Economy/Labor/Biz

12:39am

Fri January 16, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: The impact of austerity policies on US and European economies

On January 16th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the US economy, the growing wage gap, and unemployment. We’ll also talk about the impacts of austerity policies in Europe and the Euro plummeting as global oil prices collapse. We’ll be joined by the Washington Post’s Jim Tankersley, the Huffington post’s Arthur Delany and the Globe and Mail’s Eric Reguly join us from Rome. What caught your attention in the media week. It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

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9:55am

Wed January 14, 2015
career advice

Career Lessons in Oprah's new book

On the Jan. 18, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko,  my wife Barbara Nemko and I discuss the career lessons offered in Oprah Winfrey's new book, What I Know for Sure." Plus you can call in for a workover. I'll also offer my favorite new career tips.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area and worldwide on kalw.org. The podcast is available for a week on the NPR site and in perpetuity on this page.

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5:24pm

Tue January 13, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Navigating San Francisco’s pretzel bureaucracy

Stanley Roth with his first cart in 1974. To throw off city regulators, Stanley indicated that his pretzels were "delicious, but not intended for human consumption."

Starting a small business in the Bay Area can be quite a chore. To be successful, you have to twist yourself into unusual shapes.

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12:14am

Tue January 13, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

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

  

On the January 13th, 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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5:15pm

Mon January 12, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

The Ice Cream Bar: Frozen for years by SF's permitting process

The Ice Cream Bar
Thomas Hawk via Flickr, Creative Commons license

Last September we aired a piece by Todd Oppenheimer on how hard it is for small business owners to get through the permitting process here in San Francisco

A few of you called in with recommendations for other business owners to talk to, including Ted Loewenberg. He's the president of the Haight Ashbury Improvement Association and he says small businesses owners face a Sisyphean task. 

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