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This edition: For Quality Pre-K, Look to Top-Ranked New Jersey

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 11, 2013.

First aired: November 13, 2013.

Brian looks at a Pre-K study out of New Jersey in this week’s Public Intellectual, featuring research with the power to change minds and public policy. Milagros Nores, associate director of research at Rutger’s National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) joins us via Skype to discuss the second follow-up report from the “APPLES” longitudinal study of elementary school children in 31 high poverty districts in New Jersey.

Then, it’s time for your flu shot. But many are afraid to roll up a sleeve and get the vaccine. Health journalist Tara Haelle says there are 25 strains of flu shot myths out there and she's got the cure.

Next, Michelle Tillis Lederman helps veterans find good jobs. Lederman is an executive coach and founder of the consulting firm Executive Essentials and author of a free e-book, “Heroes Get Hired: How To Use Your Military Experience to Master The Interview.”

Finally, misunderstanding “sell by” date labeling leads to tons of wasted food, according to a joint report from Harvard and the Natural Resources Defense Council. That’s no small issue in a country where an estimated 40% of food goes uneaten. We're joined via Skype by Emily Broad Leib, coauthor of “The Dating Game” report and director of Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, and in our studio, Sasha Lyuste, policy advocate with the NRDC.

Guest List

Emily M. Broad Leib Director, Food Law and Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School

Tara Haelle Editor, dailyRX

Michelle Tillis Lederman Author, Heroes Get Hired: How to Use Your Military Experience to Master the Interview

Sasha Lyuste Policy Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Milagros Nores Associate Director of Research, National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)

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