WKSU NEWSROOM PRESENTS “GOOD JOBS IN BAD TIMES”
EIGHT-PART SERIES BEGINS APRIL 13
Tuesday March 31, 2009
WKSU examines the positive side of the current employment environment in Ohio with the eight-part series “Good Jobs in Bad Times” beginning April 13. Stories will air daily during WKSU’s broadcasts of NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” and will also be posted online at www.WKSU.org/news/features/jobs. Reports will be contributed by all members of the award-winning WKSU news staff. The series will look for current areas of job activity and try to predict future growth in the region and listeners will be encouraged to contribute their personal experiences, online and through a special phone line.
Reports scheduled to air include: “High Pay: Higher Hopes,” exploring opportunities as the region shifts focus to well-paying high tech jobs (4/13); “College Optional,” new alternatives for those taking the vocational school and apprenticeship route (4/14); “Looking Back for the Future,” agriculture-based job growth from bio-fuels to landscaping (4/15); “The Gig Economy,” creating full-time employment from multiple part-time jobs (4/16); “A Career Overhaul,” making drastic life changes to survive in a tight economy (4/17); “The ‘Can’t Miss’ Field,” finding key positions in an uncertain healthcare industry and learning to sell yourself (4/20); “Bridge Jobs,” recent college grads and the jobs they take to pay the bills while looking for career starters (4/21); and “What’s Next?,” staying flexible and learning to adapt could be the key to future employment (4/22).
WKSU News Director M.L. Schultze says, “As the economy has faltered and lay-offs have become epidemic, we wanted to take a balanced look at jobs in Northeast Ohio. ‘Good Jobs in Bad Times’ will give WKSU listeners a broader look at many ways that their friends and neighbors are staying employed as we turn towards an unpredictable future.”
WKSU airs NPR’s “Morning Edition” with local host Jeff St. Clair and news reports from Amanda Rabinowitz Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. “All Things Considered,” hosted locally by Vivian Goodman, can be heard weekdays from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WKSU broadcasts NPR & Classical Music at 89.7 FM, and is a service of Kent State University. WKSU programming is also heard on WKRW 89.3 FM in Wooster, WKRJ 91.5 FM in Dover/New Philadelphia, WKSV 89.1 FM in Thompson, WNRK 90.7 in Norwalk, W298BA 107.5 FM in Boardman, and W239AZ 95.7 FM in Ashland. The station broadcasts HD Radio on 89.7 and 90.7. The WKSU web site is www.wksu.org.
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