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Dec 08, 2019
Working With the Homeless: What’s it Like to Help Run a Shelter?December 08, 2019
This week, Jordan talks to Tamara Ortiz who has been working at Women in Need (WIN) for 23 years. WIN is the largest network of family supportive housing in New York City. Tamara’s job is all about making sure families who are homeless find a safe, helpful environment within WIN’s shelters. And that can mean a lot of things -- from providing daycare to helping students apply to college to giving job training to mothers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2019
Working Classics: How Does the Director of Operations at a Soup Kitchen Do His Job?December 01, 2019
Keeping in the theme of Homelessness Services, Working revisits a classic episode when Jordan spoke to Michael Ottley, the Director of Operations for one of New York City’s biggest emergency food programs on the week of Thanksgiving. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2019
Working With the Homeless: How Does a Psychiatrist for People Who Are Homeless Do Her Job?November 24, 2019
Jordan talks to Joanna Fried, a psychiatrist at Janian Medical Care who works with the street outreach team. It’s Joanna’s job to conduct the psychiatric evaluations that are part of the packet someone needs to secure housing from the city as well as to treat the psychiatric needs of Janian’s homeless clients. Unlike in a private psychiatric practice, Joanna has to figure out how to best treat patients who have uncertain housing conditions or, more often, live on the street. She explains...
Nov 19, 2019
Sponsored: Finding Your Work-Life Balance With Kim ScottNovember 19, 2019
“Work-life balance” has become a loaded phrase and a looming goal for many professionals. And for those who are self-employed, like entrepreneurs and real estate professionals, it can be especially difficult to figure out where your work ends and your personal life begins. In this episode, Julie Gurner is joined by Kim Scott, a business thought leader who has had an incredibly successful and diverse career. From managing teams at influential companies likeGoogle, Apple, and YouTube to...
Nov 17, 2019
Working With the Homeless: How Does a Director of Street Medicine Do Her Job?November 17, 2019
This week, Jordan talks to Bonnie Coover, a Family Nurse Practitioner and the Director of Street Medicine at Janian Medical Care. Bonnie and her team provide primary care medical services to people who are living on the street in New York City. She tells Jordan about the most common ailments she sees, what it’s like examining someone on the sidewalk in Midtown and why her job is a dream job. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2019
Working With the Homeless: How Does a Street Outreach Leader Do Her Job?November 10, 2019
Jordan sits down with Stephanie Somar, a clinical supervisor for the Center for Urban Community Services’ street outreach team. Stephanie and her team work on the very front lines of New York City’s effort to help the homeless, driving through upper Manhattan daily to find homeless men and women, talk to them, and offer them public services that hopefully will one day lead them into permanent housing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2019
Working with the Homeless: How Does a Tenants’ Rights Attorney Do His Job?November 03, 2019
Jordan Weissmann returns to host a new season all about the people who work with the homeless population in New York City. In this first episode, Jordan speaks to Mark Hess, a Supervising Attorney in NYLAG’s Tenants’ Rights Unit. For many people, an eviction means that they will be left without anywhere else to go. And often, tenants are fighting landlords with much more money and resources. But New York has recently put a program in place to offer free representation to people in Housing...
Oct 27, 2019
How Does an Influencer Talent Agent Do Her Job?October 27, 2019
To wrap up the season on the Influencer Industry, Rachelle talks to Jess Hunichen, co-founder of talent agency Shine Influencers. Jess cut her teeth as a traditional film and television agent when she lived in Australia. But when she had trouble finding work after a move to Toronto, she and Shine co-founder Emily Ward found a completely new niche market. After first starting Shine PR, the duo quickly saw the need for talent representation in the world of social media. So they began Shine...
Oct 20, 2019
How Does a Beauty Influencer Do Her Job?October 20, 2019
This week, Rachelle talks to Hemali Mistry, a beauty influencer based in Toronto. Hemali is one of those people you see online who has figured out how to turn her skill with makeup into a full blown social media career. But, as she’ll tell you, there is so much more to it than knowing how to perfectly apply a face of makeup. Hemali tells Rachelle about the hours she spends planning and editing her videos, what’s it’s like being an Indian woman in the beauty space and why she felt she...
Oct 15, 2019
Working With Code: How Does a Software Engineering Manager Do Her Job?October 15, 2019
For this mini-season on coding, Slate’s own Greg Lavallee is talking to the people who write the software that makes your digital life possible. In this episode, Greg sits down with Marianne Bellotti, a software engineering manager at a company called Auth0. Over the years, Marianne has figured out what makes a good manager and what just doesn’t work when you’re managing hundreds of coders, many of whom live in different time zones. It helps that she can code in multiple languages and has thought a lot about how to do her...