Economy/Labor/Biz

2:53pm

Sat March 7, 2015
career advice

Struggling with Your Career?

Still struggling with your career? On the March 15, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I devote the entire hour to Workovers: You can call in with whatever career conundrum is besetting you and I'll try to help.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on 91.7 FM and is archived for a week on NPR.org and iTunes, and in perpetuity here on KALW.org.

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5:40pm

Wed March 4, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Behind the scenes on a pot farm in Mendocino

Federally, marijuana production is still a major crime – one that can land you in prison for decades. Yet, in northern California, there’s a whole economy built around it. They call the area the Emerald Triangle – made by Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino counties. In Mendocino specifically, the gradual decline of the lumber industry led to marijuana becoming one of the county’s major commercial crops over the last decade.

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5:30pm

Wed March 4, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

The Trimmigrants of Humboldt County

Kristen Nevedal co-founded the Emerald Growers Association, a group of 400 marijuana farmers from across California. The Garberville resident says that trimmigrants are straining her small town.
Brett Myers Youth Radio

 

Oaksterdam

On a Thursday in October, I arrive just in time for the morning lecture at Oaksterdam University in Oakland, California.  A group of 23 students, mostly guys, with their pens and notebooks out, wait eagerly for their professor Jeff Jones to begin his lecture. Jones has been in the marijuana industry for over 20 years. As he starts to talk about “carbohydrates” and “magnesium sulfite” I feel myself getting completely lost. 

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5:06pm

Tue March 3, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Gary Kamiya meets San Francisco's "Outsiders"

San Francisco Magazine Executive Editor Gary Kamiya

 

The latest count of homeless individuals in San Francisco revealed that 6,436 people in the city are without a home. That is a number that has barely changed over the past few years, even though the city spends more than 165 million dollars a year on homeless services.

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2:02pm

Tue February 24, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Behind the scenes at the San Francisco Food Bank

San Francisco and Marin Food Bank

Paul Ash is the executive director of the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks. And he’s taking us on a tour of the main distribution center in Potrero Hill.

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