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.

Features By Barbara Bogaev

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Are you really buying products 'Made in the USA?'

When you buy products with the label, "Made in America," are you sure you're getting something made in the USA? Tips on how to decipher the labels on so-called American-made goods.
Posted In: Retail, Shop
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Spring cleaning your costly relationships

We asked: Who in your life costs you a lot of money? Your answers ranged from kids to lovers to siblings. A consumer finance expert offers some advice on how to maintain healthy relationships with the people who cause you financial strain.
Posted In: relationships, Personal Finance
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Giving to Boston's victims: How to choose a charity

As Americans look for ways to express their compassion over the tragedies that struck Boston and Texas this week, we have some tips for how to give to charities without being scammed.
Posted In: giving, Charity, boston
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Making the best choices for your budget

Spring is the perfect time to get realistic about budgeting. Personal finance journalist Carmen Wong Ulrich offers some advice about how to do it the smart way.
Posted In: budget, Budgeting
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Cleaning up your financial portfolio

Tax season gives many of us a chance to review the past year and examine our investment portfolios. We've got tips on how to improve yours.
Posted In: Investing, portfolios
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Where do taxpayer dollars go, anyway?

When lawmakers decide where our tax dollars should go in a tough economy, how exactly do they prioritize spending our hard-earned cash?
Posted In: Taxes, municipality, local government, state government
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College-bound? How to pay for higher education

Many soon-to-be high school graduates are settling on their choice of where to attend college. How does a family decide whether to pay for a student's dream school or a more economical alternative?
Posted In: college admissions, financial aid, applying to college, student loan, federal student loans
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Comparing U.S. taxes to other countries

Many Americans feel they pay too much in taxes, and get too little in return from government. But is that a valid complaint? For some perspective, a look at how America's tax system compares to other countries.
Posted In: Taxes
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How to make good decisions? Hint: A pros/cons list won't help

Most of us are bad at making decisions. And that's because we tend to limit our options, according to Chip & Dan Heath, brothers and co-authors of "Decisive: How To Make Better Choices in Life and Work."
Posted In: decision, bad decisions
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Oh no she didn't! Advice on 'Working with Bitches'

Dismissive remarks. Cattiness. Talking behind people's backs. That kind of behavior doesn't end in junior high -- it can make your life at work miserable, too. We've got advice on how to deal with a bitch at work. Plus, learn about the eight different types.
Posted In: workplace, Jobs, culture

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