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Chana Joffe-Walt

Chana got her start at the local stations in Seattle, before she was scooped up by the Planet Money team. Her story about AIG in episode 382 is particularly great.
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Act 3: Middle Age

Host Chana Joffe-Walt worries she’ll have regrets in 20 years. So she finds someone 20 years older than she is to gauge how bad it gets.

Act 4: Old Age

For those in the early stages of dementia, some simple tasks become very complex. Chana sits down with one guy determined to figure out why something that used to be so easy has become so hard.

Prologue

Chana Joffe-Walt talks to Kiana, who went to a school that was overwhelmingly black and Latino, but when some white students showed up one day on an exchange program, she went up to them eagerly. And since then, has embarked on a one-woman school integration program.

Act 1: My Secret Public Plan

Chana Joffe-Walt reports on the Hartford, CT school system, which actively seeks to integrate. The results have been impressive.

Act 2: What’s It All About, Arne?

Reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, who has investigated integration in schools for years, joins ChanaJoffe-Walt to interview the Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. The Obama Administration saysit’s in favor of integrating the schools, but doesn’t seem to do so much to promote it.

Prologue

This American Life producer Chana Joffe-Walt sits in for Ira Glass, because Chana has kids, two young sons. And her oldest, Jacob, has some complicated ideas about people, that Chana wants to straighten out, but doesn’t know exactly how.

Act 1: Some Like it Not (On the Neck)

Workshops on sexual assault and consent are hugely popular on college campuses around the country. Chana visits one of these workshops to find out what’s being taught, and more importantly, what college boys in particular have already learned about sex, back when they were kids.

Act 1: Act One

Chana Joffe-Walt tells what happened when of a group of public school students in the Bronx went to visit an elite private school three miles away.

Act 2: Act Two

The kids who traveled three miles up the road are in their mid-20s now. We hear how what they saw affected them for years, including at college.

Act 2: Unsafety Exit

Chana Joffe-Walt tells the story of a teenager named Michael. Like a lot of teenagers Michael decides to follow his dreams — and that to follow his dreams, he’s going to need to make a total change.

Prologue

Ira Glass talks with Planet Money reporter, Chana Joffe-Walt, about Hale County, Alabama — a place where one fourth of working age adults are on disability. That means the government has determined that due to a health issue, 25 percent of the adults in Hale County are unable to work, qualifying them for monthly payments and health care coverage.

Act 1: Act One

Chana Joffe-Walt spent six months reporting on the rise in people on disability. She spends time in Hale County, Alabama, talking to the only general practitioner in town, the main person who okays so many of the county's residents for disability.

Act 2: Act Two

Chana Joffe-Walt continues her story about the phenomenal rise in disability payments over the last 30 years, since President Bill Clinton signed legislation pledging to "end welfare as we know it." Turns out, two private sector groups have really contributed to the growing disability roles. One is a group of people you'd probably expect, the other is a shock.

Prologue

Ira Glass asks guest host Alex Blumberg whether we should really care aboutthe current European debt crisis. The answer: yes, we should, and we shouldWANT to care too, because this story—and it's actually the story of theEuro itself—is very surprising and dramatic.