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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 May 22, 2017
Episode 267

We’re going to revisit the Miami Seaquarium where Gracey met up with the animal care manager and learned how she tends to the exhibit and rescue animals such as manatees and turtles. Interested in becoming a blogger?  Then you’ll be glad we’re bringing back Alecsa’s interview with a lifestyle blogger. She shared how she got her start in this popular career. And if tuning up and repairing cars interests you, stay “tuned” as we bring you back to the shop where Shawn spoke with a car tech and found out that being a good auto mechanic is a real science.

Week of May 29, 2017
Episode 268

Most people have heard of urologists and gynecologists.  But have you heard of a urogynecologist?  You will - after we take a look back at Alecsa’s visit with a doctor who specializes in this field of medicine. Then we’ll head back to the airport hangar where Shawn met up with an avionics mechanic who is the Director of Maintenance for a company that maintains airplanes. He makes sure that their clients’ planes not only perform well but also look great inside and out. We’ll also take you back to the county jail.  That’s where Alecsa talked with a corrections officer and learned about his duties and how he works with the inmates.

Week of June 5, 2017
Episode 269

First up, we’ll take a look back at Alecsa’s interview with a man who has a passion for neighborhood revitalization and empowering its residents. She found out his strategy is different from just providing a handout. Then, we’ll revisit Shawn’s meeting with an estate planning attorney. They discussed how he works with his clients to have their affairs in order and wishes met for their inevitable passing. And last, but not least, we’ll head back to the public works building where Alecsa spoke with a traffic engineer.  She learned what they do to deal with growing congestion on our roads and how they keep traffic moving smoothly.


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