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Your Call: Charlie Hebdo attack and the media

Jan 8, 2015

On the January 9th, 2015 edition of Your Call , it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the deadly attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. 12 people were killed. We’ll also talk about coverage of California Governor Brown’s State of State address and California’s economy. We’ll be joined by the San Francisco Chronicle’s Andrew Ross and Le Monde Diplomatique contributor Guillaume Pitron joins us from Paris. What caught your attention in the media this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Balancing being Mommy and Nanny

Jan 28, 2014
Leila Day



Lupita Espinoza can often be seen pushing a stroller up one of those steep San Francisco hills that many of us try to avoid. She can’t avoid it, though -- it’s the way to work.

“I am very lucky that I have a nice family -- they have been flexible with me,” she says.

She looks after two children at once, both 3-year-olds, a girl and a boy. Today she’s taken them to Precita Park, near their house, to play in the sandbox. Lupita is the little girl’s nanny; the little boy is her son, Orlando. She brings him along while she works. Since her own child is getting some of her attention, the girl’s parents pay her less than they might otherwise.

Finding work for ex-felons

Apr 4, 2013

Angel Barerra has a felony conviction. He thinks that’s kept him from finding work. In order to give people like Barerra a better chance, some California counties have implemented “Ban the Box” – they’ve made it illegal for employers to ask about felony charges on job applications.

The Mar 17, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko will feature a debate on the question, "Is Current California policy good for jobs? Taking the affirmative side will be Ken Jacobs, Director of the Labor Center at U.C. Berkeley. Taking the negative side will be Stanford/Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson.

If time permits, I'll also do Three-Minute Workovers on callers.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard Sundays from 11 am to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco.