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Episodes

2015-16 Season

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Episode 230 (Season Premiere)
Original Broadcast: Week of August 31, 2015

We’ve got some great interviews lined up for you this season, but for our first show, we want to take a look back at some of our viewer favs from last year! We’ll take you back to the newsroom where the news director of a TV station filled Shawn in on some of the job opportunities in the fast-paced TV news industry. Then we’ll revisit the beautifully landscaped home where landscape architect met up with Gracey and shared with her how he designed the awesome outdoor spaces. And if you’re interested in law enforcement and love horses, your dream jobs awaits!  You won’t want to miss our look back at Shawn’s interview with a mounted patrol officer.

Episode 231
Original Broadcast: Week of September 7, 2015

Today, we’re going to continue where we left off last week and bring you more of our viewer’s favorite careers. We’ll go back to the wildlife refuge in the Everglades where a wildlife biologist gives Gracey a glimpse of the work he does both as a biologist and nature photographer. Are you a car buff and into performance, computers, physics and math? If so, you’ll love seeing an encore of Shawn’s interview with a calibration engineer. And if you’re into art, you’ll be delighted that we’re bringing back Gracey’s interview with a sculptor. We’ll even see him welding one of his masterpieces!

Episode 232
Original Broadcast: Week of September 14, 2015

Are you on your high school or college football team?  Do you dream about making it to the NFL either as a player or a coach?  What are your chances, what’s the process and what is life really like being in one of these positions on an NFL team?  Well, wonder no more, because today, we’re bringing you to Miami, Florida, for a special edition of Real Life 101 where we will focus the whole show on some highly sought after careers in the NFL! Gracey will talk with a coach and a professional player from the Miami Dolphins. 

Episode 233
Original Broadcast: Week of September 21, 2015

he way people feel about their appearance can impact their whole being.  Shawn will introduce us to a plastic surgeon who helps his patients look and feel better about themselves.  And for her premiere on Real Life 101, our new field reporter, Alecsa, will meet the top recruiter for PwC. She’ll find out the qualities the company is looking for when hiring new employees and interns. Do you enjoy organizing and want your own business?  Don’t miss Shawn’s interview with a woman who provides a helping hand for her clients by running errands and getting their homes in order. 

Episode 234
Original Broadcast: Week of September 28, 2015

We’ll meet Elan, a fashion designer and women’s clothing manufacturer who gives Gracey a look at his intriguing career . . . and his beautiful styles. Then Shawn will talk with a marketing and advertising executive and discuss how she gives her clients the biggest bang for their advertising buck including media buying. Plus we’ll take a trip to the Miami Seaquarium where Gracey meets up with the animal care manager and learns how she tends to the exhibit and rescue animals such as manatees and turtles.

Episode 235
Original Broadcast: Week of October 5, 2015

The term “organic” is becoming more commonplace on grocery store shelves.  But do you know what it means?  Shawn will find out from an organic farmer who runs a business that makes orange juice you may find in your produce section. If you’re interested in a different type of music career, you’ll want to see Alecsa’s interview with a Music Therapist and learn how he uses music to help people with various illnesses. We’ll also look into another health career . . . one that has to do with eyesight . . . when Shawn visits a para-optometric assistant and sees the things she does to assist the doctor.

Episode 236
Original Broadcast: Week of October 12, 2015

Gracey is going to take us to a marina where she meets up with a charter boat captain and learns about the fun and fascinating career he calls work.  Work. . . Really? Career options are soaring in the Aeronautical industry.  Shawn will talk to the director of Career Services at an aviation and aerospace university. She’ll share with him not only what she does, but what the up and coming jobs will be in this field. And Gracey will visit a women’s clothing manufacturing company and see how the production manager oversees the whole manufacturing process of their fashions.

Episode 237
Original Broadcast: Week of October 19, 2015

Shawn is going to meet a county court judge and see how she got into her coveted position and why she loves her career on the bench. Plus Gracey is going to talk with the general manager of a major hotel chain who tells her the varied things his job entails – and how he does everything with a certain goal in mind. Then, Shawn will visit an auto repair shop where the owner shares with him some of the skills needed when diagnosing and fixing problems with a car.  As an auto technician, he uses a lot more than a computer!

Episode 238
Original Broadcast: Week of October 26, 2015

Overseeing almost 3000 inmates plus a large staff in a county jail is an enormous responsibility.  Gracey will talk with the Chief of Corrections and learn about a career in criminal justice. Then Shawn will meet up with an estate planning attorney and learn how he works with his clients to have their affairs in order and wishes met for their inevitable passing. Plus, Alecsa will visit a podiatrist to learn why she chose this specialty and how we can avoid foot and ankle problems that most of us experience at one time or another.

Episode 239
Original Broadcast: Week of November 2, 2015

Just like at home, people at work often have trouble getting along.  Shawn will speak with an industrial psychologist and learn how she helps with conflicts and other problems in the workplace. People are blogging about every subject you can think of nowadays.  Alecsa will talk with a lifestyle blogger who’ll share with us how she got her start in this popular business. Plus, Shawn will visit an airport where he meets a man who merged his love of aviation with his interest in business and management into a career as the Director of Airport Operations.

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