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Instead of working just one job for a single employer, more and more of us are becoming gig workers: people who consult, freelance, contract, temp, and do jobs on-call. The number of Americans with these alternative work arrangements has been growing steadily over the last ten years. 

by Aaron Parecki // used under CC BY 2.0

Freelancing is an old concept, but disputes are cropping up left and right between gig workers and the companies that hire them.

The Golden Gate Park Band plays almost every Sunday afternoon at the Spreckles Temple of Music, more commonly known as the Bandshell. They've been playing there since 1882. 

  On the Sep. 11, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I list a couple dozen words and phrases that, when used in the workplace, demonstrate good reasoning skills and stimulate that in others. A few examples: thought experiment and probabilistic.

Every Thursday through Election Day, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focused on local and state elections, the voting system, and the democratic process in California.

On the Sep 4, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Will Durst on what it's really like to be a comedian.  I suspect he won't be able to resist some commentary on the upcoming election---plenty of material there for a comedian.

Courtesy of Rosa Lee Harden & Lindsay Smalling

More entrepreneurs are starting businesses with a social purpose--like addressing poverty or mitigating climate change.

Interview with Temple University  associate professor Pei Wang on artificial intelligence.

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.

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