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Monday, September 5 at 12 p.m   Dream Jobs: Outside the Cubicle

(Rochester, NY) – In Dream Jobs: Outside the Cubicle, airing Monday, September 5 at 12 noon and again at 10 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD91.5-2, listeners will hear the stories of three very determined people who struggled to find the career path outside conventional workplaces.

We'll meet: Loredana Bessone who couldn't afford the program and college she wanted and settled on a school close to her home in Italy. Her major, informatics, gave her a range of skills that would eventually equip her to train astronauts in robotics, engineering, software, and behavioral skills they need in space exploration. Amir Abo-Shaeer who made a radical move, quitting a dreary position at a telephone-products company, a job he said was sucking his soul dry. Determined to teach technology to high school students, Abo-Shaeer pioneered a four-year engineering academy in California, and has won a McArthur "genius" grant for his creative approach to teaching. Lucie Pautet, who, as a teenager growing up in France, wanted to become a rocket scientist but wasn't accepted into aerospace school. Instead she studied underwater acoustics which launched her into a meandering, globe-trotting career as a cable-laying technician and a coastal waters scientist.

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