Synopsis: There are millions of Americans who live together as husband and wife, but they never become formally “married.” What are their rights? Who gets the house, the car the bank accounts if they break up or one of them dies? We talk to a noted contract and family law attorney who has written extensively on the subject to find out how society and the courts view cohabitation relationships. We also discuss what cohabiting couples should do to prevent problems with the law.
Host: Gary Price. Guests: Martha Ertman, Professor of Law specializing in contract and family at the Carey School of Law, University of Maryland, and author of the book, Love’s Promises: How formal and informal contracts shape all kinds of families.
We’re taught from a young age that we should obey authority and do what adults tell us to do. Those lessons usually work in our favor, however there are times when a child – and an adult – should say “no” to the ones in charge. Our guest has studied this issue and has come up with situations where refusing to do something is the right thing, and he discusses when and how to say “no” effectively and for the benefit of the individual and others.
Host: Marty Peterson. Guests: Ira Chaleff, founder and president of Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates, Washington, D.C., author of the book Intelligent Disobedience: Doing right when what you’re told to do is wrong.
These days “instant photography” means digital pictures that can be cropped, enhanced, captioned and uploaded to the Internet in a matter of minutes. It wasn’t that long ago, however, that “instant” photography was a lot more cumbersome and complex, and as novel as the latest tech gadgets are today. We’ll hear about the genius who made the first instant photos happen, take a look at his other inventions, and hear how his success led to a battle of giants in the photography world.
Host: Gary Price. Guests: Ron Fierstein, author of the book, A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War.
Snapchat is quickly rising to the top of the social media hierarchy, and presidential candidates want to tap into its growing audience. But how exactly do you reach young voters on social media without sounding “too political” and boring? We speak with two media-savvy election pundits about the issue.
Host: Marty Peterson. Guests: Matthew McGregor, Director of Digital at Precision Strategies and President Obama’s former digital strategist; Aria Juliet Castillo, Communications Director for the Young Democrats of Kauai, Hawaii
Synopsis: Everyone makes lists: shopping lists, to-do lists, Christmas lists, and many more. But what do your lists say about you? We talk to an author who looked at hundreds of lists compiled by the famous, the infamous and the unknown, and found out that they say a great deal about the times, our history and the list makers themselves.
Host: Gary Price. Guests: Shaun Usher, author of Lists of Note: An eclectic collections deserving of a wider audience.
Synopsis: Millions of young people will soon head out on their own for the first time to attend college or start their first job. It will also be the first time that many of them are in charge of their own finances. How literate are they about banking, spending, saving, and credit? We talk to two financial specialists about what kids need to know about money and budgets, the best ways to organize their finances, and what they can do to prevent going into credit debt.
Host: Marty Peterson. Guests: Dean Obenauer, Assistant Director of Financial Aid for Financial Literacy, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska; Jeff Reeves, Executive Editor, InvestorPlace.com.
Synopsis: The Netflix television show, Orange is the New Black, depicts life in a women’s prison – but is it real? Are the inmates whose lives they portray realistic? We toured a real women’s medium-security prison, talked to the administration and some inmates there to find out. We also talk to the real-life Alex Vause from OITNB, Cleary Wolters – a former inmate and friend of Piper Kerman, author of the book Orange is the New Black: My year in a women’s prison.
Host: Gary Price. Guests: Lt. Brad Gray, Correctional Officer, Rockville Correctional Facility, Rockville, IN; Stacie Brown, Inmate; Cleary Wolters, former inmate, author of “Out of Orange: A memoir.”
You can read letters from actual inmates at Rockville, and a behind-the-scenes account of Amirah & Lydia’s visit to the prison on our intern blog: internapalooza