|Leon Goodman - Adjunct Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology|
Leon Goodman rode every subway line with his grandfather. He repeated that experience with his own grandson. In between, he became a transportation engineer and manager of the Transportataion Planning Division of the Port Authority. He relates his story of the generational "transporation fever" in his family on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Nostalgia, MTA
|Jim Strong - Author, CRAVING FOR TRAVEL: CELEBRATING LIFE'S MOMENTS|
Since a kid, you've dreamed of a perfect honeymoon spot-- or you're a couple celebrating twenty-five years of marriage -- or you're grandparents wishing to celebrate a special birthday with an extended family trip. Should you spend the money and where should you go? Getting Your Money's Worth says, "Yes", spend the money. Stuff goes out of style but memories last forever. Jim Strong, family travel expert, tells you where, while talking to Judith West.
Themes: Travel, Nostalgia
|Ruth Taube - Director, Home Planning Workshop, The Henry Street Settlement|
These days we hear about Wall Street and Main Street, but Getting Your Money's Worth focuses on Henry Street. And an icon of the Henry Street Settlement is Ruth Taube. Ms. Taube runs the Home Planning Workshop where she teaches and has taught generations of women and some men free of charge. She teaches skills -- back in popularity today -- such as knitting, crocheting and upholstery. But, importantly, her program provides a comfort zone for discussion of life -- nutrition, economy and raising kids. By the way, Ms. Taube works on an original Singer sewing machine which she electrified herself.
Themes: Community Programs, Nostalgia
|Steven Maglio - Vocalist, Tribute to Frank Sinatra|
"Start Spreading the News" -- U.S. Postal Service has issued a gorgeous blue stamp commemorating old "Blue Eyes" himself -- Frank Sinatra. Sinatra's voice has lived on as has the songs. Hear Steven Maglio sing a few bars of some of Sinatra's classics -- songs that tell a story -- on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
|Burton Rocks - Author, WHAT I LEARNED FROM JACKIE ROBINSON: A TEAMMATE'S REFLECTIONS ON AND OFF THE FIELD|
Burton Rocks developed a fine friendship with Jackie Robinson's daughter while authoring WHAT I LEARNED FROM JACKIE ROBINSON. He talks about the Paul O'Neil memoir as well as the friendship between Jack Klugman and Tony Randal.
| 60 Seconds on Value: "Good Quotes Endure"|
Good quotes endure. A few: Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year. Victor Borge. I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. Groucho Marx....
| 60 Seconds on Value: "The Truth about Chicken Soup"|
You may ask, "Is chicken soup really good for a cold?" Anahad O'Connor, columnist for The New York Times, writes: "How proud Mama would be if she knew that chicken soup was all it's cracked up to be....
Themes: Health Care, Nostalgia
| 60 Seconds on Value: "Yankee Stadium: The End of an Era"|
Memories are passed from generation to generation. So it is with Yankee Stadium. Derek Jeter gave the final farewell, where Gehrig, Ruth, Dimaggio and Mantle had spoken before....
| 60 Seconds on Value: "Make Time for Loved Ones"|
A friend told this story at his mom's funeral. Only weeks before at his wife's urging, he invited his mom to dinner. Though suspicious, fearing bad news, she happily accepted. "My friends will be so envious."...
Themes: Aging, Nostalgia
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.
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