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Real Life 101Have you ever wondered what you might want to do for the rest of your life?  Have you thought about your "dream job?" Do you have any idea what it takes to get there? Are you headed in the right direction?

Real Life 101 introduces you to real people doing real jobs.  From doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to fashion designers, sports trainers, music therapists, to college and professional coaches,  Real Life 101 takes you "on the job" so you can see for yourself why these professionals love what they do. Learn about jobs you might not know even existed!

Join hosts Jillian, Shawn, Gracey and Alecsa every week as they explore new professions in the exciting world of work. It's a half-hour of thought-provoking, eye-opening fun and entertainment!

Rated High for Educational Content by the
University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center.  

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Coming Up on RL101

Episode Guide >

Week of August 21, 2017
Episode 260

The National Audubon Society  protects and treats injured birds of raptor.  Alecsa will visit one of their centers and learn how they rescue and rehab some amazing bird species. We don’t appreciate our furnace or air conditioner until it doesn’t work.  Alecsa will visit an HVAC company and learn about jobs and skills needed to keep people’s HVAC systems running smoothly.There are many mental and emotional factors that can interfere with a child’s happiness and well-being. Shawn will meet a child therapist and learn how she helps little ones dealing with various issues. (REPEAT)

Week of August 28, 2017

Alecsa’s going to take us back to an elementary school and a university where she interviewed people in some exciting careers last season. We’ll start out revisiting her interview with a woman who wanted both a career in law enforcement and one working with kids at a school. She found her niche as a School Resource Officer. Then, we’ll give you an encore of her interview with a head volleyball coach, where she learned that coaching involves a lot more than teaching volleyball skills. Then it’s back to the classroom where she saw how an elementary school teacher can make a big difference in her pupil’s lives.

Week of September 4, 2017
Episode 271

We’ll start by revisiting Shawn’s interview with a sound designer. You’ll hear how he integrates music, sound and effects into films, TV and plays. It makes a world of difference in the finished production! Then, we’ll bring you an encore of Alecsa meeting up with a dental hygienist. We’ll see how this is a job that works well for someone who wants a career in the dental field and needs a flexible schedule as well. There are many mental and emotional factors that can interfere with a child’s happiness and well-being. We’ll look back at Shawn’s interview with a child therapist and learn how she helps little ones dealing with troubling issues.


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