Niala Boodhoo http://nipr.fm en Panera Sandwich Chain Explores 'Pay What You Want' Concept http://nipr.fm/post/panera-sandwich-chain-explores-pay-what-you-want-concept The concept of "pay what you want" for goods and services is a nostalgic throwback to the days when people trusted one another just a little bit more, and it's something you expect to see at the occasional <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/06/11/154750001/the-psychology-of-the-honor-system-at-the-farm-stand">farm stand</a> or at a hip, independent <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7320290">coffee shop</a>.<p>But recently, the sandwich and coffee giant Panera decided to get into the business with Panera Cares, a nonprofit version of the national chain. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 07:22:00 +0000 Niala Boodhoo 3662 at http://nipr.fm Panera Sandwich Chain Explores 'Pay What You Want' Concept For Manufacturing Jobs, Workers Brush Up On Math http://nipr.fm/post/manufacturing-jobs-workers-brush-math Politicians have touted modern manufacturing as the solution for lifting the economy and providing good jobs.<p>But today's manufacturing work requires strong math skills — not just adding and subtracting, but a good grasp of fractions, decimals and basic trigonometry. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 07:16:00 +0000 Niala Boodhoo 348 at http://nipr.fm For Manufacturing Jobs, Workers Brush Up On Math