12:00am

Tue April 3, 2012
All Tech Considered

Who Has The Right To Our Facebook Accounts Once We Die?

At least two states are considering laws to require social networking sites to grant loved ones access to the accounts of family members who have died.
Gunay Mutlu iStockphoto.com

When Loren Williams died in a motorcycle crash in 2005, his mother used his Facebook password to read posts on his wall.

"These were postings from personal friends that [said] he meant a lot to them in their lives, and it was very comforting," Karen Williams told KGW television in Portland, Ore. "There were pictures that I had never seen before of his life and just evidence of the wonderful relationships that he had established."

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12:00am

Tue April 3, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How are labor conditions in the global economy monitored?

A sweatshop in Bangladesh Photograph: Panos

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about labor organizations, which audit companies accused of poor labor practices. The recent audit of Foxconn factories in China has revealed wage and overtime violations. How do these monitoring groups work? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallraido.org. What kind of leverage do auditors have on multinationals? And what effect have they had over the past few decades? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

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6:24pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Loafer's Glory

Loafer's Glory is a band of SoCal musical vets: Herb Pedersen, Bill Bryson, Tom Sauber, and Patrick Sauber.  To get you ready for their impending Bay Area visit, "Bluegrass Signal" host Peter Thompson welcomed them to the KALW studios on his April 7 broadcast. 

Missed the show?  Listen anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player.

5:20pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Smart Franchising

Might you like to be self-employed but are scared to start a business from scratch? A franchise can be tempting. Alas, too often, franchises fail.

Conversely, if you run a successful business, it can be tempting to franchise it. Perhaps you see images of money rolling in while others are running clones of your business.  Alas, there are governmental, legal, and other roadblocks galore.

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5:00pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 2, 2012

Trees take root in the Tenderloin; the history of green space in San Francisco; and a Richmond youth earns the David Brower award for activism.

4:46pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Free individualized career help on KALW

This Sunday, on Work with Marty Nemko, I'll devote the entire show to helping you with your career. In between offering my favorite new tips, I'll invite you to call in for what I alternately call a WorkOver or Three-Minute Career Makeover.

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4:33pm

Mon April 2, 2012
The Two-Way

PHOTO: The First Woman To Enter The Boston Marathon

Kathrine Switzer of Syracuse found herself about to be thrown out of the normally all-male Boston Marathon when a husky companion, Thomas Miller of Syracuse, threw a block that tossed a race official out of the running instead.
AP

We had never read about Kathrine Switzer, but then we saw this astonishing picture cross our social streams:

That's Switzer, of Syracuse, being pushed off the Boston Marathon course by Jock Semple, one of the race organizers. The year was 1967 and as Switzer tells it, Semple jumped off the media truck and began yelling at her.

"Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers," she says he told her.

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4:19pm

Mon April 2, 2012
MY MIX TAPE

"Calico Skies" by Paul McCartney

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This song captures what Claudia Holland thinks makes a good relationship. 

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3:21pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

As Health Care Giants Merge, Pharmacies Aren't Happy

Originally published on Mon April 2, 2012 4:57 pm

It remains to be seen whether bigger will actually be better.
GMVozd iStockphoto.com

Two of the biggest behind-the-scenes players in the health care industry have become one.

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3:11pm

Mon April 2, 2012
The Two-Way

American Senior Citizens Still Owe $36 Billion In Student Loans

Americans 60 years and older are still paying off $36 billion in student debt. That's according to research from Federal Bank of New York, the Washington Post parses today.

The story is worth a read, but here is the gist:

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