Helaine Olen

journalist and author

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Helaine Olen on KCRW

The "back of the bus" has turned into the back of the plane — with discrimination based on class, social status… and money.

Will airline service ever be great again?

The "back of the bus" has turned into the back of the plane — with discrimination based on class, social status… and money.

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A 10-year-old boy was killed earlier this week on a waterslide in Kansas City. The accident is raising a lot of questions about amusement park safety.

Who's regulating amusement, water park rides?

A 10-year-old boy was killed earlier this week on a waterslide in Kansas City. The accident is raising a lot of questions about amusement park safety.

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Despite an improving economy, Americans aren’t saving much money. According to one recent survey, as many as 40 percent of adults in the country are living paycheck-to-paycheck.

The Myth of Extreme Saving

Despite an improving economy, Americans aren’t saving much money. According to one recent survey, as many as 40 percent of adults in the country are living paycheck-to-paycheck.

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