April 6th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, survival jobs and on the opinion page, one columnist thinks it's time to pay college athletes. In our second hour the author of "Cartwheels in a Sari", and Stanley Crouch reviews "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency."
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April 6th Show

Today's guest host will be Lynn Neary, and here's what's happening:

As Americans around the country are being laid off, more and more people are looking for jobs in fields that they previously wouldn't have considered, otherwise known as "survival jobs." In our first hour, we'll discuss how widespread the search for a survival job has become, and how difficult it is to find one in the current recession. And we want to hear from you. Have you had to make compromises in your work life? Tell us your story. Then, in light of tonight's NCAA men's championship game, Derrick Jackson, columnist for The Boston Globe, will explain why he believes that since universities and coaches make so much money off of "amateur" student athletes, it's time to pay the players as well.

Jayanti Tamm grew up fully devoted to the teachings of Guru Sri Chinmoy. But at age 25, she decided to let go of her life as the chosen disciple of his inner circle. In our second hour, we'll talk to Tamm about her new memoir, Cartwheels in a Sari, and ask her why she made the decision to lead a more independent life. And we want to hear your story. If you've been part of a consuming faith, that you eventually left, what made you leave? And what made you a follower of that faith? At the end of the hour, writer and New York Daily News syndicated columnist Stanley Crouch will give his review of the new HBO show, "The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency."