Inside E Street Previous Broadcasts

Power Play (Episode #4004)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Guests: Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen Energy Program; Ken Malloy, Executive Director of CRISIS & energy markets. The deregulation of electric utilities became a hot-button issue in the late 90s, with many states allowing companies to operate in the open market. In theory, this move would foster an environment of competitive pricing and better customer service. The reality, however, has allowed for significant price increases, as well as negatively impacting some state's economy and consumer use. This Inside E Street takes a look at consumer advocates who claim residential energy prices have sky -rocketed, as well as the electric company representatives who support this deregulation. So just how broken is the electric utility industry, and what does it mean for you, the consumer?

Encore Careers (Episode #4002)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Guests: Kerry Hannon, AARP Job Experts, Forbes Contributor; Kevin Cahill, Sloan Center on Aging and Work. It's never too late to embark on your second career. At midlife you may ask "what's next?" Inside E Street explores a growing phenomenon where people retire or leave their primary job and start an "encore career" before full retirement. Encore careers are becoming increasingly common among Americans 50+. In fact, an estimated nine million baby boomers have found their second acts, and more than 30 million others say they would like to make a change. Motivations range from financial to the desire to do something more personally fulfilling. But in practice, many people find it not as simple as it sounds. What are the strategies to make a smooth transition into the next chapter? Inside E Street's Lark McCarthy talks with Kerry Hannon, author of "What's Next: Follow Your Passion and Find Your Dream Job, " and Kevin Cahill, a research economist with the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College.

Babies @ 50 (Episode #4001)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Guests: Elizabeth Gregory, U of Houston; Bonnie Steinbock, Bio Ethicist. Women giving birth in their 40s hardly seems unusual any more. But what about having a baby at age 50 or older? It's the new frontier of motherhood. Inside E Street examines whether the reproductive technology that allows older women to have babies is good for society. While birth rates are generally down across the board, birth rates for older women are up. And while birth rates are generally down across the board, birth rates for older women are up. Lark McCarthy talks to Elizabeth Gregory, Director of the Women's Studies Program at the University of Houston. Gregory is the author of Ready: Why Women Are Embracing the New Later Motherhood. And, Bonnie Steinbock, professor and medical ethicist at the University of Albany. She's also the author of Life Before Birth: The Moral and Legal Status of Embryos and Fetuses.

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