Changing Gears Mid-Career

Why are more and more people starting new careers during their second half of life?  We take a look at the national movement, and the efforts under way in the Tampa Bay area to connect Floridians with meaningful work. We meet a Tampa woman who left her corporate job and started her second career, and talk with Bevan Gray-Rogel (president and founder of Encore Tampa Bay), Marci Alboher (vice president of Encore national nonprofit and author of “The Encore Career Handbook”) and Chris Farrell (author of “Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good Life” and senior economics contributor for Marketplace from American Public Media).

President and founder of Encore Tampa Bay
Vice President of Encore national nonprofit and author of “The Encore Career Handbook”
Author of “Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good Life” and senior economics contributor for Marketplace from American Public Media
Original Broadcast Date: 
09/23/15

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Robin Sussingham

Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.

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