Economy/Labor/Biz

12:00am

Mon February 16, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: What does the explosion of the cruise industry mean for the environment and communities?

On the February 16th, 2015 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the growing multibillion-dollar cruise industry. San Francisco recently opened a $100 million terminal for mega cruise ships. 300,000 passengers are expected to take cruises out of San Francisco this year. In North America, over 17 million people are expected to take a cruise this year. What questions do you have about this industry? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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7:11pm

Sun February 15, 2015
religion in the workplace

Buddhism at Work?

Sometimes, it seems that the Bay Area's most popular religion  is Buddhism. Well, Franz Metcalf, in his book, Being Buddhist at Work, argues that that religion indeed belongs in the workplace, to the betterment of the employee and the employer. He'll be my guest on the Feb. 22, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko. In the program's second segment, you can call in for a Workover--Whatever career conundrum ails you or someone you care about, I can usually help.

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12:51pm

Sun February 15, 2015
career advice

Are You Being Too Positive at Work?

On the Feb. 15, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I had an hour-long quite candid exchange with Todd Kashdan, author of The Upside of Your Dark Side. His book argues that we'd be wise to supplement the traditionally upbeat American way of being in the workplace with such "no-nos" as anger, anxiety, invoking guilt, and even narcissism.

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5:20pm

Thu February 12, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Fresh Fruits, Broken Bodies: the lives of migrant workers

Viviana Aguirre, UFW union worker at Muranaka Farms in Oxnard, CA

While it can be difficult for some San Francisco residents to find healthy food in their own neighborhood, you might be surprised to learn that the very people who pick our produce also have trouble finding healthy food to eat. Anthropologist and physician Seth Holmes spent five years in the fields living in labor camps, picking fruit, and crossing the border with migrant workers in order to learn more about what challenges they face. He documented his experiences in his book Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies to get a better insight into our food and health care system. 

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4:00pm

Thu February 12, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Four questions for Alex Rogers about his cannabis business conference

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) takes place in San Francisco over Presidents’ Day Weekend. Alex Rogers, executive producer of the event, has deep experience in the field, much of it in the Bay Area.

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