Radio Times

Monday, December 22

The Vanishing male worker; why some women opt out

Hour 1

Guests: Binyamin Appelbaum, Judith Levine, Jerry Jacobs

In a recent New York Times online article, reporter BINYAMIN APPELBAUM wrote, “The share of prime-age men — those 25 to 54 years old — who are not working has more than tripled since the late 1960s, to 16 percent.” Many men, deciding that low-wage work will not improve their lives, have chosen not to work.” In this hour of Radio Times, Appelbaum talks with Marty about what this trend means, not only to the men and their families, but for the nation as a whole. Then, we turn to women in the workforce and explore why more women are opting to leave their jobs to stay at home with their children. Our guests are JERRY JACOBS, professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and JUDITH LEVINE, associate professor of sociology at Temple University.

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Discussing “The Year of Outrage”

Hour 2

Guests: Julia Turner

To those who frequent social media and other online news outlets, 2014 seemed like the year that more people we outraged with more regularity than ever before. From “Bridgegate” to Ray Rice, the street-harassment video to Uber, Darren Wilson to the CIA torture report, there were many stories that boiled our blood this year – and many online reactions to that outrage. Slate recently chronicled the daily phenomenon of public uproar in a recent feature called “The Year of Outrage.” Slate’s editor-in-chief, JULIA TURNER joins us to discuss the feature and we’ll take your calls this hour to hear about the things that had you up-in-arms in 2014.

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