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  Are you having trouble balancing work and family? This week in our "Digital Lunchroom" web visitors are talking about walking the shaky line between making a life and making a living!

Meet the host of Livelyhood
  "Call me crazy, but I think that working is for the birds. That's why I've come up with these top 10 ways to beat the 3 hour workday..."



  For information about ordering your own copy of Livelyhood, email info@theworkinggroup.org or call 510-268-WORK.

"The Work Day That Wouldn't Die"
In 1983, workers won the right to an eight-hour day. But the new economy is rapidly rewriting the rules. Join host Will Durst as he travels across the country to see how the workday has changed - for the better and for the worse.

"Night Shift"
It's a 24-7 world, and more Americans are working non-traditional hours, including the night shift. Host Will Durst stays up all night so you don't have to and discovers that managers and white collar employees are driving up the nocturnal population. Are we ready for a round-the-clock work world?

"Carpool to Nirvana"
What does the workplace of the future look like, and how do we get there? Host Will Durst leads us on an inspiring quest for the ideal workplace, stopping at a motorcycle plant democratizing its assembly line, a software company bucking industry trends by preventing burnout, a plastics factory with a view and more.

"Chipping Off the Old Block"
What gets us up in the morning? Livelyhood host Will Durst climbs the Empire State Building, sells Girl Scout cookies, and looks back at his own 100-job work history in a quest to understand the amazing American work ethic.

"Our Towns"
Keeping towns working takes more than collecting taxes and delivering newspapers -- it takes community members realizing that what they do from 9 to 5 impacts the community, not just the bottom line. When businesses and local citizens work together for the future of their community, everyone wins. In Our Towns, part four of the PBS series Livelyhood, we meet citizens who are banding together to weather economic turbulence and celebrate what it means to be a community.

"Honey, We Bought the Company"
Meet hardworking Americans pursuing the age-old dream of owning a piece of the pie. Whether facing layoffs, tired of being another number in a cubicle, or driven to solve a problem for their family or community, the individuals we'll encounter take business into their own hands.

"Working Family Values"
How do American families balance work and home in this era of the rapidly changing workplace? In this show, Livelyhood looks at the impact of work on our families and vice-versa.

"Shift Change"
The first Livelyhood television special takes a look at the vast changes in the American workplace since WWII. In "Shift Change," host Will Durst explores the job market from one end of the country to the other, and finds some people who, with ingenuity, creativity, and maybe a little bit of luck, have landed on their feet in these rough-and-tumble times.

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