FROM Alan Solomont
A Hard Rain's Falling for the Class of 2009 The National Association of Colleges and Employers—or NACE—has some bad news for the Class of 2009. Employers expect to hire 22% fewer graduates than they did in 2008. Resources mentioned in today's segment: AmeriCorps Teach for America Edward F. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009 Peace Corps
Congratulations, Graduate, Now Find a Job! This year's college graduates face the worse entry-level job market since the dot-com bust of the late 1990's. The National Association of Colleges and Employers, or NACE, shows employment opportunities down 22% from last year, and some companies that promise jobs won't actually hire until next Fall. Some graduates with loans to pay off are looking at volunteer work and unpaid internships that only provide room and board. We hear the best and worst prospects, talk with college kids about their expectations and hear about one scheme for taking advantage of trouble. Resources mentioned in today's segment: AmeriCorps Teach for America Edward F. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009 Peace Corps
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.