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51% Show #1220

51% Episode 1220
Nov 29, 2012


November’s Atlantic Magazine has an article on Freelancer’s Union founder Sara Horowitz…and it describes freelancers as the fastest growing segment of the economy. Whether they’re writers, programmers, sound engineers or designers, there’s a growing group of workers who don’t have bosses – they have clients.  Mia Lobel of New York’s Hudson Valley is one of those professional freelancers.  She’s a journalist and audio producer and the founder ofFreelanceCafe.org – a networking site for freelancers where they share war stories, ideas and gig opportunities.

9:18  Mia Lobel

Mia Lobel is the founder of Freelancecafe.org, a journalist and  and independent audio producer as well as an instructor at the City University of New York.

Coming up, after natural disasters, we tend to forget quickly if we were on the sidelines. But if you were directly impacted, the impacts can last for generations.  


The rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy will be going on for months – maybe years. The sheer size of the storm has reopened conversations about climate change, and has many of us rethinking our assumptions about our own safety.

When Daniel Whaley was 13, he lived in Florida with his mother. Together, they rode out  hurricane. It’s not often you get to hear what it was like from someone who’s actually bee through it. And Daniel Whaley of Youth Radio Vermont will tell you – it can blow your life in a different direction.

7:40  The Hurricane

That commentary was produced by Youth Radio Vermont.

A natural disaster changed the life of a young Colombia reporter before she was even born.  Dominique Lemoine has been searching for her family’s history – a history that was wiped out by a volcano. But that history, she believes, is shaping her future.

3:09  Dominique

Dominique Lemoine is a Colombian writer and journalist interested in preserving family and cultural histories.


That’s our show for this week. Thanks to Katie Britton for production assistance.  Our theme  music is by Kevin Bartlett. This show is a national production of Northeast Public Radio.  Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock.

Thanks so much for joining us…we’ll be back next week with another edition of 51% The Women's Perspective.

(:36 pads out to 25:00)

Kevin Bartlett - Glow in the Dark

Jonny Lang - Hit the Ground Running

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