The gender pay discussion heads to the symphony
Jan 7, 2019

The gender pay discussion heads to the symphony

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The U.S. and China have agreed to “positive and constructive” trade dialogue as they resume talks Monday in Beijing. Andrew Walker with the BBC told us more. Also, the partial government shutdown might start messing with your tax refund, as the IRS is down to an eighth of its workforce during the ramp-up before tax season. Then we tackle the gender pay gap among professional musicians: The Boston Symphony Orchestra is being sued by its principal flute player, who said she makes $64,000 less per year than the male oboe player next to her. Today's show is sponsored by IndeedPitney BowesU.S. Postal Service and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.

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Government shutdown could affect tax refunds

Jan 7, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service is operating on a skeleton crew, down to just an eighth of its workforce, during what’s typically the major ramp-up before tax season. Here’s how that could put your tax return timeline into limbo. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like Examining the staying […]

Boston Symphony Orchestra finds itself in a gender pay gap saga

The orchestra's principal flutist, Elizabeth Rowe, found out she makes about $65,000 less than the male oboe player next to her.
Marco Borggreve for the Boston Symphony Orchestra

The U.S. and China have agreed to “positive and constructive” trade dialogue as they resume talks Monday in Beijing. Andrew Walker with the BBC told us more. Also, the partial government shutdown might start messing with your tax refund, as the IRS is down to an eighth of its workforce during the ramp-up before tax season. Then we tackle the gender pay gap among professional musicians: The Boston Symphony Orchestra is being sued by its principal flute player, who said she makes $64,000 less per year than the male oboe player next to her. Today’s show is sponsored by IndeedPitney BowesU.S. Postal Service and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Brian Allison Engineer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director
Rose Conlon Producer