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Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director, Peace Corps

Americans are breaking down the doors to join the little old Peace Corps, virtually speaking. More than 17,000 people applied for two year service positions over the last year. That's the most applications the agency's received since 1992. Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what contributed to the agency's recruiting success.

Tags: Peace Corps , Tom Temin , workforce

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 01:10pm EDT
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Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director, Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is simplifying its application process in a bid for more recruits. It is also giving volunteers more freedom to choose where they want to serve and what they want to do. The number of volunteers has steadily dropped over the last few years. The agency hopes to regain its popularity among college graduates. Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the changes.

Tags: Peace Corps , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 10:07am EDT
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The Peace Corps turns 50

In 2011, the Peace Corps is commemorating 50 years of promoting peace and friendship around the world. Joining us to talk about the agency's mission and legacy of service is assistant director, Carrie Hessler-Radelet.

Tags: Federal Drive , Peace Corps , fiftieth anniversary

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 10:31am EST
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