Economy/Labor/Biz

11:31pm

Tue May 12, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: What does the history of cotton tell us about the rise of modern capitalism?

On the May 13th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Harvard historian Sven Beckert about his new book The Empire of Cotton: A Global History. More than 350 million people in over 100 countries are involved in the growing and manufacturing of cotton. It’s everywhere. You’re probably wearing it. What are the true costs of cotton? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University

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6:02pm

Mon May 11, 2015
career advice

Career Tips from Google's HR Director + What's It Really Like to be an Orthodontist?

On the May 17, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I discuss the book Work Rules by Google's HR Director, Laszlo Bock. I'll also talk with a fascinating orthodontist, Ken Dillehay, about his surprisingly interesting profession.

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6:40am

Fri May 8, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Inflection Point: The Tectonic Shift of Gender Roles

Izzy Chan

We all know the stereotypes, but the traditional family roles have shifted. Almost half of women are now the primary breadwinners for their households. On this episode, find out how women--and men--and moms and dads, are handling this tectonic change both at home and financially. We'll talk to Izzy Chan, director of The Big Flip and Laura Pilz of Merrill Lynch.

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11:52pm

Mon May 4, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: How is the drought affecting California’s agriculture?

On the May 5th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our weeklong series on California’s water crisis by discussing the agriculture and its heavy reliance on water. Agriculture uses 80 percent California’s water, but was largely left out of Governor Jerry Brown’s first-ever limits on water use. Should agriculture be subject to limits? What are alternative models for agricultural production in California? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Heather Cooley, director of the Pacific Institute’s Water Program

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5:00pm

Mon May 4, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Reentry: Learning to be a father after spending half a lifetime in prison

William and Brianna Bennett
William Bennett

A note to our readers: this is part 3 of our series on reentry. The names of formerly incarcerated men and their families in this story have been changed to protect their identities.

It’s a long drive from Oakland to the Deuel Vocational Institution, a prison in Tracy, California. For Brianna Bennett, growing up, that meant she rarely saw her father, William. He had never picked her up from school or gone with her to a movie. In fact, they had never stepped outside of the prison gates together.

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