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  American Voices: Dan Ariely

For many people, saving money isn’t just difficult; it’s a foreign concept. A recent study found that 58% of Americans do not have a formal retirement plan in place.¹ Why is even thinking about saving money so daunting to so many of us? We spoke with Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at […]


  American Voices: George Wentworth

We need to, I think, invest more in quality reemployment services for unemployed workers, particularly long-term unemployed workers. ‘Cause it will really be a tragedy to lose their workers– and see them leave the labor market altogether. Everyone loses in that scenario.


  American Voices: Judy Norsigian

Over 40 years ago the Boston Women’s Collective published Our Bodies, Ourselves — a landmark for American women — a book about health by women, for women. Now, after a summer of scientific misstatements by politicians about women’s biology, the group has started the Educate Congress, an effort to send the book to every member […]


  American Voices: Dean Obeidallah

While the democratic and republican candidates do their best to charm a variety of demographics — from women to Latino voters — the Muslim-American bloc, at least publicly, is largely ignored. The son of a Palestinian father and a Sicilian mother, lawyer-turned-comedian Dean Obeidallah talks to Need to Know about the uncourted vote.


  American Voices: Garrett Ebling

An essay from Garret Ebling, who survived the 2007 Mississippi bridge collapse.


  American Voices: Mae Watson Grote

This week’s essay features Mae Watson Grote, whose organization services the working poor.


  American Voices: Rasanath Dasa

Rasanath Dasa, a former investment banker who participated in the Occupy Wall Street protests, quit his job to become a Hindu monk.


  American Voices: Msgr. Kevin Sullivan

The executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York talks about society’s obligation to serve those in need.


  American Voices: Lt. Commander Pam Wall

Lt. Commander Pam Wall discusses the unique advantages nurses have when it comes to delivering mental health care to wounded veterans.

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