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On the Nov 16, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Julie Dirksen on smart ways to learn on the job and to teach others.

THE INTERSECTION: Life before Google

Nov 13, 2017

 

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. 

On the Nov. 9, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with 3-times-elected Marin County coroner Ken Holmes. He is the subject of a new book, The Education of a Coroner.

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Tesla is one of the largest employers in the Bay Area, with around 10,000 workers at its factory in South Fremont. That factory used to be the NUMMI plant, where General Motors partnered with Toyota to learn how to run an efficient assembly line with a relatively happy work force. Some current Tesla employees once worked at the NUMMI factory, which had a union. The Tesla factory does not.

  

How did one factory challenge the apparel industry’s sweatshops? The Alta Gracia factory in the Dominican Republic is the only factory in the global south to pay workers a living wage.

  

Investigative journalist David Cay Johnston says Donald Trump’s tax plan will help Donald Trump.

On the first Work with Marty Nemko at its new time, Thursdays from 7 to 8 PM, on the Nov. 2 program, Barbara and Marty Nemko explore how career-minded people can take advantage of society's starting to replace the Dinosaur--campus-based-degree programs--with just-in-time learning options: from Steve Wozniak's new portal WozU and LinkedIn's Lynda, to formal and informal apprenticeships, to You U: a more self-powered approach to career and life success.

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On the Oct. 1, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, end-of-workday exhaustion. That's the symptom. There are many causes...and possible solutions for each. I'll tell you what I know.

Urban Habitat

While our region is  one of the most diverse in the nation, both data and anecdotal evidence indicate that the area’s extraordinary economic growth in recent years has led to growing inequality. 

On the Sep. 24, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: Career "truths" I've changed my mind about. Also, careers for word people. Plus  call-in Workovers.

On the Sep. 17, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with MIT-trained artist Ben Wood about his successes, failures, and lessons learned in the art world.

In the program's second segment, I do Workovers on callers.  Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I can usually help.

In the early 1970's, author and radio host Studs Terkel went around the country with a reel-to-reel tape recorder interviewing people for his book Working.

The book became a bestseller and even inspired a Broadway musical - highly unlikely for an oral history collection celebrating ordinary people and their daily lives. 

On the Sep. 10, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: People over 50 often have a hard time getting employment that's sufficiently remunerative. So even though they'd rather not, they become self-employed. Unfortunately, their success rate isn't good.  Barbara and Marty Nemko debate best ideas for successful senior self-employment.

  On the Sep. 3, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, The Labor Day Show. I'll perform an essay I've written for the occasion, Ode to the Worker Bee. And I'll talk with two long-term survivors of working in a large organization, offering tips for those in corporations as well as in large non-profits or government agencies.

Plus, I do Workovers on callers. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I can usually help.

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After failing to make a deal last year, state legislators and Governor Jerry Brown vowed to take action to address California's housing crisis. They just might get it done this week.

On the Aug. 20, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with  the author of First Impressions, Ann Demarais about not-obvious ways to make a good first impression.

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The United States economy doesn’t look too shabby right now. Job numbers are through the roof, and the stock market is hitting record highs. But the rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer.

On the Aug. 13, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, HireRight’s chief medical officer Dr. Todd Simo on whether California's legalizing recreational pot will change workplace drug testing, plus controversial issues about drug testing in the workplace.

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On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the worsening economic and political crisis in Venezuela, which has led to a widespread shortage of food and medicine, rising crime, and skyrocketing inflation. As of last year, nearly 82 percent of Venezuelans lived in a state of poverty. How are the media covering the underlying reasons for Venezuela’s catastrophic economic and political meltdown?

Work with Marty Nemko 7/30/17

Aug 3, 2017

Guest is Barbara Nemko.

On the August 6, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: Sshort answers to 9 hard career questions, for example: How to prevent procrastination? How to land a job ultra-fast? How do you know if you should change careers? How do you know if you should become self-employed?

  

After the savings-and-loan scandal of the 1980s, 1,100 people were prosecuted, including top executives at many of the largest failed banks. After the 2008 financial crisis, the government charged just 47 low-level employees.

This week:  What's it really like to be a restaurant server?

In the program's second segment, Marty does Workovers on callers. 

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on kalw.org.

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

Lisa Morehouse

Water is the defining feature of the Delta, and recreation on the water is a big part of the economy and culture of this place.

On the  July 23, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe three stupid workplace practices. At the top of the list is open workspaces.

In the program's second segment, I do Workovers on callers. Whatever your career conundrum, I can usually help.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on kalw.org.

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

  

As rents and evictions continue to soar throughout Northern California, several cities are taking action. On Election Day, a number of Bay Area cities passed or strengthened rent control laws.

On the July 16, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Ben Zimmer, a lexicographer. Although Samuel Johnson called lexicographers "harmless drudges," today's social foment is making lexicography a source of controversy.

In the program's second segment, I do Workovers on callers. Whatever your career conundrum, I can usually help.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on kalw.org.

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Earlier this year, Oakland City Council voted to stop banking with JPMorgan Chase because of the corporation’s investment in causes like the Dakota Access Pipeline and private prisons.

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