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Wednesday, March 2
Preparing High-Earning Athletes For Their Post-Play Lives

Preparing High-Earning Athletes For Their Post-Play Lives
Steve Hauschka The average NFL player makes upwards of a million dollars a year. Even rookies are guaranteed a minimum of $325,000, which is seven times the average starting salary of a college grad. It’s a lot of money, but with the career of an NFL player averaging just three-to-four years, the window for such earnings is small. When their career is over, many pros who’ve spent the better part of their lives focusing on the game, are left a little lost. With this in mind, a few years ago the NFL and the NFL Players Association reached out to a handful America’s top business schools to launch a program that would help prepare players for life after football. Since it’s inception in 2005, more than 500 players have participated in the one-week intensive program, learning from case studies about financial analysis, investing, real estate, corporate and legal aspects of business ventures, and much more. Harvard Business School professor Carl Kester, helped design Harvard’s version of the program and is now the program director of the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program. He joins us, along with Steve Hauschka, a kicker for the Denver Broncos who lives in Boston in the off season – and participated in Harvard’s program a few years ago.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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