Economy/Labor/Biz

6:02pm

Tue May 26, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Navigating the Delta: Holding on to a Boating Economy and Culture

Portrait of Captain Barry Canevaro
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. There are about 8 million visits to the Delta each year for activities like fishing, wind-surfing, water-skiing, and house-boating. The population just outside the Delta interior has grown significantly over the last 20 years, so it would make sense that the boating and fishing industries would have grown a lot, too. But they haven’t.

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11:51pm

Thu May 21, 2015
job training

How Helpful Are Job Training Programs?

In the aftermath of the Baltimore unrest, President Obama has allocated an additional $450 million for job training programs. Logically, such programs programs make sense but evaluations of results have not been as positive as we would like.

On the May 24, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I'll moderate a conversation/debate on how much hope we should place on job training programs. Stephen Baiter who oversees government-funded job training programs will discuss the issue with Jim Bovard, who, before Congress, expressed skepticism about job training programs.

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12:00am

Wed May 20, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: What are the best ways to maximize your Social Security benefits?

  

On the May 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about how to get more from Social Security. The new book Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security by Laurence Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller, and Paul Solman offers strategies for how to maximize this benefit. According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, we’re foregoing nearly $10 billion a year in Social Security spousal benefits. What do you want to know about Social Security? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

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6:27pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Shopping with the Seafarers

Dheeraj Singh trying on sunglasses at Old Navy in Emeryville
Julie Caine

12:00am

Mon May 18, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: What is the human cost of our food supply?

On the May 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Sanjay Rawal, director of Food Chains, a documentary that focuses on the plight of tomato pickers in Immokalee, Florida, and their battle with the $4 trillion global supermarket industry and fast food companies. Farmworkers are among the lowest paid workers in the US. How are they organizing for fair wages and how can we support them? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar. 

Guests:

Sanjay Rawal, documentary filmmaker and director of Food Chains

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