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Amy J. Schwartz / Katherine S. Lobach
 - Chairman, Physical Education in City Public Schools Task Force, Women's City Club, New York / Former Assistant Commissioner of Child and Adolescent Health, New York City Department of Health
New York State has a mandate that school children have 120 minutes each week of physical education. Guess what? Many educators are unaware of this requirement. One of the missions of Amy Schwartz, Physical Education in City Public Schools Task Force Chair, N. Y Women's City Club, and Katherine Lobach, former Assistant Commissioner of Child and Adolescent Health, NYC Dept. of Health, is to raise awareness of this requirement. And, more importantly, to emphasize the importance and benefits of physical education for our children. They are organized and they are serious. Learn more about what's being done on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: HealthKidsEducation

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Dr. Robert F. Hurley
 - Professor, Fordham University; President, Hurley Associates; Author, THE DECISION TO TRUST
Management and leadership in business are enhanced by learning the ability to "trust" and trust can be learned, according to Dr. F. Robert Hurley, author, THE DECISION TO TRUST. There are certain elements to consider when deciding to put your trust others. Assess similarities between you and the other person; does that person care about others; is the person capable; does the person communicate well; do you have an alignment of interest and do you share the same network? "If you go through life not trusting, you lose out, " asserts Dr. Hurley. Learn more on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: ManagementBusiness

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Curtis Rodgers
 - Dean, Enrollment Management, School of General Studies, Columbia University
Veterans have served their country well and are now ready to move on. Columbia University School of General Studies aggressively recruits veterans to do just that. The broad-based student veteran population is older and experienced and there is interest by the work force in corporate America in attracting these individuals. Columbia has a "robust career center for education that assists in resume preparation and contacting employers," says Curtis Rodgers, recruiter for Columbia. Some people don't realize that the G.I. Bill that started with World War II still exists today. Learn more about how this top-notch Ivy League University works with it's veteran population on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: VeteransEducationSecond Chance

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Kathleen Kalmes
 - CFA, Financial Resources Specialist, New York Public Library
SIBL is an acronym for the N.Y. Science, Industry and Business Library on Madison Ave. and 34th Street that offers financial literacy programs. All for free. Library personnel give information, not advice, but Certified Financial Planners are available from the N. Y. Financial Planning Association for one-on-one consultations. Programs include classes, literature and data bases, credit crises counseling and a job search center. This month, anyone with an income of $48,000 or less can receive assistance in filing their taxes on line. Kathleen Kalmes, Financial Resources Specialist for the library gives Money Matters information to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
www.nypl.org/moneymatters / www.nypl.org/financialliteracynow
Themes: FinancesMoney TipsRetirement

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Kate Maxwell
 - Editor-in-Chief, JETSETTER
JETTERSETTER.com is an on-line concierge service for members only, but membership is open to everyone. Specialty is matching travelers up with curated hotels, hotels that have been vetted by a Jetsetter correspondents who have actually slept in the rooms, ordered room service and tried out Wi-Fi services. For $200 you can get three hours of planning services for one trip. Hotels have actually been pulled from the service due to bad feed-back from consumers. They offer a Flash for limited sales of up to 30 to 50 percent hotel discounts. Members receive weekly or monthly emails. Kate Maxwell, editor-in-chief, JETSETTER, gives more information to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: TravelCustomer ServiceMoney Tips

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More about "Getting Your Money's Worth"

As the title of the show, "Getting your Money's Worth" implies, the show concerns itself with gaining value as a consumer of education, health services or, indeed, as a tax payer. Everyday consumer spending will be included. The dialogue may not present solutions, but certainly will present alternatives in an entertaining and colorful way with experts in their respective fields.

Ms. West, a former educator, is president of Westco, her own privately held company. Westco designs and manufactures fixtures for such blue chip companies as Disney, Universal Studios, the NBC Experience Store and many others. Business people, authors and journalists, educators, politicians and actors will be interviewed in 15-minute segments with civility and dignity. "I don't care what your politics are, if you have a point of view and have a story to tell that is timely, you'll get a chance to freely air your opinion," says the attractive New Yorker.

For more information, please click here. You may also contact Judith West at 212-685-5050, ext. 228, or Judith@GettingYourMoneysWorthNYC.com.

Opinions stated in the interactive areas and discussion forums of Getting Your Money's Worth are not necessarily those of Westco Media or its principal members and operators.

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Quogue entrepeneur Judith West goes global with message on getting your money's worth
The Southampton Press
By Vera Chinese
Mar 17, 09 2:40 PM

In a troubled economy, people tend to become increasingly concerned with getting the most bang for their buck. That's where Judith West, producer and host of the television program "Getting Your Money's Worth," steps in. Ms. West's program, which airs in Brooklyn and Manhattan on public access television, is about saving money and getting the most value in everything from education to health services -- and, most important, life.