51% Show #1161

Albany, NY – (SHOW THEME)

BILLBOARD - Susan Barnett (Music Out)


An Internet search for arts in education yields a disturbing list - one article after another about schools all over the country cutting funds for the arts as a way to close budget gaps. Along with physical education, the arts are one of the first things to get the axe when money is tight. And right now, money's very tight. Funding for the federal Arts in Education program is on the line in Congress as is funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. Robin Bronk is head of the Creative Coalition, an artists-for the arts group based in California.

12:42 Robin Bronk Barnett

If you want to find out more, go to thecreativecoalition.com.

Coming up, helping yourself recover from divorce and Manisha Thakor says it's not too early, or too late, to make a plan for your retirement.

If you missed part of our show, you can find us online at wamc.org or call 1-800-323-9262 to order a CD. This week's show is #1161.

The divorce rate in the US, Canada, UK and Australia are between 40 and 50%. That's a lot of grief and a lot of turmoil. In this week's edition of Alive and Kicking, Dr. Sharon Ufberg speaks with Judy Cameron, whose work specifically focuses on healing after divorce.

3:30 Judy Cameron Ufberg

Dr. Sharon Ufberg is an integrative health care journalist. She hosts a regular wellness feature on KVON/KVYN the Vine in Napa Valley. She writes for the Huffington Post and Womens eNews and she contributes regular Alive and Kicking features for us here on 51%. Find out more at drsharonufberg.com.

And finally, Manisha Thakor wants to know what your retirement plan is. If you aren't sure it's a good one, she has some suggestions.

5:20 Thakor New Retirement

Manisha Thakor is a personal finance expert and the founder of the Women's Financial Literacy Initiative. Find out more at manishathakor.com

That's our show for this week.
Thanks to Katie Britton for production assistance. Our music is by Kevin Bartlett.
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51% The Women's Perspective.

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