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On the July 19, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, an encore Best of Marty Nemko program: 11 pieces of contrarian yet effective career advice.

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The US has imposed tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. In response, a number of countries, including Mexico, Canada, and China, have imposed taxes on more than $24 billion of US exports. What do you want to know about the Trump administration’s trade war?

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When recreational cannabis was legalized in California just over six months ago, the people championing legal weed had high hopes. Growers could emerge out of the shadows into the light. People arrested during the War on Drugs could become CEOs of cannabis empires. Millions of dollars worth of tax revenue would ooze out of marijuana plants right into the government’s pockets. But cannabis trade groups also warned regulations would push some people out.

On the July 12, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko:  Many would-be lawyers would like to avoid the contentiousness in, for example, corporate law. A new law specialty is assisted reproductive law, in which an attorney helps people who'd like to have children but need to use sperm or egg donation, or surrogate mothers. This gives rise to an interesting legal profession and ethical issues. I'll explore with attorney Richard Vaughn, head of the American Bar Association's section on Assisted Reproductive Law.

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Journalist Alissa Quart has a message for the struggling middle class: You’re not alone and it’s not your fault. In her new book, Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America, she tells the story of the predicament facing the middle class – people who’ve “done everything right,” but can’t get ahead.

  

On today’s edition of Your Call, listen to our conversation with labor organizer and writer Jane McAlevey.

On the July 5, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with recently retired former Chief Judge of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Alex Kozinski.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8 PM on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

The programs are archived on NPR.org, iTunes, and in perpetuity on KALW.org

On the June 28, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko debate the pros and cons of 15 under-the-radar careers.

On the June 21, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I deconstructed common work proverbs, suggesting that some should be dumped in the landfill while others deserve having stood the test of centuries.

On the June 21, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I deconstruct common work-related proverbs and invite listeners to weigh in to defend the poem or agree with my criticism.

  

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with a member of the Patriotic Millionaires about their battle against the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few.

THE INTERSECTION: Life before Google

Jun 18, 2018

 

All this week, we’re bringing you new episodes of THE INTERSECTION — a KALW podcast looks at change in the Bay Area from the view of a street corner. Each season focuses on a new neighborhood. 

Even in the Bay Area, there are some properties that are so dilapidated they can’t sell. Many have been languishing since the foreclosure crisis a decade ago. But instead of letting them just take up space, the city of Richmond is flipping the homes that investors won’t touch.

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  On this edition of Your Call's media roundtable, we'll discuss what happens when hedge funds and private equity firms buy newspapers. In many cases, they lay off dozens or hundreds of journalists, leaving the public with a shadow of the local news coverage they once had.

Some journalists are organizing and fighting back. They are calling for local buyers to step up, and want the public service mission of newspapers to be fulfilled.

Guests:

Jason Blevins, former Denver Post writer

On the June 14, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe the best of the new crop of tech tools for your career: in finding a career, landing good work, and succeeding.

On the June 14, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe the best of the new crop of tech tools for your career: in finding a career, landing good work, and succeeding.

On the June 7, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer 11 contrarian career concepts, covering how to choose a career, find good work, and succeed at it.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss recent reporting on the working conditions at Tesla, the manufacturer of futuristic electric cars. How has the company addressed safety?

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Fifty years ago, Napa Valley winemakers and community members wanted to protect the valley from housing and commercial development.

They declared agriculture — which in Napa Valley basically means grapes — the “highest and best use” of the land.

This paved way for the growth of the wine industry that currently coats the valley floor, and the tens of billions in profit the valley churns out each year.

But now some winemakers and environmentalists feel Napa Valley has reached its limit.

On the May 31, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I explore the career implications of capitalism versus socialism with The Great Courses professor of the course, "Capitalism and Socialism, Comparing Economic Systems."

  On the May 24, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe six killer employment reference myths...and how do with with a problem in your previous employment.


  On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our conversation with former investment banker Nomi Prins about her new book, Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World.

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Emeryville’s Measure C is a $50 million bond to fund affordable housing. It was put on the ballot by the Emeryville City Council by a unanimous vote.

It would tackle housing affordability in a number of ways: By building permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness, buying existing housing and converting it to affordable housing, and providing first-time home loans to low and middle income households.

 

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On the May 24, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer insider advice regarding job references.

In the program's second segment, you can call in for a Workover: Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I usually can help.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8 PM on KALW, 91.7 in San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

The programs are archived on NPR.org, iTunes, and in perpetuity on this web page.

Jeremy Dalmas

 

April 15th just passed and you hopefully finished paying the IRS. But, if you’re an independent contractor in San Francisco your taxes to the city are due next on May 31st.

Work with Marty Nemko 5/10/18: Simon Winchester

May 10, 2018

This is an hour-long interview with Simon Winchester, author of Professor and the Madman, Krakatoa, and his just published: The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8  PM on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

The programs are archived on NPR.org and iTunes and in perpetuity on this website.

Leslie Griffy

Getting around sprawling Santa Clara County is a trick for anyone, but for those without housing, getting to and from services and opportunities is even tougher. That’s where Good Karma Bikes comes in. On Saturdays, the volunteer and job-training cycling clinic and store does free repairs on bikes brought in by homeless folks.

The Specialist: Ice Guy

May 3, 2018
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Our specialist this week is Richard Rocha, Director of Operations for the San Jose Sharks’ practice rink — otherwise know as the “ice guy” for the Bay Area’s only professional hockey team.

Lisa Morehouse

“Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions, and more!”

  

On this edition of Your Call, former investment banker Nomi Prins discusses her new book, Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World.

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