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51 % The Women's Perspective

51% Show # 1071

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Albany, NY – There are elements in the new federal economic recovery act that mean big changes for women in the workplace. Women who need time to care for a loved one, who only work seasonally, who can only work part time, will now be eligible for unemployment benefits. Sharon Johnson is a freelance reporter who covers economic stories for Women's eNews.

8:21 Johnson/Jobs

Sharon Johnson is a freelance journalist and covers the economy for Women's eNews. You can find her stories at womensenews.org

The jobless numbers in the United States are frightening - and what we can't measure is how many people are working, but making far less than they used to. Many who have lost their jobs are now underemployed - taking jobs that pay far less than their old jobs - and many are working two and three low-paying jobs. Personal finance expert, Manisha Thakor, explains why it's still important, and how it's still possible to plan for the future.

6:34 Thakor

Personal finance expert Manisha Thakor is an author, public speaker and a blogger. You can find out more at manishathakor.com.

Katie Britton ends our show today with an interview with a woman who's found a way to make a huge difference in the world. Jacqueline Novogratz's expertise is in banking. But what she learned is that we are truly all connected, and the best way to help others is by working as a team.

6:35 Blue Sweater Britton