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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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1:06 – 1:39
1:41:30 – 1:58:30
Life in 9/12
A development over the weekend in
Seth Jones, senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation; former representative & advisor for the commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations
2:06 – 2:30
Yelp wars revisited: are online review sites inaccurate and unfair—or helpful?
Because the Yelp Wars segment received such a large response last week and we did not have enough time with it, Patt is having Vince Sollitto, vice president of corporate communications of Yelp, back. He will be here, in studio, to take your calls and comments about Yelp. Have you experienced extortion, defamation, or fake reviews on Yelp? Or, have you had a positive experience on Yelp? Are these online review sites helpful to consumers and businesses alike? Or, with reports of extortion, fake reviews, manipulation of reviews, and defamation, are the sites inaccurate and unfair?
Vince Sollitto, vice president of corporate communications, Yelp, Inc.
2:30 – 2:58:30
“Law does not mandate work-life balance” to mothers claiming discrimination after maternity leave from Bloomberg L.P.
“There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.” This statement, made by Jack Welch, former chief executive of General Electric, was what Judge Loretta A. Preska of United States District Court in
Bloomberg L.P. is the financial and media services company founded by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has been accused in the past of making inappropriate comments about women’s sex appeal and who the women of the suit claim is responsible for creating a workplace culture of discrimination. Is this an isolated Bloomberg issue, or is discrimination of mothers before, during, and after pregnancy a common workplace occurrence? Does it make a difference that many of these women are top Wall Street executives—at that point, are they choosing career over family? Has feminism created a Generation Y that expects to have it all—family and career—without sacrifice? Is that what men have? Should American companies do more for their working mothers like the government does and European countries do or will that sacrifice competitiveness?
Sonia Ossorio, executive director, New York National Organization for Women (N.O.W.)
Christina Hoff Sommers, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
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