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Bringing ‘Blind Auditions’ to the Job Market

2017-12-14T14:21:51+00:00

When “The Voice” premiered in 2011, it distinguished itself from other televised singing contests by featuring a blind auditions phase. Contestants had 30 seconds to sing their hearts out while four rock-star judges sat with their backs turned to them. During that short 30-second interlude, each person had the opportunity to lure one or more judges to turn their chairs around based on voice only. [...]

Bringing ‘Blind Auditions’ to the Job Market 2017-12-14T14:21:51+00:00

A Hidden History How African American’s Built the Nation’s Greatest Natural Treasures

2017-08-22T11:28:51+00:00

In 1933, at the peak of the Great Depression, the overall unemployment rate in the United States was well over 20 percent. African Americans were hit hardest, experiencing an unemployment rate two to three times that of white Americans. In these desperate times, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): a federal work relief program that, from 1933 until 1942, put 3 million unemployed young [...]

A Hidden History How African American’s Built the Nation’s Greatest Natural Treasures 2017-08-22T11:28:51+00:00