizing online gambling, test your knowledge with our quiz. Plus, what does it take to win online and what should you watch out for? Our wizard of odds provides insight into gambling in the virtual world.
Posted In: online gambling, gambling

Cape Coral real estate: Florida's housing anomaly

According to RealtyTrac, Florida has the highest rate of foreclosure rate of any state in the U.S. So why is the Florida town of Cape Coral doing so well compared to other cities in the state?
Posted In: Housing, Florida

XOXO: What your email sign-off says about you

"XOXO" has long been the symbol for a kiss and a hug, but a pair of writers say that it's commonly becoming used as a way to sign-off an email message -- even at the workplace. How does your digital sign-off affect how others perceive you at the office?
Posted In: email, signature

How to dispute a credit report error

The Federal Trade Commission released a report saying that 42 million consumers have at least one "potentially material error" in their credit reports.
Posted In: credit agencies, credit report

Las Vegas: A look at housing in Sin City

Last month, Las Vegas dropped to No. 6 on RealtyTrac's list of cities burdened by foreclosures. What's behind the shifting market in Sin City?
Posted In: Housing, Las Vegas, Nevada

Letters: How can I budget when I'm self-employed?

Bob and Kristy Walker, co-authors of a personal finance textbook, answer listeners' questions about money -- including how to create a budget on a fluctuating income, how to make ends meet when an unexpected tax bill comes your way and how you can build an emergency fund even with unsteady employment.
Posted In: letters

Digital mating: The costs of online dating

Are subscription sites like Match.com worth the price? What do people lie about? How important is a person's listed job or salary? Two online dating experts share their views, experiences, and online dating tips.
Posted In: online dating, match.com, love

Can drawing what you buy help you avoid debt?

Visual artist Kate Bingaman-Burt draws one thing she buys every day to help her be more mindful of her spending habits. Her new book encourages others to do the same.
Posted In: shopping, drawing, consumer, art

Omaha: How's the housing market where Warren Buffett lives?

On paper, Omaha looks like a pretty great place to live: It's consistently rated one of the most affordable cities in the country. Why is it doing so well?
Posted In: Nebraska, Housing, real estate

Why stormy weather makes us panic... and purchase

Jeff Klein, a shop owner in Massachusetts, talks about why customers buy everything from firewood to ice when bad weather makes the news.
Posted In: snow storm

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