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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, Helena 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.  

Where can you find Real Life 101?

Our show is syndicated, which means it may appear on many different TV stations on different days at different times. Check your local listings to find out exactly when and where Real Life 101 appears in your area; we recommend starting with our Station List to give your search a jump start!

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Coming Up on RL101

Episode Guide >

Week of July 16, 2018
Episode 278

Advances in the STEM industry are making our lives more efficient.  Helena will meet the CEO of BRIDG, a large new facility that takes innovative technology ideas and turns them into reality. Do you know what a phlebotomist is?  We’ll find out when Shawn talks with one in the lab where she works.  Hint – you can’t be afraid of needles or the sight of blood to do this job! The Agricultural Biotechnology industry is changing.  Helena will take us to a lab where the manager talks to her about how plant tissues are cloned and grown in baby food jars. 

Week of July 23, 2018
Episode 279

The engineering field has an abundance of fascinating career opportunities. Shawn will introduce us to a mechanical engineer whose job is to control the acoustics in buildings using tools that test noise along with her math and physics skills. Then, Helena will meet a program engineer who specializes in the science of nanotechnology to make new electronics and devices a fraction of the size they were just a few years ago. Plus, Shawn will meet up with a drone pilot and see how unmanned aerial vehicles are replacing helicopters and making it much simpler to shoot aerial video for TV shows. 

Week of July 30, 2018
Episode 280

Breaking into an acting career isn’t easy. Helena will talk with an actress and see how she has found her niche in this highly competitive industry. And Shawn will meet a genetic counselor and hear how she works with couples to evaluate their risks of having babies with various birth defects. Plus Helena will visit a home health aide and learn how she assists her elderly clients with their daily needs and the difference she makes in their lives.







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