Economy/Labor/Biz

6:32pm

Mon June 1, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

NUMMI, five years later: Inside Tesla

Tesla's special KUKA robots can do four different tasks.
Raja Shah

This is Part 3 of a three-part series looking at what’s happened in the five years since the NUMMI auto plant closed. Read Part 1 and Part 2, or (we recommend) listen to the whole radio show!

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6:29pm

Mon June 1, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

NUMMI, five years later: Picking up the pieces

Maryo Mendez displays a newspaper clipping where made the front page of the San Jose Mercury News. He dressed up as Captain American to protest the factory's closure.
Angela Johnston

This is Part 2 of a three-part series looking at what’s happened in the five years since the NUMMI auto plant closed. Read Part 1 and Part 3, or (we recommend) listen to the whole radio show!

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6:26pm

Mon June 1, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

NUMMI, five years later: A family reunion

Dennis Breckner sits next to another former NUMMI worker at the five year reunion in Tracy, CA.
Angela Johnston

On April 1st, the lunch line at the Golden Corral Buffet in Tracy snaked out the door. It was full of people who hadn’t seen each other in over five years.

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12:33pm

Sun May 31, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Work with Marty Nemko 5/31/15

Interview with children's book agent Andrea Brown.

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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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