Mike: With the frequency of interruptions at work, it's a wonder we get anything done. Mark: Mike, have you seen Joyce? Mike: I think she's at the copier, Mark. Anyway, interruptions. Co-workers, texts, emails, calls. Mark: Not at the copier. Can you tell her I was looking for her? Mike: Sure thing. PHONE RINGS. Now, where was I? Oh yeah, interruptions. We discuss the best ways to deal with them.
In 2011, for the first time, more minority babies than white babies were born in the United States. By 2050, there will be no such thing as minorities -- the nation will no longer have a white majority. Renowned demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution, author of the Diversity Explosion, joins the Sound of Ideas to discuss the many ways this demographic shift will remake the nation.
Now that all the turkey's been eaten, the holiday season, and with it the shopping season has officially begun. This year, many stores decided Black Friday wasn't enough, extending sales the whole week. And if you didn't cross everyone off your list already, retailers are hoping to lure you online with Cyber Monday. But don't get duped in your hunt for the best gift!
When David Boone was homeless and 15, he'd sleep on the wooden bleachers in a Cleveland park. And the next day he'd be in school. In a district where dropouts are common, Boone stayed. He's a junior at Harvard now and has a co-op job with Microsoft next spring. He'll be with us, along with students and graduates from around the region, to talk about staying in school when dropping out is common.
Whether you're preparing the meal for tonight's big dinner or heading out on the road to get to family, we'd like to connect with you this holiday. We'll share a laugh. Maybe even shed a tear, as we hear Thanksgiving reflections and remembrances from people all over the region. We hope you enjoy this annual tradition. And, this day and every day, thank you for listening.
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