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Real Life 101Have you ever wondered what you might want to do for the rest of your life?  Have you thought about your "dream job?" Do you have any idea what it takes to get there? Are you headed in the right direction?

Real Life 101 introduces you to real people doing real jobs.  From doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to fashion designers, sports trainers, music therapists, to college and professional coaches,  Real Life 101 takes you "on the job" so you can see for yourself why these professionals love what they do. Learn about jobs you might not know even existed!

Join hosts Jillian, Shawn, Gracey and Alecsa every week as they explore new professions in the exciting world of work. It's a half-hour of thought-provoking, eye-opening fun and entertainment!

Rated High for Educational Content by the
University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center.  

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Coming Up on RL101

Episode Guide >

Week of June 19, 2017
Episode 251

Today, we’re going to bring back some viewer favorites from last season. Though they may seem totally different, they have one thing in common: They are all careers in the medical field. We’ll start by taking a look back at Shawn’s interview with a plastic surgeon and see how the work he does helps his patients feel better about themselves. Torn between a music career and a career in the health industry? We’ll show you how you can do both when we give you an encore of Alecsa’s interview with a Music Therapist. The applications for 3D printing are amazing. We’ll bring you back Shawn’s interview with an engineering student. He’s part of an innovative team that uses 3D printing to create prosthetic arms for children (,

Week of June 26, 2017
Episode 252

Alecsa will start us off at the hospital where she meets with a radiation oncologist. She learns how he uses advances in medicine and technology to treat cancer patients. Did you know The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 in England? Shawn talks to an area commander and gets some insight into the international organization, its mission and opportunities available. What happens when you merge the talents of an artist with the technology of a computer? Alecsa will find out when she meets up with a digital artist.

Week of July 3, 2017
Episode 253

Have you been wondering about what our field reporter, Alecsa is really like? Well, wonder no more because Shawn is going to start off the show interviewing Alecsa. We’ll get to know both of them better! Then, Alecsa will take it from there and introduce us to a dental hygienist. We’ll see how this is a job that works well for someone who wants a career in the dental field and wants a flexible schedule as well. Plus, Alecsa will visit the classroom of a second grade teacher and learn why she is passionate about her career teaching young children and making a difference in their lives. 


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