Friday, July 26, 2013

AirTalk for Monday, July 29, 2013

Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Fiona Ng, Karen Fritsche



Monday, July 29, 2013




11:06 –11:20

Topic: OPEN

Guest: TBA


11:20 - 11:40

Topic: How to create a truly bilingual household

Guest: TBA


11:40 -12:00

Topic: Do Long Distance Relationships Work? An estimated three million married couples in the U.S. live far away from each other, even though they rather live together. But a recent study published in the Journal of Communications, found that the separation actually doesn’t have a negative impact on their relationship. In fact, the study found that long distance relationships are deeper and more intimate than relationships where the couple is geographically close. The researchers, L. Crystal Jiang of City University of Hong Kong and Jeffrey T. Hancock of Cornell University found that even though long distance couples interacted less, each interaction was more meaningful. The couples apart revealed more about themselves, and essentially tried harder to maintain the relationship. Do you think long distance relationships work? Are they actually more meaningful? Does technology like video chat and texting make it easier? Are people in geographically close relationships more apt to take it for granted?

Guest:  Tina Tessian, licensed psychotherapist, author of 13 books including: “The Commuter Marriage”


12:06 – 12:30

Topic: OPEN

Guest: TBA


12:30 – 1:00

Topic: Single people have rights, too: Author and social psychologist Bella DePaulo boldly and happily declares that she is single. As a woman in her late 50s, she says that being single is not just her marital status but that she is “single at heart” and being married would be “a step down.” As more Americans are marrying later or choosing to not get married, DePaulo advocates for the rights of single people in the workforce. She believes that federal benefits and protections should not be given only to married couples. And in the workplace, it’s not fair that co-workers with children get more attention. In her new book, Singlism: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Stop it,” DePaulo believes that single co-workers should not have to cover for their married colleagues because a single’s life is just as important and meaningful as someone with a family. As women no longer need to be married to sustain a living, DePaulo believes societal views towards single women need to change. Single women should be able to have sex without stigma or shame and not be pressured to be married or be mothers. Are you single? What’s your experience? Do you feel that married people have more privileges in the workplace? Are societal views towards single people changing? Or are there certain stigmas towards singles? Are women still under the pressure of getting married? Have you deliberately decided to not get married?

Guest: Bella DePaulo, Ph.D., psychology professor at UC Santa Barbara, author of “Singlism: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Stop it” and “SINGLED OUT: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After” (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2007); she coined the term “singlism.”



Joel Patterson

Senior Producer, AirTalk

626-583-5375 office

858-349-2205 cell




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