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Your Call: Profiting from the poor

Aug 24, 2016

  On the August 25th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Daniel Hatcher about his new book The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America's Most Vulnerable Citizens.

  On the Aug. 21, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I debate the pros and cons of being a stay-at-home dad. Plus we'll do Workovers on callers. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, we can usually help.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday on KALW 91.7 FM, San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

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A long wait for a new Bayview market

Aug 17, 2016

For Bayview residents, stocking the kitchen with fresh produce, meats, staples and spices means having to go to several places to get what they need. There is no full service grocery store here, so people have to plan, travel, and get creative. 

Your Call: Wall Street’s foreclosure fraud

Aug 16, 2016

On the August 17th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with David Dayen, author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud.

Diane Bondareff / AP

On the August 15th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the growing influence private equity firms have on our daily lives.

  On the August 14, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: Do we need more or less collaboration in the workplace? Plus you can call in for a Workover. Whatever career conundrum ails you or someone you care about, I can usually help.

photo courtesy of San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International Airport is built on dozens of acres of wetlands, and it’s home to many species of birds. Unfortunately for those birds, it's also home to many, many airplanes. That means it’s someone’s job to  keep these flying creatures and flying objects out of each other’s way. 

Career coach Marty Nemko talks with listeners about work issues, from finding the perfect job to networking.

The Bridge: Life after NUMMI

Aug 5, 2016
Kyle Trefny

We wrap up the first season of The Bridge with one of our favorite stories - about the aftermath of the closure of the NUMMI car factory in Fremont, California.

Your Call: The untold history of class in America

Aug 1, 2016

On the August 1st edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with historian professor Nancy Isenberg about her new book White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America.

Work with Marty Nemko

Jul 31, 2016
Kyle Trefny

THE INTERSECTION is one of the most ambitious reporting projects to come out of KALW. It's a podcast that explores change in the Bay Area one street corner at a time.

On the July 24, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with MIT's Sloan School of Business's Edgar Schein, on improving workplace culture, individual branding, and humble consulting.

On the July 24, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with MIT's Sloan School of Business's Edgar Schein, on improving workplace culture, individual branding, and humble consulting.

On the July 20th edition of Your Call, former U.S. Olympic soccer player Jules Boykoff joins us to discuss his new book Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics.

  On the July 18, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I debate how to best address your worklife problem.

  On the July 10, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer what's arguably the world's shortest course in choosing a career. I'll share the most valuable suggestions I know--including a couple dozen worthy, under-the-radar careers...in 10 minutes.

On the July 3, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I have the privilege of having a conversation with Whitfield Diffie, the most recent winner of the $1,000,000 Turing Prize: the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for computing. Its nickname: "The Nerd Nobel."  He is the architect of modern-day computer security. We'll talk about what it's really like to be a cryptographer, the steps he took toward his breakthrough achievement, and about Whit, the human being. I heard about him because he listens to my show and I'm honored to say that we've become friends.

Mary Rees

 

You’ll find homeless vendors selling the Street Spirit newspaper in front of grocery stores, restaurants and post offices across the East Bay.

Mary Rees

 

Street Spirit reporter Dan McMullan greets a friend at People’s Park in Berkeley.

  On the June 26, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Jessica Ritter, author of 101 Social Work Careers.

On the June 16, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I debate your call-in and emailed questions about your career.

Hari Simons

Hockey fans across the Bay Area are hunkering down to watch the San Jose Sharks hit the ice and face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins for the Stanley Cup. But have you ever thought about just how the ice you see on your TV gets made? Hint: it’s a lot more complicated than you think. The Specialist’s Casey Miner has more.

Julien Gregorio / Used Under CC / flickr

On the June 6th edition of Your Call, what if everyone were guaranteed a basic income? 

In what may be the weirdest topic I've ever done, on the June 5, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Maia Bee, who, for $70 cleans dogs teeth without anesthesia, while vets charge up to $1,000.

On the May 29, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer advanced tips on finding good work.

Work with Marty Nemko 5/22/16

May 22, 2016

The topic is:  Wage theft, how employers steal from employees, interns, and job seekers.

The Specialist: Sidewalk canvasser

May 17, 2016
Raja Shah

On this episode of The Specialist, we spend a day in the shoes of a sidewalk canvasser.

On the May 15, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara Nemko and I talk about how to deal with difficult people. We also talk about how to become an excellent public speaker.

Matthew Desmond

On the May 13th edition of Your Call, Sociologist Matthew Desmond discusses his new book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” 

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